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Contact VRC

Visual Resources Center
The University of Chicago Department of Art History

Hours: Monday—Friday, 8:30am–5pm

Visual Resources Center Staff

Please contact for the quickest response.

Bridget Madden
Associate Director
CWAC Room 257a

Whitney Gaylord
Assistant Director, Digital Collections
CWAC Room 257b

Employment at the VRC

Student Employment
Work-study jobs are available on a quarterly basis. Students work approximately 10 hours a week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hours and dates are flexible. The pay rate is $10-$12 per hour depending on qualifications. 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.

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