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Paid Internship Opportunity: Getty Graduate Internship Program

The Getty Graduate Internship Program

Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the Getty Foundation—and in Getty Publications and Getty Digital to graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Placements are typically available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, publications, web and new media, public programs, digital projects, and grantmaking. 

Internship in Special Collections Cataloging

The Graduate Intern in Special Collections Cataloging will gain hands-on experience with Getty’s unique research collections, which include archives of artists, architects, dealers and art historians; sketches and drawings; prints from the 16th to the 21st century; and rare photographs. The broad range of subject areas includes, but is not limited to: art collectors and collecting, 20th-century architecture, video and performance art, Latin American art, and African American Art, a recently established collecting area in support of the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative. Primary responsibilities will include processing and cataloging special collections, with specific projects assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. Tasks will include writing finding aids, maintaining processing plans, and creating collection-level and item-level catalog records. Additional projects may include team-based processing activities; creating metadata for digital assets; collections management activities and legacy data cleanup work; and creating records in SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) to account for persons, families, and organizations in the Getty Library’s archival holdings.


Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Individuals from groups underrepresented across the fields of art history, conservation, and museums are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be:

Students currently enrolled in a graduate program (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying.


Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree (Master of Arts (M.A.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), graduate conservation certificate, or their equivalents for international applicants) on or after January 1, 2020, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.


The Special Collections Cataloging graduate internship is located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. All positions are full-time for 12 months from September 11, 2023 through August 30, 2024.

The grant amount is $47,500 for twelve months, plus $1,500 towards relocation expenses if the intern is coming from outside the Los Angeles area. Housing is not provided. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. Graduate Interns are eligible to enroll in the Getty’s health care plan.

Getty requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, including Getty Graduate Interns. Limited exceptions may be granted for medical reasons, disability, or sincerely held religious beliefs. If an intern wishes to request an exception, that must be done within seven (7) calendar days of the first day of the internship.

How to Apply

Applications are due by 5:00p.m. Pacific Time on November 1, 2022. Materials received after the deadline will result in an incomplete application. We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax.

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Job Opportunity: Library Assistant III – The Getty: Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleLibrary Assistant III
CompanyThe Getty
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-Time limited term position (36 months)
Salary$19.95 – $24.44 Hourly
Posting Website
Required Experience • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history or related discipline
• 3-4 years experience in library setting
• Familiarity with at least one foreign language preferred
Sample Job Responsibilities • Assists in complex metadata searching, selection, evaluation, editing, and creation for resource access, description, and record management in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion systems 
• Performs physical processing of materials (e.g., labeling, marking, stamping, and housing) 
• Applies knowledge of MARC, RDA, AACR2, and local policies and procedures 
Uses various library software applications to manage library materials 
• Provides library services to staff and other library users 
• May provide assistance in unpacking, organizing, and distributing materials 
• Suggests revisions to procedures within assigned area 
• Participates in section meetings and other meetings as appropriate 

Job Opportunity: Metadata Specialist II – The Getty: Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleMetadata Specialist II
CompanyThe Getty
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Salary$57,225 – $71,531 Annually
Posting Website
Required Experience• MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school; graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline preferred. 
• Minimum 2-3 years professional experience
• May require special subject, language, or technical expertise
Sample Job Responsibilities• Performs complex metadata creation, selection, evaluation, and editing for resource access, description, and record management in Ex Libris Alma and OCLC Connexion systems 
• Prepares bibliographic metadata for contribution to BIBCO and name authority metadata for contribution to NACO, according to the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) 
• Performs physical processing of materials (e.g. labeling, marking, stamping, and housing) 
• Applies knowledge of MARC, RDA, and AACR2 
• Uses various library software applications to execute complex transactions to manage library materials 
• Provides library services to staff and other library users 
• May provide assistance in unpacking, organizing, and distributing materials 
• May provide training to staff and other colleagues, when required 
• May review work of other project staff 
• Suggests and may make revisions to procedures within assigned area in consultation or collaboration with other staff 
• Participates in section meetings and other meetings as appropriate 

Job Opportunity: Early Career Librarian Fellow: Towson University – Towson, MD

Job TitleEarly Career Librarian Fellow
CompanyTowson University’s Albert S. Cook Library
LocationTowson, MD
Full-time/Part-timeFellowship – Fellow may receive work release time of up to 50% to complete their degree.
SalaryNot indicated
Posting Website
Required ExperienceMaster’s degree must be completed by start date or within one year of hire. Commitment to developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries.  Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Basic familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections.  Demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to professional growth. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesThe fellow will work on one of three program areas of their choice, choosing from topics of (1) research and instruction liaisonship, (2) digital archives, or (3) open educational resources.  In the final year of the program, the Fellow will specialize in their chosen area(s) and work on a capstone project suited to their professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Fellow, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete, and report research or creative work at a conference or as a publication. The Fellow will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations. The Fellow will benefit from formal and informal mentorship, funding and encouragement of professional development, and a focus on career planning. Towson University Libraries Residency program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. 
Application ProcessReview of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s interest and experience in teaching, service and/or scholarship will support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work in librarianship will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.
Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3555.   

Job Opportunity – Gallery Archivist – L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Job TitleGallery Archivist
CompanyL.A. Louver Gallery
LocationLos Angeles, CA
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time, salaried position
Posting Website
Required Experience • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, with an art history background, is preferred
• Two or more years of experience in an archive or art library environment
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Skills: File Maker Pro, Adobe Photoshop/Acrobat
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesARCHIVE
• Manage and care for historical and special collections
• Receive and process contemporary digital and print materials into collections, including gallery business records and correspondence; newspapers, art magazines and periodicals; books; ephemera
• Respond to research inquiries utilizing archive and library assets as resources, including sales-related requests, directors’ requests, and requests from external researchers
• Manage archive workflow between two locations: Los Angeles warehouse and Venice Beach gallery
• Train and oversee archive interns
• Implement special research, media, and curatorial projects
• Manage and care for two libraries: an artist-focused Artist Library and General Arts Library
• Order books of interest related to gallery artists or gallery research interests
• Ensure receipt and proper processing of all new publications into library collections in a timely manner
• Circulate and route books to gallery directors and staff, as needed
• Work with gallery receptionist to maintain publication inventory at gallery, coordinating between warehouse, gallery, and offsite storage
• Work with gallery receptionist and webmaster, manage Shopify e-commerce page on website ensuring item availability, price revisions, and addition of new inventory materials and descriptions
• Maintain artist CVs, biographies, and statements
• Field press related to artists daily (digital and print), saving in and to appropriate format(s) and repositories, and integrating into gallery communications as needed
• Exhibition updates: liaise with webmaster for website updates and circulate to team and directors
• Request and maintain images, installation photography, checklists, and press releases for artists’ exhibitions elsewhere for archive
• Provenance/literature/exhibition history management in artwork database records in coordination with registrar and gallery directors including works in current exhibitions, on loan, as well as updates reflecting newly discovered historical data
• Receive and process all image reproduction requests according to set protocols for each artist/estate/collection, liaising with directors and artists
• Provide concise image captions and credit lines
• Source and provide high-resolution images
• Track publications to ensure receipt of courtesy copies and forwarding copies to artists/studios/estates
• Meticulously document and track image requests / forthcoming publications
Application instructionsPlease submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format to

Job Opportunity – Assistant/Associate Archivist – The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

Job TitleAssistant/Associate Archivist
CompanyThe Menil Collection
LocationHouston, TX
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time; exempt from overtime
Posting Website
Required Experience • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archives or Archival Certification. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
• Experience processing archival materials and experience in archival appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, and reference service.
• Experience in a museum setting is highly desirable. Art history or studio art background preferred.
• Experience with ArchivesSpace and FileMaker Pro.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Facilitate research and access to the Menil Archives for various internal and external users.
• Manage the appraisal, accession, arrangement, and description of archival collections in accordance with industry standards and best practices. Process unprocessed archival collections.
• Develop and maintain arrangement and descriptive standards for databases, finding aids, and other tools to facilitate research and access to the Menil Archives holdings for internal and external user groups.
• In consultation with librarians, curators, and others, identify documents and collections for digitization. Coordinate and implement digitization workflows and procedures in consultation with the Menil Collection’s Imaging Services Department.
• With the Librarian, implement and maintain the established policies and procedures of the Archives. Collaborate on and advance digital preservation activities.
• Provide archival oversite of the Records Management Program and Document Retention Schedule and advise staff on proper record-keeping practices. Develop workflows for the storage and access for digital document retention, storage, and preservation.
• Work closely with the Curatorial and Conservation Departments on selecting materials for inclusion in exhibitions.
Represent the Menil Collection Archives locally and nationally at professional conferences.
Application InstructionsFor immediate consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to

NYPL: Metadata Specialist II (liaison to the Schomburg Center)


Located within the New York Public Library’s Digital Research Division, the Metadata Services Unit (MSU) improves access and discovery of library resources through Digital Collections and strengthens data interoperability across the library through metadata production services, software development support, and metadata strategy. Our team supports and engages staff in efficient metadata creation for digitization, offering development and documentation of local standards and practices, project consultation, quality control, staff training, and works to raise awareness and connect stakeholders across NYPL concerning metadata. The MSU also supports the improvement and maintenance of our Metadata Management System (MMS) and online Digital Collections through data modeling, data mapping and enrichment, record assessment and cleanup, and staff user services.

Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the collection, preservation, and study of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. The Schomburg Center, featuring diverse programming and collections spanning over 10 million items, has for over nine decades illuminated the richness of black history, arts, and experience worldwide. As a key part of one of the largest public library systems in the world, the Schomburg Center is committed to maximizing free and public access to its collections, exhibitions, educational activities, and much of its programming. 

MSU seeks candidates enthusiastic about metadata and the future of libraries for the position of Metadata Specialist II. The Metadata Specialist II balances high productivity and high quality output to wrangle metadata across a corpus of more than a million metadata records. Strong interpersonal and written skills are key to supporting quality metadata creation and remediation across NYPL research library divisions and within a cooperative team environment. This role is a perfect opportunity for a proactive, reliably thoughtful individual with the ability to quickly synthesize complex information, invested in team cohesion and metadata futures.
This role is eligible for a performance based upgrade in salary to $60,574 after one year of successful performance.
Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Manager, Metadata Services, the Metadata Specialist II will:

  • Create, update, and enhance metadata for the Library’s digital collections
  • Liaise with metadata creators across NYPL divisions to support metadata project planning, training, guidance on standards, and the efficient creation/maintenance of high-quality metadata, specifically metadata related to Divisions within the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Contribute to local metadata policies, procedures, and standards as well as technical requirements for NYPL’s Metadata Management System, digital repository, and other tools
  • Participate in large-scale and targeted remediation and enhancement projects to improve discovery and access to digital content
  • Keep up with current standards, trends, and technologies in the field

Required Education, Experience & Skills

Required Education & Experience

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science (open to candidates graduating Spring 2022)
  • Two years relevant work experience

Required Skills

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well collaboratively and independently on complex projects involving diverse participants, using informed judgment and clear communication to successfully complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and independent problem-solving skills, with the ability to process a large quantity of work while maintaining a consistently high degree of accuracy
  • Facility with rapidly synthesizing new information and new workflows
  • Aptitude for being organized, productive and effective while involved with a variety of simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data and database structures, metadata standards, and encoding schemas, including MARC21, MODS, and EAD
  • Experience interpreting and applying descriptive content standards (such as RDA, DACS, CCO, etc.) in a non-MARC metadata environment
  • Basic understanding of Linked Data concepts and technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with scripting and querying languages such as Python, SQL, etc.
  • Experience working with special collections or academic libraries
  • Experience building positive and productive interdepartmental or interdisciplinary relationships
  • Coursework related to African American, African and African diasporan history
  • Experience working with library collections related to African American, African and African diasporan history


Please Note: Effective August 2, 2021, absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager.  The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors.  The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice.  Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.
Core Values
All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems 
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work
  • Be Welcoming and Inclusive

Physical Duties

  • May require travel within NYC

Physical Required?

Union/Non Union
Local 1930

FLSA Status


  • Regular hours: 9am-5pm – Overall hours: 35 hours per week – may require nights/weekends
  • This is not a remote role, and requires onsite work

About The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at 

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Job Opportunity: Instructional Assessment Librarian, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Job TitleInstructional Assessment Librarian
CompanyUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
LocationKraemer Family Library
SalaryGenerally starting at $45,000 – $48,000 annually
Posting Website
Required Experience • Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited school by position start date.
• 3 months experience or 1 semester of coursework in reference and instruction.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Develop assessment instruments that produce actionable feedback for improving course integrated and workshop-based information literacy instruction.
• Consult with librarians to help them choose or develop appropriate methods to assess and improve their information literacy instruction.
• Collaborate with the Instructional and Research Services department in developing assessable learning outcomes and assessment methods that support the ongoing development of the information literacy instruction partnership with the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program.
• Use reference interaction data to identify trends and frequently asked questions with the goal of maintaining responsive public FAQs/knowledge bases on the library website and identifying training opportunities for public facing library faculty, staff, and students.
• Provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction in library workshops, the Gateway Program Seminar, the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, and assigned liaison department(s). This may include night and weekend classes.
Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance.
• Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals for the Instructional and Research Services department and the Kraemer Family Library.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through library, campus, CU System, or professional service activities.
DeadlinePriority will be given to applications submitted by April 10, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity – Web Services Librarian: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Job TitleWeb Services Librarian
CompanyUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
LocationKraemer Family Library
SalaryGenerally starting at $50,000 – $57,000 annually
Posting Website
Required Experience • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school completed by start date
• 3 months (or 1 semester) of experience or coursework in web development
• Experience with editing at least one website in Drupal or another content management systems
• 3 months (or 1 semester) of experience or coursework with HTML, CSS, and other web programming languages
Sample Job Responsibilities • Develop and evaluate the library’s frontend web presences and discovery services for continuous improvement, and collect and report usages statistics for these web services.
• Assist the Instruction and Research Services department with managing the UX for LibGuides and other SpringShare products.
• Use APIs, scripts, and automation tools to create system interoperability between the library’s web presences and share dynamic content between them.   
• Serve on the Library Marketing Team, Library Assessment Team, UCCS Web Advisory Group, and UCCS Digital Accessibility Committee.  
• Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as liaison to one or more academic units, providing collection development, library instruction and research assistance.
• Develop professionally as a member of the academic community through such scholarly activities as research projects, publications, continuing education, attendance at conferences, professional service, and university and library service.
• Maintain a portfolio
DeadlinePriority will be given to applications submitted by April 25, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.

Job Opportunity: Photoarchivist: Frick Art Reference Library, NYC

Job TitlePhotoarchivist
CompanyThe Frick Collection
LocationNew York, NY
SalaryRegular workweek is 35 hours, Mondays-Fridays; hours worked in excess of 35 per workweek are paid at time- and-a-half. Rate of pay is commensurate to experience. Compensation range: $25.27-$27.47 or $46,000-$50,000 annually.
Posting Website
Required ExperienceMaster’s degree in art history preferred or library and information science from an ALA-accredited university. Strong art historical research background and reading knowledge of one or more foreign language(s). Familiarity with ExLibris Alma and Primo VE. Basic understanding of cataloging standards and MARC21 is desired. Experience with handling of archival materials, basics of project management, social media content creation and strategy, and organizing and leading public programs. Demonstrated ability to think and problem solve creatively, learn quickly, manage multiple projects in a timely manner, and apply new technologies and metadata standards. Knowledge of linked data principles such as Wikidata, BIBFRAME, and Linked Art is a plus. Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a broad range of library and museum colleagues. Commitment to professional development and growth and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Sample Job Responsibilitieshe Photoarchivist assists in the curation of the physical and digital Photoarchive collections, which includes creating and updating detailed library catalog records, preparing materials for digitization, processing gifts of photographic material, and coordinating shipments of Photoarchive material to and from off-site storage facilities. The Photoarchivist also provides support for the discovery of and access to the Photoarchive’s content; assists scholars and museum professionals with art historical research; works with Communications and Editorial departments to develop and create digital content for blogs, social media and webinars; serves as a member of internal working groups; and represents the library in cross-institutional initiatives.
Application ProcessPlease send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:
Associate Chief Librarian, Content
at (include “Photoarchivist” in subject line of email)
Frick Madison
30 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021