Working in the VRC exposes students to a broad variety of art, architecture, and related visual culture. It provides professional, transferable skills in the areas of digital imaging, cataloging, data management, and technical support, which can be applied to careers in museums, libraries, archives, and other similar settings. We encourage applications by members of underrepresented and marginalized groups.

VRC Work-Study Positions

The VRC offers two types of positions to undergraduates. These positions are limited to students with work-study awards through Financial Aid. They are not restricted to Art and Art History majors, but having this interest and experience is desirable, and the jobs provide students working in these and related disciplines a great opportunity to work with and learn about art, images, imaging, or equipment for use in creative work, documentation, and teaching.


Visual Resources Assistant

Position performs a variety of tasks in support of teaching and research, including digitizing and creating descriptive for images in the database.
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Equipment and Digital Collections Assistant

Position circulates photo, video and other equipment in Art & Art History; may perform digital imaging, image research, or other duties as assigned.
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VRC Graduate Assistant Positions

The VRC has one graduate assistant position available to graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History. Graduate Assistant appointments are typically assigned by the department as part of the admissions process. The position typically requires a commitment of twelve hours per week, with remuneration including 6 credits of tuition remission, a stipend, and a contribution toward student health insurance. At the Department's discretion, the position may on occasion be shared between the VRC and another area within the department (e.g., some hours performed in the VRC and others performed elsewhere within the Department).


Depending on VRC needs and the student's experience and areas of concentration, job duties may be assigned among the following areas (required and desired skills are noted in parentheses):


1) Database cataloging (solid art history background required, cataloging training provided)

2) Video collection management and cataloging (knowledge of video formats and editing software required, cataloging training provided)

3) Digital imaging (knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop desirable; training can be provided)

4) Equipment maintenance and circulation (knowledge of photography and computing equipment desirable; training also provided)


The position most often focuses on one of the following sets of duties; the specific duties for each appointment will be established on a case by case basis.


Visual Resources GA Duties

The main duties of the job involve the creation of descriptive information about images for the departmental teaching and research collection. Includes cataloging and updating of authority files on artists, architects, museums, styles, periods, subjects, etc.
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VRC Video GA Duties

This position performs videography duties relating primarily to the Department's Visiting Artist series; and also does video editing, cataloging, and other digital collection administrative tasks for the VRC's video collection in its digital library.
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