Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Visual Resource Curator
Assist faculty in their teaching and research needs by overseeing
the Visual Resource Center; curating its electronic, digital, and
hardware resources; and supervising the VRC’s student
1. Assist art history faculty with course preparation and digital
resource needs for teaching and research. Keep up-to-date on new
course developments and make recommendations on technical services,
applications, and equipment that may be useful to current and
future courses. Assist with technological aspects of student
presentations and virtual and digital projects related to
coursework in art history and visual communication courses. Manage
students assigned as assistant to art history faculty.
2. Maintain and expand current visual image collections. Train
students to add images to the databases used and to assist faculty
throughout the College when needed. Keep up-to-date with new
developments in digital resource platforms and hardware and
software that may be useful to faculty and staff. Assist with
monitoring and overseeing the maintenance of computer hardware,
electronic equipment for art history, studio art classrooms, and
offices; including computers, project equipment, screens, lecture
and presentation devices such as mics and pointers, etc. Keep
abreast of new software and updates, especially regarding visual
presentations, and databases for art historical research. Be aware
of software and hardware used in studio art courses, and assist and
advise as necessary. Advise on new purchases and technological
developments that may be useful to department faculty. Maintain,
expand, and facilitate use of VRC video, book, and journal
3. Coordinate with PC Galleries Director and staff to hire, train,
and manage student workers in the VRC and the Galleries. Maintain
department website and social media platforms and supervise student
contributions to those platforms. Keep up-to-date with new
4. Manage budget allocations for art history supplies. Order
supplies submitted by art historians. Coordinate with studio
faculty to manage the budget for student technicians.
5. Coordinate with the department’s studio technician to assist
faculty in studio art with course-related needs and shared space
6. Coordinate with the department Administrative Assistant to
maintain and order departmental office equipment and supplies.
Assist with departmental events as needed.
1. Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
- BA/ BFA Degree from an accredited institution required. MA in
art history or an MFA in studio art preferred
- Two years’ experience or equivalent combination of training and
- Computer literate including web page experience
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Personable, engaging, and service-oriented
- Experience working in an education setting preferred
- Skills and expertise and/or willingness and demonstrable
ability to quickly learn social media platforms, WordPress, art
history image databases and research platforms, digital projection
tools and presentation software.
- Photoshop and basic image manipulation software, image scanning
tools and equipment, basic video editing software, Zoom and similar
online meeting platforms, digital photography skills, and basic
camera and photographic equipment knowledge.
- Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers
rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a
- Communication skills using the spoken word
- Ability to see within normal parameters
- Ability to hear within normal range
- Ability to move about
If other, please enter regular schedule.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because
of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except
where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran
status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from
time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist
on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with
the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of
this important program.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated
or have a valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae