COLLECTION INFORMATION MANAGER, Philadelphia Museum of Art

COLLECTION INFORMATION MANAGER

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking an experienced professional to manage all aspects of Museum’s Collection Information project.    The Collection Information Manager is responsible for the quality, accuracy, depth, and standardization of collection information, including images, within TMS, our collection management system.   They will manage the electronic publishing of collection information on museum intranet, public website, and outside projects (e.g., ARTstor).  This position also manages day-to-day operation of the TMS application, including establishment of data entry procedures, testing and implementing software upgrades, and supervision of  staff.  Position requires an MA in art history; experience managing TMS, as well as supervising staff; knowledge of museum procedures, with 3-5 years experience in an art museum setting; understanding of emerging media, internet technology, and some knowledge of SQL; XML desired.

Cover letter and resume may be sent via fax to: Human Resources, 215.684.7977 or e-mailed: jobs@philamuseum.org. Please include salary requirement and JOB TITLE. Resumes sent electronically will not be considered without the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. EOE. www.philamuseum.org

Full-Time Cataloger, Art Center College of Design Library

The Art Center College of Design Library seeks a full-time cataloger with
the following qualifications:

Characteristics:
Energetic
Problem-solver
Creative
Excellent communication skills

Duties/Responsibilities:
Use Innovative Interfaces, OCLC Connexion Client, DDC, LCSH to catalog materials in both print and electronic formats, in a variety of subject areas, focusing on art and design. Perform both copy and original cataloging. Create authorities by individual downloads from OCLC or originally. Work to convert legacy non-OCLC/LCSH authorities to these forms.
Follow national standards of MARC 21, and AACR II and revisions, along with customized departmental standards. Develop policies and procedures.
Supervise one Book Processing Assistant.
Prepare book materials for bindery and process upon return.
Work collaboratively with Systems Administrator and other staff to improve access to database.
Establish policies for tracking and reordering lost materials.
Keep abreast of new cataloging policies and trends.

Assistant Curator of Visual Resources, Bard College, NY

http://www.bard.edu/about/employment/employment/

Bard College

Assistant Curator of Visual Resources
Employer Website: http://inside.bard.edu/campus/departments/slide_library

Department: Visual Resources/Art History Program
Reports to: The Curator of Visual Resources

The Visual Resources department at Bard College is seeking an
Assistant Curator of Visual Resources to help us provide our patrons
with access to slides, digital images, and image technology training
in order to enhance classroom experience and promote critical visual
literacy skills. Our image collection consists of approximately
130,000 slides and 11,000 digital images that are made available to
faculty and students using the MDID (Madison Digital Image Database)
delivery system.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Intake and Tracking of Image Requests, Cataloging Images
· Initiate and process faculty image orders for scanning and cataloging.
· Manage cataloging workflow.
· Research and catalog image resources according to VRA standards
and standards established by the Curator of Visual Resources.
· Develop and maintain authority records and appropriate
controlled vocabularies to support the cataloging of image resources.
· As needed, track digital image orders, from the initial request
to delivery to the patron. Oversee, in coordination with a student
Image Production Assistant, the uploading and archiving of digital
image assets.

Supervision of student VR assistants
· Assist Curator of Visual Resources with training, supervision
and quality control for 5-7 student VR staff members.

Help Desk and Reference
· Greet patrons and demonstrate image checkout procedures.
· Assist patrons with locating appropriate images (in slide
drawers, digital image database, and subscription databases).
· Assist students and faculty with the use of VR and classroom
equipment, including analog and digital copystand photography,
scanning, Photoshop, Powerpoint, ARTstor OIV software.
· Resolve outstanding slide and VR equipment loans.
Qualifications/Requirements
· Requires B.A. in Art History (or related field), with excellent
knowledge of Art History, Architectural History, and the History of
Photography.
· M.A. in Art History (or related field) preferred. MLS and/or
previous library experience is highly desirable.
· Working knowledge of French, German, or Italian desirable.
· Fluency with PC computer platforms.
· Familiarity with scanning and image correction in Photoshop.
· Experience using FileMaker Pro and such digital asset
management systems as MDID, Luna Insight, or ContentDM. Experience
with IRIS preferred but not required.
· Familiarity with standardized cataloguing procedures, as set
forth by CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) and the VRA Core, as well
as the Getty and Library of Congress Authorities.
· The ideal candidate will be detail and service-oriented,
professional, reliable and able to work efficiently and effectively
under deadlines.

Review of applications will begin immediately.
Send letter of application, resume, contact information for three
references, and salary requirements to: Human Resources-0107, Bard
College, PO Box 5000, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 or fax to
845-758-7826 or email to hr@bard.edu.

For more information visit http://www.bard.edu and
http://inside.bard.edu/campus/departments/slide_library/

AA/EOE

Assistant Visual Resources Curator, School of Visual Arts, NYC

*Position:*  Assistant Visual Resources Curator
*Date Available: *January 2007**
*Status:* Full time
*Salary:* Mid-’30s plus excellent benefits

*Reports to:* Visual Resources Curator
*Supervises:* Student workers; Manages Visual Resources Collection in
Curator’s absence (vacation, etc.)

*Responsibilities:* Assists Curator in the daily operation of the Visual
Resources Collection, including image server and database maintenance;
accessioning, mounting, and labeling slides; organizing and managing
slides and electronic images in accordance with the VRA Core; general
collection maintenance, including slide filing; executes incoming
cataloging requests in order to meet deadlines; oversees image
processing (scanning of digital material and copywork photography);
acquire, process and provide access to uncatalogued orders and
donations; partake in training sessions for library workflow, MDID2 and
ARTstor; assist with digital image conversion project; create and upload
metadata for MDID2 online database; familiarize faculty with MDID2 and
ARTstor, as well as prepare them for future digital initiatives; assists
faculty and students in accessing the Visual Resources Collection and
facilitates proper usage of photographic equipment; supervises and
trains student workers.

*Qualifications: *Strong knowledge of digital imaging technologies,
scanning, FileMaker Pro, PhotoShop, HTML, Microsoft Word, Windows
applications and Internet technology. Preferred applicants should have a
Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History or Humanities with knowledge of
contemporary art–or be able to demonstrate an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Other qualifications include:
§ mature and professional demeanor
§ excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with a
diverse group of people
§ high organizational aptitude and attention to detail
§ good manual dexterity

*Experience:* Previous visual resources or library experience, art
history, gallery, and/or general office experience a plus.

*About the *
*School & *
*the Collection:* The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is an established
leader and innovator in the education of artists, offering graduate,
undergraduate and continuing education classes. The Visual Arts Library
houses approximately 165,000 35-millimeter transparencies and 15,000
digital images, the majority of which document painting, sculpture,
photography, architecture, design, and graphics. Images of a wide
variety of contemporary art forms such as video, digital, and
performance art are also maintained in the collection.

*Mail Résumé **& Cover Letter (required) outlining your qualifications*
*to:*
Venette Jones
School of Visual Arts *or Fax:* 212-592-2628
Human Resources Department
209 E*.* 23rd Street *or Email:* vjones@sva.edu
New York, NY 10010-3994

Curator, The Morgan Library & Museum Archives

The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a curator to manage the institution’s Archives, which consists of records, papers, and printed material related to the family of Pierpont Morgan, the early history of the Morgan financial firms, and the institutional history of The Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum. The collection is actively consulted by researchers working in the areas of financial history, connoisseurship, social history, and art provenance. The curator is responsible for arrangement and description, research services, and collection management activities related to the Archives. He/she serves as an in-house resource on points of institutional history and manages the inactive records of the institution. The curator reports to the head of the department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts and works cooperatively with other curators in the department as well as professional staff in conservation, registration, cataloging, photography and education. The curator may supervise interns, part-time staff, and project archivists and assist with loans, exhibitions, fundraising, and other departmental responsibilities as appropriate.

Full posting at Metro.org

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Oxford, OH

Digital Initiatives Librarian (from http://www.higheredjobs.com)
Review of applications begins March 1, 2007

Institution: Miami University
Location: Oxford, OH
Category: * Admin – Libraries
Posted: 10/17/2006
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH, has an opening in the Digital Initiatives Department for a Digital Initiatives Librarian. We seek a self-motivated, energetic, service-oriented, flexible team-player with a can-do attitude who is interested in applying information technology to library services; someone who can embrace an environment of continual improvement and change in an organization that strives to stay close to the cutting edge of technology. This position reports to the Head of Digital Initiatives.

Director of Operations in Film and Media Library

Director of Operations in Film and Media Library
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NYDUTIES:
Hofstra University seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic individual to direct operations of its Film and Media Library.

-Directs all operations of the Film and Media Library, a branch of the Hofstra University Library.
-Promotes the strengths of the collection through campus communication channels, such as the library Web site, print and narrowcast media, and the online public access catalog; through interaction with faculty; and through special programs designed to increase the visibility of the library.
-Serves as a resource for all campus constituencies involved with traditional and Digital Rights Management as it relates to still and moving images.
-Refines operating procedures and collaborates on collection development policies.
-Conducts training for new and current staff and patrons.
-Evaluates and selects materials (primarily DVDs, VHS tapes) in collaboration with subject specialists on the library faculty and faculty of other academic divisions, considering their technical, informational, and aesthetic qualities.
-Supervises 2.5 FTE union employees.
-Maintains and updates print and online indexes for films and media.
-Works with Technical Services to facilitate cataloging of film and media materials.
-Works with Library’s Coordinator of Web Development to develop web pages.
-Oversees booking and delivery/pick-up of media to designated drop locations for faculty use.
-Makes recommendations for staffing and equipment, and monitors expenditures of designated funds.
-Advises on selection of new audiovisual equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
-ALA-accredited MLS or advanced degree in film studies, with three years of relevant experience.
-Previous experience in a university or library environment is strongly preferred.
-The ideal candidate will be able to communicate successfully with all staff and patrons and will possess knowledge of library systems and audiovisual equipment.
-Demonstrated ability to perform administrative tasks is required, including supervision of clerical and student employees.
-Candidates must have strong interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills, and must possess tact in working with all patrons.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, Word and Access is expected.

HOURS:
Full-time

SALARY:
$50,000 minimum

TO APPLY:
For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and a résumé by November 30, 2006 via e-mail as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to:

Sarah E. McCleskey
Head of Access Services
Hofstra University Library
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549
Sarah.E.McCleskey@hofstra.edu
No phone calls please.

Collection Development / Architecture Librarian, Judson College, Elgin, IL

Collection Development / Architecture Librarian

Judson College is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Collection Development / Architecture Librarian to develop effective services in the Architecture Visual Resource Center, to develop the library’s Architecture collection, and to assist in maintaining the library’s general collection. This librarian will work half-time in the library, and half-time in the AVRC. In the library, he/she will have primary responsibility for developing the Architecture collection, and will assist in providing reference service, as well as teaching information literacy to assigned classes. This librarian will also help to maintain the library’s collection and online catalog. In the AVRC, the librarian will catalog AVRC materials, digitize images, manage the digital slide collection, provide access to AVRC materials, train student assistants, and instruct faculty and students in the use of AVRC materials. Judson College librarians enjoy full faculty status and rank.

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

Reference/Instruction Librarian

The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, an applied art and design college with programs in advertising, animation, culinary arts, digital media, fashion marketing and design, game art, interior design, and visual communications, seeks a creative candidate with strong customer service skills to fill the position of Reference/Instruction Librarian.

Responsibilities:
Provide reference assistance to a culturally and academically diverse student population, develop and implement library orientation and specialized instruction sessions, perform collection development for applied arts and general subject areas, maintain the library website, and supervise student workers as needed.

Qualifications:
The candidate must have a graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school, a firm understanding of reference principles and tools, excellent online database searching skills, supervisory ability, and experience working at a reference desk, preferably in an academic setting.  The candidate should be service-oriented with excellent communication skills and have a demonstrated knowledge of art, architecture, design fields, basic business reference topics and experience developing, organizing, and maintaining web-based resources. Some evening and weekend hours and committee work are required.

Forward cover letter and resume to:

The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
Attn: Julie Teipel
350 N. Orleans
Chicago, IL 60654

Email: jteipel@aii.edu

EOE

Image Cataloger, Bard Graduate Center

Image Cataloger

The Bard Graduate Center is seeking a visual resources professional to catalog images and assist the curator in the day-to-day operations of the Visual Media Resources department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
§        Image Cataloging and Database Maintenance

§        Help Desk and Reference

§        General Duties

Qualifications
§        MLS and/or 2-4 years visual resources and cataloging experience.

§        Excellent knowledge of Art History, Decorative Arts History or Architectural History.  M.A. in art history or related field preferred.

§        Experience using FileMaker Pro, preferably IRIS, and digital asset management systems.

§        Experience working with the standardized cataloguing procedures set forth by CCO and the VRA Core, as well as the Getty and Library of Congress Authorities.

§        Working knowledge of French, German, or Italian desirable.

§        Familiar with scanning and image correction in Photoshop.

Screening begins immediately.  Application deadline is December 15, 2006. Send letter of application, resume, names of three references, and salary requirements to: Johanna Bauman, Visual Media Resources Curator, The Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street; New York, NY 10024 or vrcataloger@bgc.bard.edu.

For a more detailed job listing, visit: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/aboutbgc/employment.shtml. For more information about the department go to: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/library/vmr/about.htm.