Job Posting: Visual Resources Coordinatior at Saint Rose

Visual Resources Coordinator (PT)
The College of Saint Rose


Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Visual Resources Coordinator (VRC) has two main objectives: technical and pedagogical.  This position involves database management and image editing, but also faculty liaison and instructional responsibilities.  As such, it requires both technical know how as well as a specific art and art history background.


Database Management:

  • Scan images while maintaining integrity of the artwork being recorded.  Represent the image accurately in the scan.
  • Edit images using relevant software (such as Photoshop).
  • Upload relevant images into the Luna database including transcription and identifying information.
  • Research image specifics to insure correct data within metadata fields including artists, artistic styles, style periods, (etc) through use of Library resources and collaboration with expert faculty.
  • Import metadata into the Luna template system according to prevailing metadata standards and fixed language.
  • Address maintenance and back-end issues with the database.  Liaise with vendor via a variety of media.
  • Locate and retrieve relevant print resources for scan of requested images within our collection or by virtue of native library resources or via InterLibrary Loan services.

Instructional Support:

  • Liaise with Art and Art History faculty to present Luna seminars that support individual class learning objectives. These are in-house seminars using a variety of presentation styles and tools.
  • Work with Art faculty to innovate new ways that the Luna database could support student success.
  • Expand the Luna database to departments and functions other than and in addition to Art classes.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise Graduate Assistants and Work Study students


  • Art or Art History BA from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated understanding of image databases (such as ARTstor).  Experience with LUNA preferred
  • Experience in teaching or in delivering presentations
  • Demonstrated understanding of image quality standards, experience in photography required
  • Demonstrated experience with image editing software suites (such as Photoshop)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small staff effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a rapport and work effectively with faculty, students, vendors, and library staff
  • An understanding of image metadata standards preferred

For additional information and application submission instructions please visit The College of Saint Rose website by clicking here.