Category Archives: Opportunities

Our opportunities thread includes awards, grants, scholarships, call for papers, as well as professional development resources: fellowships, residencies, internships, and volunteer work. See separate category, Job Postings, for paid work opportunities.

Frick Art Reference Library – Paid Summer Internships

The Frick Art Reference Library has a variety of paid internships for Summer 2023:

Administration (undergraduate/graduate):

Access (graduate):

Archives (graduate):

Content (graduate):

ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring Program

The ARLIS/NA Yearlong Career Mentoring Program is now recruiting mentors and mentees

Our program begins with a virtual workshop just after the 2023 Mexico City conference and continues until the 2024 conference.  The program has matched dozens of art library professionals in successful mentoring relationships and contributes to the wonderful bonds we have with each other for which the Society is known.

You will only need 1-2 hours a month to participate! You can develop your mentor/mentee relationship by Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, phone calls, or by email.

This year’s workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 2pm ET and will take place virtually. You do not need to plan to attend the Annual Conference in order to participate. 

Are You New to Art Librarianship or Looking for Guidance? Apply to be a Mentee!

We’re looking for art librarians interested in building their skills for leadership roles (from project management to department management and everything in between) by working with mentors with leadership experience. You will cultivate a professional relationship with your mentor and mutually share your experiences with knowledgeable librarians to explore leadership. The program has matched dozens of art library professionals in successful mentoring relationships and mentors and mentees have raved about how beneficial the program was for them. 

“I have gained a lot from the mentorship program and greatly benefited from the experience of having someone with an interest solely in my success without being a work connection and clearly free of ulterior motives. My mentor helps me put things in perspective.” – Delia Tash (former mentee) 

Please fill out the mentee application at: 

Help Guide New Art Librarians: Serve as a Mentor!

“As a mentor, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have really enjoyed getting to know my mentee and helping her navigate the job search.  I am extremely impressed with the program and have very much appreciated being a part of it.”- Traci Timmons (former mentor)

Great mentors have different levels of experiences, skills, and backgrounds. Have you been in a leadership role in your library or a professional organization such as ARLIS/NA? Have you led a project or other endeavor? Do you want to help someone else succeed and develop their full potential? Do you want to learn about new trends and what other libraries do? Then you would make a great mentor!

If you have interest in being a mentor but not sure what to do? We will help you! The workshop focuses on the mentoring relationship for both mentors and mentees. Everyone benefits from new experiences and the members of the Mentoring Subcommittee will provide you with guidance, coaching, and support throughout the program. 

To become a mentor please fill out the form at: 

The deadline to apply to the ARLIS Mentoring Program for both mentors and mentees is Friday, March 31st by 11:59pm PT. The Mentoring Subcommittee will be in touch with you regarding mentorship pairs by April 11th, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you would like to learn more about the program, or have questions, please contact the ARLIS/NA Mentoring Subcommittee Chair, Anna Boutin-Cooper at

Scholarships for the 2023 Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI)

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), along with the SEI 2023 Implementation Team, are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2023 Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI), to be held online on June 12-16, 2023.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is once again generously funding scholarships for SEI 2023. This year, due to the reduced registration fee for the online workshop, we are able to fund more scholarships than in previous years. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and new technologies and/or update job skills in the realm of digital collections management, as well as to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. The comprehensive curriculum seeks to address the requirements of today’s cultural heritage information professionals, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.


  • The Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive complimentary registration to SEI.
  • SEI 2023 is a synchronous event and all attendees, including Kress Scholarship recipients, are expected to participate fully in the workshop
    • We encourage you to review the schedule before applying
  • After the event, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be required to write a summary detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship
  • Applications will be evaluated by the SEI Co-chairs, with special consideration given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Are current members of ARLIS/NA or VRA
    • Identify as BIPOC or one of the following US Census categories: African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Are currently enrolled in an MA, MLIS, MLS, or related graduate program
    • Demonstrate financial need due to unemployment, underemployment, and/or the impact of COVID-19 on professional development funding

A note on successful applications: 

In addition to asking for brief biographical information, the application form will ask applicants to share a brief statement (200 words or less) about the effect attending SEI would have on your studies and/or your career. We look forward to reading your statement! We encourage you to be as specific as possible in your statement: please tell us how certain SEI workshops or events will directly benefit the work you do in your collection or academic program. 


  • Kress Scholarship applications will open Monday, February 13, 2023. Applications are due by Monday, February 27 at 5pm EST. 
  • Recipients will be notified by March 10, 2023

How to Apply:

ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Winberta Yao Travel Award

The Mountain West Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to invite applications for the Winberta Yao Travel Award. The recipient of the Winberta Yao Travel Award will receive $395, the cost of standard early rate registration for attendance at the 51st annual ARLIS/NA Conference being held in Mexico City from April 18-21, 2023.

Applicants must be current members of ARLIS/NA MW and ARLIS/NA and live in the Mountain West region (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming). 

For application instructions and additional details, please visit the Winberta Yao Travel Award webpage at:

For further conference details, please visit the conference website at:

Applications are due by 9am MST on Monday, February 27, 2023.

For information/inquiries, contact:

Winberta Yao Travel Award Committee, ARLIS/NA MW Chapter

Shoshana Vegh-Gaynor,

Rachel Castro,

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award

Dear ARLIS/Southern California colleagues,

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Southern California Chapter we are delighted to announce the 2023 Chapter travel awards for the 51st Annual Conference in Mexico City from 4/18 – 4/21. This year the Chapter is offering 1 award for $700. 

The application deadline for the award is Monday, February 27, 2023.  It is open to students, staff, and professionals at all levels.

ARLIS/Southern California Chapter Judith A. Hoffberg Travel Award

This award honors the Chapter’s founder, Judith A. Hoffberg (1934-2009). $700 will be granted to the award recipient.


Membership: Applicants must be members in good standing of both ARLIS/NA and the Southern California Chapter.

Financial need: Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funds towards conference attendance will be considered. Eligible applicants may include current board members.

Selection will be weighted toward those applicants who best fulfill the following guidelines:

Are attending the ARLIS/NA annual conference for the first time,

Are actively participating in the conference in such roles as speaker, moderator, recorder, workshop attendee, etc.

Conditions of the award: Award winner must commit to some level of conference participation such as workshop attendee, speaker, recorder, hospitality desk volunteer, etc.

Award winner must submit a written conference report for publication in Canvas, the Chapter newsletter.

This report will include an account of the recipient’s personal conference experiences and how the award contributed to their professional development.

Letters of application are due by Monday, February 27, 2023.

Recipients will be notified by Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

Winners must confirm in writing that they are able to meet the requirements of conference attendance.

Please reach out to the ARLIS/NA SoCal Travel Committee members with any questions: Amy Ciccone ( and Laura Darlington (

ARLIS/NA Southeast Professional Development Award

Apply for the ARLIS/NA Southeast Professional Development Award!

  • Are you an art librarian or library student living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands territory?
  • Are you hoping to attend the 51st  ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, April 18-21, 2023?
  • Are you looking forward to a regional ARLIS meeting, international ARLIS conference, or another professional development opportunity sponsored by the Art Libraries Society?

To encourage the professional development of our members, the Art Libraries Society of North America Southeast Chapter (ARLIS/NA-SE) will sponsor one $700 (USD) award for the strongest applicant to participate in an ARLIS-related professional development event or activity. Please see below for eligibility and required duties of the award recipient.

To apply, complete the online application form by 11:55 pm EST Wednesday, February 22, 2023. The recipient will be notified by February 27th, in order to catch the early registration rate ending March 6th. All applicants will be notified regardless of outcome.


The purpose of this award is to cultivate a talented, dedicated, and educated group of professionals for the ARLIS/NA organization as well as the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter. Funds from this award may be used to defray expenses associated with professional development activities at an annual ARLIS/NA conference, ARLIS regional meeting, or other ARLIS-sponsored professional development activity


Any individual meeting these criteria may apply for the award; however first-time applicants are given preference:

  • Currently resides in the geographic area served by the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Membership in ARLIS/NA-SE and ARLIS/NA at the time of application is not required, although preference will be given to current ARLIS/NA-SE members.
  • Currently be either employed in the field of art librarianship and/or visual resources curatorship, or enrolled in an educational program leading to a graduate degree in librarianship.
  • Current students, individuals beginning their professional career within the field of Art Information in the past five years, and paraprofessionals who are becoming active in ARLIS/NA or ARLIS/SE for the first time may be included.
  • Recipients of the award may not reapply in future years.

Award Recipient Duties

The Professional Development Award recipient is expected to:

  • Attend an event (such as a conference) or activity (such as a professional development training or institute) sponsored by ARLIS. The event or activity may be in person or virtual.
  • If attending the ARLIS/NA Conference:
    • Participate in the ARLIS/NA Conference Networking program (if they have not previously done so).
    • Attend the ARLIS/NA-SE Chapter meeting at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.
  • For any professional development event or activity:
    • Submit a written report on his or her conference activities within one month of completion. The report should be submitted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webmaster to be posted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webpage and to the ARTifacts Editor for inclusion in our chapter newsletter.
    • Serve on the 2024 Professional Development Travel Award Committee and subsequently chair the committee in 2025. 

Previous Award Winners

Delmas Foundation Funding for ARLIS/NA 2023 Conference Attendance in Mexico City

Announcing conference attendance grants for attendees from Latin America, student members, and first-time attendees! 

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation* has very generously provided ARLIS/NA with a grant of $12,000 to support attendance at the Society’s upcoming Mexico City conference. We will be offering sixteen awards of $750 each to applicants who are attendees from Latin America, student members, or first-time attendees.  

If you are a first-time attendee, a student member, or if you live and work in Latin America, we invite you to submit a request for travel support.  We will be accepting applications through February 22nd, but the awards will be dispersed on a rolling basis.  We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.  

To be considered for a Delmas Foundation grant award, fill out this form.

If you have questions, contact Rebecca Price:


Paid Internship – Contemporary Indigenous Art – Summer 2023

Paid internship opportunity with Harvard Library.

Tozzer Anthropology Library and the Fine Arts Library will host a student in the summer of 2023 as part of our commitment to diversify the collections and provide learning opportunities to students. The student will be part of a larger cohort working on EDIBA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Anti-Racism) projects across Harvard Library.

The Contemporary Indigenous Art Internship is centered on increasing representation of contemporary Indigenous art of North America within the research collections of both libraries.  Through this experience the intern would also get to engage in complex issues such decolonizing library spaces through collections work.

Please note that the Application Deadline is February 28.

Housing will be provided, as well as a stipend and transportation costs. Full details can be found at the link below:

Call for Proposals: New Voices in the Profession Session in Mexico City

Hello ARLISNA Students and New Professionals!

The Professional Development Committee and ArLiSNAP invite proposals from students and new professionals for the annual New Voices in the Profession panel to be held at the 51st annual ARLIS/NA conference in Mexico City.

New Voices in the Profession provides professionals new to art librarianship or visual resources the opportunity to present topics from exceptional coursework, such as a master’s thesis, or topics with which they are engaged early in their professional life. New professionals are defined as either students in MLIS or Master’s programs leading to a career in art librarianship or visual resources, or those within five years of Master’s level study.

This year we are pleased to present New Voices as a hybrid session so that panelists can present their work to the widest possible audience. Interested panelists should note that they will be required to present in person in Mexico City, and that translation services will be available for those who prefer to present in Spanish. The session is currently scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. CDT.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view conference proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS/NA website ( Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee in a blinded review process.

Submissions to New Voices should include a title for the presentation, a 250 word abstract, and details regarding the submitter’s title and institutional affiliation, and should be sent to PDC chair Courtney Hunt at by Friday, February 17.

ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Travel Award – William C. Bunce Travel Award

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA Midstates Chapter Travel Award Committee, we are pleased to offer the William C. Bunce Travel Award to one member to cover conference fees up to $600 for attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in Mexico City from April 18-21, 2023.

This award is given in honor of William C. Bunce, who served as the Director of the Kohler Art Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1966 to 1999. The William C. Bunce ARLIS/NA-Midstates Travel Award is intended to support a Midstates chapter member’s professional development by providing funding to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference.

Only ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter members are eligible. Information about becoming a member of ARLIS/NA and the regional chapter is available at the ARLIS/NA website and the ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter website.

This Award will be granted based on one or more of the following criteria:

●   financial need

●   level of chapter participation

●   first-time conference attendance

●   contribution to the conference

To apply for this award, please submit a brief letter (400 words or less) addressing relevant award criteria and how you will benefit from attending the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, along with a current resume or CV, via this Google form.

The application deadline is February 12th, 2023 at midnight CST. The recipient will be notified by the end of February to receive the award in advance of the early rate registration deadline for the conference. The recipient must confirm in writing that they will be able to use the award for conference attendance. Recipients are ineligible to apply again for three years.

 After receiving the award, the recipient must submit a short report indicating the value of the award to their professional development. Additionally, recipients also serve on the Travel Award Committee the following year.

If you have any issues accessing or submitting the application form, or have any questions about the award, please contact committee chair Becca Pad at


William C. Bunce Travel Award 2023 Committee