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Job Posting: Outreach Librarian/ Research Services Coordinator, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Type:
Part Time

The New York State Historical Association, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers’ Museum seek an innovative, outgoing and highly motivated new member of the Research Library team. The librarian filling this new position will coordinate all of the ways in which users first interact with the Library and Museums in planning their visits for research purposes.

Acting as a “concierge” of sorts, the Outreach Librarian/Research Support Services Coordinator will connect users with all of the institutions’ resources in their many diverse formats. Our current users include museum staff and curators, members, scholars in the arts and humanities, genealogists, local history buffs, Graduate Students and Faculty in the Cooperstown Graduate Program for Museum Studies, American Folk and Fine art collectors and researchers, as well as independent curators, curators from other institutions, and donors to Special Collections.

The position is a permanent, part time and year round (20-25 hours per week with some seasonal fluctuations). This position has the potential to become full time at a future date. This is not a grant-dependent position.

Responsibilities include: 

* Interfacing with all library researchers, including some reference desk duties.

* Develop procedures and coordinate appointments for researchers, coordinating resources and on-site use by all Library Special Collection and Museum Collection users by liaising with the curators and librarians responsible for those collecting areas

* Coordinate database of library donors in conjunction with the Development Department

* Coordinate all incoming research requests working with the library team to ensure that responses are distributed in a timely manner

* Coordinate complete overhaul of the library’s website and social media activities with the Director for Museum and Library Collections and Director of Marketing; including integration of new OPAC into website “front door”

* Develop guides, materials, programs, and resources to enhance ease of access and positive user experience

* Participate in collection development, strategic planning, and cataloging workflows as needed

* Assist in development of new library audiences

* Participate in ongoing evaluation of policies and procedures

Required Qualifications include: 

* Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited program

* Demonstrated experience in public service and specialty library programming

* Demonstrated experience in project management and coordination

* Demonstrated experience working with library special collections and/or museum collections

* Understanding of and experience in conducting archival research, and familiarity with a wide variety of primary resources (broadsides, maps, archives, oral histories, prints, photographs, museum objects, etc.)

* Experience as an effective part of a team

Desired qualifications: 

* Experience with OCLC Connexion & MARC format

* Familiarity with Islandora and Fedora Commons

* Experience with museum collection databases

To apply, submit a digital cover letter and resume to: j.zinger@nysha.org

Job link


Job Posting: Oral Histories Fellowship (Paid, F/T), BOMB Magazine, NY, NY

One-year fellowship, paid and full-time, to work on every aspect of the production of oral histories with African-American artists at BOMB Magazine beginning August 2015. This is an open, competitive position for recent graduates in art or art history who have shown great potential as editors or writers while pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The Oral Histories Fellowship will consist of the following responsibilities: acting as the contact for oral history interviewers and subjects; managing production, working with editors on multiple drafts of manuscripts; fact-checking and conducting biographical research; acquiring and cataloguing art images; writing introductions to oral histories; conducting one Oral History.

https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/afac8556-5b30-41b0-855c-c9b81f6d2559#.VavBIB_mQNA.twitter


Unpaid Internship: Two positions at the Corning Museum of Glass Library and Archives, Corning, NY

RAKOW RESEARCH LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES INTERNSHIP

The Rakow Research Library is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, covering subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. The Special Collections & Archives department holds nearly 200 unique collections from glass manufacturers, studios, renowned glass artists and scholars, as well as design drawings and works of art on paper.

Crafted to meet the professional skills desired by the intern, this internship will provide career-relevant, hands-on experience with special collections and archival materials.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:

  • Gain knowledge about the library’s collections and archives.
  • Build a network of working professionals in the library and archival fields.
  • Through practice, enhance analytic, observation, and organizational skills.
  • Learn about archival theory and the best practices in the professional field.
  • The intern will submit a self-reflection piece upon completion of the internship, addressing his/her work experiences during the program. The essay format will be flexible, to be chosen by the intern.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This internship has two track options:

RESPONSIBILITIES: TRACK ONE, ARCHIVAL PROCESSING

The intern will work through all phases of processing an archival collection, beginning with accessioning, preserving, researching, arrangement and description, and culminating in the creation of an online finding aid in ArchivesSpace archival management software.

Additionally, the intern will participate in special collections/archives activities, including reference, and education and outreach, to gain a comprehensive overview of the operation of a special collections and archives department. The intern will put into practice techniques learned in courses, analyze archival issues as they come up in a real world setting, and observe principles of good practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: TRACK TWO, INSTITUTIONAL ARCHIVES

The intern will take part in planning and executing the appraisal, ingest or disposition, arrangement and description of the physical and born-digital records of the institutional archives of The Corning Museum of Glass. The intern will train in ArchivesSpace archival management software, entering existing data as well as new incoming records into the database.

Additionally, the intern will participate in special collections/archives activities, including reference, and education and outreach, to gain a comprehensive overview of the operation of a special collections and archives department. The intern will put into practice techniques learned in courses, analyze archival issues as they come up in a real world setting, and observe principles of good practice.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in the archive profession.
  • Current or recent graduate student in a Library Science program
  • Coursework/experience in archiving.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work with foreign language materials
  • Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart

This internship is available beginning in the fall of 2015. Ability to commit to at least 10 hours/week is preferred, and we can offer some flexibility regarding terms and hours. This internship is unpaid, but we will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. We are happy to work with your institution to arrange for course credit when possible.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops
  • 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Café
  • Free admission to the museum during your internship for you and your guests

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send a cover letter expressing career goals and interest in the internship, along with a curriculum vitae to interns@cmog.org.


RAKOW RESEARCH LIBRARY PUBLIC SERVICES FALL INTERNSHIP

The Rakow Research Library, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, is excited to offer an internship for a library science student interested in the area of public services. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work with our diverse international patron base, ranging from grade school students to studio artists to advanced scholars. Intern will work with the Public Services Team, and the internship may be tailored to the strengths and/or interests of the individual intern.

The preferred candidate is energetic, outgoing, and dynamic. Applicants should have some practical experience with reference, instruction or interlibrary loan. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Gain experience in the area of public services
  • Gain experience in reference, instruction, and outreach
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum library

POTENTIAL ACTIVITIES

Other duties may be assigned

  • Respond to basic reference queries, in person and virtually
  • Assist in staffing the reference desk
  • Project work with LibAnswers
  • Project work creating LibGuides
  • Conduct instruction sessions
  • Plan campaigns and create content for social media

WORK & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
  • Coursework, experience, or familiarity with reference, instruction, outreach, or interlibrary loan
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently; ability to take direction;  willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Employee discounts in the CMoG Shops and Café
  • Free museum admission for you and guests during your internship

TO APPLY

This internship is available beginning in the Fall of 2015.  Ability to commit to at least 10–15 hours/week is preferred, but we can offer some flexibility regarding terms and hours. This internship is unpaid, but we will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. We are happy to work with your institution to arrange for course credit when possible.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to interns@cmog.org.  Deadline to apply is August 31, 2015.


Job Postings: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Art and Architecture Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support scholarly users of information, serving as the primary liaison with the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Arts and Administration, Product Design, and Digital Arts programs. This position provides reference and research consultation, collection development, and instructional and outreach services in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related disciplines. Service on library and campus committees is expected. Other related duties and projects will be assigned. Library faculty members are also encouraged to be professionally active through involvement in regional and national associations, research, or publication. This position is located in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, and reports to the head of that department.

Qualifications:
For a complete description and list of required and desired qualifications, please see http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Application Deadline:
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 31, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at libapps@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.


Job Postings: Art & Design Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

http://umjobs.org/job_detail/111841/art_and_design_librarian

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

We seek a creative and innovative individual to serve as a liaison and subject specialist librarian for art and design. Responsibilities focus on engagement and aligning our services and expertise with campus research, teaching, and learning agendas. Outreach and building relationships with faculty, students, and the greater arts community will shape our work in areas such as in-depth consultations, curriculum enrichment, engaged learning, collection development, digital scholarship, research data services, and specific disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. We invite applications from candidates with a background in visual art or design, a creative spirit, and a strong interest in innovating services and collections to best meet the needs of current and future scholars and artists.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Arts & Humanities, in the Research division of the Library, and will work within the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL). AAEL’s Special Collections, Materials Collection, and Imageworks in particular offer special resources to support the work of the School of Art and Design and others across campus.

This position, in its liaison role, primarily serves the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. This position also serves the interests of, and as a resource for, the greater arts community on campus. In addition to faculty, staff, and students in other academic departments working in art and design, the University also is home to such units as Arts at Michigan, ArtsEngine, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Beyond campus, Southeast Michigan supports vibrant arts communities and organizations.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the Library’s mission.

Responsibilities*

Through active outreach, relationship development, and engagement with the campus, the Librarian for Art and Design promotes the Library’s mission to add value to the process of creation, dissemination, and archiving of intellectual and artistic achievement. The successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:

– Serve as the liaison to the School of Art and Design.
– Partner with faculty and colleagues to advance research, teaching, and learning, and collaboration throughout the research and creative works life cycle.
– Develop print and electronic collections in the subject areas of contemporary art, studio art, and design; manage budgets, select materials, work with vendors, market and promote use of the collection, and other collection-related activities; serve as manager of Special Collections at AAEL.
– Provide research consultation, reference, and instruction to the campus arts community.
– Collaborate on special projects and Library initiatives (copyright, digital scholarship, research data management, etc.), participate in strategic planning and service assessment, and serve on committees and task forces.
– Participate in campus, regional, and national artistic, professional, and scholarly organizations

Desired Qualifications*

– An ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
– Ability to develop innovative programs, services, and collections to meet the ever-changing needs faculty and students.
– Expertise with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of contemporary art, studio art, and design.
– Excellent interpersonal skills to be effective in outreach, liaison, reference, and instruction.
– Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary

Appointment is anticipated as an associate or senior associate librarian. Salary and rank dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library’s process for librarian promotion and advancement (www.lib.umich.edu/si…-policy-5.1.2014.pdf).

Excellent benefits, for details, see benefits.umich.edu/

Position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Review of applications will begin July 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Job Posting: Collections Manager (Temp, P/T), Phillips Exeter Academy Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH

The Position:
Lamont Gallery is embarking on the first sustained and comprehensive project to
inventory, identity, and organize objects in its collection and to develop a set of procedures,
policies and systems in support of maintaining the collection. The Collections Manager will
coordinate the development of this project, and oversee all aspects of the care and
management of works of art owned by or on special loan to or by Lamont Gallery. This
position will report to the gallery director and curator.
The Collections Manager, working with gallery staff and consultants, will:
 Conduct a comprehensive objects inventory of Lamont Gallery collections in gallery
storage and across campus.
 Oversee the development/purchase and maintenance of a digital collections
management system.
 Organize and manage other records and files that provide information on the
history, provenance, status, condition, location, and insurance of each object,
working in collaboration with the Institutional Advancement, Archives, Facilities
and Finance departments where relevant. Create a standard protocol for future
object files.
 Develop a set of comprehensive collections policies and procedures that reflect the
guidelines of AAM, AAMG, and other established best practices in the museum field;
contribute to the development of a collections mission and future collections
strategy.
 Oversee the reorganization of safe and proper storage of artworks in the collection
and on loan; coordinate off-site art storage.
 Create, organize and maintain loan agreements and related documents; serve as
courier for regional, national or international loans; manage reproduction requests.
 Help identify objects requiring conservation treatment and work with conservators
to address these needs.
 Coordinate appraisals and work with Finance to update insurance coverage.
 Coordinate photographic documentation of works in the collection
 Contribute to facilities and budget planning for future collections care needs.
 With consultation with director and curator, oversee accessioning of gifts and
purchases of all works of art into the permanent collection and ensure that all
appropriate acknowledgments and deeds of gifts are executed; develop and oversee
the deaccessioning process.
 In conjunction with the gallery manager, supervise art handling, preparation,
installation, packing and shipping associated with work from the collection.
 Work with curator, education staff, interns, and volunteers to develop educational
programs linked to objects from the collection.
 Assist faculty, students, individuals and institutions engaged in research and
scholarship pertaining to Lamont Gallery collection; provide access to the collection.
Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in art history, museum studies or library
science, ideally with concentration in collections management. Masters-level training
preferred but undergraduates with substantial hands-on experience in the field (conducted
in a professional setting outside of the context of a degree program) are also welcome to
apply.

The ideal candidate will have:
 Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of accepted registration and
collections practices and principles including inventory, collections management
systems, provenance research, and object/art handling.
 Experience with some or all aspects of starting a collections management project
from start to finish is desirable. Familiarity with AAM guidelines, collections
policies, and academic collections.
 Knowledge of standard practices in art shipping and storage, materials knowledge
(2D/3D), and exhibition preparation.
 Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills, ability to work
independently and as part of a team, ability to juggle multiple projects and
prioritize.
 Ability to work across a range of people including students, faculty, staff and alumni,
donors and outside institutions.
 Attention to detail, flexibility, a sense of humor, discretion, and inventiveness in
problem-solving collections issues with minimal resources.
Application:
Submit a cover letter and a current resume, as one document (pdf or MS Word format), AND a
completed application http://www.exeter.edu/documents/Application__EEO.pdf to
recruitment@exeter.edu. Please indicate in the subject line: Collections Manager. The deadline for
submission is August 15, 2015. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a
comprehensive pre-employment background check.

Click here for a pdf of the announcement.


Paid Internship: Archives and Records Internship, The Chicago Community Trust

Internship Purpose:

Service is the heart of the Trust. The Trust believes that each employee represents the Trust’s commitment to service and plays an essential role to deliver on our mission to lead and inspire philanthropic efforts that measurably improve the quality of life and prosperity in our region.

This position will assist the Archivist and the Digital Archivist, under the direction of the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, in developing the Archives and Records of The Chicago Community Trust as well as with other information duties.

The Chicago Community Trust, the region’s community foundation, is developing a formal archives as a part of its 100th anniversary in 2015. The creation of the digital archives is a goal of the Centennial Plan. This work includes organizing and retrieving material from several locations; developing long-term storage and retrieval mechanisms for both hardcopy and electronic records; developing and implementing control over daily business records; and developing an electronic archives of images and of audio-visual material; and work with the Oral History Project.  This experience will also afford an opportunity to assist with the implementation of the Trust’s Centennial Program.

This is a paid internship, lasting up to twelve months.  It will have a flexible schedule of up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Job Duties:

Assist the Archivist and Digital Archivist in carrying out the Archives and Records Plan, 2013-2016:

  • Create metadata for archival holdings, including the photograph collection, ephemera (known as Collateral Material), oral history collection and audio-visual files
  • Prepare digital files for ingestion into digital asset management system (DSpace)
  • Perform research regarding Trust history and local history
  • Process publication and periodical subscriptions
  • Assist with work related to the Centennial as assigned
  • Assist the Archivist, Digital Archivist, and Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives in other duties as assigned

This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be a candidate for a Master’s or higher-level degree in Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Digital Humanities, Public History or related degree program
  • Coursework in metadata standards, archives and records management, digital curation, digital preservation, and/or digital libraries preferred
  • Experience working with photograph and other image collections preferred
  • Knowledge of contemporary archival and digitization practices, policies, and procedures, including arrangement, description and file formats a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

About The Chicago Community Trust:

For 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. In 2014, the Trust, together with its donors, granted more than $164 million to nonprofit organizations. From strengthening community schools to assisting local art programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence, the Trust continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at www.cct.org.

Contact:

Interested individuals should submit an application including a resume and cover letter at http://www.cct.org/about/career-opportunities.

Deadline: July 21, 2015


Job Opportunity: Digital Asset Manager Global Brand Design, Herman Miller, Holland, MI

Responsible for leading the strategic effort around enhancing and protecting the Herman Miller brand by collecting, curating, and managing all Marketing, Editorial, and Design assets through their lifecycle for Print, Digital, and Environments.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops a global digital asset management strategy. Leads and directs the implementation efforts around the collection, protection, and disposition of Herman Miller’s digital assets.
  • Leads and directs the content implementation efforts around the enhancement of the Styling Library and the creation of a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system as viable tools.
  • Partners with Design, Marketing, and Editorial to develop and execute work content across multiple platforms, i.e., print, digital, physical, to multiple audiences.
  • Directs the strategic operation of Herman Miller’s digital assets for the purpose of research, reference, education, inspiration, and design.
  • Manages the Digital Rights (contracts and licensing), vendor relationships, and the Styling library) for all assets as required.
  • Responsible for the curation of Herman Miller’s digital assets. Develops and maintains the DAM platform which includes user sign ups, system quality controls, and administering the assets.
  • Provides oversight of the usage and protection of corporate assets.
  • Ensures safe storage, access, retrieval, and archiving of all assets to facilitate the business process.
  • Creates the structure, standards, and maintenance of the DAM and Styling Library.
  • Creates and maintains the metadata and taxonomy structures.
  • Provides leadership to the DAM and Styling Library coordinators.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts Communication, Library Science, Archives, or related studies.
  • Five years of Digital and Physical Asset Management experience.
  • Knowledge of production skills (understanding of file formats, video, images, etc.) and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Standard knowledge of taxonomy and metadata.
  • Working knowledge of digital asset management software; including knowledge of coding language.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies including ability to manage, lead, and inspire a team.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate positive customer service.
  • Demonstrated high level of written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate information, ideas, procedures, and processes in a logical sequence; at a level appropriate to the audience and resulting in effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external business partners.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, time management, and process management skills for success in a results-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use office automation, communication, software, and tools currently used in the Herman Miller office environment.
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

https://hermanmiller.taleo.net/careersection/hm_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=14401


Opportunity for Recent Grads: Library Practicum, The Banff Centre Library, Banff, AB, Canada

The Banff Centre Library is now accepting applications for its Library Practicum Program.

This program requires full-time commitment for a duration of 6-months, beginning October 1, 2015.

Follow this link for program and application details: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1622

Overview

The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection management, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

What does the program offer?

This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books.  Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team.  In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.


Job Posting: Archives Assistant, Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MA

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1152494&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&type=search&JobReqLang=1&codes=IND
Full-time schedule 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday

Duties & Responsibilities Job Summary:
Under general guidance from the Archivist/Records Manager, assists in the overall operation and functioning of the Harvard Art Museums Archives. Provides reference services, records management, and administrative support to the department and to the Archivist/Records Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in providing research services to museums staff, Harvard students and faculty, and external researchers. Researches archival collections and responds to email, telephone, and in-person inquiries. Monitors researchers in the Archives’ study space and provides on-site assistance. Tracks research inquires and visits, and creates topical reference guides for high-use collections.

Aids in executing records management procedures. Reviews inactive institutional records in all formats. Creates folder lists, references Harvard General Records Schedule, and prepares records for transport to offsite storage facility or digital repository.

Assists in appraising, arranging, and describing analog and digital collections. Processes manuscript collections, performs basic preservation tasks, and creates DACS-compliant finding aids encoded in EAD as well as MARC records for inclusion in Harvard’s online catalogs. Performs collections research to create exhibits and content for social media, and participates in varied outreach activities on behalf of the Archives.

Provides general departmental support including collection maintenance and monitoring archival supplies for reorder. May train and supervise student assistants and interns. Assists Archivist/Records Manager in department planning and policy initiatives as needed.

Related responsibilities as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:

MLS with archives concentration from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum of one year of professional archival experience, including reference services and archival processing.
Additional Qualifications Degree in Art History or History useful, but not required. Records management experience a plus.
Demonstrated proficiency with Encoded Archival Description, MARC format, DACS, RDA. Experience with FileMakerPro and The Museum System (TMS) a strong plus. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. Positive, problem solving and customer service attitude. Must be reliable, organized, and detail-oriented. Discretion with confidential information essential. Must be comfortable working in a small team with minimal supervision in a busy museum archives.


Job Posting: College Assistant, Art Library, Queens College, Queens, NY

http://silkstart.s3.amazonaws.com/5595547e7e2c4f07ac0fc5eb.pdf

Queens College Art Library is seeking a part-time College Assistant to work up to 20 hours/week, scheduled by
agreement, beginning August 2015 or before, through the Academic year. $15/hour, benefits.
The Art Library, among the leading undergraduate art libraries in the New York City metropolitan area, provides resources
in the visual arts and material culture that address all aspects of art and architectural history, including theory, criticism,
materials, techniques, and practice.
Position description and duties:
Reports to the Head of the Art Library (on fellowship leave September 2015–August 2016), and, during her absence, to
part-time Acting Head (former Art Librarian). Closely cooperates with the Assistant Art Librarian, providing support to all.
Cooperates with all Art Library staff and, as needed, Libraries’ colleagues.
Main responsibility:
 General management of the Art Library September 2015–August 2016
Further responsibilities will be selected from the following:
 Assistance to patrons (its level will depend on the CA’s qualifications)
 Assistance with building Art Library’s collections, especially processing accepted donations, including
o Bibliographic searching, inventorying, cleaning and arranging
o Compiling statistics and maintaining inventories
 Web projects including
o Monitoring and updating Art Library’s website content
o Transferring existing Arts Research Guide content to Arts LibGuide
o Developing information and publicity materials
 Coordinating Rosenthal Library exhibitions and displays, including
o Program planning and development
o Cooperation with and provision of support to presenters, artists and relevant staff (e.g., the Libraries’
Special Collections and Archives, other QC departments and entities, outside parties)
 Coordinating and curating the QC Libraries’ Year of the Silk Roads exhibition (November 2015—
June 2016, through Rosenthal Library, in November—February and March—June installations). Includes
o Cooperation with QC Year of the Silk Roads participating colleagues and staff
o Research and writing
o Preparation and distribution of publicity information materials
 Development and communication assistance relevant to programming, including
o Locating sponsorship/cooperation opportunities
o Developing and facilitating educational outreach programs
o Records management, mailing, and distribution of publicity materials
Additional responsibilities and/or projects as needed
Qualification requirements:
 BA, BFA or equivalent experience; MA, MFA, MLS degree or candidacy, and art experience or interest are
preferred
 Advanced computer and graphic design skills, including ability to design and program websites; fluency in Java
script, html, other programming languages, Adobe Creative Suite are desired
 Good research and writing skills
 Excellent interpersonal skills, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented
 Familiarity with and enthusiasm for art
 Ability to work flexibly and independently, as well as be part of a team
This is an excellent position for a Library Science, Art History, Art Studio or Museum Studies student looking for
experience in working in an art library. Academic context provides opportunities for intellectual and creative contributions.
To apply, please submit to artlibrary@qc.cuny.edu
a cover letter
a CV/resume
names of 3 professional references
sample web work (e.g., a url) welcome
For questions, artlibrary@qc.cuny.edu / 718 997-3770 or 718 997-3771


Job Posting: Exhibit Coordinator (Temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NY, NY

https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1436286383093

The Columbia University Libraries seeks a creative, motivated and organized Exhibit Coordinator to provide coordination and operational support for the successful completion of the New York Nexus: Sheffield Farms Interpretive Exhibit in the Manhattanville campus. Reporting to the Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the Exhibit Coordinator will work with various stakeholders across the University to bring the exhibit to completion. This is a temporary 12-month position with possibility of extension.

Responsibilities include:
– Researching and assisting in establishing a creative direction for the exhibit, documentary, web and print collateral components.
– Developing and implementing an overall completion schedule for all project components.
– Working with lenders on logistics of loans, reprography orders, and rights/permissions of use requests.
– Coordinating the development of RFIs and RFPs for outsourcing, the selection of vendors, and the drafting of vendor contracts; monitors vendor performance; monitors outsourcing budgets and vendor invoices.
– Monitoring and coordinating workflow of all participating units and acting as point of contact for all sub-contractors; providing onsite supervision of installation and other parts of the project as needed.
– Compiling and communicating information related to the exhibition and serving as primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
– Performing other duties as assigned.
New York Nexus: Sheffield Farms Interpretive Exhibit will include a physical exhibit and documentary film describing the history of the Manhattanville dairy industry in the first decades of the twentieth century. The exhibit will focus on how technological improvements in the production of milk positively impacted public health and the economy of the region and the city.

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology.

As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration and a commitment to excellence.


Job Posting: Director of Archive, San Francisco Opera

http://sfopera.com/About/Employment—Volunteering/Administration/Archivist.aspx

REQUIREMENTS:
§ Master’s Degree in Library Science with a concentration in archives
management
§ Preferred degree in history
§ Minimum ten years’ archiving management experience
§ Able to establish, grow and advocate for the Company’s first official
Archive
§ Able to ensure the Archive is a living/ongoing resource for the
Company, its supporters, artists, academia, and the public
worldwide
§ Serve as a key role in the preparation of the Company’s upcoming
Centennial (2022/2023)
§ Able to establish best practices for the evolving San Francisco
Opera Archive
§ Familiar with all phases of archive management
§ Detailed understanding and experience with the most current
archival records management technology
§ Detailed knowledge of media records management and tools
§ Excellent familiarity with archiving software and tools
§ Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all
artists, staff, public and volunteers in a professional,
collaborative, confidential manner
§ Serve as a key staff member of the Company.
§ Able to manage and direct the volunteer archive corps
§ Management and organizational skills, including the ability to work
independently, prioritize competing tasks, exercising good judgment
and the ability to thrive well in a fast-paced, rapidly changing
environment
§ Excellent computer skills including strong familiarity with Microsoft
Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
along with Photoshop and archival software
§ Comprehensive knowledge of opera and classical performing
arts preferred


Job Postings: Copyright and Fair Use Librarian and Digital Repository Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

http://library.tamu.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions/scholarly-comunications-librarians-position-announcement.html

Required Qualifications for All Positions:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
    • Knowledge of open access, the research process, current issues in scholarly; communication, and the role of libraries and librarians in supporting scholarly practices;
    • Experience designing, implementing, or managing an innovative project, program, or tool;
    • Understanding or experience in documenting workflows and policies;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Strong customer service orientation, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to work in teams;
    • Experience working successfully with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications for Copyright/Fair Use Librarian:

  • Coursework or work experience related to copyright, intellectual property rights, and fair use;
  • Experience in teaching, instruction, and workshop design on copyright/fair use;
  • Juris Doctorate or other law degree.

 Desired Qualifications for Digital Repositories Librarian:

  • Experience or training in managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections;
  • Knowledge of scripting languages and/or XML.

Unpaid Internship: Archives Assistant, The Dennis Hopper Art Trust, Hollywood, CA

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/hollywood-ca-archive-intern-the-dennis-hopper-art-trust/

Job Opening Title: Archive Assistant Intern
Institution/Organization Name: The Dennis Hopper Art Trust
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Hollywood, Ca, USA
Application Deadline:
Years of experience required: entry level okay

The Dennis Hopper Art Trust Archive is looking for 1-2 interns to work approximately 10 hours per week (Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-4pm to start for training with Archivist). More hours are available if interested or needed for academic credit.
The DHAT Archive is in need of responsible and precise individuals to assist with archival data & image entry, photo research and scanning for import into a new Art and Archive database.

This position is available to begin immediately and will continue for the Summer semester. There is a possibility that the position can carry over to or begin again in the Fall for internship credit for the right candidate.

Contact Name: Jennifer Vanoni
Contact Email:jennifer(at)dennishoppertrust.com


Job Posting: Librarian and Archivist (FT), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago seeks a full-time Librarian and Archivist to be responsible for maintaining the MCA Library and Archives’ daily operations and caring for collections by cataloging, processing archival materials, providing high quality reference and circulation services, participating in collection management, supervising interns, and working with the Library Director to execute short- and long-term planning and special projects.

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies required. Minimum one year of experience working in a library or archive is required – post MLIS experience is preferred. Experience handling and processing archival material and creating descriptive records for archives is required. Original and copy cataloging experience is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current bibliographic and archival description standards (MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, DACS, LC subject headings, Library of Congress Classification, AAT, and authority control) is required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to: work with integrated library systems and web-based applications; conduct high-level research using primary sources as well as digital and print resources; provide instruction and orientations to library patrons; work with statistics; and work effectively independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and will have successfully demonstrated initiative and attention to detail. Knowledge of contemporary art is strongly preferred. Mobility throughout the building, ability to operate general office equipment, and ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds is required. Full-time schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.
Please apply at http://www2.mcachicago.org/employment


Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Term), Harvard’s Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA

https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176086815

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for processing archival collections, including arranging and describing, cataloguing, rehousing, tracking locations and transferring to storage. The position is also responsible for managing digitization projects of the Museum’s large holdings of photographic collections. The position is needed to prepare Peabody archival collections for a proposed renovation, to track and move collections, and to establish intellectual control over the backlog of unprocessed archival collections and new accessions. This position will rehouse, catalogue, track and coordinate move of photographic material to off-site storage locations. Rehouse as needed, catalogue, track and coordinate move of map collection and oversize plans, prints and drawings (8,000+ items). Process (arrange, describe, rehouse, catalogue) archival collections to prepare for storage. Perform research pertaining to materials as needed to gain intellectual control. Oversee image scanning projects by student and LHT employees; provides training in technical procedures. Performs quality control of TMS (The Museum System) data associated with digital projects. Assists with the daily activities in the Peabody Museum Archives as needed. Other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:
Two years experience as a collections technician, archivist assistant or related position in an archive, library or museum working directly with archival collections

Additional Qualifications:
Knowledge of issues of handling, storage, and preservation of fragile archival collections. Solid knowledge of established archival standards and best practices for processing archival materials. Proficiency with relational databases such as TMS (The Museum System), and knowledge of basic metadata and descriptive standards for anthropological collections. Technology skills, including digital imaging hardware and software, , Microsoft Office, XML, HTML and EAD. Familiarity with archaeology and anthropology disciplines. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and communicate effectively with museum staff. Excellent organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and focus on designated tasks to meet project deadlines. Ability to lift heavy boxes.

Additional Information:
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources

A strong internal candidate has been identified

This is a term position with a scheduled end date of Dec. 31, 2016


Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Temp., P/T), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

The Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking candidates for a temporary part-time Archives Assistant position. The position is 14 hours per week for six months, working on a project to survey archival materials held by curatorial and other departments throughout the Museum under the direction of the Chief Librarian and Managing Archivist.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Survey archival materials in Museum offices to determine number of distinct collections, their physical extent and condition, preservation needs, and research potential
  • Enter information about archival collections into survey database.

Requirements and Qualifications

Experience and Skills

  • Basic knowledge of preservation and conservation practices for historical records required.
  • Familiarity with archival surveys, and with standards for the arrangement and description of archival collections required.
  • Experience entering information into Microsoft Access or similar database required.
  • Strong oral communication skills required.

Knowledge and Education

  • BA degree in art history, history or related field required.
  • Some coursework completed towards Masters Degree in Library Science, Information Science, or History/Archival Management required.

Please send a cover letter and resume to lib.search@metmuseum.org , with “archives assistant” in the subject line.

http://libmma.org/portal/temporary-part-time-archives-assistant-20150618


Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407424000

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch and serves as an Archivist in the Records Management and Archives Branch.

Incumbent is responsible for the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and management of the permanently valuable historical records of the Architect of the Capitol. Because the Architect of the Capitol is exempted by law from sending the agency’s permanent records to the National Archives, the Archivist performs a range of duties normally undertaken by the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Duties include:

– Evaluating and accessioning historical paper and electronic records as documentary evidence of the administrative history of the agency and the history of the Capitol Complex.

-Organizing, maintaining, and preserving the permanent records of the AOC in textual and electronic format following the highest archival standards.

-Researching the history of the United States Capitol utilizing the historical records of the agency.

-Assisting the Chief of the Records Management and Archives Branch on matters of records retention and management, archival storage, and planning of microfilming/scanning projects as well as overseeing the daily work of Archives Technicians and summer employees.

-Performing reference services in the records of the Architect for AOC staff and contractors, congressional staff, government agencies, scholars, and the public.

-Conducting research in the historical records and published sources and drafting clear and concise responses to reference requests.

-Working with others to implement and maintain an electronic document and records management system to manage records across the AOC and researching new methods of representing descriptive information for access, incorporating finding aids, databases, and the AOC Guide to Historical Records.

-Conducting agency records inventories in order to update the records schedules in AOC jurisdictions.

-Developing and implementing the agency’s oral history program.

-Presenting results of research in the form of inventories, reports, and presentations.

***A Master’s Degree in archival or library science is preferred***