One-year fellowship, paid and full-time, to work on every aspect of the production of oral histories with African-American artists at BOMB Magazine beginning August 2015. This is an open, competitive position for recent graduates in art or art history who have shown great potential as editors or writers while pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The Oral Histories Fellowship will consist of the following responsibilities: acting as the contact for oral history interviewers and subjects; managing production, working with editors on multiple drafts of manuscripts; fact-checking and conducting biographical research; acquiring and cataloguing art images; writing introductions to oral histories; conducting one Oral History.
|The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Salary and Benefits:
To Apply: Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.
We seek a creative and innovative individual to serve as a liaison and subject specialist librarian for art and design. Responsibilities focus on engagement and aligning our services and expertise with campus research, teaching, and learning agendas. Outreach and building relationships with faculty, students, and the greater arts community will shape our work in areas such as in-depth consultations, curriculum enrichment, engaged learning, collection development, digital scholarship, research data services, and specific disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. We invite applications from candidates with a background in visual art or design, a creative spirit, and a strong interest in innovating services and collections to best meet the needs of current and future scholars and artists.
The successful candidate will report to the Head of Arts & Humanities, in the Research division of the Library, and will work within the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL). AAEL’s Special Collections, Materials Collection, and Imageworks in particular offer special resources to support the work of the School of Art and Design and others across campus.
This position, in its liaison role, primarily serves the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. This position also serves the interests of, and as a resource for, the greater arts community on campus. In addition to faculty, staff, and students in other academic departments working in art and design, the University also is home to such units as Arts at Michigan, ArtsEngine, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Beyond campus, Southeast Michigan supports vibrant arts communities and organizations.
The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the Library’s mission.
Through active outreach, relationship development, and engagement with the campus, the Librarian for Art and Design promotes the Library’s mission to add value to the process of creation, dissemination, and archiving of intellectual and artistic achievement. The successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:
– Serve as the liaison to the School of Art and Design.
– Partner with faculty and colleagues to advance research, teaching, and learning, and collaboration throughout the research and creative works life cycle.
– Develop print and electronic collections in the subject areas of contemporary art, studio art, and design; manage budgets, select materials, work with vendors, market and promote use of the collection, and other collection-related activities; serve as manager of Special Collections at AAEL.
– Provide research consultation, reference, and instruction to the campus arts community.
– Collaborate on special projects and Library initiatives (copyright, digital scholarship, research data management, etc.), participate in strategic planning and service assessment, and serve on committees and task forces.
– Participate in campus, regional, and national artistic, professional, and scholarly organizations
– An ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
– Ability to develop innovative programs, services, and collections to meet the ever-changing needs faculty and students.
– Expertise with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of contemporary art, studio art, and design.
– Excellent interpersonal skills to be effective in outreach, liaison, reference, and instruction.
– Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Benefits, rank, salary
Appointment is anticipated as an associate or senior associate librarian. Salary and rank dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library’s process for librarian promotion and advancement (www.lib.umich.edu/si…-policy-5.1.2014.pdf).
Excellent benefits, for details, see benefits.umich.edu/
Position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
Review of applications will begin July 20, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Lamont Gallery is embarking on the first sustained and comprehensive project to
inventory, identity, and organize objects in its collection and to develop a set of procedures,
policies and systems in support of maintaining the collection. The Collections Manager will
coordinate the development of this project, and oversee all aspects of the care and
management of works of art owned by or on special loan to or by Lamont Gallery. This
position will report to the gallery director and curator.
The Collections Manager, working with gallery staff and consultants, will:
Conduct a comprehensive objects inventory of Lamont Gallery collections in gallery
storage and across campus.
Oversee the development/purchase and maintenance of a digital collections
Organize and manage other records and files that provide information on the
history, provenance, status, condition, location, and insurance of each object,
working in collaboration with the Institutional Advancement, Archives, Facilities
and Finance departments where relevant. Create a standard protocol for future
Develop a set of comprehensive collections policies and procedures that reflect the
guidelines of AAM, AAMG, and other established best practices in the museum field;
contribute to the development of a collections mission and future collections
Oversee the reorganization of safe and proper storage of artworks in the collection
and on loan; coordinate off-site art storage.
Create, organize and maintain loan agreements and related documents; serve as
courier for regional, national or international loans; manage reproduction requests.
Help identify objects requiring conservation treatment and work with conservators
to address these needs.
Coordinate appraisals and work with Finance to update insurance coverage.
Coordinate photographic documentation of works in the collection
Contribute to facilities and budget planning for future collections care needs.
With consultation with director and curator, oversee accessioning of gifts and
purchases of all works of art into the permanent collection and ensure that all
appropriate acknowledgments and deeds of gifts are executed; develop and oversee
the deaccessioning process.
In conjunction with the gallery manager, supervise art handling, preparation,
installation, packing and shipping associated with work from the collection.
Work with curator, education staff, interns, and volunteers to develop educational
programs linked to objects from the collection.
Assist faculty, students, individuals and institutions engaged in research and
scholarship pertaining to Lamont Gallery collection; provide access to the collection.
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in art history, museum studies or library
science, ideally with concentration in collections management. Masters-level training
preferred but undergraduates with substantial hands-on experience in the field (conducted
in a professional setting outside of the context of a degree program) are also welcome to
The ideal candidate will have:
Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of accepted registration and
collections practices and principles including inventory, collections management
systems, provenance research, and object/art handling.
Experience with some or all aspects of starting a collections management project
from start to finish is desirable. Familiarity with AAM guidelines, collections
policies, and academic collections.
Knowledge of standard practices in art shipping and storage, materials knowledge
(2D/3D), and exhibition preparation.
Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills, ability to work
independently and as part of a team, ability to juggle multiple projects and
Ability to work across a range of people including students, faculty, staff and alumni,
donors and outside institutions.
Attention to detail, flexibility, a sense of humor, discretion, and inventiveness in
problem-solving collections issues with minimal resources.
Submit a cover letter and a current resume, as one document (pdf or MS Word format), AND a
completed application http://www.exeter.edu/documents/Application__EEO.pdf to
email@example.com. Please indicate in the subject line: Collections Manager. The deadline for
submission is August 15, 2015. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a
comprehensive pre-employment background check.
Responsible for leading the strategic effort around enhancing and protecting the Herman Miller brand by collecting, curating, and managing all Marketing, Editorial, and Design assets through their lifecycle for Print, Digital, and Environments.
- Develops a global digital asset management strategy. Leads and directs the implementation efforts around the collection, protection, and disposition of Herman Miller’s digital assets.
- Leads and directs the content implementation efforts around the enhancement of the Styling Library and the creation of a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system as viable tools.
- Partners with Design, Marketing, and Editorial to develop and execute work content across multiple platforms, i.e., print, digital, physical, to multiple audiences.
- Directs the strategic operation of Herman Miller’s digital assets for the purpose of research, reference, education, inspiration, and design.
- Manages the Digital Rights (contracts and licensing), vendor relationships, and the Styling library) for all assets as required.
- Responsible for the curation of Herman Miller’s digital assets. Develops and maintains the DAM platform which includes user sign ups, system quality controls, and administering the assets.
- Provides oversight of the usage and protection of corporate assets.
- Ensures safe storage, access, retrieval, and archiving of all assets to facilitate the business process.
- Creates the structure, standards, and maintenance of the DAM and Styling Library.
- Creates and maintains the metadata and taxonomy structures.
- Provides leadership to the DAM and Styling Library coordinators.
- Performs additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
- Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts Communication, Library Science, Archives, or related studies.
- Five years of Digital and Physical Asset Management experience.
- Knowledge of production skills (understanding of file formats, video, images, etc.) and the Adobe Creative Suite.
- Standard knowledge of taxonomy and metadata.
- Working knowledge of digital asset management software; including knowledge of coding language.
- Demonstrated leadership competencies including ability to manage, lead, and inspire a team.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate positive customer service.
- Demonstrated high level of written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate information, ideas, procedures, and processes in a logical sequence; at a level appropriate to the audience and resulting in effective working relationships.
- Demonstrates ability to work effectively with a variety of internal and external business partners.
- Strong problem-solving, organizational, time management, and process management skills for success in a results-oriented environment.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively use office automation, communication, software, and tools currently used in the Herman Miller office environment.
- Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.
The Banff Centre Library is now accepting applications for its Library Practicum Program.
This program requires full-time commitment for a duration of 6-months, beginning October 1, 2015.
Follow this link for program and application details: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1622
The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection management, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.
What does the program offer?
This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books. Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team. In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.
Who should apply?
Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.
Full-time schedule 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday
Duties & Responsibilities Job Summary:
Under general guidance from the Archivist/Records Manager, assists in the overall operation and functioning of the Harvard Art Museums Archives. Provides reference services, records management, and administrative support to the department and to the Archivist/Records Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in providing research services to museums staff, Harvard students and faculty, and external researchers. Researches archival collections and responds to email, telephone, and in-person inquiries. Monitors researchers in the Archives’ study space and provides on-site assistance. Tracks research inquires and visits, and creates topical reference guides for high-use collections.
Aids in executing records management procedures. Reviews inactive institutional records in all formats. Creates folder lists, references Harvard General Records Schedule, and prepares records for transport to offsite storage facility or digital repository.
Assists in appraising, arranging, and describing analog and digital collections. Processes manuscript collections, performs basic preservation tasks, and creates DACS-compliant finding aids encoded in EAD as well as MARC records for inclusion in Harvard’s online catalogs. Performs collections research to create exhibits and content for social media, and participates in varied outreach activities on behalf of the Archives.
Provides general departmental support including collection maintenance and monitoring archival supplies for reorder. May train and supervise student assistants and interns. Assists Archivist/Records Manager in department planning and policy initiatives as needed.
Related responsibilities as assigned.
MLS with archives concentration from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum of one year of professional archival experience, including reference services and archival processing.
Additional Qualifications Degree in Art History or History useful, but not required. Records management experience a plus.
Demonstrated proficiency with Encoded Archival Description, MARC format, DACS, RDA. Experience with FileMakerPro and The Museum System (TMS) a strong plus. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. Positive, problem solving and customer service attitude. Must be reliable, organized, and detail-oriented. Discretion with confidential information essential. Must be comfortable working in a small team with minimal supervision in a busy museum archives.
Queens College Art Library is seeking a part-time College Assistant to work up to 20 hours/week, scheduled by
agreement, beginning August 2015 or before, through the Academic year. $15/hour, benefits.
The Art Library, among the leading undergraduate art libraries in the New York City metropolitan area, provides resources
in the visual arts and material culture that address all aspects of art and architectural history, including theory, criticism,
materials, techniques, and practice.
Position description and duties:
Reports to the Head of the Art Library (on fellowship leave September 2015–August 2016), and, during her absence, to
part-time Acting Head (former Art Librarian). Closely cooperates with the Assistant Art Librarian, providing support to all.
Cooperates with all Art Library staff and, as needed, Libraries’ colleagues.
General management of the Art Library September 2015–August 2016
Further responsibilities will be selected from the following:
Assistance to patrons (its level will depend on the CA’s qualifications)
Assistance with building Art Library’s collections, especially processing accepted donations, including
o Bibliographic searching, inventorying, cleaning and arranging
o Compiling statistics and maintaining inventories
Web projects including
o Monitoring and updating Art Library’s website content
o Transferring existing Arts Research Guide content to Arts LibGuide
o Developing information and publicity materials
Coordinating Rosenthal Library exhibitions and displays, including
o Program planning and development
o Cooperation with and provision of support to presenters, artists and relevant staff (e.g., the Libraries’
Special Collections and Archives, other QC departments and entities, outside parties)
Coordinating and curating the QC Libraries’ Year of the Silk Roads exhibition (November 2015—
June 2016, through Rosenthal Library, in November—February and March—June installations). Includes
o Cooperation with QC Year of the Silk Roads participating colleagues and staff
o Research and writing
o Preparation and distribution of publicity information materials
Development and communication assistance relevant to programming, including
o Locating sponsorship/cooperation opportunities
o Developing and facilitating educational outreach programs
o Records management, mailing, and distribution of publicity materials
Additional responsibilities and/or projects as needed
BA, BFA or equivalent experience; MA, MFA, MLS degree or candidacy, and art experience or interest are
Advanced computer and graphic design skills, including ability to design and program websites; fluency in Java
script, html, other programming languages, Adobe Creative Suite are desired
Good research and writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented
Familiarity with and enthusiasm for art
Ability to work flexibly and independently, as well as be part of a team
This is an excellent position for a Library Science, Art History, Art Studio or Museum Studies student looking for
experience in working in an art library. Academic context provides opportunities for intellectual and creative contributions.
To apply, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
a cover letter
names of 3 professional references
sample web work (e.g., a url) welcome
For questions, email@example.com / 718 997-3770 or 718 997-3771
The Columbia University Libraries seeks a creative, motivated and organized Exhibit Coordinator to provide coordination and operational support for the successful completion of the New York Nexus: Sheffield Farms Interpretive Exhibit in the Manhattanville campus. Reporting to the Director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the Exhibit Coordinator will work with various stakeholders across the University to bring the exhibit to completion. This is a temporary 12-month position with possibility of extension.
– Researching and assisting in establishing a creative direction for the exhibit, documentary, web and print collateral components.
– Developing and implementing an overall completion schedule for all project components.
– Working with lenders on logistics of loans, reprography orders, and rights/permissions of use requests.
– Coordinating the development of RFIs and RFPs for outsourcing, the selection of vendors, and the drafting of vendor contracts; monitors vendor performance; monitors outsourcing budgets and vendor invoices.
– Monitoring and coordinating workflow of all participating units and acting as point of contact for all sub-contractors; providing onsite supervision of installation and other parts of the project as needed.
– Compiling and communicating information related to the exhibition and serving as primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
– Performing other duties as assigned.
New York Nexus: Sheffield Farms Interpretive Exhibit will include a physical exhibit and documentary film describing the history of the Manhattanville dairy industry in the first decades of the twentieth century. The exhibit will focus on how technological improvements in the production of milk positively impacted public health and the economy of the region and the city.
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology.
As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration and a commitment to excellence.
Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for processing archival collections, including arranging and describing, cataloguing, rehousing, tracking locations and transferring to storage. The position is also responsible for managing digitization projects of the Museum’s large holdings of photographic collections. The position is needed to prepare Peabody archival collections for a proposed renovation, to track and move collections, and to establish intellectual control over the backlog of unprocessed archival collections and new accessions. This position will rehouse, catalogue, track and coordinate move of photographic material to off-site storage locations. Rehouse as needed, catalogue, track and coordinate move of map collection and oversize plans, prints and drawings (8,000+ items). Process (arrange, describe, rehouse, catalogue) archival collections to prepare for storage. Perform research pertaining to materials as needed to gain intellectual control. Oversee image scanning projects by student and LHT employees; provides training in technical procedures. Performs quality control of TMS (The Museum System) data associated with digital projects. Assists with the daily activities in the Peabody Museum Archives as needed. Other duties as required.
Two years experience as a collections technician, archivist assistant or related position in an archive, library or museum working directly with archival collections
Knowledge of issues of handling, storage, and preservation of fragile archival collections. Solid knowledge of established archival standards and best practices for processing archival materials. Proficiency with relational databases such as TMS (The Museum System), and knowledge of basic metadata and descriptive standards for anthropological collections. Technology skills, including digital imaging hardware and software, , Microsoft Office, XML, HTML and EAD. Familiarity with archaeology and anthropology disciplines. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and communicate effectively with museum staff. Excellent organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and focus on designated tasks to meet project deadlines. Ability to lift heavy boxes.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources
A strong internal candidate has been identified
This is a term position with a scheduled end date of Dec. 31, 2016