Job Description The Photo Archivist works as a member of the Photography & Visual Communications team in our New York offices and will be responsible for conducting research for cataloging the photographic collection and history of all divisions of ABC, which includes multiple format negatives in color and black/white, prints, slides and transparencies. Responsibilities Responsibilities include preparation of images for outside scanning service including:
Collection, editing, properly coding photography and provide appropriate metadata (annotate titles, dates, programs and talent)
Set up procedure for tracking of round trip packages and ensuring quality control
Assisting the Librarian and Researcher in maintaining the information library (Snapshot) and Media Asset Retrieval System (MARS), which is a searchable index of visual assets
Registration of digital photography with US Copyright Office
Contributing to the department as a whole and perform other duties as assigned
Management of large amounts of images and data
Basic Qualifications Strong organizational skills
Experience with researching
At least intermediate experience in Adobe Photoshop and other photo editing programs (preferably Photo Mechanic)
MS Office Suite applications.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
At least 2 years of experience in a research and/or librarian profession
Photo editing experience required.
An occasional flexible schedule is required.
Preferred Qualifications At least 4-5 years of experience in a combination of research, photography, and/or copyright management.
Strong TV history knowledge is preferred.
Job Opening Title: Project Archivist, Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project
Institution/Organization Name: History Colorado
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Denver, CO
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
Years of experience required: 1
This position reports to the Curator of Photography and is a full-time, two-year position funded by an NHPRC Access to Historical Records grant. The Project Archivist will be responsible for completing the goals and results of the “Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project” by processing, arranging, describing, digitizing, and publicizing four of History Colorado’s most important collections of twentieth-century photography: the David DeHarport collection; Winter Prather collection; Aultman Studio collection; and Fred Payne Clatworthy collection. In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, this work must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan.
-Research, arrange, and describe the David DeHarport, Winter Prather, Aultman Studio, and Fred Payne Clatworthy photograph and manuscript collections, in accordance with institutional procedures.
-Rehouse photographs and manuscripts in the project collections as needed, in accordance with professional and institutional preservation standards. Assess and provide appropriate physical care and storage of these materials.
-Produce EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records to project collections using Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
-Digitize 600 selected photographs from the project collections and write metadata for them, in accordance with institutional procedures, for inclusion in the “History Colorado Online Collection” Argus.net database.
-Provide regular public updates on the progress of the grant project and actively engage audiences with photographs from and stories about the project collections through Facebook, Wikipedia, blog posts, journal articles, conference poster sessions, and public talks.
-Supervise, as needed and under the direction of the Curator of Photography, project volunteers and interns.
-In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, these responsibilities must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan. The Project Archivist therefore must be attentive to planning, time-management, and the scope of work for the grant project and to strictly adhere to the deadlines set by the Curator of Photography.
Read the full announcement and apply at the Open Competitive Job Opportunities option at Colorado Div of Human Resources.
This is a grant-funded, temporary position to arrange, preserve, describe, and catalog the Lee Metcalf Film collection and the Ed Craney Photograph collection, to select photographs and audio/visual materials related to Ed Craney and the Greater Montana Foundation for digitization, to upload segments of some audio/visual materials to the Montana Memory Project (MMP) and to conduct an inventory of the MHS Research Center’s film collection. This is a temporary position with funds anticipated until December 31, 2015.
For this position, MHS offers yearly benefits, which include:
• The State of Montana contribution of $10,644 /yr. towards health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance for calendar year 2015;
• Approximately 8% matching contribution to the retirement fund;
• 15 days paid vacation, 12 days sick leave, and 10 paid holidays.
In your cover letter, please state the degrees you have completed and discuss your knowledge or experience working with historic photographs, films and audio visual materials in an archival setting.
The position will remain open until filled, but candidates should submit completed applications by November 30, 2014, to be considered in an initial screening of applications.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco seeks a Project Archivist to assist with surveying, processing and creating finding aids for photographic and audiovisual collections. This is temporary, one year position funded by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant. Salary is between $46,000-50,000, depending on qualifications.
– Master’s degree in Library Science from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association
– Minimum two years of professional experience as an archivist
– Experience with photographic materials and audiovisual formats
– Experience encoding finding aids and/or posting guides on the Online Archive of California
– Familiarity with current standards for arrangement and description of manuscript and archival collections, including metadata structure standards (e.g., EAD, Dublin Core), metadata content standards (e.g., DACS) and Library of Congress authorities; and working knowledge of “more product, less process” processing practices
– Excellent writing and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro
– Ability to work well independently in an efficient and detailed manner, collaborate as part of a team, prioritize tasks and balance projects
– Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 40 pounds and carry out other physical activities associated with processing archival collections
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
New-York Historical Society – Print Room Reference Librarian
The Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections holds more than 250 collections, including 500,000 photographic prints and negatives, over one million historical prints and ephemera, approximately 100,000 architectural drawings, and the records of such noted American architects as Cass Gilbert and McKim, Mead and White. These collections are used daily by in-house and external researchers, including historians, art historians, architects, preservationists, filmmakers and the general public.
The New-York Historical Society is seeking an experienced reference librarian to work in its Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections. Public service is the primary focus of this position. Specific aspects of public service and other responsibilities include:
• Conducting in-depth reference interviews prior to scheduling of appointments; coordinating and providing reference service on-site and by telephone, letter, and e-mail to all those interested in the department’s collections. Occasional provision of reference service in the library’s departments of manuscripts and printed collections.
• Educating researchers about rules and procedures for proper handling of the collections; monitoring researchers’ use of the collections
• Providing photocopies for researchers and coordinating image requests with the Department of Rights and Reproductions
• Keeping monthly statistics on collections usage
• Working with the Department Head and other staff to set processing and cataloging priorities for the Department, including the selection and organizing of collections for digitization.
• Coordinating the retrieval and return of collections for researchers, maintaining collections, and tracking the flow of collections in and out of the Print Room
• Assisting in record keeping of acquisitions
• Education and outreach activities, such as group presentations
M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school. Three years’ experience in a busy reference setting, preferably in an academic or research library. Experience identifying and working with visual materials collections, and familiarity with their care, organization, and arrangement. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in an environment of frequently shifting projects and responsibilities. Good attention to details and organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Subject specialty in art history, American history or New York history is preferred.
For consideration please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and the names and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please reference the job title. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.