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 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: 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 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
Internship Opportunity (Unpaid): Museum of Arts and Design, NY, NYPosted: April 21, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Internships | Tags: Internships, museums, new york city Comments Off on Internship Opportunity (Unpaid): Museum of Arts and Design, NY, NY
Curatorial Department: Library Intern
This internship is dedicated to creating a small, specialized research library that will support the immediate needs of curatorial staff and visiting researchers at the Museum of Arts and Design. At the core of any museum is its exhibition program. In order to curate the most successful exhibitions a great deal of research is needed. MAD is in need of a library to support this research, as well as its position as the preeminent craft museum in the US. The intention of this library is to provide essential resources that reflect new and growing scholarly literature on craft history and theory, including books, periodicals, online resources, and important exhibition catalogs, focusing on craft and contemporary art.
- Evaluating the current library’s holdings, identifying key missing texts, and deaccessioning material not pertinent to a craft research library
- After evaluating the current library holdings, the intern will create a proposal for a cataloging system, relevant to a small museum library, such as LibraryThing or another program to be identified
- The intern will complete the project by adding the new books and resources to the library and cataloging in full
- Other archiving related responsibilities may include: helping to maintain the artist and exhibition files
An internship supporting the creation of a small, specialized research library with an emphasis on new studies and other contemporary resources in craft history and theory is a unique and rare opportunity for students of library science and/or the history of craft, decorative arts, or design. The internship will provide hands-on experience in the field of bibliographic research, library cataloging, and project management essential to careers in library science, exhibition curating, and collections management.
The Library Intern should be a graduate student obtaining a master’s degree in library science (preferably library science with a focus on art museum libraries), the history of craft, the decorative arts and/or design, archival studies, or a related field. Knowledge of art from the post war period to the present is required. The intern must be able to receive academic credit as a matriculated graduate student for this internship, and must be available 2-3 days per week. (S)he must be a self-motivated critical thinker able to work independently, as well as maintain high levels of organization.
To apply for this internship please send (1) a cover letter outlining your interests and relevant qualifications for this position, (2) a resume, and (3) 2-3 references to Samantha De Tillio at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Library Intern” in the subject line. Please also outline your academic needs for obtaining credit, for instance number of hours fulfilled, etc., as well as your availability (days of the week, number of days per week).
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Job Opportunity: Assistant Librarian, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FLPosted: April 13, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs, museums 1 Comment
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Located on an impressive 66-acre Sarasota bay front estate, it preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art and special exhibitions; Ca d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museums; the Tibbals Learning Center; the Historic Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking the Sarasota Bay. An Education Building houses our library, conservation facility, classrooms, and staff offices. The Visitors Pavilion serves some 350,000 guests annually.
Works under the general supervision of the Head of Library Services and manages, updates, and maintains the library’s electronic catalog, using the procedures and practices of current metadata standards, including MARC Records, AACR2R, and Library of Congress Classification. Catalogs all library materials, including copy and original cataloging. Corrects existing bibliographic records as needed. Manages the technical services of the library.
Manages digital resources and digital projects for the library. Collaborates and coordinates digital efforts with other museum departments, maintaining the standards for the digitization and cataloging of library materials for The Museum System (TMS) and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) applications. Serves as a library liaison with New College and the future C4 (local college consortium) in matters concerning digitization. Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database.
Maintains and reports statistical information concerning cataloging activities. Acts as liaison to IT and Digital Asset Management committee.
Participates in developing, interpreting, and implementing policies and programs related to the growth and acquisition of library collections and access to information in all formats. Assists with the supervision, training, and direction of volunteers and interns.
Reference: Serves as an information specialist by Assisting staff, students, and other patrons with research needs and library instruction.
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience related to the job duties. (Note: higher education may substitute at the equivalent rate.)
Experience maintaining an electronic catalogue and performing original and copy cataloging based on current standards.
Experience managing digital resources and projects.
Experience directing the work of volunteers or employees.
MLS/MLIS degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited university; a background in art/art history or previous work in a museum library.
Knowledge of foreign languages is an advantage.
Experience working with The Museum System (TMS) or a similar database to maintain bibliographic information at MARC, Library of Congress, and Getty standards.
Experience overseeing digitization projects.
Anticipated Salary Range:
$30,520/year + Florida State benefits available.
Job Opportunity: Preservation Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DCPosted: April 13, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Preservation Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Pathways Recent Graduate Position!
This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA). The incumbent is a member of the SIA team of archivists and conservators providing support for the preservation program both within the SIA and for other archival repositories within the Smithsonian Institution. The Preservation Coordinator ensures the preservation of the SIA paper, photographic and audiovisual collections, as appropriate, for current and future use. This is accomplished through environmental control, collections maintenance, preservation reformatting, preservation education, and preservation research and documentation.
Job Opportunity: Records Manager, SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA (3-5 years exp. req.)Posted: April 9, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, museums Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Records Manager, SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA (3-5 years exp. req.)
SFMOMA is expanding. Our new museum will re-launch next year. Join SFMOMA at this exciting and historical time. Be a part of the change.
The Records Manager (RM) is part of the Collections Division, a dynamic group of departments dedicated to the stewardship of SFMOMA’s collections and to working collaboratively across all museum departments and facilities. The RM is responsible for the effective and appropriate management of the records management program. The RM will develop and maintain records management policies, procedures, and best practices; train and assist staff on the museum’s records management programs and policies; ensure proper and timely disposition of records; and provide information and assistance to museum staff in the identification and protection of museum records. The RM, in collaboration with Archives staff and the Head of the department, is also responsible for establishing, managing, and implementing an Electronic Records Management Program (ERMP).
Job Opportunity: Archivist (p/t), Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PAPosted: April 9, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, jobs, museums 1 Comment
Organization Overview The Mattress Factory museum of art is an internationally known museum of contemporary art focused on installation works. The museum’s exhibitions are created on-site by artists from across the country and around the world. The museum’s campus is located on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. Several gallery buildings house a growing and distinctive permanent collection, featuring artists James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz, Greer Lankton and Rolf Julius, as well as innovative exhibitions that change throughout the year. The museum develops and programs rotating exhibitions featuring artists known regionally, nationally and internationally. Temporary exhibitions on view during 2015 include Chiharu Shiota: Trace of Memory, Artists in Residence and Factory Installed. The museum’s education department creates programming for each exhibition; educational activities for children, families and target audiences, and programs in the schools that use installation art to support a variety of educational needs of teachers and students. Each June, the Mattress Factory holds its much anticipated Urban Garden Party fundraising event, whose planning and execution requires the efforts of the entire museum staff.
The Mattress Factory’s organizational records document the history and development of the museum, its collections, exhibitions, and programs as well as the contributions of individuals and groups associated with the museum. It is the responsibility of the Archivist to systematically collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to these organizational records. The Archivist is responsible for the distribution of this content to the public though a customized collections management system developed for p[art]icipate: an active archive, an online collections portal and delivery system.
Job Responsibilities (will include, but not limited to):
• Development of the institutional archives program by identifying records of enduring value from all areas of the organization and establishment of institution-wide transfer workflow • Collaborate with Exhibition Manager to ensure all requisite artist and photographer permissions, artwork remnants, and artwork documentation is collected and/or transferred to Archives • Archivist will oversee all aspects of archives and special collections preservation including disaster preparedness, collections storage, preventative conservation, and preservation digitization • Oversee all aspects of collections description, ranging from the description of institutional records collections to the description of site-specific installation artworks using the museum’s collections management system • Ensure public access and utilization of collections for research by responding to reference requests, by populating the museum’s online collections portal, p[art]icipate: an active archive, and identifying new collections outreach opportunities Collaborate with vendors developing and maintaining online applications based upon p[art]icipate, including the museum’s web collections portal and forthcoming exhibition floor and mobile apps.
Knowledge and Experience Required:
• Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archives management, and 2-3 years of practical experience in an institutional or museum archives setting • Demonstrated experience in archival processing methods ranging from “More Product, Less Process” to item-level object description • Demonstrated experience with archival description standards, including DACS, MARC, LCSH, AAT, CCO, VRACore, and EAD • Familiarity with database management systems like ArchivistToolkit, Archon, ArchivesSpace, PastPerfect, or TMS. Familiarity with CollectiveAccess a plus • Experience overseeing collection digitization project and familiarity with digital imaging tools like Photoshop and Adobe Bridge • Physical requirements: Ability to lift 30lbs; be seated/standing for extended periods; climb ladders; and perform tasks that require manual dexterity Attributes • Exemplary organization skills • Excellent management skills and the ability to manage vendors and lead, motivate, and support volunteers and student workers • Must be able to quickly and accurately assess priorities, take initiative, and balance multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment • Is a self-starter • Enjoys personal interaction with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds • Is creative, proactive and collaborative • Is flexible and comfortable with ambiguity; has a sense of humor and “glass half-full” approach.
Mattress Factory is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please put “Archivist” in the subject line. No calls, please.
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Job Opportunity – Department Assistant – Library and Archives – MoMAPosted: March 23, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: art librarianship, job posting, job postings, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Opportunity – Department Assistant – Library and Archives – MoMA
Department Assistant | Library and Archives
Provides administrative support to the chiefs of MoMA Library and Archives. Works with supervisors on annual budget preparation, processes accounts payable and receivable, and monitors departmental spending. Plans and organizes meetings and events for both departments and constituent groups, including Trustee Committee on Archives, Library, and Research and the Library Council. Tracks dues payment for the Trustee Committee and the Library Council, as well as gifts and grants for specific projects for both departments. Works with Library Council editor on yearly artist’s book project. Tracks and records staff attendance on a weekly basis. Oversees maintenance of physical plant, and relations with outside service vendors. Serves as liaison to Information Technology department. Coordinates outgoing Library exchange program. Provides administrative support for archival research functions, including fact checking, drafting letters, logging, pulling materials, and scheduling appointments. Performs administrative support duties. Reports to Chief of Library and Chief of Archives.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, with a major or minimum of 16 credits in art history; knowledge of modern art preferred. Minimum of three years relevant administrative experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Excellent organizational skills. Proficiency with tracking finance and budgets. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to take direction and work as part of a team. Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.
MoMA Jobs application guidelines
If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.
Internship Opportunity: The Frick Collection, NY, NYPosted: March 10, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Internships | Tags: internship, museums Comments Off on Internship Opportunity: The Frick Collection, NY, NY
Frick Art Reference Library: Summer 2015 Internship Program: Book Department
– See more at: http://www.frick.org/careers/frick_art_reference_library_summer_2015_internship_program_book_department#sthash.fd7cUWPz.dpuf
Job Posting: Library Technician, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCPosted: March 10, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Posting: Library Technician, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
*Application due Mar. 20
The incumbent performs the Library information and service to Library users:
- Explains Reader Services procedures and policies, including those governing circulation and use of library materials in all formats
- Assists readers with identifying, locating, and handling Library materials
- Assists readers with using Library photocopiers and printers.
Maintains Circulation Desk files and records in electronic and paper form and compiles reports:
- Patron records for Gallery staff
- Outside reader registrations
- System charges, discharges, renewals, reserves, and recalls
- Special loans (one-day, periodicals, materials authorized to leave the Library)
- Special materials (rare, fragile, oversize, vertical files).
Assists with the maintenance of the Library’s collections:
- Retrieves and reshelves library materials in the stacks and in other special locations
- Sorts (by classification number) books ready for reshelving
- Performs shelf-reading to verify correct shelf order
- Moves and shifts volumes as needed to maintain order and accessibility
- Conducts stack and Gallery office inventories
- Conducts detailed and systematic searches for missing materials and prepares related reports.
Checks bibliographic citations in the Library’s online and printed catalogs to determine holdings. Monitors supplies and equipment used for Circulation Desk operations and in the reading rooms and submits requests to acquire as needed.
Job Posting – Library Assistant (P/T) – Brooklyn MuseumPosted: February 28, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: art librarianship, job postings, jobs, museums 1 Comment
Library Assistant (P/T)—Libraries and Archives
(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)
Requirements: The ideal candidate must have experience working in a museum library setting; excellent and accurate communication and computer skills; the ability to perform detailed work such as creating, entering, and searching bibliographic data; and knowledge of library automated systems, such as OCLC and MARC formats. M.L.S. student preferred.
Responsibilities: The Library Assistant’s main responsibilities include ordering acquisitions and recording them into a shared Library Online Catalog; maintaining financial records and processing invoices; maintaining the stacks, including labeling, shelving, and shifting the collections; packaging and mailing interlibrary loans and other library projects; circulating materials to Museum staff; assisting both the Museum staff and the public onsite and via phone, letter, fax, and email; and photocopying, scanning, and other general office work.
Work schedule: 20 hours a week, Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Saturdays of the month from October to June, and possible late hours on Thursdays
To apply: Please send a résumé and cover letter via email to email@example.com.
Job link here.
Job Posting – Archives Manager – Whitney Museum of American ArtPosted: February 27, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, job postings, museums Comments Off on Job Posting – Archives Manager – Whitney Museum of American Art
The full-time Archives Manager manages and processes historical archive collections of the Museum and oversees records management of recent Museum records. The position also oversees all data related to archival collections and assists staff and researchers with archives research.
Other Responsibilities: Processes, describes, and manages Museum archival collections; works with Museum departments to comply with Museum’s Records Retention Policy and Schedules; manages new records accessions following records retention schedule, oversees transfer and retrieval of archive materials’ from offsite and onsite storage spaces; maintains inventories of archival boxes in storage and their physical arrangement in storage; updates the Archives Finding aid to reflect newly processed archives; manages and answers research and references requests for Archives from staff and external researchers; supervision of processing progress of Project Assistant Archivist and interns; front desk reference responsibilities as scheduled
Requirements: 4 years’ experience in archival management, processing, and description; MLIS degree (with art history or studio art experience preferred); fluency in archival standards, such as EAD and DACs; operating knowledge Access databases and of archival management systems, such as ArchiveSpace; knowledge of art history and contemporary American art; preservation awareness; understanding the function and processes of both libraries and archives; good communication skills.
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Job/Internship Posting: 2015 Summer Archives Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXPosted: February 12, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Internships, Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: Internships, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job/Internship Posting: 2015 Summer Archives Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2015 Summer Archives Assistant
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. The majority of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to the processing of the digital and analog photography in the Garth Clark Gallery Archive. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. In conjunction with the processing of these records, the assistant will assist with the creation of an EAD finding aid and MARC catalog record. Remaining responsibilities will include providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department.
Requirements: Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program. Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting. Knowledge of MARC, EAD, DACS, LCSH and RAD strongly preferred. Experience using OCLC beneficial. Art history background preferred. Word processing and database skills. Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.
Application: Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:
Lorraine A. Stuart
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826
Applications can also be submitted via email to archives(at)mfah.org
Work schedule: Ten-week position, June 1 through August 7, 2015. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.
Salary: Total salary for ten weeks is $3,500.
Deadline for receipt of application: March 31, 2015
Applications will be reviewed as received.
Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.
Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CAPosted: February 2, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
The Charles M. Schulz Museum seeks a collaborative, organized, and enthusiastic Assistant Archivist to join our collections team. The Museum is home to an active Research Center that provides care and access to correspondence, periodicals, books, news clippings, and business records pertaining to the life and art of Charles M. Schulz.
The Assistant Archivist reports directly to the Archivist, who is responsible for the overall administration of the Research Center of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. This position is focused on processing archival records related to the life and legacy of Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, as well as institutional archives. The Assistant Archivist works to implement archival management of records in electronic formats, assists with the public service functions of the Research Center, and engages in active outreach. This position also has responsibility for encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). In addition, the Assistant Archivist will work with processing assistants, including paraprofessional archival processors and interns. The successful candidate may also participate in digitization projects, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, and donor relations.
- A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, a graduate degree in archival studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a dynamically changing environment.
- Experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids.
- Familiarity with concepts related to archival management of electronic records.
- Knowledge of basic records management principles and current trends.
- Ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively.
- Fluency with digitization concepts and best practices.
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Proficiency with PastPerfect Museum Software.
- Reference service experience in a research or academic library.
- Expertise working with archival collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.
- Experience working with electronic records.
- A comprehensive understanding of Adobe Creative Suites.
- Experience working with oral history programs.
About the Museum
The mission of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of Charles M. Schulz. The Museum carries out this mission through exhibitions and programming that:
- Illustrate the scope of Charles M. Schulz’s multi-faceted career,
- Communicate the stories, inspirations, and influences of Charles M. Schulz,
- Celebrate the life of Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts characters, and
- Build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art.
Benefits and Compensation
This is a part-time hourly position with pro-rated benefits requiring 32 hours per week.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Cesar Gallegos, Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Opportunity: Museum Technician (Digital Asset Management), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DCPosted: January 15, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: jobs, museums Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Museum Technician (Digital Asset Management), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
This position is located in the Research and Scholars Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The position serves as the museum’s digital imaging database coordinator responsible for the museum’s implementation of the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS/Artesia) of the Smithsonian Institution.
Job postingsPosted: January 14, 2015 Filed under: Opportunities: Job Postings | Tags: archives, art librarianship, museums Comments Off on Job postings
Access Services Librarian – California Institute of the Arts – Valencia, CA
Consulting/Training Archivist – Richard Diebenkorn Foundation – Berkeley, CA
Collections Manager for Museum and Special Collections – Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ