Job Posting: Oral Histories Fellowship (Paid, F/T), BOMB Magazine, NY, NYPosted: July 23, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: fellowships, jobs, new york city 1 Comment
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.
Job Postings: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, ORPosted: July 15, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Architecture, jobs Comments Off on 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:
Salary and Benefits:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, MIPosted: July 15, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs Comments Off on Job Postings: Art & Design Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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.
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.
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
– 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.
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.
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, NHPosted: July 15, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs Comments Off on Job Posting: Collections Manager (Temp, P/T), Phillips Exeter Academy Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
email@example.com. 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.
Job Opportunity: Digital Asset Manager Global Brand Design, Herman Miller, Holland, MIPosted: July 10, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, Digital Curation, jobs Comments Off on 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Opportunity for Recent Grads: Library Practicum, The Banff Centre Library, Banff, AB, CanadaPosted: July 10, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: Canada, [ Opportunities ] Comments Off on 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
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, MAPosted: July 7, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, archives, jobs, museum Comments Off on Job Posting: Archives Assistant, Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MA
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.
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, NYPosted: July 7, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs, new york Comments Off on Job Posting: College Assistant, Art Library, Queens College, Queens, NY
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.
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
BA, BFA or equivalent experience; MA, MFA, MLS degree or candidacy, and art experience or interest are
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
a cover letter
names of 3 professional references
sample web work (e.g., a url) welcome
For questions, email@example.com / 718 997-3770 or 718 997-3771
Job Posting: Exhibit Coordinator (Temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NY, NYPosted: July 7, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Exhibitions, jobs, new york Comments Off on Job Posting: Exhibit Coordinator (Temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NY, NY
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.
– 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 OperaPosted: June 29, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, california, music Comments Off on Job Posting: Director of Archive, San Francisco Opera
§ Master’s Degree in Library Science with a concentration in archives
§ Preferred degree in history
§ Minimum ten years’ archiving management experience
§ Able to establish, grow and advocate for the Company’s first official
§ Able to ensure the Archive is a living/ongoing resource for the
Company, its supporters, artists, academia, and the public
§ Serve as a key role in the preparation of the Company’s upcoming
§ Able to establish best practices for the evolving San Francisco
§ 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
§ 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
Job Postings: Copyright and Fair Use Librarian and Digital Repository Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, TXPosted: June 29, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, texas Comments Off on Job Postings: Copyright and Fair Use Librarian and Digital Repository Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
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.
Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Term), Harvard’s Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MAPosted: June 25, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, job postings, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Term), Harvard’s Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA
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.
Two years experience as a collections technician, archivist assistant or related position in an archive, library or museum working directly with archival collections
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.
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, NYPosted: June 23, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, jobs, museums Comments Off on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , with “archives assistant” in the subject line.
Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DCPosted: June 22, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: Architecture, archives, job postings, jobs Comments Off on Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC
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.
– 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***
Job Posting: Software Developers (2), The Getty, Los Angeles, CAPosted: June 22, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: job postings, jobs Comments Off on Job Posting: Software Developers (2), The Getty, Los Angeles, CA
For any librarians who are also coders….
I’m looking for two good library coders to join my team at the Getty<http://www.getty.edu> Research Institute<http://www.getty.edu/research/>.
Our current team is made up of myself, three more software engineers, and a UX designer (3 female, 2 male).
Our current projects include:
1. Rebuilding the Getty Research Portal<http://portal.getty.edu/portal/landing> The Portal is a search index for art history texts digitized by the Getty and other museums and libraries around the world. It’s a simple catalog of records with links to the digitized items hosted by the conrtibuting intitutions. It was built several years ago as a custom Java + Solr application. We are moving it to an ElasticSearch index and putting a nicer UI on top which we intend to build with Angular.js.
2. Rebuilding the Provenance Index<http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/provenance/search.html> The Provenance Index is a collection of databases containing records of auction house transactions, dealer stock books, archival inventories, etc., which enable users to trace the provenance of a piece of artwork, conduct research of art markets, and study the history of collecting. The current system was built 30 years ago as a non-integrated collection of flat file databases. We are going to rebuild the entire system as a Linked Data application.
3. Scholar’s Workspace This web application is an online environment for art historians to conduct collaborative research by sharing images of artwork, facsimiles of transcripts, and other digital surrogates. They can annotate these items, create comparisons, build bibliographies, etc. — essentially all the actions and discussions they need to conduct collaborative research. A proof-of-concept system was already built in Drupal by another team and has been used on a couple research projects. My team will build the production version (not in Drupal, possibly in Django + Angular…Djangular??) and make use of some appropriate standards such as IIIF and Open Annotation.
4. Digital Archives Navigation Application (DANA) This project will be a complete rethinking of how we present archival collections to users. We intend to break apart the siloed nature of EAD encoded finding aids, and link reources within a collection and between multiple collections and across multiple applications (such as the Portal and Provenance Index mentioned above, along with many others).
5. Digitization, Automation, ‘Flow & Tracking (DAFT) We digitize a lot of stuff here, and we have been given a mandate to double our output. Our workflows grew organically over the years and are filled with exceptions, workarounds, switchbacks, and offshoots. If we’re going to continue to grow, we need to do some pruning and add some structure. We have recently begun mapping the entire workflow and my team will build a an application to track (and automate as much as possible) every item digitized, from the moment of selection, through every step of processing, and finally to the upload into various repositories like the Getty Research Portal, the Internet Archive, and the Hathi Trust. This will be built almost exclusively with Python/Django.
The Getty is a great place to work. The environment is second to none in beauty<http://www.getty.edu/visit/center/>. We have a team of good natured people. And we get every other Friday off!
If you’re interested you can find the job applications here:
Software Engineer<https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2592/software-engineer/job> (1-4 years experience) Software Engineer<https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2593/software-engineer/job> (5+ years experience)
Feel free to contact me with questions.
Joshua Gomez | Sr. Software Engineer
Getty Research Institute | Los Angeles, CA
Job Posts in Canada this weekPosted: June 20, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: Canada Comments Off on Job Posts in Canada this week
Social and Digital Media Strategist, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Duties and Responsibilities
• Create manage and execute social media and online communications strategies and campaigns with clear and defined objectives and measurements
• Lead development of new online content by working with various AGA departments (Curatorial, Education, Shop, Art Rental); guide subject-matter experts to leverage, and adapt content for, social media outreach initiatives
• Manage, update and monitor the AGA’s social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. working with appropriate AGA team members to facilitate online conversations
• Manage AGA website content and search engine marketing; ensure up-to-date information; consistent messaging; adapting content based on promotional priorities and analytics
• Manage the AGA’s e-newsletter, including planning and compiling content, analyzing data and setting broadcast dates
• Work with the AGA’s Marketing & Communications team to integrate online communications into broader marketing plans; maintain consistent messaging and voice across platforms and seek out promotional and profile building opportunities
• Monitor, report on and make recommendations based on social media trends, responses to campaigns, user experience, etc.
• Liaise with external web company and manage retainer budget
• Produce or manage the production of multi-media content
Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary, AB
Responsibilities will include:
- collaborating with faculty, researchers and students to advance digital research initiatives and partnerships such as the Digital Scholars Lab, in conjunction with Digitization and Repository Services, Research Data and Visualization, Spatial and Numeric Data Services, the Copyright Office, the Prairie Regional Research Data Centre, liaison librarians and other subject specialists
- providing project planning and management, programming, and expertise for digital scholarship projects and participating as an active partner on project teams
- coordinating scholarly communication initiatives
- facilitating effective communication with the University community concerning LCR¿s digital initiatives and services
- participating in professional and campus initiatives involving new and emerging models of digital scholarship and scholarly communication
- identifying relevant best practices and standards in digital scholarship technologies
- supporting the development of the knowledge and understanding of scholarly communication issues to assist LCR colleagues with their participation in, and support of, digital scholarship projects
- tracking current issues and trends in digital scholarship and scholarly communication and promoting awareness among colleagues
Museum and Archives Specialist, Royal Roads University Library, Victoria, BC
Reporting to the University Librarian, you will bring expertise to the Library team and support the university by providing professional services and advice in the management of both the Museum and the University Archives. You will identify and apply appropriate standards and principles to accession, describe, conserve, house, and determine conditions of access to, and display of, museum and archival materials and collections. In addition you will provide reference service, interpretation, and expert advice for internal and external customers regarding the history of the campus and the lands on which it lies, liaise with units on campus and external donors to identify and select historical materials of enduring value to be retained or acquired, and bring museum and archival expertise to university groups and projects related to culture and heritage. You will promote access to the museum and archives in a number of ways, including through digitization initiatives and the development and stewardship of online services.
Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, archives, Canada, conservation, toronto Comments Off on Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto
Description and duties:
This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and leading the conservation and preservation program for the circulating, rare book, and archival collections of the John M. Kelly Library and the University of St. Michael’s College Archives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Develops a new conservation laboratory
– Assesses and monitors collections and their physical spaces
– Determines and executes appropriate physical treatment of items
– Coordinates digitization for preservation initiatives in conjunction with other digitization initiatives
– Manages and train staff including full-time and part-time staff members, students and other assistants
– Uses performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement
– Assists with Exhibit Program including advising on best practices for exhibits as well as creating mounting plinths
– Maintains Kelly Library Disaster Plan for the collections and provides leadership during emergency or disaster situations
– Collaborates with library staff from University of Toronto and other Colleges
– Establishes and maintains a record-keeping system
– Maintains supplies and equipment
– Participates in presentations about the Library’s Conservation and Preservation program
– Performs other conservation and preservation functions as requiredQualifications:
– Master’s degree
– Training in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials (including paper, film, cassettes, books, photographs, born-digital files, artefacts) through a formal training program or on-the-job experience
– Minimum of 2 years of conservation and preservation experience
– Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
– In class teaching experience
– Familiarity with academic library procedures
– Ability to work effectively both independently or in a cooperative team environment
– Project management and leadership skills
– Experience with digitization processes and workflows for all formats of material
– Experience supervising students and staff
– Ability to be creative/innovative with limited resources
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Accuracy and attention to detail
– Ability to lift 20 kg.
– Thorough knowledge and understanding of safe handling of hazardous material
– Workplace flexibilityCompensation:
The university offers a competitive salary of $60,000.00.Additional information :
This is a non-union (management) position of 35 hours per week.
Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Canada, Copyright, toronto Comments Off on Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, Toronto
Ryerson University Library and Archives is currently seeking a Copyright and Open Access Assistant to aid with the creation of two subject specific LibGuides and well as the updating of Scholarly Communication and Copyright webpages. As well the successful candidate would expected to assist with updating transactional permissions in the University copyright database. The primary objective of this project is to create two new detailed, rich and informative LibGuides, one that focuses on Copyright and one that focuses on Scholarly Communication issues. Both will act as a core resource for information about copyright and scholarly communication at Ryerson University, and be useful for both faculty and students. These are new resources. The Copyright LibGuide will deal with issues of: instructor copyright compliance at the University including E-Reserves, student copyright information, copyright basics, fair dealing and other copyright exceptions, copyright exceptions, and copyright-free and Creative Commons resources that can be used in teaching and by students (open educational resources). The Scholarly Communication LibGuide will include an overview of Open Access, information of the Ryerson Digital Repository, the Open Access Author Fund, self-archiving strategies, predatory open access journals, basics of bibliometrics, author publishing agreements, the Tri-Council Open Access policy, open access journals (green versus gold), and an Open Access Resource reading list. As well the student will also work in the ARES database (the university copyright system for E-Reserves and the Bookstore).
Duties are performed under the direction of the Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian and in consultation with various subject librarians including the Digital Initiatives Librarian.
The successful candidate will work with subject librarians and the copyright technician to create two subject specific, dense, and multifaceted research guides using LibGuides. The successful applicant will use their communication, writing, research, editorial and organizational skills to create these guides. As well the student will assist in updating permission records in the University permission database.Qualifications:
Applicants will be in an upper year student in a professional librarian program or a student in their 2nd year of a Library Technician program.
They should know the Microsoft Office suite and Google applications.
Some familiarities with the creation of research guide, preferably LibGuides would be an asset. Permission management experience would also be desirable in the candidate.Compensation:
$21.00/hour plus benefitsAdditional information :
This is a temporary full time position with the duration of 10 weeks ending on Sept. 4th, 2015.
Job Posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator (OCULA New Librarian Residency), Ontario College of Art and Design University, TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, art schools, Canada, institutional repositories, toronto Comments Off on Job Posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator (OCULA New Librarian Residency), Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto
Library / Organization NameOntario College of Art and Design UniversityLibrary TypeAcademicJob Description
OCAD University is the recipient of the 2015 OCULA New Librarian Residency Award. Unique requirements of this contract position require the successful candidate to be a librarian who has graduated between May, 2013 and August, 2015. The OCULA New Librarian Residency position will be the resident’s first experience working as a professional librarian. The resident will be required to provide two reports to the OCULA Council and will be an ex-officio member of the OCULA Council during their residency.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator is responsible for planning and promoting a scholarly communications program in consultation with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders. Utilizing the capacity of the University’s new Institutional Repository (IR) http://openresearch.ocadu.ca, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator will support digital projects that liberate and showcase cultural assets and that preserve and openly disseminate the scholarly outputs of OCAD U graduate students, faculty and researchers.
Summary of Responsibilities:
- Assist the Systems Librarian/IR Administrator with day-to-day management of the Institutional Repository, including workflow, setup, and access processes for development and maintenance of content.
- Implement best practices for metadata; policies and procedures for the production, management, and preservation of digital content, including workflows, and quality control
- Review the Institutional Repository agreements with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders and, help develop a strategy to promote open access
- Undertake a publications/data inventory, in collaboration with the Director of Research Services, to identify needs and priorities
- Identify collaborative opportunities and recruit key producers (faculty, researchers, publication authors and editors); establish communities to contribute content and groups to guide specific projects
- Provide training and support to contributors (individuals, communities, and groups) on use, setup, content development and maintenance
- Work with the Library Heads to identify, describe and contribute content to the Institutional Repository from the Special Collections of Exhibition Documentation and Archival Media, Rare Books and Periodicals, Artists Books and Multiples, Zines, Student Publications, Posters, Photographs and other graphic objects from the University Archives
- Provide support to the department of Graduate Studies to enable uploading and/or direct deposit of e-theses by graduate students into the Institutional Repository; and to ensure that deposits follow the Institutional Repository and Library and Archives Canada Theses harvesting program guidelines
- Coordinate planning for Open Access Week activities; promote the Institutional Repository; develop and deliver workshops and online user training materials to increase awareness
- Graduate degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, completed between May, 2013 and August, 2015
- Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications (open access, author rights) and digital preservation
- Knowledge of copyright issues as related to scholarly communication and electronic publishing
- Experience providing user training, computer user support, and creating online user guides and educational resources, an asset
- Experience in conversion and formatting of digital objects, and metadata creation and quality control, an asset
- Knowledge of contemporary art and design
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to set and handle multiple priorities and meet short deadlines
- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as required
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse population
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. This one-year contract is expected to commence August 2015.
Compensation: $67,093 + 10% in lieu of vacation and benefits per annum
Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter online by selecting the “Apply for this Position” button below.
Job Posting: Photo Archivist, Disney Corporation, New York CityPosted: June 12, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, NYC, photographs Comments Off on Job Posting: Photo Archivist, Disney Corporation, New York City
Job Description The Photo Archivist works as a member of the Photography & Visual Communications team in our New York offices and will be responsible for conducting research for cataloging the photographic collection and history of all divisions of ABC, which includes multiple format negatives in color and black/white, prints, slides and transparencies. Responsibilities Responsibilities include preparation of images for outside scanning service including:
Collection, editing, properly coding photography and provide appropriate metadata (annotate titles, dates, programs and talent)
Set up procedure for tracking of round trip packages and ensuring quality control
Assisting the Librarian and Researcher in maintaining the information library (Snapshot) and Media Asset Retrieval System (MARS), which is a searchable index of visual assets
Registration of digital photography with US Copyright Office
Contributing to the department as a whole and perform other duties as assigned
Management of large amounts of images and data
Basic Qualifications Strong organizational skills
Experience with researching
At least intermediate experience in Adobe Photoshop and other photo editing programs (preferably Photo Mechanic)
MS Office Suite applications.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
At least 2 years of experience in a research and/or librarian profession
Photo editing experience required.
An occasional flexible schedule is required.
Preferred Qualifications At least 4-5 years of experience in a combination of research, photography, and/or copyright management.
Strong TV history knowledge is preferred.