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 email@example.com.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com
a cover letter
names of 3 professional references
sample web work (e.g., a url) welcome
For questions, firstname.lastname@example.org / 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: 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 email@example.com , 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 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 Opportunities: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OHPosted: May 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Opportunities: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH
Digital Asset Systems Manager – Job No. 1504
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position of Digital Asset Systems Manager. The Digital Asset Systems Manager reports to the VP of Technology. This position holds a critical role at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and will be a key player in the new Technology division as we architect the digital ecosystem that will support exhibits, web, mobile, and educational content for years to come. The Digital Asset Systems Manager evaluates, recommends, and implements methodologies, standards, and software for the centralized
storage, management, preservation, and distribution of institutional digital assets. The Digital Asset Systems Manager also deploys, supports, and maintains technology resources in the Library and Archives, including specialized library applications and hardware. The ideal candidate will have experience with Digital Asset Management (DAM), Content Management, and library and archives management systems, with specific experience integrating these systems and creating public-facing portals to allow exploration and interaction with content. The ideal candidate will also bring a
knowledge of, and passion for, the history of rock and roll and related music genres.
The Project Archivist reports to the Head Archivist and is responsible for processing the Jane Scott Papers, and performing preservation digitization of her reporter’s notebooks. This is a temporary, full-time, 3-month Ohio History grant-funded position that requires specialized archival work.
Job Opportunity: Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian, University of Richmond, Richmond, VAPosted: May 18, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, jobs Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Provide leadership within the Library, working collaboratively across campus, with the local community, and with national and international partners to create and support traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff. Work with all faculty and students, the Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of research, teaching, and learning through film and media. Serve as liaison to the University’s Film Studies Program. Collaborate with all faculty to select, manage and develop film collections to support this area and other areas as assigned. The Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will be a change agent, partner, and resource person for all library staff involved in facilitating faculty and student projects related to and incorporating film and the cinematic arts and will be expected to conduct regular scans of the campus environment to identify emerging areas of interest. Manage the University Libraries film collections, both digital and analog, and recommend strategic priorities for the physical and digital development of the film collection. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists as well as scholars of film and media to campus is integral to the position, as will be programming screenings and organizing special events.
Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.
***Review of Applications will begin June 15th and continue until filled.
- Create instructional resources and tutorials, provide instruction, and offer research and consultation appointments to students in liaison areas and to other members of the campus and community as required, using pedagogical best practices and current instructional technologies.
- Coordinate the selecting, ordering, promoting, and presentation of programs in the International Film Series, ChinaFest and African Film Weekend. Provide public introductions for selected films.
- Collaborate with liaisons and appropriate divisions within the library to create, coordinate and manage best practices for film, audio and image collection maintenance, growth and preservation.
- Create and maintain research guides and web content that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of critical information literacy practices for students and faculty in liaison areas.
- Maintain knowledge of the legal landscape and licensing for digital media especially in the area of streaming and performance rights. Participate in university wide development and implementation of policies related to digital rights management, copyright and intellectual property standards.
- Conduct environmental scans of all campus departments in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to film and media studies. Align resources as appropriate to support these departments.
- Supervise and evaluate Media Scheduling Manager/Student Assistant Supervisor.
- Specialized knowledge of film history and digital media.
- Experience representing a library to external stakeholders and engaging in consortia and community projects or programs.
- Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
- Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the University of Richmond libraries.
- Demonstrated engagement in reference and instructional services, user experience, and assessment of services.
- Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of reference, instruction, access, assessment, user experience or with the use of instructional technology.
- Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- MLS, MIS, or MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
- 2-4 years’ current experience working with film collections in an academic library or educational setting.
- Demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in the humanities, with particular focus on the history and theory of film and media.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, archivists and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities research.
- Bachelors in a related subject area.
- A second advanced degree (M.A/M.S.) in a related subject area is preferred.
- Full-time, exempt position.
- The position requires evening and weekend instruction/research coverage and attendance at film showings and related programming as needed throughout the school year.
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 Posting: Film & Media Librarian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VTPosted: May 6, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings, [ Opportunities ] | Tags: academic libraries, jobs, media, [ Opportunities ] Comments Off on Job Posting: Film & Media Librarian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
The Film & Media Librarian provides general research and academic technology assistance to students, faculty and staff. This support includes serving as a library liaison to assigned departments. As a liaison, the person in this position promotes the wide range of services offered by the library, developing strong working relationships with faculty, and preparing for changes in the curriculum and teaching methods being used. The Film & Media Librarian teaches information skills, provides one-on-one consultations, and creates research guides and other instructional materials. The person in this position is responsible for development of specific areas of the library’s collection.
A special focus for this position is film and media creation and curation. The Film & Media Librarian provides expert assistance with curricular and library needs related to video creation, and serves as the library’s curator for physical and digital visual media.
Research & Instruction
- Serve as a library liaison to assigned departments.
- Develop strong working relationships with faculty through regular communication and outreach.
- Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources.
- Educate students and other researchers in library and information skills, for example through course-related workshops that incorporate learning outcomes, active learning exercises, and assessment.
- Create and maintain research guides,library web pages and other online instruction materials; make content and design decisions based on user needs.
- Conduct research consultations and provide research assistance at public service points.
- Provide assistance with curricular development, for example through collaborative collection development. Also take on shared responsibility for collection development for general research use.
- Maintain subject and technical expertise in a rapidly evolving field through ongoing education, professional development and collaboration, and other scholarly activity.
- Provide positive representation of the library across Middlebury by attending relevant workshops, meetings and events.
- Work cooperatively with others in the library and beyond, and accept direction from supervisors.
- Contribute to routine tasks and annual goals for the Research & Instruction Workgroup, the Liaison Program, the library and Middlebury.
Film & Media
- Develop strong working relationships with faculty who use visual media in their teaching.
- Develop strong working relationships with staff who work with visual media, including the Academic Technology Workgroup, Media Services, Collections Management and Special Collections.
- Provide expert assistance with video editing and creation and the use of new media platforms.
- Provide expert advice regarding visual media digitization, copyright and access issues.
- Work to provide quality and timely access to physical and digital visual media collections, including streaming video.
- Enhance library instruction and outreach efforts through the use of media and video tutorials.
- Provide support and guidance regarding visual media-related issues to library liaisons through regular communication.
- Assist with formulating and following policies and procedures pertaining to visual media.
- Maintain expertise in the variety of visual media formats, technologies and equipment, with associated knowledge of life cycles and preservation practices.
- Maintain awareness of developments, standards, and policy interpretation in the area of visual media.
- Provide support and feedback to the staff responsible for cataloging and developing metadata for visual media.
- Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources related to visual media.
- Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and a strong background in at least one liberal arts academic subject required
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities, or discipline-specific experience in an academic library, preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent instruction and research skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills required
- Video editing and creation skills (Camtasia, iMovie, etc.) and technology skills required
- Flexibility and a willingness to develop new competencies required
- Ability to work in a team oriented environment required
- Some experience with video editing and production required
- At least 2 years of post-degree experience in an academic library, including instruction, preferred
- At least 2 years of experience with collection development in an academic or visual media library preferred
Job Opportunity: Library Assistant I (Part-time), The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CAPosted: April 27, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs, museums 1 Comment
The Library Assistant I will process the M. Knoedler & Co. archive as part of a four-person processing team. The influential art dealer M. Knoedler & Co. was one of the first art galleries established in the United States and played an instrumental role in shaping the emergent American art market in the mid 19th century. The processing team will focus on the gallery’s business records, and the research and photographic files maintained by the firm regarding artworks and collectors. This is a limited-term, part-time position (20 hours per week) through June 2016.
Duties include: re-housing collection materials into archival containers; organizing materials according to an arrangement plan; following local procedures to prepare a container list in the finding aid; preservation photocopying; other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree or course work in art history or a related discipline; good organizational and communication skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with efficiency and attention to detail in a production-oriented environment; ability to lift 40 pounds.
Preferred qualifications: experience handling archival materials or special collections; experience with databases. Works under direct supervision on assignments that are routine in nature.
- Undergraduate course work in art history or related discipline
- 0-2 years related experience
- Reading knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to lift boxes and push book trucks up to 40 pounds.
- Experience with common office software applications
- Ability to learn new technologies and software applications.
- Must be comfortable working collaboratively
Job Opportunity: Reference Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CAPosted: April 21, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs, performing arts, reference Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Reference Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA
The Reference Librarian supports the services and activities of the Reference and Public Services department; advises library patrons and staff in the selection and use of materials related to film and the performing arts, and provides reference and in-depth research assistance to virtual and onsite library users. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Reference and Public Services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to library patrons, scholars and staff; assists in the training and supervision of reference staff and public services support staff; participates in abstracting and indexing and selection of published materials for the core collections; participates in tours and workshops, etc.; maintains and shares expert knowledge of reference-related activities and trends; may provide bibliographic instruction and outreach to Academy staff; may participate in wider Academy projects. This position collaborates with the department head to implement policies and procedures for reference services as well as applying creative solutions to developing and improving practices and procedures using current and emerging technologies; may be responsible for assisting and developing the library’s patron portal.
• Master’s degree in library and information science
• Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in film studies
• Professional work experience in an academic or special library
• Expert film history/industry knowledge
• Experience with specialized research for film-related requests
• Strong service orientation
• Project management skills preferable
• Experience working with web development tools, web interfaces and library systems
• Must be available to work evenings as required
• Other duties as assigned
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the public and staff
• Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work with a diverse group in a positive and constructive manner
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to balance multiple projects and effectively set priorities
• Ability to lift materials weighing 25lbs on and off shelves and five-drawer filing cabinets
Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMPosted: April 13, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: academic libraries, Architecture, jobs Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
- The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
- Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
- The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
- The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
- Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
- Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
- Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
- Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
- Provides reference services.
- Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
- Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
- Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
- Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
- Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
- Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.
- An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
- An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.
- Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
- Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
- Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.