Employment in the VRC exposes students to a wide range of art, architecture, and other visual media that are essential to the study of the humanities. It provides them with valuable skills in areas such as digital imaging, cataloging, metadata management, photography and AV technical support. This experience can be particularly beneficial to those interested in pursuing careers in fields like art history, museum studies, art librarianship, digital humanities and visual resources management.
For more information about working in the VRC, please contact the Visual Resources Librarian (Otto Luna, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Each year, the VRC and the Department of Art & Art History select a candidate for the Visual Resource Center Fellowship. To apply, you must be a full-time undergraduate art major (art history, studio or fine art) with a G.P.A. of 2.8 or higher. The fellowship student will spend 15 hours per week (225 hours per semester) in the VRC gaining practical experience and learning different aspects of the operation of the VRC. The fellowship student will receive in-state tuition. The selection is made in April, with employment starting the following academic year. Responsibilities include: digitizing and cataloging slides, editing images using Photoshop, assisting faculty and students in photographing their artworks, and regularly updating the VRC blog. For a description of the application process and requirements, please contact the Visual Resources Librarian.
All work-study positions in the VRC are through the University’s Federal Work-Study Program. You must have a work-study award to be considered for any of the available positions. Students generally work between 5-10 hours per week. Responsibilities include: digitizing and cataloging slides, editing images using Photoshop, and providing administrative support to the Visual Resources Librarian.