Job Opportunity: New York Art Resources Consortium Kress Fellow, NYC

2017–2018 Samuel H. Kress New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Fellowship

Fixed duration position: 14 months from date of hire; non-renewable

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of two leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field. The Kress Fellow will spend time at the Frick (6 months) and MoMA (8 months) for a total of 14 months in the Fellow position.

Responsibilities

  • Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; and engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials.
  • Serve as member of the NYARC Discovery Working Group and lead usability testing of NYARC Discovery, a research tool that is part of NYARC’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded web archiving program to capture, archive, and provide access to born-digital art research materials.
  • Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.
  • Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives. Reports to the Chief of Public Services at the Frick and the Reader Services Librarian at MoMA. The Fellow will collaborate with senior staff to co-develop responsibilities, expectations, and projects for each rotation assignment. The Fellow will receive regular feedback on performance and development. The Fellow will actively participate in Library committees, meetings, and events.

 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred in 2017 or after.
  • Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
  • Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.

Salary & benefits

This is a paid, full-time (35 hours/week) position; stipend to be discussed with final candidates. In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive travel funds to the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Health benefits are included.

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin September 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Notification

Finalists will receive notification via email. Applicants should submit a current resume, statement of interest, and three professional references to fellowship@nyarc.org. Please include “2017-2018 Kress NYARC Fellowship” in the email subject.

LINK: http://www.nyarc.org/sites/default/files/Kress%20Fellow%202017.pdf?platform=hootsuite

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