Paid Fellowship Opportunity: Barra American Art Fellowship, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Barra American Art Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill the Barra American Art Fellowship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. This position is generously endowed by The Barra Foundation in honor of Robert L. McNeil, Jr., with additional support provided in 2017-18 by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Buck and from the Robert L. McNeil Endowments for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

One fellow will be chosen to join the Department of American Art during the academic year. The fellow will work full-time, assisting four days a week in ongoing department research and exhibition projects, with one day reserved for personal research, writing, or travel. Applicants should have completed their M.A. degree in art history or a related field and propose a thesis or area of research interest that can take advantage of the resources of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other area libraries and institutions. Priority will be given to those with projects relating to the Museum’s collection or exhibition program, and to students from the Philadelphia region. Fellows will have library privileges at the PMA and the University of Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the term, the Barra Fellow will be expected to give a lecture and submit a paper reflecting work done during the residency.

The fellow will be expected to work full-time (35 hours per week) during the academic year from September 2017 through August 2018.

The fellowship stipend is $40,000 over twelve months with additional research and travel funds and two weeks of discretionary time off.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application and include the following:

  • A letter describing your interest and preparation for this position
  • Curriculum vitae with education, employment, publications and honors
  • Three references with phone number and email addresses

In addition to your online application, please send a writing sample by mail and direct one of your referees to write on your behalf to:

Department of American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Re: Barra Fellowship

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.

Full post: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=philadmoa&jobId=148089

Job Posting: Arts & Art History Archivist, The City of Boise, ID

Summary Statement

Provides proper care for historic municipal records abiding by the Society of American Archivist’s professional standards. Establishes archives, program administration and management, and gains physical and intellectual control over internal citywide collections. Plans for and prioritizes short and long-term care of materials, and develops and implements plans for enhancing public access to archival materials for research and education. Works both independently and collaboratively to ensure comprehensive collection care.

Essential Functions

Works towards gaining physical and intellectual control over dispersed collection and to develop and update essential professional policies. Develops and updates essential policies, plans, procedures, and guides related to collections care, processing, emergency planning, and public access. Works independently and collaboratively with other department staff who manage artifact and art collections to ensure care of city cultural assets. Works diplomatically with staff from other city departments within parameters of the retention schedule and collections policy to process archival materials as well as determine how to integrate and cross-reference multiple city collections and databases. Develops and implements plan for public access to archival records.

Proactively develops and nurtures professional relationships with other local and regional archival collections managers. Develops budget for collection care materials for short and long term and researches and identifies potential funding opportunities. Represents the Arts and History Department at professional archives industry conferences and meetings. (60%)

Processes collections according to professional standards. Oversees the work of collections processing by interns and temporary employees. Orders materials and prioritizes processing to house permanent collections, and identifies needs and priorities for short and long-term care. (30%)

Develops and delivers presentations to city leadership and other city staff related to archives program. Helps to curate exhibits, supports the preservation and exhibit of archives, artifacts and art in all forms. Works with other public outreach teams to identify and participate in community engagement opportunities educating the public about the City’s many exhibits and collections. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or closely related field with certification or specialization in archives and two years of experience processing collections and understanding of arrangement, preservation, and description according to professional archival standards and or equivalent combination of education and or experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to professional archival standards, including the SAA Code of Ethics is needed. Knowledge of collections management practices for three-dimensional artifacts and art.
  • Ability to interpret and explain governing regulations, policies, and procedures; researches areas of responsibility and make procedural recommendations; to operate a PC using word processing, database, and/or spreadsheet software; to consolidate information from various sources into a prescribed format; to manage complex projects from beginning to end; to facilitate group meetings; to communicate well on the phone and in person.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Master’s degree in archival studies program or in history or closely related field with certification/specialization in archives. At least three years demonstrated experience with processing collections and understanding of arrangement, preservation, and description according to professional archival standards. Some knowledge of collections management for three-dimensional artifacts and/or art or ability to learn to help facilitate working with other department staff in overall program caring for archives, artifacts, and art.
  • Ability to interpret and explain governing regulations, policies, and procedures; to research areas of responsibility and make procedural recommendations; to operate a PC using word processing, database, and/or spreadsheet software; to consolidate information from various sources into a prescribed format; to manage complex projects from beginning to end; to facilitate group meetings; to communicate well on the phone and in person.
  • The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Licensing And Other Requirements: Valid drivers license

Special Requirements: All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. Also the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs. The noise level is occasionally moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision and distance vision. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees work in/at heights.

Application Deadline: August 18, 2016

Full posthttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/boiseid/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=1500368

Job Posting: Art Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented individual to serve as Art Reference and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Kohler Art Library, this position provides a full range of reference and research services to the campus community and general public. This position develops, delivers, and assesses innovative instructional services for engaged learning; uses social media platforms to promote library services and web content; and serves as a subject liaison to departments, providing support for digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and collaborative research. Working closely with the UW Digital Collections Center staff, this position serves as project manager for art-related digital initiatives, including the Digital Library for Decorative Arts.

The General Library System recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective, and experience and is actively committed to promoting a culture of inclusiveness. All positions will be called upon to contribute to building a welcoming environment.

Principal duties:

  • Provide art reference services to UW faculty, students, staff and the general public; develop guides to art reference resources; evaluate and recommend new reference titles for acquisition.
  • Hire, train and supervise School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) student supervisors.
  • Conduct library instruction and orientation sessions; teach information and visual literacy skills using current learning theory and appropriate instructional technology; create guides and tutorials to accompany instruction sessions.
  • Serve as liaison between the art library and faculty in art-related disciplines to develop programming appropriate to their needs and the needs of their students.
  • With Director of the Kohler Art Library, co-teach on a bi-annual basis the SLIS course on Art Librarianship.
  • Manage, enhance, and promote the contents of the Digital Library for Decorative Arts and other art-related digital initiatives in liaison with the UW Digital Collections Center; serve as liaison with the Chipstone Foundation and other donors in developing art-related digital content.
  • Update the content of the art library website, promote art library collections and services through development and implementation of social media strategies.
  • Manage the art library in the absence of the Director; serve as back-up to other art library staff.
  • Maintain awareness of trends in art and general librarianship and the disciplines of art history, visual culture, material culture, art education, and studio practice.
  • Engage in professional development through participation at art library conferences and events.
  • Serve the UW-Madison General Library System through committee participation and other activities.

Degree and area of specialization:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent association/organization. Bachelor’s degree or above in art history or art.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of professional experience in an academic or other research library.
  • Experience providing library instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality reference services to patrons at various levels of subject expertise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with new technologies in library services.
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a respectful, inclusive and diverse climate.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages (other than English).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or above in art history.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with donors.
  • Experience with website design and maintenance.
  • Experience developing electronic information resources.
  • Knowledge of WordPress.
  • Experience with building digital image collections and metadata creation.
  • Experience with project management.
  • Experience with HTML and XML.
  • Familiarity with digital humanities, scholarly communications, and library assessment.
  • Familiarity with information and visual literacy skills and current learning theory.

Apply online: http://uwjobapply.wisc.edu/Apply.aspx?pvl=87443

Full post: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummaryApply.aspx?pvl_num=87443

Job Posting: Collections Assistant for Art History/Classics Library, UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance-academic and artistic, political and cultural-make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The First Review Date for this job is: 8/4/2016

Departmental Overview

The Arts & Humanities Division includes Art History/Classics, South/Southeast Asian Library, Graduate Services, Morrison Library, and the Hargrove Music Library. These libraries and units are primary service points and provide research-level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs of the units in Doe Library serving patrons in the visual and performing arts, humanities (languages & literatures), and area studies; and departments served by the Hargrove Music Library.

Responsibilities

The position serves as the acquisitions assistant for the art history and classics collections, supporting collection development through purchasing, inventory, and materials processing. The position will assist the Art History/Classics librarians with processing of monographs, serials, and donor gifts, collection audits and other special projects as assigned. In conjunction with unit staff, the position provides public services in the form of assisting daytime circulation services coverage and providing directional/informational advice to the public. The incumbent is expected to possess knowledge of the materials encompassing the art history and classics collections; experience with standard library technical services procedures, and the ability to collaborate on projects with other units in the Arts & Humanities Division. Also, may assist in the content management of online subject guides, social media and participate in councils, groups, and task forces when appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • English language proficiency to communicate orally and in writing with persons of various backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of the art and classics book trade and reference sources.
  • Demonstrable experience using library catalogs, integrated library systems, bibliographic records monographic and serials processing policies and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Experience with standard office and collaboration software (MS Office, Google Drive).
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) and work in a team.
  • Ability to complete detailed work accurately and complete projects on time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with monograph and serials processing in Millennium and/or Sierra integrated library systems.
  • Experience with one or more western European languages.
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Purchasing/procurement experience for an organization or group

Salary & Benefits

The hourly salary range for this position is $19.44 – $25.28. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html.

Full post: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/LHRD/currentjobs.html#21973

To apply, search for the job announcement through the UC Berkeley job portal: http://hrms.berkeley.edu/jobs.html.

Job Posting: Visual Resources Specialist, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX

The Department of Art History of the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU seeks a Visual Resources Specialist to administer the departmental Visual Resources Laboratory (VRL).

Essential Functions:

Work directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize college and departmental learning goals.

Consult with faculty in the arts and humanities to develop and deliver a suite of services that support the integration of information resources and technology in their teaching and research, with special emphasis on visual resources and the digital humanities.

Curate, quality-control, and troubleshoot relevant digital content.

Deliver group instruction and/or consults individually with students regarding research methods and scholarly practices across the arts and humanities, in addition to addressing issues of media and visual fluency.

Administer day-to-day operations of the VRL.  Manage budget and financial records, as well as keeping all technology and software up-to-date and running smoothly.

Assist with department digital, online, and social media projects.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is required.   Field of study in Humanities, Library Sciences, or Art History is a plus.
  • Candidate should have 1 year of work experience; however, will consider specialist who is recently graduated from a Library/Information Science or Art History/Humanities Master’s program.
  • Must have delivered group instruction and worked individually with students.
  • Higher education experience preferred.
  • Digital photo-processing is required:  Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Paintshop, ACDSee Pro, GIMP, CaptureOne Pro, NIK
  • Must have experience with Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, Customshow, Haiku Deck, Slideshark, Slide Dog, Mediashout

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong listening, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
  • Candidate must be effective in delivering group instruction and working individually with students.
  • Must be familiar with use-rights and permissions of digital images.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative collegiate work relationships.
  • Candidate should be detail oriented and accurate.  Must be able to plan and accurately track budget expenditures and prepare documentation for review/approval.
  • Must be well organized and able manage projects simultaneously.
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as devise solutions.  Must also be able to work independently as well as to work collaboratively.

More information and application: https://jobs.smu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

Job Posting: Part-time Visual Resources Curator, Middlebury College, VT

Note: This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.

Oversees management and development of digital art image teaching collections, including acquisitions, cataloging, technical production, and copyright oversight.

Location or production of course-related professional quality digital images of works of art that are then cataloged for future reference with full metadata and stored in an assets management system such as ARTstor’s Shared Shelf, Embark, or TMS.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Plans and directs the operations of the Art History Visual Resources Collection.
  • Responsible for overall management and development of digital art image collections, including, acquisitions, cataloging, and technical production.
  • Oversees growth and development of institutional digital image collection for teaching and reference using a digital assets management system for discovery, access, and use of high quality digital art images.
  • Works cooperatively with Art and Art History faculty in developing VR Collection resources and policies; analyzes needs and establishes priorities and deadlines.
  • Provides training and support for faculty and students in the use of standard and emerging art-related digital teaching equipment and technologies.
  • Directs and performs professional quality image scanning, post-processing, digital copy photography and on-site photography of art/architecture for VR Collection.
  • Does original cataloging of digital images, conducts research, and uses appropriate standard authorities and metadata systems for storage in digital assets management systems.
  • Evaluates, selects and purchases/licenses digital images from subscription services, commercial sources and museums.
  • Provides research reference information and information about copyright issues; locates art images from vendors, museums, printed sources and on the World Wide Web for special publications and research projects of faculty and student patrons.
  • Acts as liaison to LIS, conducts workshops, and serves as information specialist and advisor to various campus entities regarding visual resources issues.
  • Creates and maintains Visual Resources Collection and other websites.
  • Maintains collection statistics and writes an Annual Report.
  • Prepares and administers VR Collection operating budget.
  • Selects and orders equipment and supplies for digital image production, and for the VR facility.
  • Engages in professional activity, attends professional conferences and workshops.
  • General Responsibilities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Master’s degree in Art History or Library Science or equivalent related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Art historical expertise.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of electronic imaging technology.
  • Ability to apply new technology to the development of new instructional methods for art history courses.
  • Knowledge of professional photographic methods and techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

Experience

  • 3-5 years experience managing and directing a Visual Resources Collection, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

More information and application: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/13418

Job Posting: Freelance Art History Cataloguer, Private Collection, Boca Raton, FL

FREELANCE INVENTORY/CATALOG OPPORTUNITY

An ideal opportunity for a seasoned librarian looking for a unique challenge, recent library school graduate eager to gain some extra experience, or for a library school student as a possible independent project toward a professional degree.

Avid art collectors, Walter and Lucille Rubin, have assembled an impressive 4,000 item art history collection in need of professional organizing, inventorying and possible cataloging in preparation to donate to an art museum. The collection includes monographs, periodicals, art catalogs and related ephemera from the late 19th and early 20th century. The majority of the collection focuses on American art while the remainder covers European art. The materials, housed in a dedicated room within an office building, are currently located in Boca Raton.

The Rubins are true art collectors and have gathered their art and art history collection over many decades. They have exhibited their American art collection at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in the past as well as several other art institutions. The Rubins are also the founders of the Walter and Lucille Rubin Foundation, a charitable organization which funds art and medical-related initiatives.

If this project appeals to you on a professional and/or an art-enthusiast level, please contact Mr. & Mrs. Rubin directly for further details:

(561) 496-6474 (H)
(561) 873-4092 (C)
wlrubin@yahoo.com

 

Link to post (Word Doc): http://www.pbcla.org/s/Freelance-Opportunity-Walter-Lillian-Rubin-Art-Collection.docx

Job Post Website: http://www.pbcla.org/jobs

Fellowship Opportunity: Hawn Gallery Curatorial Fellowship, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University, TX

The Mildred Hawn Exhibition Gallery in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library, SMU, serves a central role of community engagement in the arts. The mission of the gallery is to hold exhibitions by student and faculty members and professionals in the performing and visual arts, regionally, nationally and abroad, which center on academic areas represented in the Hamon Arts Library’s collections and the curriculum of the Meadows School of the Arts and to encourage and share critical discourse with its patron community. These exhibitions serve as a provocative and extended experience in the learning environment of Hamon and Meadows through its installations, gallery talks and Hamon blog.

Reporting to the Director of the Hamon Arts Library, the Curatorial Fellow manages all elements of the exhibitions in the Hawn Gallery and adjoining lobby area in the Hamon Arts Library. The Curatorial Fellow will develop their exhibition program in conversation with the Hawn Gallery Exhibition Committee, working closely with the Director of the Hamon Arts Library. The duties include:

  • Plan, develop, and coordinate two to three gallery exhibitions for installation during the 2016- 2017 academic term
  • Manage administrative requirements, including loan forms, shipment arrangements, installation schedules, and related matters
  • Coordinate installation and de-installation of exhibitions, program events, activities, gallery talks, and Hamon Blog posts related to the exhibitions
  • Develop strategies to expand and promote audience engagement among artists, students, faculty, and library staff at SMU and in the Dallas community
  • Develop marketing materials for exhibitions and related events, including press releases and publicity kits, blog posts, and contributions to social media
  • Participate in archiving exhibitions, in coordination with library staff

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, or Museum Studies (required)
  • Experience mounting exhibitions and handling works of art in a gallery or museum (required)
  • Educational background in Contemporary art is preferred
  • Experience working in a library environment is a plus

Application: https://jobs.smu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

Paid Internship Opportunity: Institutional Partnerships Intern, Artsy, NYC

Artsy seeks a driven, highly organized, and self-motivated individual to assist in expanding Artsy’s museum and institutional partnerships worldwide. This role is at the very core of Artsy’s mission to make all of the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

The Institutional Partnerships intern will work with Artsy’s Chief Curator and the Institutional Partnerships Team to manage relationships with some of the most prestigious museums, foundations, and institutions in the world, including the Guggenheim Museum, Rijksmuseum, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, National Gallery London, Serpentine Gallery, and more.

This is a challenging role that requires the navigation of a fast-paced art world, the management of a large volume of digital content, and the development of a wide network of museum and art world professionals. The ideal candidate is well-versed in art history, contemporary art, and digital media, and has experience handling time-sensitive projects, with at least one previous art museum internship. He or she must have superb oral and written communication skills and must be detail-oriented, proactive, pragmatic, and a team player.

The internship is based at Artsy HQ in downtown Manhattan and starts immediately. It is a paid full-time position and will last at least 3 months. To apply, please send your resumé and a cover letter to institutions_intern@artsy.net.

More about Artsy and the position: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-jobs-institutional-partnerships-intern

Job Posting: Curatorial Assistant for Special Exhibits and Publications, Harvard Art Museums, MA

School/Unit: Harvard Art Museums
Department: Division of European and American Art

Duties & Responsibilities:
Summary:
The Curatorial Assistant for Special Exhibitions and Publications provides organizational, research, logistical, and clerical support for the development and production of special exhibitions and their connected publications, interpretive materials and programs, and for major collections catalogues in the Division of European and American Art.
The Curatorial Assistant position is an opportunity for individuals to gain or further develop curatorial experience to advance their career in museums.

Please note: This is a two year term position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides general curatorial assistance in the planning, organization, and implementation of exhibitions and related publications and programs, including logistical and research support in the preparation of checklists, loan requests, exhibition catalogues, didactic materials, interpretive labels, and other exhibition related materials.
  • Provides organizational support for the preparation and publication of major catalogues of the permanent collections in digital and printed format, including creating checklists, acting as liaison with outside authors, coordinating photography and other imaging, and verifying object and provenance information.
  • Coordinates and supports project specific contributions to major grant driven initiatives connected to assigned exhibitions and publications, assisting with the preparation of grant proposals, fundraising narratives, and project budgets.
  • Contributes to the development of and assists with the production of online content related to assigned exhibitions and publications.
  • Acts as a source of information about assigned exhibitions and publications to internal and external stakeholders including students, faculty, visiting scholars, artists, collectors, dealers, and staff involved in the exhibition and publication production.
  • Works in close collaboration with Editorial, Design, and Collections Management departments and also coordinates regularly with the Division of Academic and Public Programs, Communications, Conservation Center, Archives, Digital Images and Visual Resources, Information Technology, and institutional Advancement departments.
  • Provides clerical and administrative support connected to assigned exhibitions and publications as needed, including correspondence and mailings, organizing and documenting meetings and conference calls, and preparing materials for presentations including PowerPoint presentations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with background in European and/ or American art history and culture, Renaissance to the present.

Additional Qualifications:
Museum experience strongly preferred. Master’s degree or work toward master’s preferred. Solid art-historical research skills and strong written and verbal communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills, especially word processing and database skills; ability to learn new applications and procedures as required, prior knowledge of TMS an asset. Accuracy with detail and ability to follow through on projects despite interruptions. Knowledge of at least one relevant language preferred. Must be flexible, punctual, and able to function well both independently and as part of a team.

More information and application: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176154890