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

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Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – FIT – NY,NY

Job Description:

Full-time staff member to curate digital-image databases for department teaching and other activities. Responsibilities include: acquiring and cataloguing digital images for in-house and subscribed databases; working with Department Technologist and FIT Library in maintaining and expanding FIT Digital Image Library (FITDIL); creating and managing workflow for digital-image database maintenance; working with faculty to maintain currency and accuracy of databases and their metadata; orienting new faculty with available databases; maintain survey-course and textbook files for course-specific image folders; responsibility for the department and major’s visual materials and presence in the college.

Requirements:

M.A. in Art History; reading knowledge of French, German, Italian; library experience: familiarity with ULAN, Library of Congress headings, Getty Thesaurus; computer literacy.

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Job Opportunity – Architecture Librarian – City College of New York

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The City College Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief of the Architecture Library. The successful candidate will be service oriented and enthusiastic in working with library patrons.

The Librarian is responsible for directing the Architecture Library (the Library) located in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The Library is one of six CCNY libraries, and the successful candidate will join a campus-wide community of approximately 21 professional librarians, 20 administrative support staff, and 50+ student assistants. The Library has a growing collection of some 30,000 architecture monographs and bound journals, subscriptions to approximately 150 architecture-related journals in print and online, both domestic and foreign. The library additionally provides access to a large and growing collection of electronic books.

The Library serves the students, faculty, and visiting professors in undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Sustainable Urbanism. The Library serves as a significant information resource center.

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Job Opportunity – Department Assistant – Library and Archives – MoMA

Department Assistant | Library and Archives
Provides administrative support to the chiefs of MoMA Library and Archives. Works with supervisors on annual budget preparation, processes accounts payable and receivable, and monitors departmental spending. Plans and organizes meetings and events for both departments and constituent groups, including Trustee Committee on Archives, Library, and Research and the Library Council. Tracks dues payment for the Trustee Committee and the Library Council, as well as gifts and grants for specific projects for both departments. Works with Library Council editor on yearly artist’s book project. Tracks and records staff attendance on a weekly basis. Oversees maintenance of physical plant, and relations with outside service vendors. Serves as liaison to Information Technology department. Coordinates outgoing Library exchange program. Provides administrative support for archival research functions, including fact checking, drafting letters, logging, pulling materials, and scheduling appointments. Performs administrative support duties. Reports to Chief of Library and Chief of Archives.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, with a major or minimum of 16 credits in art history; knowledge of modern art preferred. Minimum of three years relevant administrative experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Excellent organizational skills. Proficiency with tracking finance and budgets. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to take direction and work as part of a team. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.

MoMA Jobs application guidelines

If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.


Job Posting – Library Assistant (P/T) – Brooklyn Museum

Library Assistant (P/T)—Libraries and Archives

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have experience working in a museum library setting; excellent and accurate communication and computer skills; the ability to perform detailed work such as creating, entering, and searching bibliographic data; and knowledge of library automated systems, such as OCLC and MARC formats. M.L.S. student preferred.

Responsibilities: The Library Assistant’s main responsibilities include ordering acquisitions and recording them into a shared Library Online Catalog; maintaining financial records and processing invoices; maintaining the stacks, including labeling, shelving, and shifting the collections; packaging and mailing interlibrary loans and other library projects; circulating materials to Museum staff; assisting both the Museum staff and the public onsite and via phone, letter, fax, and email; and photocopying, scanning, and other general office work.

Work schedule: 20 hours a week, Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Saturdays of the month from October to June, and possible late hours on Thursdays

To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter via email to job.library.assistant@brooklynmuseum.org.

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Job Posting – Archives Manager – Whitney Museum of American Art

Description
The full-time Archives Manager manages and processes historical archive collections of the Museum and oversees records management of recent Museum records. The position also oversees all data related to archival collections and assists staff and researchers with archives research.

Other Responsibilities: Processes, describes, and manages Museum archival collections; works with Museum departments to comply with Museum’s Records Retention Policy and Schedules; manages new records accessions following records retention schedule, oversees transfer and retrieval of archive materials’ from offsite and onsite storage spaces; maintains inventories of archival boxes in storage and their physical arrangement in storage; updates the Archives Finding aid to reflect newly processed archives; manages and answers research and references requests for Archives from staff and external researchers; supervision of processing progress of Project Assistant Archivist and interns; front desk reference responsibilities as scheduled

Requirements: 4 years’ experience in archival management, processing, and description; MLIS degree (with art history or studio art experience preferred); fluency in archival standards, such as EAD and DACs; operating knowledge Access databases and of archival management systems, such as ArchiveSpace; knowledge of art history and contemporary American art; preservation awareness; understanding the function and processes of both libraries and archives; good communication skills.

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Job Opportunity – Archives Assistant – Joan Mitchell Foundation – NY,NY

Position Description:
The Joan Mitchell Foundation is seeking candidates for an Archives Assistant position. The Archives Assistant will help further the mission and objectives of the Archives through support of daily operations, assisting the Archivist with a wide range of short and long-term projects. The Archives is located in the Foundation’s newly opened Education & Research Center in Manhattan.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Archives overview:
The mission of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Archives is to collect, organize, and preserve primary and secondary source materials related to Joan Mitchell and her work, and to make its collections available to researchers. In addition, the Archives aims to promote an informed and enduring appreciation of Mitchell’s life and work through research support, educational publications, exhibitions, the Foundation’s website, public programming and other avenues as appropriate.

Responsibilities and related tasks will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Respond to reference queries, both in person and remotely
• Supervise researchers on-site; maintain calendar for research visits
• Scan and/or photograph materials as necessary
• Maintain and update systems for tracking materials as they enter the Archives; document and track exhibition loans
• Assist with cataloging of photo assets in collections management database
• Field copyright permission requests for images of Mitchell’s work; in collaboration with the Archivist, manage license agreement, approval, review and color correction processes
• Maintain and regularly update exhibition and bibliographical lists; ensure that Foundation’s website content is accurate and current
• In collaboration with the Archivist, produce educational materials about Mitchell and her work
• In collaboration with the Archivist, arrange and describe archival materials in all formats in accordance with professional standards and best practices
• Survey existing storage conditions and re-house archival materials when necessary
• Assist with planning and research related to exhibitions, as appropriate
• Purchase materials and supplies as needed

More information and application instructions here.