Paid Fellowship Opportunity: Barra American Art Fellowship, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Barra American Art Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill the Barra American Art Fellowship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. This position is generously endowed by The Barra Foundation in honor of Robert L. McNeil, Jr., with additional support provided in 2017-18 by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Buck and from the Robert L. McNeil Endowments for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

One fellow will be chosen to join the Department of American Art during the academic year. The fellow will work full-time, assisting four days a week in ongoing department research and exhibition projects, with one day reserved for personal research, writing, or travel. Applicants should have completed their M.A. degree in art history or a related field and propose a thesis or area of research interest that can take advantage of the resources of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other area libraries and institutions. Priority will be given to those with projects relating to the Museum’s collection or exhibition program, and to students from the Philadelphia region. Fellows will have library privileges at the PMA and the University of Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the term, the Barra Fellow will be expected to give a lecture and submit a paper reflecting work done during the residency.

The fellow will be expected to work full-time (35 hours per week) during the academic year from September 2017 through August 2018.

The fellowship stipend is $40,000 over twelve months with additional research and travel funds and two weeks of discretionary time off.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application and include the following:

  • A letter describing your interest and preparation for this position
  • Curriculum vitae with education, employment, publications and honors
  • Three references with phone number and email addresses

In addition to your online application, please send a writing sample by mail and direct one of your referees to write on your behalf to:

Department of American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Re: Barra Fellowship

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.

Full post: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=philadmoa&jobId=148089

Job Posting: Digital Collections Assistant, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

Job Summary/Basic Function

Ringling College of Art and Design seeks an enthusiastic and creative Digital Collections Assistant (Library Technician III) for the Brizdle Schoenberg Special Collections Center at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. The newly created Center has a collection of rare books and facsimiles with an emphasis in art, design, and architecture; a diverse survey of artists’ books; and a teaching collection of digital images. The Digital Collections Assistant will work closely with the Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian to support the digital initiatives and daily activities of the Center.

The Digital Collections Assistant will participate in project planning, software evaluation, and digital preservation initiatives; develop a workflow for a wide range of digital projects; improve accessibility to the digital image collection including metadata creation; scan or photograph artists’ books for a visual discovery system; help create and preserve new digital assets, and contribute to online exhibitions and web-based bibliographies. The Assistant will also play a valuable role in the day-to-day activities of the public reading room, providing research and reference services and serving as the Special Collections Center supervisor in the absence of the Librarian.

The successful candidate will have experience or formal training in the development of digital collections; some experience working in an archives, special collections department, or museum; some knowledge of digital preservation; and some experience with content management systems and digital repositories. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service orientation, a willingness to work in a team atmosphere, and excellent organizational skills. Knowledge or interest in visual resources and artists’ books a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, studio, art history, media arts, or related discipline
  • Expertise using both MAC and PC platforms
  • Expertise using photo editing and photo management software
  • Familiarity with scanning and photographic equipment
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, implement, and assess work responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to carefully handle rare, fragile, and mixed format archival materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or coursework or experience working in an archives, special collections department, or museum
  • Experience or formal training in the development of digital collections
  • Knowledge of digital preservation
  • Experience with content management systems and digital repositories
  • Knowledge of bibliographic conventions, and experience searching online catalogs
    or databases

Special Instructions to Applicants: Open until filled. For full consideration apply by January 8, 2016.

Full post: https://ringling.simplehire.com/postings/1489

Job Posting: Collections Management Associate, Sotheby’s, NYC

Overview:

Provide assistance to the Director of Collections Management. This division of Art Agency Partners is responsible for maintaining detailed and up-to-date records of our clients’ art collections, making shipping arrangements, coordinating installations, and managing conservation, loans, and framing needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Artwork cataloguing and database maintenance
  • Create and maintain accurate records for works of art
  • Liaise with galleries to collect cataloguing information
  • Archive and manipulate digital images
  • Create inventory reports and collector reports from File Maker (ArtBase)
  • Provide administrative support to Director of Collections Management
  • Scanning, filing, transcribing
  • Monitor and track timelines for shipments, loans, framing, conservation, etc.
  • Assist with scheduling of outside vendors
  • Assist with collection management needs
  • Obtain shipping and crating estimates
  • Collect and review condition reports
  • Create digital mock-ups
  • Assist with special projects

Qualifications:

  • Adept at handling sensitive and confidential information in a discreet and professional fashion
  • Operate with minimal supervision
  • Time management and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to both work independently and follow specific instructions
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, Photoshop, ArtBase and
  • File Maker preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working with works of art
  • Detail oriented, discreet, diplomatic, dependable, proactive and mature

Full post: https://careers-sothebys.icims.com/jobs/2056/collections-management-associate/job

Internship Opportunity: Digitization Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Digitization Intern

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking a Digitization Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of new digital archives that will be accessible to the public. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.

Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Responsibilities:

The Digitization Intern will be responsible for all stages of digitizing and processing photographs.

  • Preparing and scanning film negatives, transparencies, and photographic prints in adherence with institutional and archival standards
  • Calibrating all components of the digital capture system, including software preferences, scanner and lighting settings
  • Minimally process scanned images using Photoshop
  • Creating archival masters as well as derivatives for storage and delivery
  • Perform quality assurance (QA) of scans
  • Rehousing all materials

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Experience working in libraries and archives
  • Familiarity with archival and digitization standards
  • Experience with digital retouching a plus
  • Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time

Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.

To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in digitization projects, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to internships@pafa.org with a subject line of Digitization Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 2, 2017.

Full post: https://www.pafa.org/careers-and-internships/internships

Internship Opportunity: Image Cataloging Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Image Cataloging Intern

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking an Image Cataloging Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of item-level catalog records using a combination of Mimsy XG (the museum’s content management system) and Microsoft Excel. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.

Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Responsibilities:

The Image Cataloging Intern will be responsible for all stages of creating cataloging records.

  • Create item-level catalog records using Mimsy XG
  • Conduct provenance research
  • Promote the collection through blog posts

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Coursework towards completion of a Masters in Library and Information Science
  • Experience handling rare and delicate archival materials preferred
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Experience with cataloging standards
  • Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time

Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.

To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in cataloging, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to internships@pafa.org with a subject line of Image Cataloging Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 17, 2017.

Full post: https://www.pafa.org/careers-and-internships/internships

Job Posting: Research Resources Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

RESEARCH RESOURCES ASSISTANT

This full-time position serves as the central administrative support for the Research Resources department, which provides access to primary resources, published resources, and other research material relating to the Museum’s support of American art and artists through its history, collections, and programming.

Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant provides reference services for Museum staff and external researchers accessing the following units within this department: The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the Archives, Special Collections, and the Permanent Collection Documentation Office.
  • Assist with circulation and patron database maintenance in the Voyager integrated library system (ILS)
  • Schedule appointments and maintain the department calendar
  • Process Library acquisitions
  • Handle all departmental invoicing
  • Oversee periodical subscriptions and acquisition
  • Provide research and clerical assistance to department
  • Assist in overseeing the work of interns and volunteers under Archive and Library staff supervision
  • Work on additional projects relevant to the priorities of the Research Resources department

Requirements:

  • 2 years’ experience; MLIS degree (with art history or studio art background preferred)
  • Hands-on library and archival skills
  • Experience or familiarity with Voyager ILS, ArchiveSpace, and The
  • Museum System (TMS)
  • Research experience
  • Knowledge of art history and contemporary American art
  • Familiarity with library and archival preservation
  • Understanding of the function and processes of both libraries and archives, and related experience a plus
  • Good communication skills necessary

To apply for a position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@whitney.org or mail to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the requirements of the job openings or internships. We will keep your resume on file should appropriate future openings become available. Please do not send catalogues or original materials. The Museum cannot assume responsibility for any original materials which are submitted. No calls, please.

Full post: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/2dd0a19a-e4d4-45ed-8914-2790f1e24bb3

Job Posting: Librarian (Reference), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Job Overview
Summary

This announcement has an APPLICATION LIMIT of 200 applications. Therefore applicants should apply as soon as possible. If the 200 application limit is not met previously, the Job Announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 23, 2016. Applicants NEED to ensure they provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement.

This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Reader Services Department (DLR) of the National Gallery of Art (NGA). The purpose of this position is to provide a wide variety of highly specialized reference and reader services to NGA curatorial and administrative staff, CASVA staff and fellows, and organizations and individuals outside the Gallery.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-23A to all U.S. citizens and nationals under competitive examining procedures. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.

Duties
The incumbent:

  • Assists Gallery staff, CASVA fellows, and outside readers in the use of the Library’s full range of resources and services available on-site which includes the Library ‘s online public access catalog, the Gallery’s collection management system, and others within and outside the Gallery’s internal network.
  • Answers reference questions received in person, by telephone, regular mail, electronic mail, and other online communications channels.
  • Discusses research needs with potential outside readers, explains and interprets policies governing library use, and refers readers to other libraries when appropriate.
  • Registers outside readers and informs them of library procedures and facilities.
  • Determines qualifications for library passes and issues them to accepted applicants.
  • Performs literature searches in the Library’s collections and specialized online resources.
  • Performs bibliographic checking in printed and online library catalogs as directed.
  • Assists in the preparation of instructional materials (such as orientation folders, finding aids, guides, and bibliographies) and in the development of a variety of bibliographic instruction programs on use of library resources.
  • Maintains and improves knowledge of printed and online resources in the arts and humanities fields.
  • Participates in the development of the reference collection by identifying, evaluating, and recommending print and online resources for purchase or subscription.
  • In conjunction with library and Gallery IT staff, develops, coordinates, and implements outreach programs for the general public on aspects of the library ‘s collections and resources.

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1410-9. This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master’s degree in library science which has been supplemented by coursework in both art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish. Specialized experience is defined as responsibility for providing reference services within a research environment which required knowledge of art history and Western European languages such as Italian, French, Dutch, German, and/or Spanish to perform work assignments. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

  • Knowledge of bibliographic searching methods, including obscure materials and foreign language publications, often from incomplete or inaccurate citations.
  • Knowledge of the literature of art history and humanities, particularly sources of information, bibliographic tools, reference works, and specialized subject collections.
  • Knowledge of the content and search methodology of highly specialized online bibliographic, periodical, image, and full-text databases.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two Western European languages, (preferably Italian and French) and familiarity with art historical and bibliographic terminology in the remaining major European languages.
  • Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Application deadline: Friday, December 23, 2016 (or at 200 applications)

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458951300

Job Posting: Library and Archives Specialist, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Library and Archives Specialist

As a key member of the Library and Archives team, the Library and Archives Specialist assists with operations across the department. Working under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, the Specialist is responsible for performing a wide range of tasks and procedures primarily related to: interlibrary loan; paging and shelving; metadata creation; copy cataloging and serials. The Specialist will also support and perform library, archival and copyright reference research; and help with records management.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability in maintaining records and data in various information, library, and archival systems, as well as a familiarity with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MARC, AACR2/RDA, LCSH, LC authorities, and LC classification and shelf listing. A Bachelor’s degree is required. This position requires experience in copy-cataloging procedures or database maintenance guidelines. An ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for technology.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

Job Posting: Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Curatorial Assistant (one-year, fixed-term) | Architecture and Design

Assists senior curator and curatorial team with administrative, logistical, and research tasks in preparation for an upcoming modern and contemporary fashion design exhibition (scheduled to open in the fall of 2017) and accompanying publication. Supports the preparation of checklists, loan agreement forms, and related educational materials. Assists in scheduling work to be done within the Museum as a liaison with various internal departments. Researches and writes correspondence with external parties, including institutional and individual lenders to the exhibition, and external design collaborators. Assists in compiling, organizing, formatting, and editing exhibition and catalogue data for completeness and accuracy. Supports catalogue preparation, including obtaining image rights for publication, print, and digital use. Supports the production and preparation of wall texts and labels. Assists with a variety of other editorial, administrative, and organizational tasks for the exhibition. Performs research support functions for the exhibition, including library and archival research on the history of 20th-century fashion design. Reports to Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent graduate work in design, art, architectural history, or curatorial studies.
  • Specialization in modern or contemporary fashion design history, specifically in textiles and garments, and a strong knowledge of relevant current and historical scholarship in the field preferred.
  • Strong and comprehensive experience within a museum institution working on exhibition planning and administration, including working with museum collection databases and multi-departmental liaising a plus.
  • Familiarity with researching archives, securing copyright permissions, and clearing image rights highly preferred. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strict attention to detail with a rigorous approach to tasks.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

MoMA Jobs application guidelines
If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:
By email: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Full post: https://www.moma.org/about/jobs

Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT

Description:

The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.

Please provide contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter please discuss your interest in and experience with photographs. Please note your software experience in your cover letter.

Qualifications:

Duties:

  • Implements collection development policies, practices, and strategies to ensure that negatives, prints, slides, and other historical photographic images are collected, preserved, and made available for current and future patrons.
  • Reviews and assesses donated materials to determine condition and historical value. Applies archival management theories and methods in determining how collections or images should be cataloged. This includes the physical preparation of materials for long-term preservation and care by arranging and housing them according to national photograph archives standards that are consistent with conditions and technology available within the agency.
  • Produces standardized cataloging in accordance with national library/archives standards for submission to the Montana Historical Society’s online catalogs.
  • Develops, enhances, and maintains electronic information database and patron access systems for the photograph archives.
  • Conducts complex historical research on and compiles histories of individuals, groups, institutions, or businesses to provide a context for newly processed collections or images. Applies archival theories to write descriptive inventories, indices, and other professionally approved reference materials in accordance with national and agency standards for the use of staff, researchers, and state employees.
  • Determines priority of photograph collections or images for processing, based on knowledge of research needs, agency priorities, historical significance, and professional standards.
  • Responds to a wide variety of sophisticated reference inquiries from individuals, state agencies, professionals, educational groups, local organizations, film companies, journalists, publishers and institutions by conducting research and providing information on a broad range of topics.
  • Provides concise and accurate interpretations and analysis of complex historical events based on reference interviews of a wide range of patrons.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, access and outreach.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Montana and/or American history.
  • An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including photographic research.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC and EAD.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace and Archivists’ Toolkit.

Education/Experience:
This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, or a related field and the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, history or a related field that includes emphasis upon photographic preservation and archival care and management of photograph collections.

Salary: $ 15.05 – 18.82 Hourly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, References

Contact: Denise Gjerde | dgjerde@mt.gov | 406-444-2697

Application Deadline: December 19, 2016

Full post: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16143003