Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT

Description:

The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.

Please provide contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter please discuss your interest in and experience with photographs. Please note your software experience in your cover letter.

Qualifications:

Duties:

  • Implements collection development policies, practices, and strategies to ensure that negatives, prints, slides, and other historical photographic images are collected, preserved, and made available for current and future patrons.
  • Reviews and assesses donated materials to determine condition and historical value. Applies archival management theories and methods in determining how collections or images should be cataloged. This includes the physical preparation of materials for long-term preservation and care by arranging and housing them according to national photograph archives standards that are consistent with conditions and technology available within the agency.
  • Produces standardized cataloging in accordance with national library/archives standards for submission to the Montana Historical Society’s online catalogs.
  • Develops, enhances, and maintains electronic information database and patron access systems for the photograph archives.
  • Conducts complex historical research on and compiles histories of individuals, groups, institutions, or businesses to provide a context for newly processed collections or images. Applies archival theories to write descriptive inventories, indices, and other professionally approved reference materials in accordance with national and agency standards for the use of staff, researchers, and state employees.
  • Determines priority of photograph collections or images for processing, based on knowledge of research needs, agency priorities, historical significance, and professional standards.
  • Responds to a wide variety of sophisticated reference inquiries from individuals, state agencies, professionals, educational groups, local organizations, film companies, journalists, publishers and institutions by conducting research and providing information on a broad range of topics.
  • Provides concise and accurate interpretations and analysis of complex historical events based on reference interviews of a wide range of patrons.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, access and outreach.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Montana and/or American history.
  • An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including photographic research.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC and EAD.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace and Archivists’ Toolkit.

Education/Experience:
This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, or a related field and the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, history or a related field that includes emphasis upon photographic preservation and archival care and management of photograph collections.

Salary: $ 15.05 – 18.82 Hourly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, References

Contact: Denise Gjerde | dgjerde@mt.gov | 406-444-2697

Application Deadline: December 19, 2016

Full post: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16143003

Internship Opportunity: Archival Internship, ARChive of Contemporary Music, NYC

Founded in 1985, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since the ARChives founding in 1985 our holdings have grown to over 2 million sound recordings, making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to sound recordings and publications, the ARChive actively collects all books, magazines, videos, films, photographs, press kits, newspapers clippings, memorabilia and ephemera relating to the history of popular music.

Our current, on-going projects are cataloging and book digitization. Interns may focus on one or both projects and may have the opportunity to work on other projects as they arise.

Cataloging:

Interns will receive training that enables them to catalog CDs, vinyl LPs, or books in our File Maker Pro Database using our in-house cataloging rules.
We depend directly on our interns and allow them a great deal of hands-on experience and responsibility.

Interns may work on related projects (for example, in-filing, processing donations, etc.) as needed, if they are interested.

Qualifications:
Ideal for the position is a student or recent graduate with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, or library & information science.
Candidates must:

  • Possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Be responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
  • Be able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.

Undergraduate library experience and/or graduate-level library classes are preferred.

Digitization:

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is the largest collection of popular music in America, with more than two million recordings. Our music book collection is also one of the best in the United States, numbering 20,000+ volumes. To scan this resource the Internet Archive has installed one of their Scribe machines in our Lower Manhattan facility. When completed, all of our materials will be preserved electronically, OCR Readable, and available in-house for reading and research.
Digitization interns will be trained to scan initially, then will be introduced to more complex tasks once they are familiar with the process. Tasks include:

  • Loading, Scanning, and Republishing books while ensuring high quality standards.
  • Training and working as a team.
  • Trouble shooting the scribe machine, mitigating cataloging inconsistencies, and navigating open source software at Internet Archive.
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean, neat, and organized.

Qualifications:

  • Strong technical (software/hardware) and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to sit for 6-7.5 hour periods, and comfort with repetitive motion
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for music, books, cultural heritage preservation and the arts!
  • Previous library or archive experience or education is preferred, but not essential.

All internships are unpaid, but we are certainly willing to help you meet any requirements to receive course credit. Time requirements are flexible–we ask that you are available for at least one full day (11:00-6:00) per work week, but the more time you can commit to the more responsibility we can give you.

We are currently looking for interns for Spring 2017 but we can be flexible on specific start & end dates. If you are interested, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your general interest in working at the archive and what project(s) you are interested in contributing to.

Full post: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=c7ad72d05bef5a32

Job Posting: Library Assistant – Archives (PT), The Art Institute of Chicago

Introduction

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis
Position Summary

The Ryerson and Burnham Library is currently seeking an assistant who will manage image reproduction orders and contracts, process archival collections and provide administrative support for department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage orders for images (photocopying and image reproduction through Library and/or Museum Imaging Department) and prepare Licensing Contracts when appropriate. Collect all fees for image reproduction from patrons
  • Provide reference assistance with collections to AIC and SAIC staff and external patrons
  • Provide general administrative support, including: maintenance of collection, correspondence and contract files; shelving of collections; monitoring and restocking of supplies
  • Process archival collections (architects’ and artists’ correspondence, photographs, drawings, and memorabilia), establishing intellectual and physical organization of the collection; examine documents for conservation or special housing needs and refer to Conservation Department as needed
  • Write descriptive inventories (finding aids) of the collections using Encoded Archival Description markup language; update existing EAD finding aids as needed

Qualifications

  • B.A. preferred in art history or related field; knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American art and architecture
  • Well-organized; attentive to detail; capable of handling fragile materials with sensitivity; able to work independently
  • Research skills; familiarity with architectural drawings and digital imaging
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and HTML/XML/EAD highly desirable

Schedule

Part-time; this is a 20 hour per week position, to be scheduled during the week Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.

Full post: https://hrweb.artic.edu/psc/HRPRODE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=9428&PostingSeq=1&

Paid Internship Opportunity: Archives Intern (Fall 2016), Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC

DESCRIPTION

BAM Fall Internships run from September – December 2016 (timing may vary by department)

Internship Program Itinerary:

  • BAM Orientation and Theater Tour – Get to know BAM in-depth.
  • Trips to local Cultural Institutions – Behind the scene tour of some of the most recognized arts institutions in the city.
  • Learn the fundamentals of working at NYC Cultural Institutions
  • Work and learn with experienced arts administration professionals – Learn the ins and outs from some of the best in the field.
  • Executive Brown Bag lunches – Have lunch with BAM’s Executive Team and glimpse the future of the organization from their perspective.
  • Follow the Production – This program tracks the mounting of a presentation at BAM – from artistic selection and budgeting, to load-in and travel visas.
  • See BAM performances and films – Gain access to see some of the most coveted shows in town!
  • Career counseling and Mentoring

Archives Intern Role and Responsibilities:

  • This work will include sorting and filing historical and administrative papers
  • The work may include cataloging in Collective Access, an open source relational database, used by BAM Hamm Archives
  • The candidate should be able to make a firm 20 hour a week commitment throughout the Fall.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • BAM programming subject knowledge and/or familiarity with Collective Access cataloging a plus.
  • Ideal for Library Science or Archival students
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & Powerpoint
  • Experience with Tessitura or Database applications
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and self-motivated

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time and/or Part-Time
SALARY: $9.25 per hour for candidates currently pursuing their undergraduate degree or recently graduated high school. $10.25 per hour for candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling deadlines, apply as soon as possible.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Go to http://www.bam.org/about/careers AND CLICK ON “APPLICATIONS, FALL INTERNSHIPS – APPLY HERE”
LOCATION: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1356482

 

 

Internship Opportunity: Archival Internship (Fall 2016), ARChive of Contemporary Music, NYC

Founded in 1985, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since the ARChives founding in 1985 our holdings have grown to over 2 million sound recordings, making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to sound recordings and publications, the ARChive actively collects all books, magazines, videos, films, photographs, press kits, newspapers clippings, memorabilia and ephemera relating to the history of popular music.

Our current, on-going projects are cataloging and book digitization. Interns may focus on one or both projects and may have the opportunity to work on other projects as they arise.

Cataloging:

Interns will receive training that enables them to catalog CDs, vinyl LPs, or books in our File Maker Pro Database using our in-house cataloging rules.
We depend directly on our interns and allow them a great deal of hands-on experience and responsibility.

Interns may work on related projects (for example, in-filing, processing donations, etc.) as needed, if they are interested.

Qualifications:

Ideal for the position is a student or recent graduate with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, or library & information science.

Candidates must:

  • Possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Be responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
  • Be able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.

Undergraduate library experience and/or graduate-level library classes are preferred.

Digitization:

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is the largest collection of popular music in America, with more than two million recordings. Our music book collection is also one of the best in the United States, numbering 20,000+ volumes. To scan this resource the Internet Archive has installed one of their Scribe machines in our Lower Manhattan facility. When completed, all of our materials will be preserved electronically, OCR Readable, and available in-house for reading and research.

Digitization interns will be trained to scan initially, then will be introduced to more complex tasks once they are familiar with the process. Tasks include:

  • Loading, Scanning, and Republishing books while ensuring high quality standards.
  • Training and working as a team.
  • Trouble shooting the scribe machine, mitigating cataloging inconsistencies, and navigating open source software at Internet Archive.
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean, neat, and organized.

Qualifications:

  • Strong technical (software/hardware) and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to sit for 6-7.5 hour periods, and comfort with repetitive motion
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for music, books, cultural heritage preservation and the arts!
  • Previous library or archive experience or education is preferred, but not essential.

All internships are unpaid, but we are certainly willing to help you meet any requirements to receive course credit. Time requirements are flexible–we ask that you are available for at least one full day (11:00-6:00) per work week, but the more time you can commit to the more responsibility we can give you.

We are currently looking for interns for Fall 2016 but we can be flexible on specific start & end dates. If you are interested, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your general interest in working at the archive and what project(s) you are interested in contributing to.

Full post: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=5607a837cf61e79c&q

Internship Opportunity: Archivist Internship, Greene Naftali Gallery, NYC

Greene Naftali Gallery is looking for a detail-oriented intern with strong organizational skills, a professional manner, and an interest in contemporary art and arts administration.

Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with both the gallery staff and gallery artists on a wide variety of projects. Responsibilities will include assisting the front desk, helping to manage the image and press archives, updating the database, filing, and running errands.

Knowledge of Word, Photoshop, and ArtBase helpful.

Start date, as soon as possible. Schedule is flexible. Lunch stipend will be provided. Please email a cover letter and resume to info@greenenaftaligallery.com.

Application deadline: August 6, 2016

Full post: http://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/4142e3ba-e331-46ac-aa51-d5ee5fa9d926

Paid Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the worlds premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.

MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments (see below). Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $125/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Internship dates: September 12 – December 17, 2016.

Archive / Photography (1): The intern documents all of MASS MoCA’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as the programs’ education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video with Final Cut Pro-X. The intern will also contribute to the museum’s social media platforms. A driver’s license might be helpful, but is not required.

Visual Arts (Curatorial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs, as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be self-sufficient, and have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Visual Arts (Registrarial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. This position is primarily focused on registrarial duties, including the maintenance of checklists and databases, preparation of loan requests, and assisting with condition reports. Responsibilities may also include research, correspondence with lenders and artists, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of A/V equipment and lighting, and assisting in preparation, fabrication, and installation of artworks as needed. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

To apply: Send your application (found at http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php), cover letter, resume, and two letters of references to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, via email at internapplications@massmoca.org or via fax at (413) 664-4519.

Deadline: July 18th, 2016 by 5pm EST

Internship posting page:  http://massmoca.org/about/jobsinternships

Job Posting: Collections Assistant/Archives Coordinator (Temp/Part-Time), Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

The Lamont Gallery has launched a Collections Management Initiative in order to identify works in its collections, conduct a complete inventory of objects, identify and care for these objects, and explore the future goal of creating a sustainable collections program. The Collections Assistant/Archives Coordinator will contribute to research, inventory, and object care activities in support of this initiative. This position will report to the Lamont Gallery Director and Curator and Collections Manager.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist the Collections Manager in the comprehensive physical inventory of objects in Lamont Gallery storage and throughout campus
  • Under the direction of the Collections Manager, contribute to processing of the Lamont Gallery archives for short-term functionality (including contributing to provenance research) and for long-term sustainability (the future development of a searchable electronic record of the gallery’s history and that of the individual objects in its collections)
  • Assist in compiling a narrative timeline of the Lamont Gallery’s collecting history; contribute to reports on key objects, donors, and related gifts
  • Assist Collections Manager and Gallery Manager in the proper installation of art for gallery display, using the standards/best practices as articulated by AAM and AAMG
  • Provide access to the collection as directed by Collections Manager in support of PEA community members engaged in research and scholarship pertaining to Lamont Gallery collection
  • Identify and organize materials and documents for Lamont Gallery Director and Curator for donor and advancement reports and for collections/archival research for special projects
  • Guided by Director and Curator and/or Collections Manager, conduct archival research in other institutional archives to support Lamont Gallery Collections Initiative
  • Support other special collections-related projects as necessary

Computer and Other Qualifications for Position

  • Computer 90%, Fax machine 5%, copier 5%
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, Email, the internet

Position Requirements

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite products
  • Familiarity with museum collections management systems a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize
  • Attention to detail and discretion
  • Flexibility and inventiveness in problem-solving collections issues with minimal resources
  • Familiarity with academic art gallery, educational collections, and residential arts programs preferred
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teammates by
    building trust and credibility
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact

Experience

  • Minimum of one year of fine art handling or equivalent gallery or collections experience is required
  • Some experience in archives management strongly preferred
  • Experience in conducting art historical and/or archival research

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, library science or related field required

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken and written word
  • Ability to see with normal parameters
  • Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to lift and transport up to 25lbs with or without assistance

Additional Requirements

  • Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 3 years)
  • Clean Driving record (reviewed annually)
  • Ability to successfully complete a pre-employment physical/health screening examination which may include a drug screening (position dependent)

Deadline to apply: July 18, 2016

How to Apply: Submit an application (www.exeter.edu/jobapplication) AND cover letter and a current resume (PDF or MS Word format) to recruitment@exeter.edu. Please indicate in the subject line: Collections Assistant. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background check.

Full post (PDF): http://www.exeter.edu/documents/Collections_Assistant-Archives_Coordinator_6.16.16.pdf

Full post #2: http://www.exeter.edu/about_us/171_17720.aspx#faq18501

 

Job Posting: Photo Archivist (Part-Time), The Pigozzi Collection, NYC

Position Summary:

The Assistant Photo Archivist will provide support to the Head Archivist and Collections Manager in the daily management, preservation and organization of a globally accessible and active archive of prints, digital images and videos.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the cataloging, centralization and organization of photo and video assets
  • Ensure archival data security through facilitating data backups
  • The daily management of an active photo and video archive
  • Facilitate publication requests with media outlets
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of exhibitions
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of book projects
  • The arrangement and description of a historic family archive of videos and prints
  • Spearhead the arrangement and digitization of a color photo archive
  • Edit, color correct and oversee production of prints
  • Assist with art collection inventory, outgoing loans, photography, condition reporting, and other collection related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience working in archives, museum or library special collections, with pictorial collection experience preferred
  • Self-directed and the demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Knowledge of archives theory and practice
  • High-level computer skills in editing/digital applications preferred
  • Proficiency in Macintosh Applications, expert experience with Aperture, Lightroom, Filemaker, Finalcut and Photoshop preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with process of digitizing photographic and video materials, managing digital files, including proper scanning procedures, and basic image editing and correction strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to make quick decisions and work well under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • Art handling and general preservation and collections care knowledge is desirable
  • Must be able to lift/move/maneuver objects up to 40 lbs

Successful candidates should be comfortable working in a nontraditional environment, be self-starters, knowledgeable in digital archive technology and advancements, and enjoy innovating creative solutions.

For consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to Tasha Seren, Archivist and Collections Manager: tasha@pigozzicollection.com.

Application deadline: July 1, 2016

Salary: $30.00/hour

Full post here.

Job Posting: Collections & Cataloging Librarian, IU Bloomington Archives of Traditional Music, Bloomington, IN

Position Summary

The Archives of Traditional Music seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service oriented individual to be Collections and Cataloging Librarian at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 48,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9.9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over more than 430 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.

Located in Morrison Hall, the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic media archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, across a wide variety of audio-visual formats. ATM is seen as a leader in ethnographic field collection and jazz and popular music cataloging. ATM librarians have contributed thousands of NACO name authority (now AAP) records and have been actively involved in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s NACO Music Funnel project from its inception.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director of the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), the individual in this position will oversee the cataloging, access, and use of the collections and work closely with students and faculty in many departments across the university as well as researchers worldwide.

Collections

  • Oversee public and reference services including library policies and procedures, circulation, loan, and reserve functions
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate temporary employees in circulation procedures and policies, including in-house listening copy and course reserve requests
  • Maintain circulation statistics
  • Acquire commercial sound recordings
  • Oversee stacks (vault) maintenance, including withdrawals, for all commercial holdings
  • Provide in-person, phone, mail, and online reference service (shared with the ATM Archivist)
  • Provide library instruction services and tours

Cataloging/Metadata/EAD

  • Direct, coordinate, and manage the non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging activities, including the supervision and evaluation of temporary student staff
  • Provide original bibliographic records for unpublished field collections
  • Contribute authority/authorized access point records to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international initiative coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress and PCC participants worldwide
  • Monitor national developments in RDA, LC-PCC policy statements, OCLC and MARC21 documentation, and other cataloging standards as they emerge and develop and adapt local policies and processes appropriately
  • Initiate projects and innovative procedures to address cataloging needs
  • Manage the Archives library in-house inventory databases of un-cataloged items
  • Add ATM images and metadata to IU’s Image Collections Online and provide high resolution photos for researchers
  • Contribute to developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting, and publishing in appropriate venues

Grant Projects

  • Help write, oversee, and report on all ATM cataloging grant projects
  • Serve as cataloging consultant for grant projects and supervise any staff hired for cataloging as part of grant-funded projects

Basic Qualifications

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education and experience
  • Degree in ethnomusicology, music, anthropology, folklore, cultural studies, or a related field
  • At least two years of professional metadata/cataloging experience creating original catalog records for sound and visual recordings in a wide range of analog and digital formats, including 78 rpm, 45 rpm, and LP discs, compact discs, cassettes, open reel tape, digital audio tapes, streaming audio, video cassettes, and DVDs
  • Ability to remain current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules, including RDA, MARC 21, and LCSH, and participation in national cooperative cataloging initiatives, including the NACO Music Project
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement policies and procedures for technical services operations
  • Knowledge of and experience creating and designing instructional materials in traditional and new formats
  • Ability to assist faculty in the use of Archives resources in undergraduate and graduate curricula and actively engage with faculty, instructors, and other IUB librarians as partners in programmatic integration of information
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

  • Three or more years of experience in an archival environment
  • Experience with OCLC and library management systems
  • Knowledge of and experience using EAD (encoded archival description)
  • Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development contribution
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect archives, academic libraries, and higher education

Review of applications will begin Friday, July 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure.

Full post: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2490