Davison Art Center Imaging Project Positions (June-July 2015, Connecticut)

The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) has just opened three temporary positions for a digital imaging project entailing rapid photography of works of art on paper, with associated image and metadata preparation. This collection digitization work is funded by a Museums for America grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Full details of the positions are in these online postings:

Davison Art Center Imaging Project Photographer
One opening, six weeks of work, June 15 – July 23, 2015

Davison Art Center Imaging Project Specialist
Two openings, five weeks of work, June 22 – July 23, 2015

Qualified emerging professionals are encouraged to apply for either position. For the Specialist positions, we’re especially interested in hearing from applicants who recently have graduated from, or now are enrolled in, graduate programs in museum studies or related fields.

Application is via Wesleyan’s online system (see links above). If you have questions, please email me at rlancefield [at] wesleyan.edu.

best regards,

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About Rob Lancefield

Rob Lancefield leads digital work at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, where he developed and implemented the DAC Open Access Images policy in 2012. Building on over 30 years of engagement with technology and the arts, his interests include digital strategy, open content, and content contribution to aggregators. A former president of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), the membership organization for people who do digital work in museums, Rob represents MCN on the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Council of Affiliates; serves on MCN’s Finance and Program Committees; and was founding manager of the MCN Group on LinkedIn. He is a co-founding member of ImageMuse, which now connects more than 500 imaging professionals from cultural heritage institutions. Rob served on the Advisory Board for the NMC Horizon Report: Museum Edition (2011-2013), on emerging technologies for use in education in museums. He has spoken on open access, getting projects done, providing images online, repatriating sound to connect archives and heritage communities, and other topics at MCN, AAM, Museums & the Web, Coalition for Networked Information, Society for Ethnomusicology, Music Library Association, and American Folklore Society conferences. His PhD dissertation examined how experiences of the musical voice and body lent false credence to beliefs about racial difference, and he curated the traveling exhibition "Performing Images, Embodying Race" on related visual culture. Rob also produced the 2011 reissue of 1980s recordings by Talking Drums (http://talkingdrums.us), an ensemble of Ghanaian and American musicians including himself, for re-release by the American Composers Forum on innova Recordings. @roblancefield http://www.linkedin.com/in/roblancefield

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