Call for Proposals: Architectural Records Section at SAA 2017

The Architectual Records Section Steering Committee is seeking presentation proposals for our meeting at SAA 2017 in Portland, Oregon. We are setting aside time for a PechaKucha variety hour. If you would like to submit a proposal (e.g. a topic, initiative, problem, question, or program that you are working on or thinking about), please fill out this brief Google form by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. We will be following up with proposal author shortly after the deadline.
The PechaKucha presentation format was developed by associates of Klein Dytham architecture. According to the PechaKucha website, “PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.” (http://www.pechakucha.org/faq)
Link to the form:

https://goo.gl/forms/kbWMrebivOO0XJY03

Job Posting: Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Curatorial Assistant (one-year, fixed-term) | Architecture and Design

Assists senior curator and curatorial team with administrative, logistical, and research tasks in preparation for an upcoming modern and contemporary fashion design exhibition (scheduled to open in the fall of 2017) and accompanying publication. Supports the preparation of checklists, loan agreement forms, and related educational materials. Assists in scheduling work to be done within the Museum as a liaison with various internal departments. Researches and writes correspondence with external parties, including institutional and individual lenders to the exhibition, and external design collaborators. Assists in compiling, organizing, formatting, and editing exhibition and catalogue data for completeness and accuracy. Supports catalogue preparation, including obtaining image rights for publication, print, and digital use. Supports the production and preparation of wall texts and labels. Assists with a variety of other editorial, administrative, and organizational tasks for the exhibition. Performs research support functions for the exhibition, including library and archival research on the history of 20th-century fashion design. Reports to Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent graduate work in design, art, architectural history, or curatorial studies.
  • Specialization in modern or contemporary fashion design history, specifically in textiles and garments, and a strong knowledge of relevant current and historical scholarship in the field preferred.
  • Strong and comprehensive experience within a museum institution working on exhibition planning and administration, including working with museum collection databases and multi-departmental liaising a plus.
  • Familiarity with researching archives, securing copyright permissions, and clearing image rights highly preferred. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strict attention to detail with a rigorous approach to tasks.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

MoMA Jobs application guidelines
If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:
By email: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Full post: https://www.moma.org/about/jobs

Job Posting: Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning – DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, OH

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Research Assistant/Assistant Director Academic, reporting to the Director of the DAAP Galleries. This position is a 75% FTE position (30 hours per week), eligible for benefits.

With more than 10 exhibitions each year between two galleries, the DAAP Galleries showcases artistry from each of the disciplines found in the college. A leader in artistic academic exhibitions, the DAAP Galleries has been featured in the documentary Art & Craft and has hosted exhibitions of the works of notable artists, including Charley Harper, Hal Lasko, and Joseph Marioni, as well as a number of regional artists. In furtherance of its mission to educate the university and Greater Cincinnati community about the visual arts, the DAAP Galleries seeks to fill the position of Research Assistant/Assistant Director Academic. This position will assist with managing the operations of the galleries as well as research, catalog, and manage the Victory City/Orville Simpson Urban Futures collection.

Typical duties include:

  • Assist with gallery management
  • Scheduling staff
  • Training staff in installation procedures
  • Monitoring correspondence
  • Coordinating and assisting with gallery events
  • Maintaining social media
  • Assist with managing gallery exhibitions, including:
  • Coordinating and participating in layout and installation
  • Coordinating and supervising gallery monitors
  • Researching and writing exhibition text and descriptions
  • Research, catalog, and manage the Simpson/Victory City archive
  • Organizing and cataloguing material
  • Researching and documenting archive items
  • Researching proper storage and archiving techniques
  • Assist with managing Simpson/Victory City exhibition
  • Other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Art History. Applicants must also include a brief cover letter that explains how their experience and education relates to the job duties.

Due to the recent change in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

Full post: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Research-Assistant-DAAP-Galleries-OH-45201/376228400

Job Posting: Architecture, Art & Design Library Specialist, NJ Science & Technology University, Newark, NJ

Position Summary:

The Architecture, Art and Design Library Specialist provides the day-to-day operations of the Littman Library during the closing shift and is responsible for the library in the absence of the Director. Work schedule during the fall and spring semesters is Monday through Thursday 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Friday 10:00 am – 6:00pm. Hours vary during summer sessions and break periods.

Essential Functions:

  • Implements library services according to the established policies, assists patrons with locating information in a variety of formats, and instructs individual patrons in the use of the library.
  • Shares responsibilities for the maintenance and circulation of various library collections: books, periodicals, video recordings, material samples and equipment.
  • Provides reference assistance and information literacy instruction to individuals and groups.
  • Shares responsibility for the development of various digital projects and initiatives, including the Littman Library Image Database and Digital Archive of Newark Architecture. Duties include digitizing materials, training and coordinating students assigned to work on the projects, performing quality control, developing and writing procedures, and using established standards in applying metadata.
  • Works with other University Libraries’ staff to create and maintain the Littman Library web pages.

Additional Functions:

  • Works occasional weekends such as Open Houses or special events.
  • Attends departmental meetings, when possible, and takes minutes as needed.
  • Participates in various library projects, programs and performs other related duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library or Information Science (ALA accredited).
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to excellent public service. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Microsoft Suite, web authoring tools, and maintaining social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Must have initiative, attention to detail, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and remain flexible in a fast-paced, time sensitive, multitasking environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Establishes and maintains collegial professional relationships with all faculty, students, staff and administration.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a library, architecture or design firm.
  • Preferred knowledge and ability to implement GIS.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in architecture, art and/or design.

Essential Characteristics:

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Innovative Thinking, Initiative and Creativity
  • Professionalism
  • Effective Communications
  • Customer Focus
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving Ability
  • Adapting to Change
  • Attention to Detail

Full post: njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55806

Job Posting: Art & Architecture Collection Services Manager, UC Santa Barbara

Summary of Job Duties

The Art & Architecture Collection Services Manager is responsible for the operation of the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the collection, Library website, and other online catalogs and databases. Assists in supervising, training, and evaluating 9-12 student assistants in Art & Architecture Collection operations. Works with Art librarian to maintain collections and stack areas, including searching. Processes new materials for the Art & Architecture Collection. Updates Library catalog records with location and circulation information. Performs bibliographic checking of titles in the Library catalog. Enforces and clarifies library policies, solves problems, handles complaints. Works with the other supervisors to review, evaluate, and update procedures on a routine basis. Serves at the Main Library information desk a maximum of 4 hours per week, assisting and instructing patrons in the use of the Library website, online catalogs, and databases. Works on special projects, as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two to three years of library experience and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Ability to utilize independent judgement in recommending library policies and procedures; ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex description, filing, and data entry procedures.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience and ability to work effectively with patrons, including students, staff, and faculty.
  • High degree of computer literacy and comfort in the digital environment; the ability to independently learn new technologies and their applications in libraries.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced academic environment.

Key Duties:

  • Assists patrons in the identification, location, and use of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
  • Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the Library website and other online catalogs and databases.
  • Supervises the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk including check-in and check-out of Art Cage materials (including Art Cage Reserves).
  • Assists in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student assistants.
  • Liaison with Access Services and Reference Services when appropriate.
  • Works with Art librarian to initiate and coordinate special projects to facilitate and improve the Art & Architecture Collection operations.
  • Serves on the Information Desk a maximum of four hours per week.
  • Processes new materials and updates location and circulation statuses.
  • Identifies discrepancies between cataloged books and catalog record and forwards to appropriate agents for resolution.
  • Performs bibliographic checking of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
  • Maintains a variety of statistics.
  • Consults with Conservation on physical processing.

Full post: jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190639

Job Posting: Art & Architecture Library Public Services Specialist (Part-Time/Temp), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of the Art + Architecture Library, provides circulation and reference support, assisting users with checking out and locating library materials. Oversees shelving and provides collection management support as directed by the Art + Architecture Librarian. Manages print architectural drawings collection.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a public service capacity (in a highly public visible environment)
  • Experience in Windows-based computer environment and data entry
  • Experience in interpreting and explaining library policies to university members and the general public
  • Experience in directing and supervising the work of other staff and/or student employees
  • Experience using library resources (books, periodicals, reserves, print architectural drawing, etc.) and services (circulation, reference and back up for closing of library)
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with III Sierra or other integrated library systems
  • Knowledge of research library environment
  • Experience working with architectural drawings
  • Experience supervising student workers

Employment Conditions: Alternate work schedule; M-F between the hours of 1-5 PM, average of 20-25 hours. Occasional nights and weekends may be required.

Interested applicants should complete an online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0160466.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff; limited to 1,500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
Pay Range: $15.00/hr

Job close date: July 1, 2016

Full post: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/67171

Job Post: Reference Librarian, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, QC

http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/jobs/5-reference-librarian-collection

Based on its extensive Collection, exhibitions, programs, and research opportunities, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. The guiding purpose of the Collection is to make comprehensive and integrated bodies of material available for advanced, interdisciplinary research in order to reveal the changing character of thought of cultural and intellectual circles of the past, and point to the future of architectural thinking and practice.

The responsibility of this job is to provide timely general and advanced reference service on CCA’s Collection which includes among other material, publications, archives, prints and drawings, and photographs. The incumbent participates in the establishment, development and dissemination of Reference and Reader Services programs, policies, and procedures. The tasks also include reaching out to the researchers, welcoming and orienting them in the CCA’s Reading Room, helping with Reading Room supervision and maintenance. The incumbent handles interlibrary loan services and document delivery for internal and external researchers.

The deadline for applications is May 5th, 2016, and the position is scheduled to start in June 2016.

Job Posting: Architecture Archivist, Columbia University, NYC

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and collaborative individual for the position Architecture Archivist. Reporting to the Curator of Drawings & Archives, the Architecture Archivist will evaluate, arrange and describe visual materials and archival collections related to architectural design and practice as well as provide public services and outreach through consultation, instruction and presentation. Specific duties:
Archival activities
Evaluates, arranges, and describes visual materials and archival collections according to institutional and national standards, including providing metadata for drawings and other visual materials. Principal focus of effort is on large-scale drawing and image collections such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, and the images and archives of architectural photographers.

Outreach & instruction
Provides public services for the department including professional, technical, and subject-specific expertise and support to patrons and department staff; assist in reading room management, providing reference guidance and consultation to patrons; provide public outreach through consultation, instruction, presentations, and content for social media, including blog posts, and online exhibitions.

Curatorial activities
Assists in department curatorial activities including evaluation and acquisition of new collections including born-digital files, donor relations, organizing and preparing displays and exhibitions of collection materials, including assessing and resolving preservation needs, coordinating off-site collection storage and retrieval.

Special projects
Assists the Curator of Drawings & Archives and the Archivist in coordinating work produced by project archivists, GA/BAs, and interns; contributes to department planning and strategic development as well as internal and external professional discourse and standards; performs other duties as assigned.

The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, historic preservation, art history, decorative arts, city planning, real estate, and archaeology. The Library contains 600,000 volumes including more than 40,000 rare books, receives approximately 1,900 periodicals, and is home to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design. The Avery Drawings & Archives collection comprises more than two million drawings and architectural records by primarily American architects of the 19th and 20th centuries. Holdings include a diverse range of original and reprographic drawings, photographic materials, project and building files, business papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and personal papers. Represented in the collection are works by more than 900 preeminent architects. Particular emphasis is placed on the archives of New York City architects and their firms.

As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

More information and application: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1452868607816

Job Posting: Arts & Architecture Librarian, UNC Charlotte, NC

The Arts and Architecture Librarian will provide research support to students and faculty to help them achieve their academic and professional goals, will design and teach instructional sessions, create online research guides, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

  • Actively engage with academic programs, university and external communities in assigned subject areas
  • Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
  • Manage the strategic and planning aspects of the Hight Architecture library, including research and reference, collection development, facility planning and management
  • Collaborate and work closely with the Architecture Library circulation supervisor, the Visual Resources Lecturer, and library and program staff at the Center City campus
  • Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and monitor budget lines for acquisition of materials
  • Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
  • Participate in professional activities such as research, publication, and/or presentation at conferences
  • Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
    Perform other duties as assigned

More information and application: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/6869

Job Posting: Digital Projects Specialist I, College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA

Job Purpose: Create and maintain digital image archive databases including document scanning, control and filing of images. Documents processed may include electronic text, photos, drawing and paper documents.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Use specialized software to maintain a database of photographic resources.
  • Research, test, install and maintain digital image databases.
  • Monitor and report digital image data needs; anticipate future needs.
  • Provide database availability to qualified users.
  • Perform document and image editing and quality control.
  • Maintain database related inventories and tracking.
  • Update logs and records related to imaging systems.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Technical Diploma, Associate’s Degree, or two years college coursework
  • Work Experience: One to two years job related experience,
  • Certifications: N/A
  • Skills: This job requires basic skills in photographic methods and media, library processes, database maintenance and photographic archival practices. Organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, attention to detail are required as is the use of specialized computer systems and software.
Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media, Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • Preferred Work Experience: Experience troubleshooting or proofing code or creating accessible electronic texts heavy in mathematics.
  • Preferred Skills: 
    • Knowledge of XML, XHTML,CSS, XSLT
    • Advanced knowledge of Acrobat and Office
    • Excellent attention to detail and good problem solving skills
    • Skilled in mathematics (minimum calculus)
    • Advanced computer skills
    • Excellent spelling, grammar, and reading comprehension.
    • Typing speed of 45 words per minute or higher

More information and applicationhttps://gatech.taleo.net/careersection/gatech_temp/jobdetail.ftl?job=198040&src=JB-10160