Job posting: Scanning Technician Frick Art Reference Library part-time/temp

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of over 1,100
works of art from the thirteenth to nineteenth century, displayed
in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay
Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has
been open to the public since 1935.  It is one of the world’s
most perfect museums.  The Frick Art Reference Library, one of
the world’s leading centers for research in the history of art,
was founded in 1920 by Miss Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984) to
further the goals of “encouraging and developing the study of the
fine arts and of   advancing the general knowledge of ‘kindred
subjects.”

Job Summary

The Scanning Technician is responsible for operating a Zeutschel OS 12000
HQ book and document scanner at the Frick Art Reference Library. Tasks
include handling fragile library collections, scanning each page of each
book or other library item, monitoring scanning operations, ensuring scans
meet quality standards, and tracking scanning progress. Responsibilities
include:
•       Proper operation of Zeutschel scanning equipment. No previous experience
necessary, training will be provided.
•       Careful handling of fragile books and other library material for
scanning operation.
•       Evaluating scanned material to establish that scanning has been carried
out accurately.
•       Ensuring that the scanning operation is running smoothly and efficiently.
•       Managing, tracking, and reporting of scanning progress.
•       Troubleshooting basic scanning or PC (Windows 7) issues.

Details
The Scanning Technician reports to the Digital Project Manager and works
21 hours per week. Work hours take place between Monday and Friday
9:00-5:00. Schedule may be flexible, but must be consistent.

Qualifications
Successful candidates must be well organized, self-motivated, and capable
of handling library collections with care. The position requires standing
for long periods of time. Experience working in a library is preferred but
not required. Successful candidate will be trained by the conservators in
proper procedures for handling library materials and by the Digital
Project Manager in operation of the scanning equipment. Basic proficiency
with Windows 7 required. Proficiency with Adobe CS5 and Adobe Acrobat
preferred.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection
All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted
admission to most of New York’s finest museums.  Additionally, we provide
employees and volunteers with an extremely affordable lunch in our
employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases.  The Frick
Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent
opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Compensation:           $15 per hour.
This temporary position is expected to continue for 6 months or longer.

Contact:

Chief, Collections Preservation
jobs@frick.org
Email résumé and schedule (days and hours available).

No phone calls please.

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does
not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national
origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or
any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic
and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all
levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort
for a specific period of employment

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Job Posting: METRO Digitization Project Manager at the Frick Collection

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums; its sister research institution, the Frick Art Reference Library founded in 1920, is of equal distinction. The Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art.

Position Description

The Frick Art Reference Library seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, new library professional to fill the position of METRO Digitization Project Manager to manage the day-to-day activities of a recently awarded Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) digitization grant. This project, Phase II of a digital collection entitled “Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century,” will digitize late 19th and early 20th-century exhibition materials from historically significant New York City galleries and artistic associations held in collections at the Frick Art Reference Library and the Brooklyn Museum Library. The wider dissemination of these documents will help researchers who seek to study and document artists, artistic movements, and the rise of New York City during the time it emerged as a global center for the international art market.

Responsibilities include coordinating the retrieval and preparation of materials at both institutions, working with conservation teams to prepare condition reports prior to digitization, coordinating a schedule for in-house scanning and metadata entry, performing quality assurance on digital files, and promoting the collection. This position will also assist with bibliographic record manipulation, record loading, and additions and enhancements to the Omeka online exhibition(http://gildedage.omeka.net/)

Qualifications

Recent graduate (or pending graduate) with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Experience working on digitization projects; good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of best standards for digital capture, description, and preservation; active interest in emerging and open source digital technologies; proven record of successful project management and working in a team environment.

Salary and Work Hours

This position is a part-time 8 hour/week position for a term of ten months.

The salary is $16/hour. Work hours may be scheduled between 9:00 and 5:00 pm, M-F. Travel to the Brooklyn Museum is required.


Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection

All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Please send resume to:

Chief Collections Management and Access
The Frick Art Reference Library
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY  10021

E-mail to: jobs@frick.org

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.