Under the general direction of the Division Head for Research & Instructional Services and Special Collections, responsible for handling appropriate storage, preservation and maintenance of the art and artifact collections of the Library¿s Archives/Special Collections, de Bellis Collection, and Labor Archives, hereafter referred to as the J. Paul Leonard Library (JPLL) Fine Arts Collection. This includes unpacking and organizing art works returned from storage or moved from other locations, organizing them in `Art Storage¿ areas of the Library, creating and maintaining a proper inventory and database control of collections, overseeing the de-accessioning and removal of inventory, researching provenance, gift documents for discard/removal restrictions, and providing appropriate approval and documentation of transactions. In coordination with Special Collections staff, supports the development and installation of exhibitions in the JPLL Gallery and Special Collections Reading Room. In coordination with Art Librarian, provides support to install art works in areas of the library outside of Special Collections.
Art collections include framed and unframed works on paper, posters, paintings, ceramics, textiles, 3-dimensional sculptural objects, artifacts, and other mixed media works.
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training and work experience involving at least two years of related experience in a fine arts setting requiring the ability and skill in fine arts handling, storage, registration, and installation. Familiarity with the principles and practices of library cataloguing and circulation. Ability to organize a visual resources collection under general supervision. The ability to handle art objects and prepare and install art for exhibitions. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, and standard fine art preparatory tools. Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations. Ability to handle multiple work priorities and be accountable for own work results.
Master’s degree in fine arts, museum studies, or library science with applicable courses in the fine arts or equivalent training and experience. Other formal academic degree or training or work experience in the area of fine arts collections. Knowledge of fine arts standards for handling, storage, and display. Inventory control experience. Database and digital assets management is preferred. Related curatorial, library and/or teaching experience.
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