Job Posting: Collection Management Librarian (Technical Services), Museum of Islamic Art (Doha, Qatar)

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The Collection Management Librarian has primary responsibility for identifying, locating, ordering, evaluating new materials to add to the library collections and for maintaining quality control for  existing library materials by correcting data inaccuracies in the library’s bibliographic records and holdings, de-accessioning volumes, revising the item location information.  Will perform pre-acquisition assessment of libraries offered for sale to determine level of redundancy or appropriateness of acquisition and make recommendation to library managers. In addition, will contribute to planning and execution of other projects related to the library collections, such as the special collections or rare books.  Works with other technical services staff to insure smooth processing of new and existing materials into the library collection, and will cross-train and act as backup to other positions.  Will learn and be prepared to perform other Technical Services functions when needed. Staffs the Research Desk on an interim basis as necessary.  Bilingual Arabic and English preferred.

This post is full-time, based in Doha, and provide a competitive salary and benefits package, including accommodation.

About the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar:
The Museum of Islamic Art (www.mia.org.qa) opened to great acclaim in December 2008. The spectacular building by I. M. Pei houses one of the world’s most distinguished and important collections of Islamic art ranging from Spain to Central Asia and India, dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries, and encompassing arts of all kinds.

The MIA Library:
The library (www.mia.org.qa/en/library) of the Museum of Islamic Art is a major facility with the Museum’s Education Centre, serving both the public and staff.   It has an important and growing collection of books, including historic material and special collections, with a dedicated special-collections reading-room as well as general-reader facilities including AV cubicles and carrels.  The library is non-lending, but caters to drop-in readers of all kinds and levels, from advanced scholars to school-children.  Readers come from a wide range of different backgrounds and countries.  Cataloguing and other information services are provided in English and Arabic.  The library catalogue is available online (mialibrary.qma.com.qa).

The Library’s subject area is focused on the history of Islamic art; with supplementary material in the history of Islamic culture, in non-Islamic arts and in general reference works.  All European and Middle Eastern languages are covered.  Online and electronic resources in the arts are offered in the library, and other resources are available through the Qatar National Library for all residents of Qatar. There is a significant annual budget for collections acquisition and development of services.

Application Information:
This post is full-time, based in Doha, and provide a competitive salary and benefits package, including accommodation. Application should include a letter of interest, detailed CV and three references in English sent to Carole Thompson, Chief Librarian (cthompson@qma.org.qa). Initial interviews will occur by phone or Skype. Position is available until filled.

Job Positing: Art Collections Intern, TD Bank Group (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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TD Bank Group Overview:
TD is a great organization powered by great people who want to make a difference every day. Our over 85,000 employees world-wide are a big part of what makes TD stand out from any other organization. Every day, we deliver legendary customer and client experiences to our approximately 20.5 million customers. We’re an award-winning organization that reinvests constantly to ensure future growth.

We’re recognized as an extraordinary place to work that embraces diversity, where everyone is respected and valued.

As a student part of the TD Corporate Office Co-op program you will have the opportunity to join different development workshops, seminars and lunch and learns. We will provide you the necessary tools, resources and guidance to achieve both business and personal goals.

Department Overview:

The Art Department in Community Relations takes care of TD’s art collection. We promote engagement with the collection for employees and customers through events and educational opportunities.

Job Description:

This internship will focus on promoting and introducing TD’s Inuit Art Collection to an internal and external audience.

• Give tours of Inuit Art Gallery in TD Waterhouse Tower.
• Develop and compile metrics on attendance and engagement at Inuit Art Gallery.
• Organize events for employees and the general public around the Inuit Art Collection, including during Doors Open Toronto.
• Develop and execute promotion and marketing strategy for the Inuit Art Gallery.
• Catalogue new acquisitions and update listings for existing collection in database.
• Research for artist files and special projects.
• Other tasks, as required

Qualifications:

Qualifications:

• Good knowledge of Canadian art history with an emphasis on Inuit/Aboriginal art history
• Good research and writing skills
• Comfortable with public speaking

Nice to Have Skills:

• General computer proficiency (we have a specialized database program)
• French and/or Inuktitut would be an asset

At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live in and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach her/his potential.

TD is committed to providing accommodations. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please note:
All applications must include transcript, cover letter and a resume.

We will only contact candidates chosen for an interview

Compensation:
$13-$18/hour
Apply by email:

jessica.yu@td.com

Application deadline:

Jan 31 2013

How to apply:
Please apply to jessica.yu@td.com with subject title: Art Collections Intern Application-NAME

Job Posting: Museum Archives Manager, LAC Group (Potomac, MD)

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Are you ready to break out of the traditional archivist box for a multidimensional and challenging position that directs the management of the physical and digital archives and library for an art foundation? Our client is seeking a dynamic individual who possesses a blend of art history knowledge, digital asset management, project management, and a natural organizational sensibility.

LAC Group seeks a Museum Archives Manager in the suburbs of Maryland who systematically collects, organizes, digitizes, preserves, and provides access to various multimedia archival collections and institutional records. The Manager will recommend policies and procedures for the creation, maintenance and retention of assets in all formats. In the coming years, this individual will be a key member in an expanding and unique world-class cultural institution by establishing and maintaining the client’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. This position reports to the Executive Director, Founder and Chief Curatorial Officer.

Responsibilities:

Identifies, preserves, and administers records related to administration at all levels, collection records and acquired records of long term and permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, and research value not in current use and in any form (paper, analog, digital, electronic, video, sound, and photographic).
Establishes and manages the archives acquisition policy for collected records to include conditions and procedures for accessioning and de-accessioning documents and collections.
Establishes and manages the policy criteria for permanent retention of collected records
Organizes and digitizes records in keeping with professional principles of provenance and sanctity of original order.
Produces written descriptive records inventories, guides, and other retrieval aids in accordance with accepted archival standards and makes these available in accordance with the access framework and permission policies.
Implements basic records preservation measures, including digitization and rehousing.
Formulates written records access policies and restrictions
Designs and implements digitized information and digital asset management (DAM) approaches, methods, licensing, usage rights and software applications for collected records for contemporary digital curation.
Develops cross-format metadata structure incorporating standards such as the Getty vocabularies, Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), and VRACore. Ensures data input conformance across the organization.
Prepares collected records reports, digital asset downloads and assessments.
Researches, proposes, and processes library acquisitions; occasionally de-accessions to hone the library collection, manages periodical subscriptions.
Conducts archival and digital asset management staff training.

Qualifications:

Graduate degree in library science with archival focus, or other graduate degree with a Certificate in Archival Studies.
Undergraduate degree in art history or related field.
Academy of Certified Archivists Certification a plus.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in archival management, preferably in a museum or cultural heritage institution.
A minimum of 1 year high level digital asset management experience, including asset ingest, export, metadata creation, and user rights management.
Significant experience in file and document organization and management, electronic databases and documents, database management and information policy.

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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Job Posting: Assistant Visual Resource Manager, Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art, Metropolitan Museum (NY)

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General Description:

The Assistant Visual Resource Manager in the Department of Greek and Roman Art is responsible for managing the departments myriad collections of archives, books, offprints, and electronic publications housed in the Onassis Library. This includes responsibility for tracking the annual cost center budget and direct spending commensurate with projects and needs of the collection and services. The individual works in collaboration with Watson Library staff to facilitate cataloguing, digitization, and acquisitions. In addition, this position works on the archives acquired by the Greek and Roman Department in collaboration with the Museum’s Archives Department, and reviews and appropriately integrates other materials directly related to the research, publications, and exhibitions of the Greek and Roman Department. The duration for this role will be through June 30, 2014.

 Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

· Maintain the departmental resources, answer inquiries, make them available to and supervise visitors

· Consult with the Watson Library regarding acquisitions for the Onassis Library according to the needs of the Greek and Roman Department staff, track standing orders

· Attend to preservation, binding, and conservation

· Collaborate with the Watson Library for cataloguing, general library policies and services

· Acquire and organize department-related archives, in consultation with the Museum’s Archives Department

· Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:

· Required 3-5 years professional experience with demonstrated achievement in an academic or museum environment

· Proven ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects

· An in-depth understanding of resources used by curators of ancient art; proven interpersonal, communication, leadership, and organizational skills

· Experience in overseeing operating budgets

· Strong service orientation

 Knowledge and Education:

· MA or MLS is required; additional Masters in the Humanities, ancient art history, classics, ancient history is preferred

· Familiarity with archival procedures

· Working knowledge of German and French, ancient Greek and Latin if possible

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Job Posting: Technical Architect, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY)

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Initially, this position will be deeply involved in the administration and technical oversight of MediaBin, the museum’s digital asset management system. Looking forward, the person in this position will have a key role to play in any initiative that involves the management of digitized assets at the Museum, including system upgrades or migration to a new DAM, task automation, application customization, troubleshooting, reporting and other digitization procedures.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide technical expertise for enterprise content management systems, based upon a strong understanding of the client server environment, web services, security roles etc. as well as demonstrated experience with a variety of image, audio and video formats.
  • Serve as primary technical liaison to internal stakeholders and external vendors and consultants for all digital asset management activities and related projects.
  • Work with IS&T and/or contractual partners to design, specify, execute and monitor data migration/synchronization tasks between various Museum data repositories.
  • Streamline acquisitions, deployments and conversions of multimedia content for both internal and external uses.
  • Design, develop, and maintain reports for the Museum’s content management systems (e.g., production workflows, digital rights management, licensing activities).
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate system and user needs. Assist in the development and deployment of solutions based on user requirements.
  • Evaluate, maintain and install systems upgrades and fixes. Coordinate changes with technical staff and affected users, as required.
  • Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years experience in information / content management.
  • Demonstrated experience with data services in Microsoft SQL Server, or equivalent RDBMS
  • Demonstrated experience with web-related application development in Visual Basic, .NET, Java or equivalent programming language.
  • Demonstrated skill with IIS or equivalent web service infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated skill with PC & MAC client-server systems and architectures.
  • Experience with end-user support and service; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Preferred: experience with technical implementation and maintenance of digital asset or other enterprise content management systems (especially MediaBin).
  • Preferred: knowledge of digitization processes for content, including digital image capture and scanning, image, audio and video formats and codecs, file conversion and archiving, data mining and harvesting, and metadata taxonomies.

Knowledge and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant technical certification (preferred in a related field)
  • Knowledge of digitization processes for content, including digital image capture and scanning, image, audio and video formats and codecs, file conversion and archiving data

See: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art/jobs/Technical-Architect-2363f869e0a4f768

Job Posting: Archivist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, MN)

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design has an opening for a full-time, benefits-eligible Archivist in our college library effective immediately. We enjoy a dynamic work environment that includes holiday and vacation time accruals. We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service you will be eligible to receive free MCAD tuition for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children, and your dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.

Primary function: To develop an institutional archive to meet the Society of American Archivists’ guidelines for College and University Archives which will include the processing of print and photographic material, developing policies and procedures for our historical repository and institutional records management and planning for the creation of a digital repository.

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Information Science or Library Science, Archiving, or similar degree with specialty in archives management from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of 2-3 years professional experience in an archive or special collections repository; Archival certification is preferred. Candidates need a strong working and theoretical knowledge of both archival management, records management and digital repositories along with knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards, such as MARC, LCSH, AACR2r, DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and VRACore. In addition, candidates must possess excellent leadership, planning and organizational skills along with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Other: This is a grant funded position. As a condition of employment, applicants will be required to undergo a background check.

Contact our website for complete position description at www.mcad.edu/employment. Then to apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to Amy Naughton, Interim Library Director, anaughton@mcad.edu; or mail same to 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55404.

Job Posting: Acquisitions and Collections Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)

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SCAD libraries are focal points for inspiration, information, study and research. This is your opportunity to join the SCAD Savannah library as an acquisitions and collections librarian. In this position, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of assessing, developing, maintaining and acquiring print and electronic materials for the SCAD libraries’ collections.

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited M.L.S. degree
  • undergraduate degree in a subject taught at SCAD
  • experience maintaining and managing traditional and electronic information resources
  • thorough knowledge of existing and emerging library technologies
  • exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • acquire print materials and DVDs for Savannah and Atlanta libraries
  • manage collection department initiatives and work closely with director of technical services on new initiatives for both acquisitions and collection development
  • lead and coordinate with other librarians, staff and faculty in the acquisition of materials to support the university’s teaching and research objectives
  • continuously review and update acquisition and collection development policies and procedures as needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application information:

Contact: Human Resources, Savannah College of Art and Design
Online application form available here

Job Posting: Summer 2013 Internships, South Street Seaport Museum (New York)

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Internship Description:

The Museum of the City of New York has assumed management of the Seaport Museum and now seeks library school students interested in library internships. Interns will work with two librarians/archivists and will assist with a large inventory and cataloging project for the museum’s collection of books. Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience using WorldCat, the museum’s internal database, and assisting with a potential weeding project.

Requirements:

Interns are required for a minimum commitment of one full day a week (7 hours), scheduled during the Monday-Friday work week. Internships are unpaid. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Masters program for Library Science. Interns must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Anne DiFabio, Assistant Archivist, adifabio@seany.org.

 

 

Job Posting: Digital Archiving Internship, NYPL (NY)

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External Overview:
The Manuscripts and Archives Division is offering an internship to aid the Digital and Project Archivists for the Timothy Leary Papers for the fall term to students from a Master’s program in librarianship, archival studies, or preservation with an interest in the born digital materials in the papers.

The Papers document the life of Timothy Francis Leary (b. 1920, d. 1996), American psychologist and Harvard professor, who, through his studies regarding the use of psilocybin and LSD, went on to become an advocate for mind-altering drugs, eastern philosophy, sexual liberation, cyberspace and the cyberpunk genre. He was a prolific writer, lecturer, and counterculture icon (1960s – 1990s). The Papers contain material from notable figures, such as Richard Alpert (aka Ram Dass), William S. Burroughs, David Bryne, Larry Flynt, Allen Ginsberg, Keith Haring, Gerald Heard, Abbie and Anita Hoffman, Albert Hofmann, Aldous and Laura Huxley, Jack Kerouac, Art Kleps, and G. Gorden Liddy. The Papers include over a hundred floppy disks created or collected by Leary in a variety of formats.

External Responsibilities:
The digital intern for the Timothy Leary Papers will assist the Digital Archivist in performing preservation imaging of removable media and the extraction and analysis of metadata from the created images. The intern will also work with the Project Archivist of the Leary papers in making appraisal and description recommendations on the materials using digital forensics tools and technologies. The digital archives intern may assist in the imaging and processing of other collections being processed in the Manuscripts & Archives Division.

The ideal candidate for the digital internship will have a thorough understanding of archival theory, familiarity with aspects of computer sciences as they relate to archives (metadata, databases etc.) and must be extremely detailed oriented.

External Qualifications:
Hours Requirements
Timeframe: 120 hours over 12 weeks
Schedule: 10 hours per week (All interns must commit to schedule at least four hours on one day; otherwise hours are flexible).
Working hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

This is an unpaid internship that may be used for credit toward a Master’s Degree in a Library Science program. Internships need not be taken for credit. All students must be currently enrolled . Attendance at an orientation session is required.

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Job Posting: Digitization Assistant (Temp, P/T), Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD)

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In 2008, the Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum embarked on an initiative to digitize its collection of medieval illuminated manuscripts and make all of the images and associated descriptive information freely available online under a Creative Commons license. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project has resulted in the digitization of more than 200 manuscripts and is entering its fifth year.

The Walters seeks a Digitization Specialist to join the project team on the next stage of its activities—the digitization of 113 Flemish manuscripts, including 80 books of hours. This is a two-year, temporary, grant-funded position ending on December 31, 2014. The incumbent reports to the Project Director.

Duties:

  • Capturing high-resolution digital images of illuminated manuscripts using existing digitization equipment, exhibiting competent handling skills for fragile materials and strong knowledge of digital imaging theory and practice
  • Performing color correction, quality control, and processing of images
  • Conducting data transfers using established protocols and overseeing delivery of images and metadata to digital repositories
  • Entering metadata into a purpose-built cataloging tool and ensuring its integrity throughout a complex workflow

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years demonstrated experience in handling works of art; preference will be given to applicants with manuscript handling experience. Familiarity with digital photographic principles and practice, basic database function, and fundamental library cataloging theory is desired. The incumbent must be detail-oriented, meticulous, and committed to a high standard of work. Library cataloging experience, editing/proofreading ability, and/or Master of Library Science degree a plus.

For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@thewalters.org