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
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.
We require a minimum commitment of 2 months, for at least 16 hours a week. Internships are unpaid. Preference is given to intern applicants receiving credit at their educational institution. All internships are based in our Brooklyn office, convenient to the Atlantic Terminal / Barclays Center (2,3,4,5,B,D,Q,N, & R trains), LIRR, and the C (Lafayette) and G (Fulton) trains.
The WITNESS Media Archive is a repository of over 5000 hours of video, both tape- and file-based, recorded and produced by human rights activists around the world over the past 20 years. The Media Archive is also a leader in the development of training resources aimed at non-professional archivists and activists who are managing their own human rights video collections.
Interns train under the supervision of an Archivist, performing a variety of hands-on tasks including cataloging, tape capture, digital ingest, research / reference, access provision, documentation of archival processes, training resource development support, and other administrative tasks for the archive.
By the end of the internship, the intern will have learned how to:
Create metadata for unpublished human rights video footage in a cataloging database.
Handle and identify various video formats in the collection.
Use software tools to capture, analyze, view, transfer video files.
Understand the processes and components of a digital archiving workflow within a small organization.
Liaise with content creators and program staff to acquire content for the archive.
We are seeking interns enrolled in a graduate program related to moving image archiving and preservation, archival studies, or library/information science. We also review applications from recent graduates who may be seeking the same type of mentorship and educational focus related to their career choice or educational background.
There is no application deadline and no salary information provided.
- Responsible for accessioning archival materials including both paper and electronic; interact with staff to evaluate record submissions.
- Process (arrange, describe, re-house) archival materials according to current industry standards including creation of processing plans; appraisal evaluations; and DACS-compliant EAD finding aids and MARC records.
- Provide reference services for in-house staff and external researchers as directed, including researching and answering reference questions for staff, and providing reference assistance via telephone, e-mail and in person for external researchers.
- Supervise archives interns and volunteers as needed providing a friendly and challenging work environment.
- Ensure quality and uniformity of archives records; perform retrospective changes or upgrades to individual records as needed.
- Collaborate on special projects with curatorial, registrar, legal, and other museum departments as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements:
MLIS or equivalent; Bachelor’s in Art or Art history preferred
Minimum three years experience working with archival collections
Strong communication and organizational skills
Must be able to lift up to 40 lb boxes
Knowledge of Museum purposes, organization, and procedures preferred.
Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently in various environments ranging from office setting to warehouse storage facilities.
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
The Museum of Modern Art is currently seeking a Project Assistant Archivist to survey, process, and preserve the recently acquired Seth Siegelaub and Herman and Nicole Daled Archives. This project is a top priority for the Museum’s Archives due to the collection’s great research potential and the desire of the curatorial staff to access the materials quickly to enhance the understanding of the Museum’s new acquisitions. Processing these archives entails appraising and organizing the collections, which includes correspondence, unique items created by artists, financial records, and photographs, among other materials. Descriptive information will then be assembled to create an electronic finding aid. This is a grant funded position that is expected to last for 12 months.
Specific responsibilities, following professional archival standards, are as follows:
· Surveys the collection. Conducts preliminary research on the materials. Drafts a processing plan, in conjunction with Museum Archives staff.
· Determines and acquires necessary archival supplies. Performs simple preservation tasks. Implements necessary conservation measures.
· Compiles and revises existing descriptions of the material.
· Re-files and re-boxes the collection in acid-free housing.
· Writes and codes detailed finding aid including information on context and related collections as well as description of the material.
· Assists with reference activities of the Department.
· Item-level cataloguing of photographic images, and coordinating their digitization and the creation of analogue print copies.
We require an archivist with solid experience, who can work independently. The archivist must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or 12 semester hours of modern art since 1880, a Master’s degree in Art History with a Certificate in Archival Studies or National Archives Modern Archives Institute Certification strongly preferred. 1-3 years’ experience processing archival collections according to standard archival procedures and research in art history is also required. Reading knowledge of French required. Strong verbal and writing skills. Computer literacy and knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Demonstrated knowledge of twentieth-century art, art historical reference sources and other related research materials is also required.
Please submit resume and cover letter, which must include salary requirements, to email@example.com. Please reference the position title in the subject line.
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
Artists’ Records in the Archives: A One Day Symposium – Call for Participation
The archives of many institutions contain artists’ records—documents created by artists that often bear witness to the creative process, as evinced by sketches, doodles, and other notations. Artists’ records differ from other types of records due to their inherent connection to the art object and the art market. In recent years there has been a plethora of symposia and conferences dedicated to artist archives, art history and “the archive,” as well as to the use of archival materials by contemporary artists. While crucial, these investigations have been driven almost entirely by art historians and have not included the perspectives of archivists and special collections librarians. As part of an effort to broaden the discussion surrounding artists’ records, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York has organized a one day symposium, “Artists’ Records in the Archives,” to be held on October 11, 2011 in conjunction with the New York Public Library. Focusing on the perspective of the information professional, this symposium will address how contemporary artists use artists’ records in their work, the significance of artists’ records in archives for scholars and curators, and how archivists and special collections librarians manage artists’ records in their repositories.
Possible topics or areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Artists’ use of other artists’ records
*How archivists manage artists’ records and how this might differ within a museum, estate, gallery, and university setting
*Collecting artists’ records
*Appraisal of artists’ records
*Underdocumented artists and the archives
*Exhibitions and artists’ records
*Artists’ records and the digital environment
*Born digital artists’ records
*Copyright, moral rights, and the artist
*Conversations between archivists, artists, and art historians regarding archives
Date: October 11, 2011
Location: New York Public Library
All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper).
Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation, abstract (250 words max), and indication of technological requirements.
Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.
A small travel stipend is available. If interested please indicate in the submission.
Deadline for Proposals: Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2011.