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Collections Assistant, Archive Specialist
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
(New York NY)

Collections Assistant, Archive Specialist

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum’s mission is “to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.”  The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum seeks a highly motivated individual to fill the full-time position of Collections Assistant, Archive Specialist.  This person will report to the Collections Manager and work with the larger Exhibits Department to fulfill the mission of the Intrepid Museum.  The Collections Assistant, Archive Specialist will support all aspects of the Collections Program including accessioning, policy development and exhibition preparation.  Within the Collections Program the Collections Assistant, Archive Specialist will focus on the historic archives.  This position requires organization, strong communication, physical agility and a can-do attitude.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Assist with the day to day collections tasks which may include: housing and preparation of documents and artifacts, fabrication of mounts, exhibit installation, preventive conservation and research assignments.
– Cataloging of incoming archive acquisitions, archive backlog and new collections items discovered onboard.
– Participate in the photographing, scanning and digitization of documents and photographs.
– Enter detailed, appropriate and accurate data into the Museum’s database, TMS.
– Develop finding aides for the Museum’s archive with the goal to publish EAD encoded finding aids on the web
– Assist in the relocation and proper housing of archives.
– Participate in collections review meetings to determine proper status of various collection items.
– Aid in the research and development of collections and archives policies
– Perform other duties as required by management

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution with a concentration in Archival Studies and a minimum of 1-2 years archives experience working with historic collections or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  The ideal candidate will have proficiency in the use and application of EAD and MARC records and other library and archival descriptive and content standards. This person will have experience with object handling and preventative conservation; knowledge of accepted museum registration and collections management procedures and practices; experience with collections management databases (TMS preferred), cataloguing standards and controlled vocabularies. The candidate must be technically literate, including experience with digital photography and the processing and management of digital media. He/she must have strong organizational, interpersonal and computer skills.  The candidate must be able to maneuver through dimly lit narrow passageways, climb up/down steep ladders and move heavy collections objects with assistance. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history!

NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Website: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org

Collections Assistant, Object Specialist
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
(New York NY)

Collections Assistant, Object Specialist

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million visitors annually. The Museum’s mission is “to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.”  The Museum pursues this mission through a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country – all to inspire our youth.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum seeks a highly motivated individual to fill the full-time position of Collections Assistant.  This person will report to the Collections Manager and work with the larger Exhibits Department to fulfill the mission of the Intrepid Museum.  The Collections Assistant will support all aspects of the Collections Program including accessioning, policy development and exhibition preparation.  Within the Collections Program, the Collections Assistant will focus on the artifact collection.  This position requires organization, strong communication, physical agility and a can-do attitude.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Assist with the day to day collections tasks which may include: housing and preparation of documents and artifacts, fabrication of mounts, exhibit installation, preventive conservation and research assignments.
– Cataloging of incoming object acquisitions and new collections items discovered onboard.
– Participate in the photographing, scanning and digitization of artifacts, documents and photographs.
– Enter detailed, appropriate and accurate data into the Museum’s database, TMS.
– Assist in the relocation and proper housing of artifacts.
– Participate in collections review meetings to determine proper status of various collection
items.
– Aid in the research and development of collections policies.
– Perform other duties as required by management

The ideal candidate will have a BA/BS, MA preferred in Museum Studies, History or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 1-2 years museum registration and/or collections experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  This person will have experience with object handling and preventative conservation; knowledge of accepted museum registration and collections management procedures and practices; experience with collections management databases (TMS preferred), cataloging standards and controlled vocabularies. The candidate must be technically literate, including experience with digital photography and the processing and management of digital media. He/she must have strong organizational, interpersonal and computer skills.  The candidate must be able to maneuver through dimly lit narrow passageways, climb up/down steep ladders and move heavy collections objects with assistance. Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary.

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.

Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history!

NO PHONE CALLS. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Website: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org

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Rare Books Librarian
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Job Location: California

Apply By: 09-16-2013
Date Created: 08-05-2013
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
Rare Books Librarian The Bancroft Library
Hiring range: Associate Librarian IV – Librarian IV$58,188 – 91,140 per annum, based on qualificationsThis is a full-time appointment available starting November 2013.The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a Rare Books Librarian to manage its rare books and literary manuscript collections. The Rare Books Librarian serves as the Bancroft liaison to faculty and students conducting research in a variety of fields (including, among others, European languages and literatures, medieval and early modern studies, history, history of the book, history of science) and supports this campus community through specialized reference service and instructional programs. The Rare Books Librarian also contributes to the general reference service provided in Bancroft.EnvironmentThe UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries.

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Manager, Collection & Exhibition Technologies (CE-Tech)
The Museum of Modern Art
(New York NY)

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Manager in its Collection & Exhibition Technologies Department.   Specific responsibilities and requirements are listed below as well as application instructions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees the CE-Tech department which manages data entry standards, provides user training, creates custom-made reports using Crystal Reports, and provides support for all six MoMA curatorial departments as well as logistic and interpretive support areas.  CE-Tech also functions as a bridge between Museum departments and oversees in-house and public access projects that utilize TMS which is MoMA’s Collection and Exhibition Management System (CEMS) functioning as the centralized database of collection, exhibition, loan, and shipping information.  The Manager performs the following duties:  Maintains department budget and administrative duties.  Coordinates training of new TMS users.  Supervises TMS Helpdesk and provides first-level support for TMS users as needed providing support and guidance.  Organizes and chairs TMS user group meetings.  Develops and documents cataloguing standards and procedures for use of TMS with Museum departments; develops TMS policies with senior-level staff.  Oversees integration of TMS for public access and other Museum projects in conjunction with Information Technology and Digital Media; including but not limited to MoMA.org, as well as other internal databases, such as Image Portal, and Salesforce.  In general, promotes and integrates use of TMS and collection/exhibition information.  Develops new TMS Crystal Reports with Museum departments and maintains standards for existing TMS Crystal Reports.  Partners with Information Technology on system hardware, upgrades, and SQL development.  Maintains system administration and configuration, including application settings, security groups and new user accounts.  Evaluates work-flow and communication to improve efficiency, output and coordination among team members.  Develops new and reviews existing policies and procedures.  Works within SQL Server to run queries, updates, and creates SQL Views for use with TMS and Crystal Reports.  Supervises and coordinates workload of three CE-Tech staff members, including work assignments, performance reviews, compensation, staffing, coaching, and time and attendance.  Acts as primary contact with TMS vendor, Gallery Systems, New York.  Reports to Senior Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Collections.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field, Master’s degree preferred.  Five or more years experience administrating a museum collections and exhibitions management system; experience must include positions of increasing responsibility.  Ability to handle multiple projects in various stages of development.  Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective and professional skills, excellent interpersonal skills, exemplary organizational, writing, analytical skills with close attention to detail as well as, discretion and diplomacy.  Strong relational database skills, Access and SQL Server preferred; knowledge of SQL; proven expertise with The Museum System (TMS); superior knowledge of Seagate Crystal Reports software.   Demonstrated initiative and administrative ability as required to work with and understand the goals of a large curatorial staff and program support staff in formulating and implementing an ambitious program of collections management, outgoing loans and temporary exhibitions.  Sufficient flexibility in management style and approach to understand and subtly adjust to complex, highly skilled staff both in the curatorial and support departments. Ability to supervise and manage a skilled departmental staff of three.  Knowledge of twentieth century art preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to jobs@moma.org.   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.

Website: http://www.moma.org

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