The Librarian (Cataloger) position reports to the Processing Unit Head, Moving Image Section, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services. The MBRS Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the moving image and sound recording collections of the Library of Congress. Content contained on a variety of moving image and sound recording formats and in a number of different languages is cataloged, including associated documentation pertaining to or describing the collections.
The incumbent catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of moving image materials. Resolves problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the most difficult problems and assists in ensuring that records are compatible with appropriate national and international standards. The incumbent trains and reviews the work of technicians, temporary staff, interns, and catalogers functioning at lower levels of proficiency in the cataloging and processing duties assigned them.
This position is located in the Processing Unit, Moving Image Section, MBRS Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 337471.
• Master’s degree from an accredited program in archival, library or information studies and a degree in art history or fine arts;
• knowledge of Canadian art history;
• minimum of 2-3 years’ experience appraising, processing, arranging and describing archival records;
• knowledge of museum operations and organizational structure is desirable;
• in-depth knowledge of archives and library principles, practices, and techniques including: RAD (Rules for Archival Description), and all relevant access to information, privacy and copyright legislation;
• minimum of 2-3 years’ experience using Library or Archives information management systems (e.g. Millennium from Innovative Interfaces Inc.), database software (e.g. DBTextworks and FileMakepro) and spreadsheets (MS Excel);
• ability to work in a web based environment and experience using HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language);
• effective written and verbal communication skills; and
• effective organizational and analytical skills, detailed oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.
Salary:$40000-$45000Closing Date of the posting:SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
The Programs Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of public, interpretive and education programs and events, in accordance with the policies of the Museum.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop, communicate, and implement a dynamic vision for the annual public programs and events that support OMAH’s strategic priorities and goals.
• Work with the Curator and Executive Director to develop a docent program complementary to all exhibitions.
• Develop, schedule and implement educational and interpretive programming under the direction of the Executive Director.
• Book and schedule school programs, community associations and special groups requiring museum guide/tours, education programs. Produce metrics in order to evaluate attendance and performance objectives.
• Assess and modify (as required) existing OMAH public, interpretative, educational programs through the development of participant feedback and teacher/leader evaluations.
• Work with the Executive Director on securing funding through public or foundation grants.
• Assist with other programming events related to new sponsorship or grant funded opportunities.
• Develop, implement, and monitor programming budgets, ensuring expenditures are within assigned authority and approved limits.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with the general public, school boards, other museums, public organizations, special interest groups, community partners, volunteers and other Museum users.
• Assist with customer service and sales transactions.
• Contribute to a quarterly newsletter for distribution to membership and ongoing communication through social media.
• Ensure compliance with provincial and museum occupational health and safety legislation, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Prepare and present written reports as required.
Reporting to the Director, Youth Learning, the digiPlaySpace Coordinator will provide administrative support for digiPlaySpace, a 7 week interactive exhibition where children, families and educators will engage with emerging creative media technologies and innovative artistic experiences!
- Supervision of digiPlaySpace facilitators and volunteers
- Liaise regularly with all of the Facilitators to ensure that the daily staffing needs of the exhibition are met and that each installation is properly staffed/supervised and supply inventory is met, based on the daily requirements
- Assist with interviewing and hiring of digiPlaySpace facilitators and corresponding paperwork
- Ensure that the schedule is updated regularly throughout the exhibition to meet the demands and requirements of School Group bookings
- Create an orientation manual and schedule an orientation session for digiPlaySpace facilitators
- Liaise with other departments such as Front of House, Volunteers and Ticketing Services to provide updates on scheduling
- Fill in as a Facilitator, as necessary
- Purchase supplies and/or handle petty cash
- Ensure maintenance of stations and troubleshoot where necessary in communication with Exhibitions and Technical Production Services team
- In digiPlaySpace, first point of contact for public inquiries
- Write a detailed postmortem
- Other duties as required
Contract Dates: February 1, 2016 to April 29, 2016
- Previous administrative and scheduling experience
- Exemplary telephone and inter-personal communication skills
- Detail and process oriented with strong administrative and organizational skills
- Mature personal judgment, exhibiting a high level of professionalism and diplomacy
- Ability to handle difficult situations and people with aplomb and grace
- Ability to work both independently and in a small team environment
- Desire and ability to take initiative and coordinate projects with energy and enthusiasm
- Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel)
- Ability to work and respond well in fast-paced and high pressure environments with a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
- Comfortable with Technical troubleshooting
- Successful applicant will be expected pass a vulnerable sector check
- Experience speaking in front of an audience
- French fluency is an asset
- Experience working with children and youth an asset
The Mountain West Chapter of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) is pleased to invite applications for the Winberta Yao Travel Award. The recipient of the Winberta Yao Travel Award will receive $1000 to help cover registration/travel expenses to support attendance at the 44th annual ARLIS/NA conference being held jointly with VRA in Seattle, Washington, March 8-12, 2016.
For further details, please visit the conference website at: http://www.arlisna-vra.org/seattle2016/
Please note: Applicants must currently be members of ARLIS/NA-MW and ARLIS/NA and must live in the Mountain West region (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming).
For application instructions and additional details, please visit the Winberta Yao Travel Award page at: http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/travel.html
Applications are due by: Monday, January 11, 2016
Please refer inquiries and applications to Caroline Dechert at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an administrative position, but involves curation, digital asset management, cartetaking the festival’s archives, and doing promotion and outreach.
FESTIVAL ASSISTANT Inside Out, presenter of the annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival, is seeking a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic Festival Assistant to support the senior staff team with managing the daily operations of the organization and its initiatives for the 2016 Festival. The Festival Assistant position reports to the Director of Operations and Events.
Responsibilities: • Coordinates office volunteers including: overseeing staff needs, recruitment, orientation, scheduling and appreciation • Assists Director of Operations and Events in the coordination of Special events • Assists the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator with the development and coordination of the Festival’s Community Screening Sponsors program • Assists the Director of Corporate Sales with coordinating program guide ads and screening slides • Serves as Project Coordinator for the production of the Festival’s program guide, including managing deadlines, information collection, fact-checking, and liaising with Guide graphic designer. • Assists in the coordination and solicitation of annual Silent Auction items • Assists Development Manager with membership package preparation and mailing in April • Assists with office systems management (database, phones, computers, printer, fax) • General office administration including: annual Inside Out archives, oversee office supply/stationary ordering, etc. • Coordinates and distributes all internal communications including staff meeting agendas, meeting minutes, general office communications and, during the Festival, daily staff memos. • Provides additional administrative support to senior staff members as required.
2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award
The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.
The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.
The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, in March 2016.
Who May Apply
This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.
For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: https://www.arlisna.