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Thursday, September 20, 2012

F/T: College Laboratory Technician - Visual Resources (Queens College)

Job Title: College Laboratory Technician - Visual Resources
  Job ID: 6406
  Department: Art
  Location: Queens College

The primary responsibility of the College Laboratory Technician in
Visual Resources is the administration, development, and maintenance
of the Art Department's Visual Resources Collection, which includes
both digital images and an extensive slide collection.  The CLT is
also responsible for the installation and support of instructional
technology in classrooms.

Specific Duties
- Researches and catalogs digital images as related to metadata
protocols and taxonomy constructs.
- Ensures flatbed and slide scanning workstations are working
properly, including quality control with digital imagery software.
- Hires, trains and supervises student workers for scanning and filing.
- Assists with design and renovation coordination of classrooms to
enable emerging instructional technology including budget,
procurement, and installation.
- Assists with design and renovation coordination of slide library to
enable digitization, preservation and storage of digital assets.
- Provides technical support for classroom/lab equipment including
maintenance and troubleshooting of both digital and analog equipment.
- Provides training services for faculty and graduate students in
emerging instructional technology.
- Maintains and preserves digital conversion of analog holdings of
35mm and lantern slide collection. Assists with preparation of grant
applications for development of related emerging technologies.
- At the direction of the chair, provides classroom/lab support for
departmental initiatives.
- Liaisons with Art Library for subscription-based databases.
Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical
duties in support of coursework.

- Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories

- Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning
exercises, and with the use of  equipment and materials

- Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards

- Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities

- Manages equipment and materials inventories.
High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience.
Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement:
an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a
Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience.
Preferred qualifications include:
- MA in Art History or related discipline; global knowledge of the
history of art and architecture; demonstrable research skills to
support a broad curriculum; excellent communication skills.
- Knowledge of the controlled vocabularies of Art and Architecture
metadata standards, e.g., ARTstor Core, VRA Core 4, Dublin Core, MARC
- Expertise with presentation software, e.g., Powerpoint, ARTstor, OIV.
- Expertise with flatbed and slide scanners including digital imaging
software, e.g. Photoshop.
- Expertise with I.T. hardware, e.g., analog/digital display
capability, video/data projector, VCR/DVD, computer, laptop
connection, wired and wireless network.
- Supervisory experience in a Visual Resources Collection.
Salary is commensurate with experience: $36,795 - $58,877.
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