Image Specialist/Cataloguer, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Image Specialist/Cataloguer, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

September 15, 2006
Job # 300302-W
IMAGE SPECIALIST/CATALOGUER
ART DEPARTMENT
A 25 hour per week, year-round position reporting to the Visual Resources Curator is available. This is a three-year term position with possibility of renewal. Provide access to analog and digital art images for curricular and scholarship needs through development and maintenance of current databases for collection and digital resource management. Utilize available authority sources and cataloguing schema and perform library and online research to organize creator, object and image records. Collaborate with slide library and instructional technology staff; assist faculty and students with slide and digital image presentation; and assist slide library patrons.

A Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art, architecture or museum studies and a reading knowledge of at least one European or Asian language is required. Experience with online information services and visual resource management, including image or book cataloguing and text and image database management preferred. Effective communication skills, attention to detail and strong visual discrimination skills essential. Band 19. The deadline for receipt of resumes is September 29, 2006.

Please send a cover letter and resume including Job #300302-W to:

Office of Human Resources
Williams College
100 Spring Street Suite 201
Williamstown, MA 01267

or

e-mail cover letter and resume to: hr@williams.edu
“Williams College welcomes diversity”
AA/EOE

Images Librarian , MIT

Images Librarian

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and innovative librarian to manage the visual collections and local processing support for the collections of Rotch Library, Rotch Visual Collections, and the Aga Khan Image Archive. With over 400,000 volumes and 350,000 images, Rotch Library is one of the premier libraries in architecture and planning in the United States. This is an exciting opportunity for a technically-oriented librarian to work in a highly collaborative environment and to develop and provide services to a dynamic user community.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Head Librarian. See full job posting and application procedure at: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/jobs.html.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2006.

MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of its staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

Part-time Digital Resources Assistant, Roger Williams University (RI)

Roger Williams University Visual Resources Center
Part-time Digital Resources Assistant

The Digital Resources Assistant will assist the Curator of Visual Resources with technical tasks associated with the development and maintenance of the digital images collection.

DUTIES:
– prepares images for inclusion in the Library’s image database using image software for cropping, enhancing, color correcting and other file manipulation techniques
– scans or photographs (digitally and/or using film) images from books, periodicals, and other print sources as required.
– assists with copy-cataloging of images using IRIS cataloging software.
– archives digital images using specified storage media.
– scans slides selected by the Curator of Visual Resources and processes the resulting images as described above; pulls slides from the collection and prepares them for scanning by an outside source.
– occasionally assist Curator of Visual Resources in training faculty members to use the digital image database and/or ARTstor.
– in the absence of regular staff, the Digital Resources Assistant may be called upon to assist students and faculty at the Circulation Desk and/or in the Visual Resources Collection

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Knowledge and understanding of the technology used in the production and manipulation of digital images.
Digital and film photography experience required.
Experience with digital image processing required (specifically using Adobe Photoshop).
Strong interpersonal skills required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Arts in fine arts or art history preferred.
Previous library or visual resources collection experience preferred.
Coursework in library science preferred.
Familiarity with database software preferred.

At the university’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

To see the complete posting for this position visit: http://www.rwu.edu/Administration/Human+Resources/Employment/Open+Positions.htm

To apply for this position send resume and cover letter to human_resources@rwu.edu or to the Human Resources Department, Roger Williams University, One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809.

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome
Rome, Italy

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the position of Drue Heinz Librarian.  The Academy is a private, not-for-profit institution, founded in 1894, which confers the Rome Prize and supports Rome Prize Fellows in their independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities.

The Library collection, which comprises about 138,000 volumes, aims to provide various levels of support in the academic disciplines represented in the fellowship fields (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and modern Italian studies).

The Library. located in Rome, is currently undergoing a major renovation, to be completed in September 2007. The Library is also in the process of changing its integrated library management software to “Millennium” (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.), as part of the URBS library consortium (Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche).

Prospective applicants should refer to the complete Position Posting on the Academy’s website at www.aarome.org. for additional information about position responsibilities, professional qualifications and application requirements.

The closing date for applications is October 10, 2006.

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1001
212 751 7200
212 751 7220 FAX

Director, Arts and Engineering Libraries, Michigan

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY

Director, Arts and Engineering Libraries

The University of Michigan University Library is seeking innovative candidates for the position of Director, Arts and Engineering Libraries.

The Director has overall administrative and programmatic responsibility for the Askwith Media Library, the Fine Arts Library, the Music Library, and direct management responsibility for the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library. The Director manages an annual budget of approximately $4 million in partnership with a dedicated, experienced staff of 39 FTEs and is a member of the senior management team and the Public Services Council of the University Library.

The University is situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, a unique urban area with a small town atmosphere and a vibrant, cultural and intellectual sensibility.

A complete description is available at www.lib.umich.edu/hr/employment/dael.html

To apply, send cover letter & resume to:
Library Human Resources
404 Hatcher Graduate Library North
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
48109-1205
or email to libhumres@umich.edu
(Call 734 764-2546 with questions or for further information.)

Review of applications will begin on 10/06/06 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

Fine Arts Librarian – Ohio State University

The Ohio State University seeks innovative and dynamic applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Assistant Director for Collections, Instruction, and Public Services.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: creating a close working relationship between the Libraries and the teaching and research faculty in the College of the Arts and related units of the
University; partnering with the College of the Arts faculty to provide support for their teaching, research, and service; and actively seeking teaching opportunities to advance student engagement using innovative methods and by integrating information technologies, multimedia and knowledge resources into course management systems and curricula.

RESEARCH LIBRARIAN FOR VISUAL ARTS, UC Irvine

RESEARCH LIBRARIAN FOR VISUAL ARTS
(Art History, Studio Art, and Film & Media Studies)

The University of California Libraries seek a Research Librarian for Visual Arts to join an enthusiastic staff in building a research library of excellence for a young and rapidly growing university ranked nationally in the top universities.  Research Librarians specialize in one or more subject areas and usually perform a combination of collection development, reference, and instructional duties.

The home library department of each Research Librarian will depend on which types of duties predominate, and will most likely be either the Collection Development Department or the Langson Library Reference Department.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Preferred appointment level is $39,000 – $65,448 (Assistant Librarian I –Librarian I).  Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Science Library and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of growth and change.  The library collection consists of over 2.4 million volumes and over 26,500 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  UCI is among the fastest-growing University of California campuses, with more than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members.  Student enrollment is planned to reach 32,000 by 2010 accompanied by a proportional growth in faculty and staff.  Founded in 1965, UCI has had an extraordinarily rapid rise to distinction in its first forty years, including membership in the Association of American Universities, ranking among the top twelve public universities by U.S. News and World Report (among the top fifty research universities), and three Nobel prizes in the last nine years.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply are listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/jobs/libvac.html with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information. Applications received by October 2, 2006  will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.

Reference and Instruction Librarian, The New School

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Gimbel Library, The New School Libraries
New York, NY

Responsibilities:

· Reference service for New School University students and faculty
· Participation in the University Library’s Information Literacy initiatives
· Provision of bibliographic instruction for students and faculty
· Collection development in subject areas related to art, architecture and design
· Supervise student assistants as appropriate
· Assist in ongoing development of the Library website
· Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

· M.L.S. from accredited library school
· Additional graduate degree desirable
· Knowledge of art, architecture and design fields
· Demonstrated competence in reference and instruction
· Ability to supervise student assistants

Please refer to http://www.newschool.edu/admin/hr/23061.htm for information on applying.

The New School, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.

VISUAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST, University of Utah

DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY

VISUAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Visual Resources Specialist. The full-time staff position involves
oversight of the department image resources (slide, electronic, web site) in
a Mac environment and serves faculty (24 full-time, approx. 20 part-time).
Salary and benefits competitive.

Responsibilities: consult with faculty to plan and implement transition
from analog to digital teaching; develop and manage digital resources and
metadata schema; establish technical and archival protocols; maintain analog
collections and archival image resources; assist faculty in use of image
databases including ArtStor; supervise student assistants.

Qualifications: BA in art history required, MA preferred; MLIS a plus.
Minimum 2 years experience in analog and digital image resource management
in academic or analogous work environment; familiarity with digital
standards and current digital environment including copyright issues.
Proven experience with graphics software (PhotoShop, Dreamweaver) and
hardware (slide scanner, flatbed/transmissive scanner, copystand, and film
and digital cameras) and the ability to use basic office software
applications (FileMaker Pro, Word, Excel, etc.) is required. Reading
knowledge of at least two foreign languages desirable. Demonstrated success
in initiating, managing, and completing projects. Superior attention to
detail and accuracy essential.

Dept. web site: www.art.utah.edu. Applications
will be reviewed starting 1 November and until position filled. Start date
negotiable. For further information, please visit www.hr.utah.edu, click the Jobs link, and keyword search the
position by title. In addition to mandatory online application through
Human Resources, submit letter of intent, résumé, names and contact info of
3 professional colleagues to Chair of VRS Search Cmte, University of Utah,
Dept. of Art/Art History, 375 S. 1530 E. Rm. 161, Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0380.

The University is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women,
persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented US
ethnic groups, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known
disabilities of applicants and employees.

Program Outreach Manager, The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) seeks a Program Outreach Manager, a full-time staff position. Our office is open 8:30 to 5:00, Monday to Friday.

Founded in 1969, SNAG is the premier international organization for jewelers, designers and metalsmiths, and became a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit in 1973. Among the educational services and benefits SNAG provides to the contemporary craft field are several publications, including Metalsmith magazine and SNAG News, annual conferences, exhibitions, workshop grants, and website at www.snagmetalsmith.org (at the beginning of a new phase redesign and overhaul).

In order of organizational priority, the Program Outreach Manager will be responsible for
A. Conferences
B. Exhibitions
C. Website (with in-house webmaster and outside developer)
D. Grant research
E. Special projects, time permitting

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION
Bachelor’s degree in any area of the arts, management, business or a related field, and preferably a Masters degree as well
Minimum 3 years’ relevant nonprofit experience
Demonstrated abilities with program management
Ability to articulate and achieve program goals and objectives
Critical thinking and analysis
Administrative and organizational skills, detail oriented with accuracy
Develop, maintain and operate within budgets
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Computer skills (covering the basics: Excel, Access, grants research, Word)
Intellectual honesty, professionalism, accountability
Diplomacy and a sense of humor (a/k/a “people skills”)
Work autonomously and within a team framework
Work well under pressure, balance multiple competing activities, meet deadlines
Receive and integrate constructive performance criticism

SNAG offers competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter outlining one’s qualifications, a resume, and three professional references, to dsinger@snagmetalsmith.org, subject line “program outreach manager,” or by mail to: Dana Singer, executive director, SNAG, 540 Oak St., Suite A, Eugene, 97401. Deadline is Tuesday September 15, 2006.

PROGRAM OUTREACH MANAGER
JOB DESCRIPTION
SHORT VERSION

The position of Program Outreach Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

Listed below, in order of organizational priority, are the duties and responsibilities of the Program Outreach Manager. The percentages assigned are rough approximations and provided only to give a better sense of priorities and weight.

SNAG ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Program Outreach Manager is the primary coordinator of SNAG’s annual educational conference. This requires substantial hands-on responsibility as well as oversight of the conference planning team. Limited travel required. [45% of your time]

EXHIBITIONS
Working with the Exhibitions Planning Committee and Executive Director, the Program Outreach Manager directs SNAG’s Exhibitions Program including both North American and International exhibits. This includes exhibits which are sponsored and managed entirely by SNAG, exhibits that are in collaboration with other organizations, and exhibits sponsored by SNAG and managed by an outside exhibition company. [35% to 40%]

WEBSITE
SNAG works with an outside website development firm. The Program Outreach Manager coordinates the creation of new content for the site, oversees the webmaster’s work, and ensures the site remains a dynamic and viable information source. The Program Outreach Manager will act as the website gatekeeper in fielding new submissions as well as coordinate the ongoing publication database for Metalsmith with EBSCO Media and the webmaster.

Future responsibilities include 1) coordinate the transition of the SNAG newsletter from hard copy form to electronic distribution; and 2) develop an e-commerce store of SNAG products. [10%]

GRANT RESEARCH
The Program Outreach Manager will work with the Executive Director to establish goals for SNAG’s grant objectives. The Manager will conduct ongoing research into foundation and government grants that support SNAG’s programs and provide operational support, including capacity building funds. The Program Outreach Manager will research and identify the top prospects, then provide this information to the Executive Director. With feedback and support from the Program Outreach Manager, the Executive Director will write the grant proposals and applications. [5% to 10%]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
The Executive Director may assign special projects to the Program Outreach Manager. Projects may include: educational outreach; legislation tracking; working with graphic designers on SNAG print materials and direct mail pieces; researching new ideas; and other projects, as time permits.