Job: Project Processing Assistant, Harvard Planning and Project Management, MA

Under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Manager and working closely with the Processing Archivist, the Project Processing Assistant is responsible for processing new acquisitions from Harvard capital construction projects.
 
The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item metadata into the collection management system (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage.
 
All collection processing must follow established office policies and standards.
 
The PIRC is a busy office with a small staff. This position requires strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and honesty, a collegial, helpful attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and computer skills.  
 

  • Reports to Archivist/Librarian
  • Undertakes the physical and intellectual organization of architectural drawings and related construction project documentation. These materials will be in electronic and physical formats.
  • Processes materials and adds/edits metadata in the collection management system (TMS)
  • Houses, labels, and otherwise prepares collections for storage and research use following office guidelines.
  • Identifies problems resulting from incorrect, incomplete or conflicting bibliographic data and reports them to the Archivist and/or Processing Archivist.
  • Prepares materials to assist in the collection digitization project.
  • Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • College degree with a background in art, architecture and architectural history with enrollment in an MLS program preferred.
  • At least one year of previous archives or architectural firm related work experience preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy is necessary.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere with shared work spaces.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in a timely manner with management regarding issues that may affect collection access, processing and storage.
  • Requires flexibility and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasks in the course of a day.
  • Familiarity with Gallery Systems TMS collections management system.
  • Familiarity with architectural records or subject knowledge of architecture helpful.
  • Experience processing visual resources.

Full description and application: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1171200&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&type=search&JobReqLang=1&codes=IND

Job Post: Archivist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418124900

This position is located in the Gallery Archives (GA), Secretary General Counsel (SG), National Gallery of Art (NGA). The primary purpose of the position is 1) to apply high-level specialized knowledge of architectural records to the most difficult issues relating to documentation of the entire National Gallery of Art campus and recent renovations 2) to strategically apply new technologies to management of digital objects in accordance with high-level archival strategies and principles and 3) to support and maintain a secure archival digital repository in accordance with national standards and 4) to perform other tasks requiring high-level archival understanding and experience.

Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, Barnard College, NY, NY

This is a great opportunity for a qualified recent MLS graduate.

Job Function:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Teaching, Research & Technology, the Librarian for Art and Architecture provides research and instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Barnard and Columbia communities. The Librarian will teach information literacy and library research classes, give research consultations, and liaise with faculty and students in the Art & Architecture departments. They will also serve as personal librarian for students majoring in Art, Architecture, and Urban Studies as well as undeclared majors and first-year students.

Full job link

Job Postings: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and user-oriented colleague for the position of Art and Architecture Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Art and Architecture Librarian has responsibility for developing collections and services to support scholarly users of information, serving as the primary liaison with the Department of Art, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Arts and Administration, Product Design, and Digital Arts programs. This position provides reference and research consultation, collection development, and instructional and outreach services in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related disciplines. Service on library and campus committees is expected. Other related duties and projects will be assigned. Library faculty members are also encouraged to be professionally active through involvement in regional and national associations, research, or publication. This position is located in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, and reports to the head of that department.

Qualifications:
For a complete description and list of required and desired qualifications, please see http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?subtype=academic.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package (see:http://hr.uoregon.edu).

Application Deadline:
To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials by July 31, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, and list of four professional references to Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Human Resources Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299 at libapps@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407424000

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch and serves as an Archivist in the Records Management and Archives Branch.

Incumbent is responsible for the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and management of the permanently valuable historical records of the Architect of the Capitol. Because the Architect of the Capitol is exempted by law from sending the agency’s permanent records to the National Archives, the Archivist performs a range of duties normally undertaken by the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Duties include:

– Evaluating and accessioning historical paper and electronic records as documentary evidence of the administrative history of the agency and the history of the Capitol Complex.

-Organizing, maintaining, and preserving the permanent records of the AOC in textual and electronic format following the highest archival standards.

-Researching the history of the United States Capitol utilizing the historical records of the agency.

-Assisting the Chief of the Records Management and Archives Branch on matters of records retention and management, archival storage, and planning of microfilming/scanning projects as well as overseeing the daily work of Archives Technicians and summer employees.

-Performing reference services in the records of the Architect for AOC staff and contractors, congressional staff, government agencies, scholars, and the public.

-Conducting research in the historical records and published sources and drafting clear and concise responses to reference requests.

-Working with others to implement and maintain an electronic document and records management system to manage records across the AOC and researching new methods of representing descriptive information for access, incorporating finding aids, databases, and the AOC Guide to Historical Records.

-Conducting agency records inventories in order to update the records schedules in AOC jurisdictions.

-Developing and implementing the agency’s oral history program.

-Presenting results of research in the form of inventories, reports, and presentations.

***A Master’s Degree in archival or library science is preferred***

Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Position Description:

  • The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
  • Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
  • The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
  • The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
  • Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
    The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
    They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
    The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
    Primary Duties
  • Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
  • Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
  • Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
  • Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
  • Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  • Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.

https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1428963989982

Job Posting: Archives Assistant, Boston Conservation and Recreation Dept.

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J45201&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&words=j45201

The DCR Archives Program currently includes two staff: an Archivist and a Plans Archivist. Under the supervision of the Plans Archivist, the position assists in the archival management of an active central engineering and architectural plans collection pertaining to state parks buildings and landscapes, water resources, bridge and parkway infrastructure, real estate holdings, and recreational facilities. The collection encompasses approximately 75,000 plans, which date from the 1890s to the present.

The Archives Assistant identifies, acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and provides access to records of enduring value of the agency and its agency predecessors, according to the archival management principles of provenance, original order, and collective control to protect the records’ authenticity and context.

The Archives Assistant complies with the Statewide Records Retention Schedule as established by the Secretary of State’s Records Conservation Board, the Massachusetts State Archives, and the Supervisor of Public Records.

The Archives Assistant will participate centrally in a long-term initiative to reformat key agency records – especially plans and documents related to critical infrastructure such as bridges, flood control projects, and parkways – and will help implement an electronic records management program for the Plans Library. In addition, The Archives Assistant will assist the Plans Archivist in addressing archival preservation and access issues for plans collections throughout all DCR offices and sites, statewide, including at its off-site Archives storage office in Danvers, and will assist the Archivist with general reference requests at the off-site Archives storage office each month.

Job Posting: Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo, ON

http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/staff/liboff/architecture_librarian.html

The Architecture Librarian, as the Librarian for the School of Architecture, is responsible for the development, delivery, and assessment of the information services & resources required for the research, teaching and learning of the School of Architecture. The Architecture Librarian is accountable for the development and ongoing management of the Musagetes Architecture Library as related to its facilities and services. The Architecture Librarian will also take on a specialization.

Note: This post has an original deadline of November 10th. I’ve just seen it reposted, however, so it’s possible that they’ve extended their search. I’d suggest you send a query first, before preparing an application.

Job Posts in Canada

Architecture Librarian, University of Waterloo

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/architecture-librarian

The Architecture Librarian, as the Librarian for the School of Architecture, is responsible for the development, delivery, and assessment of the information services & resources required for the research, teaching and learning of the School of Architecture. The Architecture Librarian is accountable for the development and ongoing management of the Musagetes Architecture Library as related to its facilities and services. The Architecture Librarian will also take on a specialization.

User Experience Librarian, University of Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/user-experience-librarian

The User Experience Librarian develops templates and toolkits for web accessibility, usability, interface consistency and assessment, working as a member of the Libraries’ web development technical team to provide broad support to UTL web development initiatives. Working with the Assessment Librarian, the User Experience Librarian coordinates analysis and reporting on library web site usage, to support recommendations for digital library service and web site development. Working with reference and instruction librarians, the User Experience Librarian ensures that library services and resources are promoted and supported on all user platforms.

Archives Assistant, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Markham, ON

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/archives-assistant-7

Seneca Libraries is developing an archive to preserve documents, photographs, slides, and other media related to the history and operations of Seneca College. The focus of this project is to develop and implement procedures for processing and storing archival objects according to professional archival and records management standards.

We are seeking a student who is interested in gaining experience with basic preservation, accessioning, arrangement, and description of archival prints, negatives, slides, documents, and other media.

Systems Librarian, OCAD University, Toronto

http://bc.tbe.taleo.net/BC5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=OCADU&cws=1&rid=433

  • Administer, maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the operational needs and services of the University Library including Reference & Instructional Services, E-Resources & E-Learning Support, Visual Resources & Special Collections, and Collection Development & Access, in consultation with the University Librarian and the Library Heads
  • Collaborate with IT Services on the successful completion of prioritized projects to advance collection management, scholarly communications and discovery and access services and emerging library service or collection initiatives.
  • Serve as Library Systems subject matter expert in relation to areas, such as data mapping for integration of library system functions with institutional information systems, and integration of library systems, including institutional repository, with visual resources systems and learning management systems
  • Serve as primary liaison between OCAD U Library and SirsiDynix, Scholars Portal, Institutional Repository software vendor (EPrints), and other software or service providers
  • Provide system and application administration for the virtualized library system (Horizon SaaS) and for all related peripherals and workstations, including oversight of installation and software maintenance

 

 

Art and Media Archiving Jobs

Digital Archivist (Visual Resources), Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum, Madison

http://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/madison-wi-pt-digital-archivist-term-wisconsin-veterans-museum/

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the position of Digital Archivist to participate in digitizing original Civil War era still images. The Digital Archivist will play a key role in the preservation and access of a variety of historical images, including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and ambrotypes.

Archivist (Documents and Photographs), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian, Washington

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/383976400

This position is located in Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution. The employee applies professional archival principles, concepts, standards, and methodology to process, arrange, and describe significant and complex archival collections.

Archivist (Correspondence, Photographs, and Architectural Drawings), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami

https://exterd.miamidade.gov/psc/GUEST/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=31620&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, History, Art History, or related field is required. Two years of professional experience in a museum, library or archive environment appraising, arranging and describing manuscripts and archival material are required.

Digital Asset Specialist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/11308106

The Digital Asset Specialist acquires, catalogues, ingests and processes digital assets into the digital asset management system. This position has a focus on video and time-based media. Responsibilities include defining a base metadata criteria and set of standards for managing video and other asset types. This position works in collaboration with the Media Production team within the Department of Digital Media.