Cataloguer, Louise Bourgeois Archive Project– MOMA

Cataloguer, Louise Bourgeois Archive Project
Location: New York, NY
Education Requirement: 4-Year Degree
Description
The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Project Cataloguer to assist with the Louise Bourgeois Archive Project. Based in the Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints and reporting to the Chief Curator Emerita/Bourgeois Project Manager, the Project Cataloguer will work with project team, as well as independently, to examine, research, and catalogue the printed work of Louise Bourgeois. This is a two year grant-funded project.
Specific responsibilities are as follows:- Enters information into computer database, and prepares and formats it for the online catalogue of Bourgeois’s works: www.moma.org/bourgeoisprints.

– Assists with processing new Bourgeois acquisitions and establishing their collection storage.

– Prepares collection-related receipts and acquisitions lists.

– Helps to coordinate photography and imaging requests, as needed.

– Helps to maintain project files and records, in both hard copy and digital formats.

– Works collaboratively with MoMA’s Digital Media, and Collection and Exhibition Technologies Departments and, on occasion, with outside web designers and developers.

– Works collaboratively with the Louise Bourgeois Studio on research matters.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, art history preferred, general knowledge of modern and contemporary art and works on paper, and familiarity with print techniques. Prior experience with works of art and collections organization and cataloguing and general office experience preferred. Prior experience with team-based projects preferred. Detail-oriented and well-organized. Knowledge of databases and data processing. Strong research and communication skills (written and oral). Accurate typing required. Ability to collaborate on a team project.

Application Instructions

Please submit resume and cover letter, which must include salary requirements, to jobs@moma.org. Please reference the position title in the subject line.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Full post here.

Internship– Brooklyn Museum Archives

Internship in the Brooklyn Museum Archives

The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an intern to assist with processing records in the Museum Archives. The intern will process a discrete portion of the institutional records: arrange, perform basic preservation measures, write folder-level descriptions, and enter descriptions into a Microsoft Access database. The intern will gain valuable experience in basic appraisal, processing, creating folder descriptions, and database usage.

Seeking Masters of Library Science/Archives candidates who have some experience or coursework in archival management, be able to perform detailed work and be able to lift records cartons weighing up to 40 pounds.

Schedule: 10-5 one day per week, Monday through Friday.

Compensation: unpaid internship, intern will have Museum volunteer status.

The Museum Archives, a division of the Museum’s Libraries and Archives department, preserves and makes accessible the permanent records of the Museum as well as of the Museum’s parent organization, the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (1843-1980), and the Institute’s predecessor, the Brooklyn Apprentices’ Library (1823-41). The holdings of the Archives total approximately 2800 linear feet, and include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, publications, films, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and ephemera that document the Museum’s exhibitions, objects, outreach, administration, research, and other activities.

Please send a resume, letter of interest, and references via email to library@brooklynmuseum.org

Digital Asset Manager– Detroit Institute of Arts

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Digital Asset Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining a system to effectively store and retrieve digital assets, chiefly imagery.  Duties include setting up asset catalogs and systems, organizing images, creating and enforcing naming taxonomies and metadata schema, tagging files with relevant and accurate metadata, enforcing asset file standards, ensuring application documentation is up-to-date and distribution of assets to internal users and external partners.

– See more at: http://aam-us-jobs.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=8712&job=16478000#sthash.88WH0Lby.dpuf

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Set up and configure new DAM system
  • Transfer image assets to the DAM system
  • Organize asset catalog structures
  • Create effective metadata schema
  • Enter and validate metadata
  • Generate naming taxonomies and glossaries
  • Create workflow for the use of assets within the DAM system
  • Train and support users on system
  • Ensure dependable and rapid access and distribution of assets
  • Enforce security procedures

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A in information technology, information science, or related field
  • 2–4 yrs. experience in setting up and maintaining enterprise-scale asset management systems, Piction preferred
  • Previous museum experience preferred
  • Highly detail-oriented and accurate
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling many projects and priorities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize information at a high level
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, and to work effectively with cross-disciplinary teams

– See more at: http://aam-us-jobs.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=8712&job=16478000#sthash.88WH0Lby.dpuf

Full post here.

Project Assistant Archivist– The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is currently seeking a Project Assistant Archivist to complete the processing of the Avalanche Magazine Archives.  Processing the collection entails appraising and organizing the materials, which include correspondence, artist research, audio interviews, magazine page mockups, and photographs, among other materials.  Descriptive information will then be assembled to create an electronic finding aid.   This is a grant funded position that is expected to last for 6 months.  Specific responsibilities, following professional archival standards, are as follows:

 

–  Surveys the collection.  Conducts preliminary research on the materials.  Drafts a processing plan, in conjunction with Museum Archives staff.

 

–  Determines and acquires necessary archival supplies.  Performs simple preservation tasks.  Implements necessary conservation measures.

 

–  Compiles and revises existing descriptions of the material.Re-files and re-boxes the collection in acid-free housing.

 

–  Writes and encodes detailed finding aid including information on context and related collections as well as description of the material.

 

We require an archivist with solid experience, who can work independently. The archivist must possess a Bachelor’s degree in art history, a Master’s degree in art history plus a Master’s degree in archival science, a Master’s of Information Science with an archives concentration, or a Certificate in archival studies strongly preferred.  One to three  years experience processing archival collections according to standard archival procedures and research in art history is also required.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Computer literacy and knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD).  Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art, art historical reference sources, and other related research materials is also required.

 

Please submit resume and cover letter, which must include salary requirements, to jobs@moma.org.  Please reference the position title in the subject line.

 

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Part-Time Librarian – The Modern Museum, Fort Worth, TX

Original job posting by the TLA available here.

Position Starts:3/17/2014 Listing Closes: 2/21/2014 Listing Submitted: 1/13/2014
Position Description: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth seeks a part-time (2 days per week) librarian to assume cataloging and organizational duties for the Museum’s library. Candidates should possess knowledge of art history and/or visual arts; knowledge of Library of Congress System and OCLC; knowledge of bibliographic cataloging; knowledge of RDA standard; and knowledge of stacks management.

Candidates should be able to research and evaluate materials for collection development; provide reference and research consultation to staff members; assist with reciprocal material situations; and assist with other duties as needed.

Institution: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Type of Library: Other
City: Fort Worth, Texas
Annual Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Comment:
Telephone: Fax:
Email Address: bmitchell@themodern.org
Website Address: www.themodern.org
Required Education: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program
Required Experience:
Contact: Brent Mitchell
Send Resume to: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Special Instructions:
Interviews will not be conducted at the conference placement center. Please contact directly.

Assistant Librarian and Archivist – American Textile Museum, Lowell, MA

via INALJ, see original posting here.

Institution: American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Mass.
Job Title: Assistant Librarian and Archivist
Duties/Description: Search Re-opened: The American Textile History Museum
(ATHM) seeks a creative, motivated team-player for the part-
time position of Assistant Librarian and Archivist in the
Osborne Library. Reporting to the Librarian, this position
is responsible for assisting with recording, maintaining
and conserving ATHM’s library holdings. The collection
includes books, pamphlets, manuscript collections,
photographs, prints, insurance maps, and trade literature,
all relating to some aspect of the textile industry. The
Osborne Library serves researchers through on-site visits,
telephone, and email inquiries; researchers include in-
house staff, national and international researchers, the
local community, students, teachers, and families.The Assistant Librarian and Archivist will assist the
Librarian in all aspects of library work, including
processing manuscript collections using appropriate
archival techniques; providing services to researchers;
cataloging and processing books, photographs, etc. into the
museum database; identifying materials needing repair and
conservation; ensuring the use of proper preservation
techniques; storing/reshelving materials; helping to
prepare information and collections for web-based use; and
performing any other functions necessary to the operation
of a special collections library.Primary responsibilities include: process incoming and
backlogged manuscript collections by accessioning them into
the museum’s database, organizing the materials, re-housing
documents in acid-free folders and boxes, creating an
inventory and/or finding aid, and cataloging into OCLC if
warranted; assist on-site researchers at the Osborne
Library by explaining library and archival policy,
conducting interviews, identifying and retrieving research
materials, photocopying documents, and monitoring
researchers; answer in-house, telephone, and e-mail
requests by searching for the materials, producing required
reproductions, corresponding with researchers, and mailing
materials; collaborate with the Librarian in setting policy
to determine preservation practices, reproduction and usage
fees, research use of the collections, and copyright issues
involved in digitization; assist the Librarian in
maintaining the library’s website, the Chace Catalogue, and
other digitization projects; accession newly acquired books
and pamphlets into the museum’s database; supervise student
interns and volunteers in various library and archival
tasks; handle daily library duties including answering
visitor’s reference questions, shelving books, maintaining
the stack area, and ordering supplies; provide
collaborative support to the museum curator in museum
exhibit research and preparation, and work with museum
staff in developing library exhibits that highlight the
library’s collections.
This position is 20 hours/week with no benefits.
Qualifications: MLS/MLIS with concentration in archival studies from an ALA-
accredited program; at least two years’ experience
supporting library and archives operations, including
collection preservation, online migration, maintenance and
digitization of collections. Proven track record of
coordinating and completing projects with limited
resources, working in a collaborative culture, and being
able to manage a changing and varied workload. Must be
able to work independently as well as part of a team. The
candidate possessing skills that include computer data
management, collections’ marketing, ability to communicate
with a wide range of audiences, strong research interests
in American history and willingness to assist researchers,
attention to detail, and a sense of humor will have the
edge.
Salary:
Closing Date: February 5, 2014
Send: To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and
three professional references to Jane E. Ward,
Librarian, at jward@athm.org (please put
Assistant Librarian in subject field) or mail to
Jane E. Ward, Librarian, American Textile History
Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854.

Job Posting: Digital Archivist – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

To apply, find original job posting here.

Responsibilities:

• The Digital Archivist is responsible for the MFAH Archives digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials

• The Digital Archivist serves on the Electronic Record Archive implementation team

• Oversees digitization of archival materials, creates and color-corrects sub-masters, and creates access copies

• Primarily responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of legacy equipment.

• Responsible for description of a/v collection

• Responsible for the exportation of data from collection management system.

• Will assist with migration of EAD finding aids

• Assists with the accessioning, arrangement and description of the MFAH´s institutional records and manuscript collections in electronic form

• Monitors digitization and ingestion workflows

• Keeps abreast of best practices and standards

• Provides training to staff and volunteer

• Provides reference service to professional staff and scholarly public


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of image technical metadata required

• Knowledge of a/v wrappers and codecs required

• Strong command of archival theory and best practices required

• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of content description

• Demonstrated familiarity with MARC, EAD and DACS required

• Demonstrated familiarity with OAIS Reference model and TRAC principles
required

• Significant knowledge of ingestion and preservation tools for born-digital records, specifically disk imaging tools, write blockers, file format authenticators, metadata extractors, and checksum generators

• Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Ability to think creatively required

• Familiarity with PREMIS

• Knowledge of emerging standards such as linked data and semantic web development, specifically FAST, highly desirable

• Familiarity with RDA, EAC-CPF and METS preferred


Education and Experience:

• Masters in Archival Studies, Library and Info Science, History or equivalent degree required

• Two or more years of professional archival experience with similar duties required

• Experience overseeing digitization and volunteer projects strongly preferred

• Experience writing documentation and conducting presentations and training
strongly preferred

• Experience validating EAD finding aids strongly preferred

• Experience with born-digital records archiving and trustworthy digital repository strongly preferred

• Experience with developing, utilizing and documenting workflows strongly preferred

• Experience acquiring and maintaining legacy equipment for accessing obsolete a/v and digital formats strongly preferred

• Art history background strongly preferred. Experience in museum setting highly desirable.

• DAS coursework highly desirable

• Experience providing reference service and processing records preferred

• ACA certification preferred

Job Posting: Head of Library Services – Ringling Museum of Art

To apply, find original posting here.

Department

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Located on an impressive 66-acre Sarasota bay front estate, it preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art and special exhibitions; Ca d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museums; the Tibbals Learning Center; the Historic Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking the Sarasota Bay. An Education Building houses our library, conservation facility, classrooms, and staff offices and The Visitors Pavilion serves some 350,000 guests annually.

Anticipated Salary Range

High $40,000’s to low $50,000’s, commensurate with experience

Schedule

If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Responsibilities

The Ringling Art Library seeks an enthusiastic Head of Library Services to serve as Head Librarian and lead the expansion of the Library’s services and collections. This individual will spearhead the conceptualization and implementation of policies, programs, and long-range planning.

Collections Development: In collaboration with Ringling staff, establishes a collections development plan aligned with institutional initiatives. Analyzes the Library’s collections for strengths, weaknesses, and relevance to current information needs. Responsible for purchasing new acquisitions. Selects rare books for conservation.

Research & Program Development: Performs research on all aspects of the Ringling legacy and collections as well as other topics pertaining to the visual arts and cultural history to assist staff, faculty, and public in research, curriculum development, and exhibitions and programming. As member of the library team, assists with reference, circulation, public services, and promotes the use of current and emerging technologies. Promotes the services, and expands the awareness of the collection and resources, regionally and nationally. Leads and participates in library public programming. Handles requests from outside scholars for information relating to the Package exhibitions. Assists with grant proposal preparation.

Professional, Community, and Donor relations: Represents the Ringling Library by participating in professional associations, and regional library partnerships/programs related to the Museum’s mission or initiatives. Monitors developments in the profession as well as best practices to encourage innovation and ensure excellence. In conjunction with Development Department, works with donors and constituents, such as Friends of the Library, to build strong partnerships. Promotes the services, and expands the awareness of the collection and resources, regionally and nationally.

Supervisory and Administrative: Provides dynamic leadership to staff, interns, and volunteers: Assigns, trains, reviews, and/or approves work and special projects. Works with staff to determine goals and objectives; makes recommendations regarding employee hiring, salary adjustments, staff development, discipline, and termination, or performance evaluations. Defines needs, sets priorities, develops policies, identifies possible grants, and prepares the annual budget to ensure effective management and development of services and collections. Monitors budget throughout the year. Provides adhoc reports as requested. Submits annual report of acquisitions and activities.

– See more at: http://careers.naspa.com/jobseeker/job/15857086/Head%20of%20Library%20Services/The%20Ringling/?vnet=0&str=5401&max=100#sthash.0M35znPB.dpuf

Job Posting: Research Assistant – Curatorial, Asian Art – Brooklyn Museum

via INALJ

Research Assistant—Curatorial, Asian Art

(Full-time, 2-year temporary position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as reading and speaking knowledge of a pertinent Asian language, preferably Japanese or Korean. A Master’s degree in Art History or related field is preferred, as is previous museum experience.

Responsibilities: The Research Assistant will work with the Curator of Asian Art, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, and Research Associate of Islamic Art to assess and present the Asian collection in preparation for its reinstallation to the permanent galleries. He or she will assist curators with collection surveys and administer reinstallation-related projects involving multiple departments within the Museum, as well as with outside contractors. The position will research select areas of the collection and develop interpretive materials for the new galleries. He or she will also assist with programming and other activities relating to the re-opening.

Starting date: Winter 2013–2014

Work schedule: Five weekdays per week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and your salary requirements to job.research.assist@brooklynmuseum.org.

Job Posting: Project Manager, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend

via Careers@MFAH.org

To apply, visit the original job posting here.

Responsibilities:

• Works with the Director of the Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center and the Curator of the Bayou Bend Collection to establish and implement vocabulary and metadata standards for the Texas Artisans & Artists Archive (TAAA)

• Contributes to the selection and implementation of appropriate systems to manage and distribute data, documents, and images in the Archive

• Coordinates the collection of documents, data, and images for the Archive and their entry into the appropriate systems

• Works closely with MFAH staff in the Hirsch Library, Information Technology, Archives, and Photographic and Imaging Services in the selection, implementation, and maintenance of the systems

• Supervises the Project Associate and future Project staff when hired, including Field Researchers

• Coordinates permissions for the use of any copyrighted data or images in the Archive.

• Works with the Director in exploring possible cooperative contributions of data and images with other institutions

• Reads primary documents with accuracy and comprehension in order to add new information to the Archive

• Enters data, images, subject descriptors, and metadata into the system

• Coordinates communications with the TAAA Advisory Board and their meetings

• Develops and coordinates the Archive´s digital and printed communications

• Assists in promoting scholarly awareness and utilization of the Archive and dissemination of related research

• Performs other duties as assigned


Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Must have excellent skills in dealing with the museum staff, docents, researchers, and public visitors

• Knowledge of digital content management systems, metadata schema, and controlled vocabularies required

• Knowledge of American art and decorative arts and appropriate library resources desirable

• Able to prioritize, work with minimum supervision and deal with both public and staff in a professional manner

• Dependability, strong communication skills and great attention to detail are essential

• Excellent organizational skills

• Must be physically able to lift heavy books, climb ladders, and work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time


Education and Experience:

• B.A. degree in a Humanities field required

• Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or archival certification preferred

• Thorough knowledge of archival management principles and methodologies preferred

• Relevant work experience in a library or archive is required

• Experience with digitization and database development required

• Supervisory experience preferred