Davison Art Center Imaging Project Positions (June-July 2016, CT)

The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) has opened three temporary positions for a summer project entailing rapid photography of works of art on paper, with associated image and metadata preparation. Please see the postings at the URLs below for details. This collection digitization work is funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Davison Art Center Imaging Project Photographer
One opening, six weeks of work, June 13 – July 22, 2015

Davison Art Center Imaging Project Specialist
Two openings, five weeks of work, June 20 – July 22, 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 are enrolled in, graduate programs in museum studies or related fields.

Application is via Wesleyan’s online system via the links above. If you have questions, please email me at rlancefield@wesleyan.edu.

best regards,

Rob Lancefield
Manager of Museum Information Services / Registrar of Collections
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
301 High Street, Middletown CT 06459-0487 USA
rlancefield [at] wesleyan [dot] edu | tel. 860.685.2965

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About Rob Lancefield

Rob Lancefield leads digital work at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (Connecticut, US), where he initiated and led the policy development and technical implementation of DAC Open Access Images in 2012. His interests include digital collections strategy, digitization project design, content sharing for aggregated access, helping people lead their museums to offer open content, and nonprofit governance. A former president of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), the professional organization for people who do digital work in museums, Rob now serves on the MCN Finance and Program Committees. He currently chairs the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Council of Affiliates, a council of leadership representatives from 27 national organizations in the museum field, and represents MCN on that council. Rob also is a co-founding member of the ImageMuse discussion group, which has grown to connect more than 500 digital imaging professionals in museums and other cultural heritage institutions. Rob has spoken on open content, collection digitization, getting projects done, providing images online, repatriating sound from archives to heritage communities, and other topics at MCN, Museums & the Web, AAM, Society for Ethnomusicology, and other 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. http://www.linkedin.com/in/roblancefield