Paid Fellowship Opportunity: 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Research Library at the Yale Center for British Art will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship through February 1, 2017. Details of the fellowship and instructions on how to apply are at http://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

Job Posting: Research Resources Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

RESEARCH RESOURCES ASSISTANT

This full-time position serves as the central administrative support for the Research Resources department, which provides access to primary resources, published resources, and other research material relating to the Museum’s support of American art and artists through its history, collections, and programming.

Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant provides reference services for Museum staff and external researchers accessing the following units within this department: The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the Archives, Special Collections, and the Permanent Collection Documentation Office.
  • Assist with circulation and patron database maintenance in the Voyager integrated library system (ILS)
  • Schedule appointments and maintain the department calendar
  • Process Library acquisitions
  • Handle all departmental invoicing
  • Oversee periodical subscriptions and acquisition
  • Provide research and clerical assistance to department
  • Assist in overseeing the work of interns and volunteers under Archive and Library staff supervision
  • Work on additional projects relevant to the priorities of the Research Resources department

Requirements:

  • 2 years’ experience; MLIS degree (with art history or studio art background preferred)
  • Hands-on library and archival skills
  • Experience or familiarity with Voyager ILS, ArchiveSpace, and The
  • Museum System (TMS)
  • Research experience
  • Knowledge of art history and contemporary American art
  • Familiarity with library and archival preservation
  • Understanding of the function and processes of both libraries and archives, and related experience a plus
  • Good communication skills necessary

To apply for a position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@whitney.org or mail to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the requirements of the job openings or internships. We will keep your resume on file should appropriate future openings become available. Please do not send catalogues or original materials. The Museum cannot assume responsibility for any original materials which are submitted. No calls, please.

Full post: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/2dd0a19a-e4d4-45ed-8914-2790f1e24bb3

Job Posting: Library and Archives Specialist, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Library and Archives Specialist

As a key member of the Library and Archives team, the Library and Archives Specialist assists with operations across the department. Working under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, the Specialist is responsible for performing a wide range of tasks and procedures primarily related to: interlibrary loan; paging and shelving; metadata creation; copy cataloging and serials. The Specialist will also support and perform library, archival and copyright reference research; and help with records management.

Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability in maintaining records and data in various information, library, and archival systems, as well as a familiarity with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MARC, AACR2/RDA, LCSH, LC authorities, and LC classification and shelf listing. A Bachelor’s degree is required. This position requires experience in copy-cataloging procedures or database maintenance guidelines. An ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for technology.

To apply, please attach a cover letter and resume to submit with your application.

Job Posting: Collections Manager, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

The Akron Art Museum, with its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art, seeks a Collection Manager to oversee the proper care and management of the museum’s collection and all art objects in its custody. With collections exceeding 5,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, photography (an area of special strength) and works on paper dating from 1850 to present, the museum presents 12-15 exhibitions annually featuring work from its collections and loans from artists, collectors and museums throughout the country and abroad. The Collection Manager reports to the Chief Curator and supervises a Library and Archives Manager.

KEY DUTIES include responsibility for

  • records of the collection and exhibition materials.
  • supervision and control of the storage of art, maintaining and updating inventory records.
  • preparation of all legal documents pertaining collection management, loans, and conservation.
  • the care and condition of art work.
  • transportation of art works in the permanent collection and from outside sources and coordinating museum-generated traveling exhibitions.
  • developing and monitoring budgets for activities pertaining to the documentation, safekeeping, and protection of the collection.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.A. in Museum Studies, Art History or related field, M.A. preferred; minimum three years relevant museum experience.

Required:

  • Experience as a museum registrar.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and with EmbARK or other collections management software.
  • Knowledge of insurance, packing, transportation, digital asset management, museum record-keeping and conservation standards and resources.
  • Ability to communicate up-to-date museum standards and professional practices with staff and other museum professionals.
  • Experience developing and implementing policies.
  • Ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred:

  • Advanced art handling experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

Download the attached file to view a full job description.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources, The Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, OH 44308 or HR@akronartmuseum.org.

Application review will begin on October 7, 2016.

Full post: https://akronartmuseum.org/display/files/CollectionsManager2016JD3.pdf

Job Posting: Collections Assistant, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

*** Edit 9/28 – This is a repost to correct “All Grades” questions. Applicants who applied previously MUST reapply to be considered. 

Summary

This position is located in the Collection Management Department of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian institution’s museum of international modern and contemporary art. The Collection Management Department is responsible for the care, preservation, and documentation of all works of art at the museum, whether from the Museum’s permanent collection or on loan from other institutions. The incumbent serves as the assistant to the director of collection management, providing technical assistance in the broad areas of collection stewardship.

Duties

  • Assists in maintaining standards, policies, and operating procedures for acquisitions, receipt, deaccessioning, loans, packing, shipping logistics, conservation, physical care, storage, documentation, and inventory.
  • Prepares and maintains the departmental budget worksheets in Excel, monitors
    expenditures for supplies, equipment, and travel.
  • Orders equipment and supplies associated with the functions of the Collection Management Department and tracks the orders during the procurement process.
  • Checks and keeps accounts of conservation lab supplies of adhesives, papers, fabrics, chemicals, solvents and reorders them when necessary.
  • Manages the digital assets for the department, including entering conservation reports, images, and other pertinent information into the Museum’s database (TMS).

Qualifications

Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as entering financial data into software packages, filing, meeting and greeting people, and working with professionals that care for and preserve artworks.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Or Education Grade 7: One full year of graduate level education related to the position or Superior Academic Achievement may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

Apply by: October 11, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451769900

Job Posting: Digital Collections Coordinator (PT, Temp), Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

High Museum of Art
Digital Collections Coordinator (Temporary/Part-time)
Department: Photography/Collections
Reports To: Keough Family Curator of Photography & Head of Collections
Employment Status: Temporary/Part-time

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Digital Collections Coordinator will manage all photographic and technology requirements for a one year collections digitization initiative funded by the Woodruff Arts Center.

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • Part-time, Monday – Friday with flexible hours as determined by the photography schedule
  • Limited to one year term starting from hire date

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Collections Management:
    • Work with the Images & Rights Coordinator to schedule and manage photo shoots to produce high-quality digital images and video of artworks in the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection
    • Create shoot lists and plan a year-long schedule for the project
    • Work with Associate Collections Manager and Preparators to arrange movement of art work for photography, and return art to home locations afterwards
    • Work with Curators to identify priorities for the digitization project
    • Fact-check object data in collections management system and make corrections and/or updates as directed by the curator and/or registrar, according to style guidelines provided.
    • Assist photographers during shoots, including some art handling
    • Organize and archive new digital assets and ensure accuracy of metadata
  • Administrative:
    • Manage and track spending and project budget under the oversight of the Associate Collections Manager and Image & Rights Coordinator
    • Prepare and submit payments for invoices related to the project
    • Prepare periodic updates on project progress to be presented to project managers in curatorial, interpretation, and registration departments
    • Manage monthly meetings with all necessary Digitization project staff; Arrange meetings as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Familiarity with digital and analog image formats and technology is critical
    • Familiarity with photography equipment (cameras, lights, backdrops) preferred
    • Working knowledge of museum cataloging systems with a strong preference for experience with The Museum System (TMS)
    • Familiarity with collections management best practices
    • Experience in an art museum or gallery performing tasks that include art handling and collections management
    • Knowledge of art history helpful
    • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (email/scheduling) and similar databases and digital imaging technology, including Photoshop. Training on TMS will be provided.
    • Must be well-organized and detail oriented.
  • Language Skills:
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to write professional correspondence.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with museum staff and other professional affiliates
  • Mathematical Skills:
    • Experience in bookkeeping preferred.
    • Ability to maintain project files, keep budget, and process invoices.
  • Reasoning Ability:
    • Ability to solve practical problems and prioritize needs in a variety of situations where standardization is limited and immediate decisions are necessary.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Full post: http://www.woodruffcenter.org/HRJobdetails.aspx?jobid=1849

Job Posting: Collections Manager, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Purpose

The purpose of this position is to serve the Art’s Department by assisting the Martin Museum of Art Director with the conservation and maintenance of all art collections managed by the Martin Museum of Art, and work with the Office of Internal Audit with the research and management of artwork on campus.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain McMullen Family Collection.
  • Conservation and management of all artwork managed by the Martin Museum of Art.
  • Update computerized records and research information associated with collection items and artwork managed by the Martin Museum of Art.
  • Assist with multiple aspects of exhibitions including installation, insurance reporting, condition reporting, and shipping.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Education: Master’s
Field of Study: Art, Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field
Other Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in museum collections required (1 year minimum, 3 years preferred).
  • All employees are expected to fully support Baylor’s mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Full job description: https://www1.baylor.edu/jobdescription/?posn=312405

Full post: http://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/1430

Job Posting: Curator – Robert C. Larson ’56 Art in the Library Program, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Purpose of this Position
The Curator, Robert C. Larson ’56 Art in the Library Program will lead the program of art and of book-related exhibitions for a liberal arts college library. The purpose of this program is to:

  • Support the curriculum and student learning.
  • Develop curricular-based exhibits working with specific faculty and courses.
  • Highlight art, books, and other materials from the college collections and from other regional collections.
  • Contribute to the daily visual and intellectual experience of college students, cultivating the next generation of supporters of cultural educational institutions.
  • Working in close cooperation with the staff of the Perlman Teaching Museum, the faculty, and the library staff, the Curator will continue the tradition of the library as a place for engaging with art and exhibitions.

Essential Job Functions – Responsibilities

  • Plan schedule of curricular and non-curricular library exhibitions annually.
  • Develop exhibits that showcase the liberal arts.
  • Develop art and book-related exhibits and displays in their full programmatic dimensions, including research, design, and display.
  • Work with faculty to plan and facilitate curricular exhibitions, including planning and leading sessions on curation, exhibition planning, label writing, and basic design with students.
  • Work closely with faculty and students over the course of a term to produce the exhibition
  • Work closely with library staff to integrate library art and exhibitions into the fabric of library programs and operations, and into the life of the college.
  • Select and install art in the library; coordinate work on site-specific art installations and commissions.
  • Plan and coordinate educational programming, receptions, and attendant activities; write and produce reports, labels, exhibit brochures, etc.
  • Maintain and enhance exhibit-related web pages and create new online exhibits.
  • Continue cooperation between the Gould Library and Perlman Teaching Museum through close and constant collaboration with the Curator of the College Art Collection and staff.
  • Develop partnerships with regional museums and arts organizations.
  • Supervise a student assistant.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

This position is a member of the Bridge Consortium and works collaboratively and in tandem with peers at the St. Olaf College libraries to ensure that work is not duplicated and that costs are contained or reduced.

Additionally, this position may be asked to provide services to the St. Olaf College libraries, and is responsible for participating in all appropriate Bridge working groups, meetings, and functions.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience working in a museum environment with knowledge of installation and interpretive techniques or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Strong organizational, research, written communication skills, and skills or interest in exhibition design.
  • Superb people skills with a high degree of flexibility are essential characteristics for success in this position. Candidates must be well organized and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A. in art, art history or related area preferred.
  • Library, archives, or other book exhibit/curatorial experience are highly desirable, but not required. It is expected that art curatorial experience will be transferable to the book-related part of the job.
  • Experience in educational programming and outreach programs, and experience with web page design and production are highly desirable. Additional desirable skills include photo documentation, label and poster design.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign are also helpful. Demonstrated experience in forging collaborations and partnerships, particularly in boundary-crossing ways, is highly desirable.

Full post: http://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/2897

Paid Fellowship Opportunity: Conservation of Computer-Based Art Fellowship (2016-2018), Guggenheim Museum, NYC

The Conservation Department at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is pleased to offer a two-year, full-time Fellowship in the Conservation of Computer-based Art (CCBA), starting on October 1, 2016. This postgraduate fellowship will be integral to the Guggenheim’s CCBA initiative and focus on the study, documentation, and preservation of 22 software-based artworks in the Guggenheim collection. Under the supervision of Time-based Media Conservator, Joanna Phillips, the CCBA Fellow will conduct a comprehensive survey of all 22 artworks in the collection, create write-blocked disk images and XML metadata of these works for secure server storage, create artwork documentation and treatment proposals, interface with hired specialists such as computer scientists and programmers, engage in case study research on selected works, coordinate cross-institutional meetings to review the CCBA research, present CCBA research at these meetings, and assist with the dissemination of the project progress and conclusions on the Guggenheim website. The CCBA Fellow will also play a central role in the Guggenheim’s ongoing research collaboration with the Department of Computer Science at New York University.

The successful candidate will have a completed MA degree or Advanced Certificate from a U.S. or international fine arts conservation program, with a focus on and/or practical experience in time-based media conservation. Alternatively, MA degrees from Libraries and Archives, Computer Science, or Information Science programs will be considered, if the candidates display previous professional experience with cultural artifacts preservation. Candidates with basic or intermediate coding abilities will be preferred.
The successful candidate is expected to have excellent team and communication skills, the ability to independently manage time in a multitasking environment, a systematic and methodological approach to research and development, and a deep interest in mapping new territories.

Application deadline: August 31, 2016

Fellowship start date: October 1, 2016, or earliest convenience

Work Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week), 24-months position

Compensation: $43,000 Annual Salary, includes benefits and vacation

Qualified applicants please send an e-mail with the following materials to Joanna Phillips at jphillips@guggenheim.org and add the subject line “Application: CCBA Conservation Fellowship”:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Relevant supporting materials/portfolio
  • A 1000-word statement of interest in English language. Please elaborate on your interest in conserving computer-based art and the experience and skill-set you bring to this position

Full post: https://www.guggenheim.org/careers/conservation-of-computer-based-art-fellowship-2016-2018

Job Posting: Museum Curator in Graphic Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

Summary

This position is located in the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The purpose of the position is to carry out assigned and approved projects in the four areas of curation: research, exhibits, development & management of collections and public service and to initiate and propose related projects for review by the Chief Curator and Director. Incumbent should have knowledge of the broad field of American art but will specialize in the field of graphic arts and artists.

Duties

Research

  • Conducts research on graphic art in the permanent collection.
  • Publishes significant research related to graphic art collection.

Collections

  • Establishes contacts with donors and dealers and negotiates for gifts and purchases. Proposes objects for acquisition.

Exhibitions

  • Proposes & develops exhibition topics.
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of all published information associated with exhibitions, including catalogues, brochures, installation graphics and wall text.

Job Requirements

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Qualifications

You must meet these Basic Requirements:

  • Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field.

OR

  • Combination of education and experience — courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR

  • Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must have the following Specialized Experience:

  • GS-11: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in researching and coordinating exhibitions of graphic art within an art museum or similar environment.
  • GS-12: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in researching, developing, interpreting and exhibiting a collection of graphic art within an art museum or similar environment.

Deadline to Apply: September 19, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446984300/