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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.