Visual Resources Center
Department of Art History, University of Chicago

Summer Hours of Operation (6/17 through 8/30):
Monday—Thursday, 8:30am–5pm; Friday: 8:30am–2pm.

Visual Resources Center Staff

Please contact visualresources@uchicago.edu for the quickest response.

Bridget Madden
Associate Director
CWAC Room 257C
(773) 702-0261

Employment at the VRC

Student Employment
Work-study jobs are available on a quarterly basis.  Undergraduate students are trained to work proficiently on a variety of scanning equipment and in Photoshop to create high quality images for inclusion in our Luna database.  MAPH and PhD students focus on cataloging images and are assigned other projects based on performance and area of interest. This is an excellent opportunity to view art images as they are taught in the Art History department and to learn about digitization standards, color management, and the inner workings of digital archives. Students work approximately 10 hours a week between the hours of 9am-5pm.  Desired skills include familiarity with Photoshop, exceptional attention to detail, and reliability. Knowledge of Art History is a plus. Current positions will be posted on the Student Employment Website.

Internships in the Visual Resources Center are available on an ongoing basis. Students in MLS programs are encouraged to apply to gain field experience in a VR setting. Digital technology will be the main focus of the internship with hands-on experience in database development, design and maintenance, digital copystand work, as well as digital image creation and storage. Instruction in cataloging techniques including CCO and VRA Core are also available. Students are encouraged to tailor the internship to their personal interests. Submit your resume and cover letter to the VRC Associate Director for consideration.

Open positions will be posted on the UChicago Jobs Online Employment Site.

Header imageCochrane-Woods Art Center, photograph by David Hartt, 2015.
In-Line Image: Edward Larrabee Barnes, Cochrane-Woods Art Center, exterior view from east, through courtyard, of south facade, 1974. Undated photograph by Katherine Taylor.