Internship Opportunity: Archival Processing, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives seeks an intern in the spring 2016 semester to gain hands-on processing experience and academic credit working with archival records held by the Museum’s Department of Photographs.

In 2005, The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired the Gilman Paper Company Collection, widely regarded as the world’s finest collection of photographs in private hands. With exceptional examples of 19th-century French, British, and American photographs, as well as masterpieces from the turn-of-the-century and modernist periods, the Gilman Collection has played a central role in establishing photography’s historical canon and has long set the standard for connoisseurship in the field. The collection contains more than 8,500 photographs, dating primarily from the first century of the medium, 1839-1939.

Working under the supervision of staff in the Museum Archives and Department of Photographs the intern will assist with processing and drafting a preliminary finding aid for administrative papers which correspond to this collection and its curator, Pierre Apraxine. The archive consists of about 20 linear feet of correspondence, research files, financial documents, clippings, object files, artist files, acquisition and sale files dating from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Duties will include surveying the records and assisting with the creation of processing plan; performing basic preservation; rehousing and physically arranging records; entering collection metadata into Archivists Toolkit.  Please note that processing of the entire archive will not be completed during the course of this spring 2016 internship.

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management, and have an interest in the history of photography.  Candidates who will receive academic credit for their internship are strongly preferred.

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Job Posting: Manager – Site Merchandising, Getty Images, WA

Getty Images is looking for a Manager, Site Merchandising to help bring life to our consumer voice. The Manager, Site Merchandising will manage the promotion of our images across our websites and apps to drive deep content engagement and sharing of content through social channels. This person must have experience with online content programming as they will help define and implement our B2C content strategy. Candidates should have a proven track record of optimizing content performance to drive deep customer engagement.

The Manager, Site Merchandising will work closely with the Product Management team as well as our Creative and Editorial content teams – helping them assess performance of our content programs and deliver scalable optimizations to these programs. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to define and grow this new program. This candidate will thrive on setting, tracking and analyzing performance metrics that tie directly to overall company performance goals.

You will be responsible for:

    • Merchandising and driving engagement with curated content sets – ensuring the content is engaging, timely, and optimized for Social Media and SEO.
    • Proactively working with Product and Content teams to maintain aggressive programming schedules, do advance planning for larger initiatives, and provide general programming feedback based on your deep qualitative and quantitative knowledge of what drives customer engagement.
    • Monitoring content performance and use this data to inform new content and improve existing content
    • Leveraging analytics to provide performance data and guidance to content curators, partners, Product Management, Engineering, and Sales teams.
    • Managing and optimizing content programs including layout, site integration, cross-promotional efforts, and social media amplification. You will be focused on implementing SEO and Social Media best practices into all content.
    • Understanding key audience engagement strategies and tactics, including but not limited to: Covering breaking and exclusive news and integrating and leveraging social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest)

What You’ll Need:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of how programmatic technology works the help drive improvements to future programming algorithms
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to own/create new programs and processes
  • Ability to lead and inspire content teams
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience including 2+ years of experience programming content for the web
  • Proven track record of high productivity and meeting deadlines
  • Highly organized and skilled at project management
  • Analytical, as well as highly creative
  • Strong familiarity with SEO principles
  • Passionate about images and photography
  • Fluency in other languages a plus

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Job Posting: Warhol Private Sale Cataloguer, New York, NY


The Warhol cataloguer will contribute to the production of all Warhol publications, both online and print, throughout the duration of the project.  Responsibilities include processing the consigned works of art for sale, including research and catalogue entry writing and proofing; coordination of photography, and varying duties as dictated by the size of the Warhol project and the frequency of sales. This role reports directly to the Warhol Project Manager/E-Commerce Business Manager.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Duties include but are not limited to the following):

  • Catalogue and inventory property for E-Commerce and private sales using libraries, on-line databases, the internet, and outside experts (such as curators, dealers, publishers, etc.) in complete and proofed Christie’s format.
  • Research property’s bibliography, provenance and exhibition history.
  • Update accurate titling information in the pre-receipting details at the point of manuscripting.
  • Write and prepare catalogue essays.
  • Proof all cataloguing with specialists before submitting final proof to Catalogue Production.
  • Prepare property for hilling sessions (meetings to determine value, condition and marketability of property); and amend catalogue sheets after hilling sessions.
  • Prepare and manage condition reports and notify specialist early on if he/she believes a work may not be sellable due to condition/cost prohibitive conservation.
  • Flag any authenticity concerns and condition issues in timely manner to appropriate specialist.
  • Assist with production of sale related materials where needed.
  • Coordinate photography, restoration, copyright approval.
  • Serve as primary liaison with outside experts.
  • Maintain sale images in media library (monitor progress, liaise with photo studio on missing images, deadline constraints).
  • Participate in Telephone Bidding with clients during the auction.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in the fine or decorative art category preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years paid experience in the Arts.
  • Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Presentation software (Microsoft Office preferred).
  • Ability to learn Christie’s systems including Siebel, Property System, intranet and website.
  • Strong typing skills.
  • Ability to process large volumes of artwork, keep them organized throughout the sale process and be ready to report any issues that may arise regarding the work to the Project Manager.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail.

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Job: Project Processing Assistant, Harvard Planning and Project Management, MA

Under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Manager and working closely with the Processing Archivist, the Project Processing Assistant is responsible for processing new acquisitions from Harvard capital construction projects.
The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item metadata into the collection management system (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage.
All collection processing must follow established office policies and standards.
The PIRC is a busy office with a small staff. This position requires strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and honesty, a collegial, helpful attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and computer skills.  

  • Reports to Archivist/Librarian
  • Undertakes the physical and intellectual organization of architectural drawings and related construction project documentation. These materials will be in electronic and physical formats.
  • Processes materials and adds/edits metadata in the collection management system (TMS)
  • Houses, labels, and otherwise prepares collections for storage and research use following office guidelines.
  • Identifies problems resulting from incorrect, incomplete or conflicting bibliographic data and reports them to the Archivist and/or Processing Archivist.
  • Prepares materials to assist in the collection digitization project.
  • Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned.


  • College degree with a background in art, architecture and architectural history with enrollment in an MLS program preferred.
  • At least one year of previous archives or architectural firm related work experience preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy is necessary.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere with shared work spaces.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in a timely manner with management regarding issues that may affect collection access, processing and storage.
  • Requires flexibility and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasks in the course of a day.
  • Familiarity with Gallery Systems TMS collections management system.
  • Familiarity with architectural records or subject knowledge of architecture helpful.
  • Experience processing visual resources.

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Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator, Baylor University, TX

Visual Resources Curator  
Position TypeTechnical/Paraprofessional
PurposeThis position supports the mission of the university by enabling Art and Art History faculty to teach in a quality environment with the best access to visual technology and assistance that can be provided, and in the case of studio faculty, to represent their own and students’ work in the most professional manner possible.
Minimum EducationBachelor’s Degree
Field of Study: Lib. Sci. and/or Art background w/significant tech. background
Minimum Experience3 years of relevant work
Preferred EducationMaster’s Degree
Preferred Experience3 years of relevant work
Preferred CertificationsExperience with digitization, image scanning, navigating the Internet & social media. Three years of experience in a digital learning environment, educational technology, or information management. Excellent writing skills & willingness to edit website content as needed.  

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