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.
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: 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
Unpaid Internship: Archives Assistant, The Dennis Hopper Art Trust, Hollywood, CAPosted: June 29, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Internships | Tags: archives, california, Internships Comments Off on Unpaid Internship: Archives Assistant, The Dennis Hopper Art Trust, Hollywood, CA
Job Opening Title: Archive Assistant Intern
Institution/Organization Name: The Dennis Hopper Art Trust
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Hollywood, Ca, USA
Years of experience required: entry level okay
The Dennis Hopper Art Trust Archive is looking for 1-2 interns to work approximately 10 hours per week (Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-4pm to start for training with Archivist). More hours are available if interested or needed for academic credit.
The DHAT Archive is in need of responsible and precise individuals to assist with archival data & image entry, photo research and scanning for import into a new Art and Archive database.
This position is available to begin immediately and will continue for the Summer semester. There is a possibility that the position can carry over to or begin again in the Fall for internship credit for the right candidate.
Contact Name: Jennifer Vanoni
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: 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: 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.
Job Postings!Posted: June 11, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, archives, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Postings!
Art Librarian – Special Collections and Archives
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens
Media Curation Librarian
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Museum Specialist (Art) (Photo Archives)
Job Posting: Archivist / Curator, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ONPosted: June 1, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, Canada, curation, Ontario Comments Off on Job Posting: Archivist / Curator, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
June 26, 2015
This position reports to the Director of Patron Services and New Media and is responsible for leading the efforts to acquire, preserve, catalogue, describe and provide access to archives materials and special collections materials. This includes developing processes for the routine acquisition, preservation and access of archives materials created by the National Arts Centre (NAC) and serving as an expert in assessing preservation and access needs for archives materials.
The incumbent also acts as custodian of the NAC’s fine arts collection. He/She plans and oversees the arrangement, cataloguing and exhibition of collections, including online exhibits and, along with the Assistant Archivist and the New Media Senior Project Manager and Strategy Analyst, maintains the collections. He/She also researches topics or items relevant to the collections.
Salary: currently under review
Status: Full-time, continuing
Start date: September 1, 2015
– Bachelor’s degree in archival science, history, fine arts or a related discipline and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in an archives environment and two (2) years of experience in the design, development and implementation of a content management system (CMS); or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
– Excellent knowledge of archival management practices and concepts, content management systems, procedures, legislation, methodology and techniques;
– Experience managing budgets and complex projects;
– Experience working with archive organizations and associations and the performing arts in Canada;
– Experience in managing collections of theatrical and performing arts artifacts;
– Experience overseeing the planning, development and presentation of exhibits; including online exhibits;
– Strong time management skills to coordinate activities and adhere to planning process timelines;
– Ability to assess operational requirements and to develop and implement operational policies and procedures;
– Experience with content management systems (CMS);
– Excellent knowledge of computer applications (MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat);
– Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality;
– Bilingualism in both official languages is a strong asset.
Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.
Job Opportunity: Archives Technician (Cataloger), Term, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DCPosted: May 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, Cataloging, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Archives Technician (Cataloger), Term, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
This position is located in the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (FSA). The galleries are devoted to the research, acquisition, exhibition, care, and management of the collections of Asian art in each museum and American art in the Freer Gallery. The two museums are co administered and share the same staff; however, they maintain separate identities. The collections of both museums are complementary, and provide extensive resources for original research, exhibitions, and the preservation of the cultural heritage of Asia.
The incumbent applies expert research techniques to serve as a manuscripts collections cataloger, responsible for creating online records representing overall collections, series, and item descriptions illustrated with digital representations. The records are made available online through the Smithsonian’s Collections Search Center (CSC).
- Cataloging extensive holdings of documents, photographs, drawings and ephemera relating to the history, scholarship and appreciation of Asian and Near Eastern art, archaeological and architecture.
- Link records to digital surrogates uploaded into the Smithsonian’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS).
- Support the identification of portions of collections to be cataloged and made available online and research the accuracy and thoroughness of catalog entries.
Job Posts in Canada This WeekPosted: May 14, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic, archives, Canada, scholarly communications Comments Off on Job Posts in Canada This Week
Instructor, English (knowledge of Visual Arts Discourse), Yukon College, Dawson City
Salary: $37.87 to $45.08 hourly
Initial Review Date: May 25, 2015
The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) Foundation Year is an accredited art program that integrates foundational studies in traditional and contemporary art practices. Yukon College is seeking a qualified, energetic individual to join the Yukon SOVA team to instruct English for the 2015 Fall Semester.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, knowledge of Visual Arts Discourse and previous experience instructing adults in a post-secondary education environment. A combination of related education and experience may also be considered.
Executive Director, Common Weal Community Arts, Regina, SK
As the Executive Director of Common Weal Community Arts you are responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
You are passionate about the arts as a catalyst for community development and are knowledgeable of current challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of Common Weal Community Arts.
You demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of community arts programming planning and delivery.
You demonstrate an ability to work with groups from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
You work effectively with the Board to fulfill all aspects of financial planning and management for the organization.
You hire and supervise staff members and create and maintain a highly functioning team environment while promoting the strategic directions of the organization.
You have a university degree in a related field or equivalent experience within the arts/culture field.
Historical Archives Cultural Services Officer, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
Salary Range: $43,776-$53,680
Closing Date: May 18, 2015
Reporting to the Curator of Education and Public Programs, the Assistant Curator of Education assists with the design and delivery of education programs, both on and off-site, for schools, the public, and community organizations. Primary responsibilities include developing, scheduling, and implementing age-appropriate school tours and studio programs; recruitment, training, monitoring, and evaluation of volunteer gallery guides; liaison and scheduling with school educators and administrators. Responsibilities may also include presentation of specially-designed tours for children, youth, and adults with special needs, and specific corporate groups. The Assistant Curator of Education supports the design and implementation of the Summer School of the Arts and the March Break, and Family Sunday programs including the co-ordination of art instructors, purchase of studio supplies and art materials, liaison with parents and caregivers, and of the registration process and attends to the details of running the art classes. Responsibilities also include supporting specially-designed outreach programs with such groups as healthcare institutions and other community organizations. Incumbent may be requested to assist with the development of interpretive materials as related to exhibitions and specific programs.
Scholarly Communications Librarian, Memorial University, St Johns, NF
Archives Animator, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB (Young Canada Works job)
Due to the nature of funding for this position, applicants must be 30 or under and beginning or returning to full-time studies in the fall.
The AA will play an essential role in community outreach and engagement, promoting awareness of Latitude 53 and the artists who have worked with us throughout the greater Edmonton region and beyond. Our ideal candidate is comfortable working with alternative mediums, and understanding of alternative mindsets; skilled with common productivity software in a Mac OS environment; able to work and communicate with diverse groups; and possesses some familiarity of contemporary art and community relations.
The primary duties of the AA will be to:
1. Lead the planning and implementation of community outreach efforts which employ our archives;
2. Assist with the planning and implementation of complementary programming that deepends audiences’, and artists’, engagement with our archives;
3. Help us plan how to transition our archives to an accessible digital platform, and then oversee that transition; and
4. Assist us with finding new or different methods of presenting our archival material.
These duties will culminate in a reworking of our archives that is both very significant and very visible–if you complete this project successfully, you will have a very prominent piece of work to feature in your CV or portfolio.
This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position with a term of 12 weeks and a rate of pay of $13.25 per hour. We would like the AA to begin in late May and finish in late August.
Unpaid Internship: Media Archive Intern (Summer 2015), Witness, Brooklyn, NYPosted: May 11, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Internships | Tags: archives, audio visual, new york, NYC Comments Off on Unpaid Internship: Media Archive Intern (Summer 2015), Witness, Brooklyn, NY
We require a minimum commitment of 2 months, for at least 16 hours a week. Internships are unpaid. Preference is given to intern applicants receiving credit at their educational institution. All internships are based in our Brooklyn office, convenient to the Atlantic Terminal / Barclays Center (2,3,4,5,B,D,Q,N, & R trains), LIRR, and the C (Lafayette) and G (Fulton) trains.
The WITNESS Media Archive is a repository of over 5000 hours of video, both tape- and file-based, recorded and produced by human rights activists around the world over the past 20 years. The Media Archive is also a leader in the development of training resources aimed at non-professional archivists and activists who are managing their own human rights video collections.
Interns train under the supervision of an Archivist, performing a variety of hands-on tasks including cataloging, tape capture, digital ingest, research / reference, access provision, documentation of archival processes, training resource development support, and other administrative tasks for the archive.
By the end of the internship, the intern will have learned how to:
Create metadata for unpublished human rights video footage in a cataloging database.
Handle and identify various video formats in the collection.
Use software tools to capture, analyze, view, transfer video files.
Understand the processes and components of a digital archiving workflow within a small organization.
Liaise with content creators and program staff to acquire content for the archive.
We are seeking interns enrolled in a graduate program related to moving image archiving and preservation, archival studies, or library/information science. We also review applications from recent graduates who may be seeking the same type of mentorship and educational focus related to their career choice or educational background.
Job Posting: Visual Media Archivist, SCAD, Savannah, GAPosted: May 11, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, audio visual, georgia Comments Off on Job Posting: Visual Media Archivist, SCAD, Savannah, GA
There appears not to be any salary info or deadlines attached to this post.
The visual media archivist reports to the photography director, and will oversee and maintain the video and photography archives at SCAD. In this position, you will become infinitely knowledgeable about all of SCAD’s official imagery, past and present.
You will be responsible for quickly and creatively fulfilling archive requests for photo and video needs to internal and external partners, as well as ensuring widespread proper usage of our most up-to-date videos and photos. You will also upload all new photo and video work onto visual media servers while ensuring file names and metadata are in compliance with established university archival rules to allow optimal searchability.
– Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
– Some knowledge of video compression software and digital asset management systems
– A keen eye for detail and exceptional organizational abilities
Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, the Guggenheim Foundation, NYCPosted: May 11, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, new york, NYC Comments Off on Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, the Guggenheim Foundation, NYC
There is no application deadline and no salary information provided.
- Responsible for accessioning archival materials including both paper and electronic; interact with staff to evaluate record submissions.
- Process (arrange, describe, re-house) archival materials according to current industry standards including creation of processing plans; appraisal evaluations; and DACS-compliant EAD finding aids and MARC records.
- Provide reference services for in-house staff and external researchers as directed, including researching and answering reference questions for staff, and providing reference assistance via telephone, e-mail and in person for external researchers.
- Supervise archives interns and volunteers as needed providing a friendly and challenging work environment.
- Ensure quality and uniformity of archives records; perform retrospective changes or upgrades to individual records as needed.
- Collaborate on special projects with curatorial, registrar, legal, and other museum departments as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements:
MLIS or equivalent; Bachelor’s in Art or Art history preferred
Minimum three years experience working with archival collections
Strong communication and organizational skills
Must be able to lift up to 40 lb boxes
Knowledge of Museum purposes, organization, and procedures preferred.
Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently in various environments ranging from office setting to warehouse storage facilities.
Job Posting: Project Archivist (Photos), History Colorado, DenverPosted: April 30, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, Colorado, photographs 1 Comment
Job Opening Title: Project Archivist, Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project
Institution/Organization Name: History Colorado
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Denver, CO
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
Years of experience required: 1
This position reports to the Curator of Photography and is a full-time, two-year position funded by an NHPRC Access to Historical Records grant. The Project Archivist will be responsible for completing the goals and results of the “Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project” by processing, arranging, describing, digitizing, and publicizing four of History Colorado’s most important collections of twentieth-century photography: the David DeHarport collection; Winter Prather collection; Aultman Studio collection; and Fred Payne Clatworthy collection. In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, this work must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan.
-Research, arrange, and describe the David DeHarport, Winter Prather, Aultman Studio, and Fred Payne Clatworthy photograph and manuscript collections, in accordance with institutional procedures.
-Rehouse photographs and manuscripts in the project collections as needed, in accordance with professional and institutional preservation standards. Assess and provide appropriate physical care and storage of these materials.
-Produce EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records to project collections using Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
-Digitize 600 selected photographs from the project collections and write metadata for them, in accordance with institutional procedures, for inclusion in the “History Colorado Online Collection” Argus.net database.
-Provide regular public updates on the progress of the grant project and actively engage audiences with photographs from and stories about the project collections through Facebook, Wikipedia, blog posts, journal articles, conference poster sessions, and public talks.
-Supervise, as needed and under the direction of the Curator of Photography, project volunteers and interns.
-In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, these responsibilities must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan. The Project Archivist therefore must be attentive to planning, time-management, and the scope of work for the grant project and to strictly adhere to the deadlines set by the Curator of Photography.
Read the full announcement and apply at the Open Competitive Job Opportunities option at Colorado Div of Human Resources.
Job Posting: Digital Archives / Media Management Intern, Preservation Maryland, BaltimorePosted: April 30, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, audio video, Maryland Comments Off on Job Posting: Digital Archives / Media Management Intern, Preservation Maryland, Baltimore
Digital Archivist/Media Management Intern
Summer 2015, 10 week term, 30 hours/week, $4500 stipend
Preservation Maryland is recruiting an intern to process its digital and physical media collections for current and future use. Digital collections include an estimated 12,000 digital images; physical collections include over 6,000 slides, 1,000 photographs, and 100 CDs. The project will include building knowledge on media archiving strategies, including inventory, metadata, organization, rights, workflow development, and media migration strategies.
· Inventory and organize the digital image collections at Preservation Maryland so they are secure and can easily be found and used by staff members.
· Assess, stabilize, and plan for the digitization of legacy physical media content at Preservation Maryland so they can be preserved and used now and into the future. Collections include slides, photographs, CDs, and related ephemera.
· Inventory and assess the digital photo collections held at Preservation Maryland (estimates at 12,000 digital assets), including documentation of technical specs, current metadata, organizational structure, rights concerns and use requirements.
· Make recommendations on establishing file naming conventions and organizational directory structure for internal masters.
· Build an embedded metadata process for the collection by establishing consistent fields and content standards. Build a controlled vocabulary of keywords to tag the collection.
· Process the collection, adding embedded metadata, bulk editing file names, and uploading them to Flickr for access and use. Develop consistent process for uploading images to Flickr for ease of searching the collection and retrieval.
· Working with Preservation Maryland staff, establish workflows for use and access of the internal collection by various staff members,
· Create accession workflows for new images added to the collection so they can be processed and added to the collection properly.
· Review and assess inventory of physical collection items.
· Migrate CD content and process with developed digital collection strategies.
· Research estimates for outsourcing digitization of slide and photo collection, and ephemera.
Training in media archiving and processing strategies is required, including metadata standards, file naming conventions, workflow development, and rights management. Digital archiving and preservation knowledge is a plus. Past experience with Adobe Bridge, file inventory tools, Flickr and Creative Commons is a plus.
About Preservation Maryland
Since 1931, Preservation Maryland has worked to protect the places, stories and communities in Maryland that matter. As a non-profit organization, it works with partners across the state to accomplish this important mission and protect the Best of Maryland.
How to Apply
Send your resume, a cover letter specific to relevant work or academic experience, and two references to Meagan Baco, Director of Communications, email@example.com. Contact 410-685-2886 for more information. Applications will be acknowledged, and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Job Posting: Audiovisual Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPosted: April 30, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, audio video, north carolina Comments Off on Job Posting: Audiovisual Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
POSITION: Audiovisual Archivist (At Will Appointment)
AVAILABLE: August 1, 2015
The University of North Carolina seeks an energetic and collegial Audiovisual Archivist to participate in a grant project exploring workflow and large-scale digitization for preservation of and access to sound and moving-image materials from the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/) in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/).
The Audiovisual Archivist will participate in the development of an integrated management system for sound and moving-image materials from accessioning through digitization for preservation and access. Reporting to the Head of Archival Technical Services and working closely with the SFC Curator, Audiovisual Conservator, and the Applications Analyst, the Audiovisual Archivist will process and catalog incoming and previously held SFC collections. The position will include: accessioning collections; appraisal; collection or item-level arrangement and description for archival collections; updating descriptions in legacy finding aids following digitization; and linking digital access copies to the finding aid. The Audiovisual Archivist will also participate in the writing of reports to the granting agency, as required.
The Southern Folklife Collection is one of the nation’s foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production. We do this to advance the study and public recognition of these art forms, and support the educational, research and service missions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or MA in sound or moving-image preservation. Demonstrated experience with archival accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description, and finding aid creation. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of archival arrangement and description. Demonstrated understanding of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of legacy audio and moving image media. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and students. Working knowledge of current and emerging trends in the archiving and preservation of audiovisual materials.
Preferred: A minimum of two years previous employment in an audiovisual archive or similar environment. Experience with MARC cataloging. Familiarity with audiovisual copyright issues. Demonstrated project management and planning experience. Experience contributing to grant projects.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
Salary and Benefits
This is an At Will Appointment, contingent upon the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/74166 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
Job Opportunity: Production Art Cataloger (Part-time), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CAPosted: April 21, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, performing arts Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Production Art Cataloger (Part-time), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA
The Production Art Cataloger is responsible for creating production art database records. This is a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Production Art Librarian.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Production Art Cataloger’s duties include organizing and processing new collections and small gifts as well as backlogged collections: creating original catalog records in the Inmagic Production Art db; foldering and boxing collections; assessing materials for conservation; updating Location Manager records; managing the transfer of materials between the Graphic Arts department offices at the library and at the Pickford Center; and assisting with the processing of requests for reproductions; pulling material for weekly conservation photography orders.
•Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, communications or art history required.
•M.L.I.S. or a student working towards the degree.
•Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment.
•Understanding of archival principles.
•Knowledge of, and interest in, film history and research required.
•Knowledge of art and print processes.
•Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment.
•Fluent English-language communication skills.
•Practiced in handling fragile materials.
•Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits.
•Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently.
•Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues.
•Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.
•Ability to retrieve and refile heavy boxes from shelving units using ladders and/or stepstools.
•Will need to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.
•Will need to climb stairs.