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.
Applications due May 22!
Residencies are available this year at Rhizome and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)!
Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York, is currently seeking applicants for a Digitization Project Manager position in its Archives and Special Collections Department. The Digitization Project Manager will assist with a year-long grant-funded project (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) to digitize and provide access to print materials in the Institute of Public Administration Collection. The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) was an educational and consulting organization with roots going back to 1906, whose aims were the creation of an efficient, honest and professional government.
The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian to create a work plan for the digitization project. Duties include establishing, implementing, and documenting workflows for the capture and storage of digital objects; inputting metadata; training and supervising two scanning technicians and student workers; and providing quality control on scans.
Experience: supervisory role managing digital projects, working knowledge of metadata and archival description standards (DACS, EAD, MODS, METS, and Dublin Core); knowledge of best practices for preservation of, and access to, digital collections; and experience generating checksums.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or closely related discipline. This position requires at least two years of experience working on digitization projects and managing workflows.
Full time, Temporary from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Compensation: $50,000. Application Deadline: May 20, 2015. Please send resume/CV and letter of recommendation to Professor Jessica Wagner, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Baruch College, Jessica.Wagner@baruch.cuny.edu.
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.
Internships available in digitization and records management.
Photo Archivist, One Kings Lane, NYC
Launched in 2009, One Kings Lane is a leading online destination for the home, connecting daily design inspiration with top-brand, designer, and vintage items you won’t find anywhere else. We’re revolutionizing the home decor market by bringing shoppers a fresh assortment of products every day of the year. We are rapidly growing and have our sights set on becoming a billion dollar business and the next great lifestyle brand.
We are looking for someone with a passion for photography and design to join our team as photo archivist. You’ll have a good eye for photography, some design interest or background so you can help us organize, tag and search our archive.
Archivist / Digital Asset Manager, VS+Company, NYC
DescriptionVS+Company is a New York City based creative agency, specializing in artist representation, creative services, fine art restoration, retouching and printing services. VS+Company is seeking a dedicated individual to be the company Archivist / Digital Asset Manager.
– Working with asset creators across different departments to ensure archival workflow is followed and organizational mistakes are corrected before archiving
– Archiving files and physical prints produced for photography, creative, retouching, and restoration
– Organizing project files on the server and following protocols for how jobs are archived
– Confirming all data is properly and redundantly copied to the archive and archive backups
– Keeping track of content archived across local and offsite storage systems
– Monitoring the health and integrity of archived files across two unique storage systems
– Performing biweekly and quarterly backups
– Ensuring there is always an appropriate amount of working space on the server
– Conducting all archive related projects and image research
– Updating internal database catalogs, websites, and portfolios with images and image metadata
– Coordinating image syndication with Trunk Archive
– Researching new software and technology to keep company’s archive current
– Improving the interdepartmental archiving protocols, helping company establish a new workflow for the creative services team
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Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Associate Librarian will be responsible for the following: overseeing database research resources; providing training in the use of these resources; maintaining relationships with the database vendors; cataloguing books in an ongoing retrospective conversion project; providing reference and research services; overseeing check-in of auction catalogues and generating price lists; managing Christie’s Library Intern program; and representing Christie’s at professional organizational meetings.
- Oversee a variety of research databases made available to Christie’s globally. The Associate Librarian will be responsible for maintaining these databases on a daily basis by fielding any problems as they arise: liaising with staff, vendor and IT. Includes invoicing and budgeting.
- Provide formal and informal training on available research resources and instruct new staff and interns on how to use them.
- Reference and research to support the art and business research needs of Christie’s staff.
Check in approximately 1200 auction catalogues per year, and monthly generate and tip price lists in each catalogue. Prepare binding.
- Continue an ongoing retrospective conversion project in departmental libraries.
- Recruit and oversee library interns.
- Represent Christie’s at professional organizational meetings.
- Other duties as assigned by manager.
Skills and Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Art History preferred; MLS degree strongly preferred; or equivalent work experience.
- Minimum of 1-3 years of related work experience.
- Knowledge of online resources, including proficiency with art database programs and the Internet.
- Knowledge of Inmagic Genie or a similar web based integrated library system.
- Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Presentation software (Microsoft Office preferred).
- Strong typing skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication.
- Superior client service skills.
- Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.
- Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail.
- Knowledge of a second language preferred.