skip to main content columnskip to left navigationskip to horizontal navigation

Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5265 

Occ. Group: 

Slide Curator

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in cataloging slides, making photographic copy slides, and providing patron service. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Completes systematic search for a particular subject.

Obtains or completes descriptive information for cataloging.

Supervises student workers.

Selects and assembles photographic equipment and photographs subject to make photographic copy slides.

Assists patrons in location of materials as requested.

Checks materials in and out.

Notifies faculty of arrival of new materials.

Corresponds with slide curators at other universities concerning procedures.

Mounts slides.

Inventories, orders and maintains equipment and materials.

Selects slides to be ordered and receives slide requests.

Submits budget requests and purchase orders.

May oversee, direct or check work of temporary employees and/or lower level clerical employees.

Keeps various records such as current listing of films which may be rented from non-university sources.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to organize ones own work.

Ability to work independently (without close supervision).

Knowledge of library filing and classifications systems.

Ability to explain procedures verbally and by demonstration.

Ability to deal with a variety of people.

Ability to record information.

Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures.

Willingness to work with others.

Ability to proof written materials.

Ability to extract information from conversations and/or documents. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Bachelor's degree in Art History, Library Science, or a related field preferred. Experience in processing orders and record keeping desired. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
5/1/83          6     6130213220

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

icon for left menu icon for right menu