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/

Job Posting: Project Cataloger (PT, Temp), Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

The part-time temporary Project Cataloger will work within a collaborative and collegial environment and report to the Library Manager, providing general cataloging support for the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library. This position is a six month assignment working one day per week.

Responsibilities:

Perform complex copy cataloging of various types of materials across all disciplines, including print, media, digital resources, and other non-print formats.

Requirements:

  • MLS (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited institution, completed or in process
  • Professional cataloging experience
  • Familiarity with MARC format and cataloging rules, including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LCC
  • Experience with an integrated library system (Voyager preferred)
  • Experience with OCLC and Connexion client
  • Working knowledge of standard bibliographic and other reference tools

Full post: http://whitney.org/About/JobPostings# or https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/298bf690-6bfc-4978-9ae3-40efb3aaf9a9

Job Posting: Collections Assistant, Dallas Museum of Art

DMA Mission:

The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.

Scope of Position:

The Collections Assistant will report to the Director of Collections Management and will work closely with Curators, Conservators, and other personnel in the Division of Collections and Exhibitions. The position is responsible for assisting the coordination of all aspects of loans, in-house exhibitions, storage, and documentation primarily for the Keir Collection and, as necessary, for other areas of the collection.

The Keir Collection is one of the world’s most highly regarded private holdings of Islamic art. The collection will be on long term loan to the DMA. It consists of nearly 1800 objects, ranging from manuscripts, ceramics, and metalwork to rock crystal, carpets, and textiles. The collection represents a broad survey of the traditional arts, and its contents date from as far back as the 7th to the 20th century from countries spanning from Spain to Central Asia.

The Collections Assistant will also support the increasing volume of researchers’ inquiries on the DMA collection, and help to coordinate and implement the teaching and research activities in the Museum’s Study Gallery. The position is responsible for coordinating all aspects and logistics of the DMA Study Gallery requests. The Collections Assistant will be responsible for entering any necessary information in the DMA database (TMS) and checking for possible existing conflicts regarding the availability of the objects requested.

The Collections Assistant will assist in the organization and coordination of class visits, including compiling course checklist, gathering artwork from storage for classes, explaining study room guidelines, supervising classes taking place in the study room, and returning artwork to storage when finished.

The position will also assist with collection care and storage logistics as needed.

Key Qualifications:

  • Create and maintains accurate records for the collection including electronic inventory records in TMS, objects files, and photographic records
  • Coordinate the incoming loan procedures and shipping arrangements for the Keir Collection
  • Complete Immunity from Seizure and OFAC applications for the Keir Collection and monitors application status and renewal times
  • Conduct provenance research
  • Prepare condition reports
  • Assist the Associate Registrar, Loans with all loan procedures for the Keir objects including but not limited to packing, shipping, loan agreements, insurance, and courier arrangements
  • Assist the Senior Advisor for Islamic Art with checklists, labels, and other assignments, as needed
  • Correspond with lenders, borrowers, and their agents, prepares loan agreements, and makes insurance arrangements as needed
  • Correspond with researches, students, and general public and provides information on the collections
  • Coordinate packing/shipping arrangements adhering to museum standards, special installation requirements, loan agreements, and insurance
  • Coordinate the logistics for the Keir collection in-house exhibition installations
  • Coordinate installation-related logistics with the Exhibitions Registrars, Preparators, Conservators, and Exhibitions staff
  • Document location change after each art move
  • Assist the Associate Registrar, Permanent Collection with storage maintenance and storage needs assessment
  • Coordinate installation-related logistics for the Study Gallery with the Registrars, Preparators, Conservators, Exhibitions staff and Curatorial staff
  • Coordinate access to DMA collection not on view after visit is approved by Curatorial and Collection staff
  • Maintain Viewing Room calendar
  • Assist the Director of Collections Management with special projects as assigned
  • Adhere to museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner
  • Conform to the code of ethics governing the museum and museum registrar profession set forth by the American Alliance of Museums and the Registrar’s Committee of the AAM
  • Act as courier as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, and Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or related field (MA degree preferred)
  • Minimum of two years of experience in registration and art handling at a museum, archive, library, or gallery
  • Knowledge of museum standards and practices of registration, art handling, conservation, and collections storage requirements and procedures
  • Comprehensive knowledge of varied media handling, packing, transport, and storage best practice techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, proficiency in Excel
  • Knowledge of computerized collections management systems (TMS preferred)
  • Knowledge of Islamic art desirable
  • Demonstrable ability to assess priorities and work well under pressure
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with curators, donors, vendors, other museum professionals, the public and co-workers professionally and tactfully including appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to flexibly embrace changes within this position due to departmental priorities and/or for cross-training purposes
  • Ability to carry/lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, and to lift, push, and/or pull heavy, fragile, and/or odd-shaped objects carefully and safely
  • Ability to safely employ the use of a variety of tools and equipment, and to handle oversized and/or heavy art objects
  • Ability to visually inspect artwork

Full post: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMA&cws=1&rid=331

Job Posting: Museum Archives Program Assistant, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The position is located in the Gallery Archives of the National Gallery of Art. Its purpose is to support archival programs through specialized administrative management and performance of museum archives activities. The Gallery Archives is responsible for long-term care of permanently valuable historical records of the National Gallery of Art in every physical form including textual, media, and electronic.

Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative management support for the operations of the Gallery Archives office:

  • Provides support to senior staff with establishing and maintaining digital and analog information management systems.
  • Oversees acquisition of specialized archival supplies and equipment.
  • Manages all office requisitions and recording receipts in Oracle.
  • Determines appropriate application of government and Gallery policies and procedures for office operations.
  • Evaluates office procedures to identify areas for improvement, assesses the need for alternative methods, and recommends and implements changes as approved by the Chief of Gallery Archives.

The incumbent performs operational support duties directly relating to museum archives program activities which includes:

  • Providing support in managing the ingest of archival materials in analog and digital form.
  • Assisting with analyzing, monitoring, and maintaining data on archives projects.
  • Providing public information and general reference services for archival records.
  • Monitoring press releases and other on-line sources and creating digital and analog downloads for archival preservation.
  • Accessioning print items, updating database records and creating up-to-date finding aids.
  • Creating and managing lists and reports and analyzing data for management review.
  • Performing basic preservation activities for archival materials.
  • Supporting archival presence.

Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following qualification requirements. This requires at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service OR 4 full years of education above the high school level. An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements. Specialized experience is experience providing operational and administrative management support, and prioritizing multiple projects primarily within a museum or other cultural institution. Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Applicants must describe their possession of each of these factors individually in a one to two page cover letter as a part of their application.

  • Ability to apply basic archival principles including provenance, original order, the record group concept, and is able to recognize archival series.
  • Skill in data management software, relational databases, digital media, and office software programs.
  • Knowledge of basic art museum functions and organization and is familiar with the operation of digital systems in art museums.
  • Knowledge of archival preservation concepts and understanding of the requirements of archives preservation materials including photographs, documents and architectural drawings.
  • Knowledge of research, administrative, and writing skills needed for art museum archives administration, as evidenced by significant undergraduate coursework.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Deadline to apply: August 19, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447380200

Job Posting: Collections Manager, University of New Mexico, Taos, NM

Position Summary:

Directly manages and oversees the University of New Mexico Harwood Museum of Art’s fine arts collections, their acquistion, documentation, housing, use, preservation, disposition, inventory and maintenance, maintenance reports and updates for new material. The Collections Manager will care for the Harwood collections, the collections database, the collections online, and the archives.

As curator of collections, the Collections Manager will apply interactive digital technologies to the online collection to increase public engagement with the Harwood’s art online, and in the museum’s galleries. Receives, prepares, and catalogs new materials; plans and organizes exhibition-related movement of objects, including packing, shipping, and insurance for collections exhibitions as well as for incoming and outgoing loans to/from the UNM Harwood Museum. Monitors the collections budget. Will supervise the Registrar and designated collections personnel, volunteers and/or students. As a member of the Harwood’s senior staff s/he will play a role in the Museum’s leadership and decision-making.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Directly related Master’s or Terminal degree; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. OR Bachelor’s degree; at least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous museum work experience
  • Experience in curatorial
  • Museum management experience
  • Knowledge of art, art history, and specific types of art works
  • Knowledge of and skills in interactive on line digital technologies

Application Deadline: September 2, 2016

Required Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official transcripts will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

Full post: unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88626

Job Posting: Archivist, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Purpose
Reporting to the Head, Library Services, the Archivist preserves, arranges, and makes accessible the institutional records of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the people and the community connected to it; provides research service and reference assistance; implements and evaluates archival programs for the Nelson-Atkins staff, researchers, and the community in accordance with best practices and standards; and participates in the institutional records management program of the institution.

Accountabilities
  1. Archive Support: Assists museum staff in identifying internal documents and their sources that have historical, legal, and informational value to the museum, including the determination of lasting value and appropriate formats; works cooperatively with museum staff in planning and implementing projects, including participating in strategic and impact planning with the library staff.
  2. Collection Management: Plans, implements, and directs all aspects of the collections including evaluating, processing, describing, cataloging, creating and maintaining records and databases, finding aids, and other tools and technology facilitating discovery of, and, access to the holdings of the Museum’s archives according to best practices, current standards, and technology in library and archives management.
  3. Conservation – Analyzes physical condition of documents for long-term preservation through basic conservation handling techniques and practices, including preservation digitization; creates and maintains the physical environment for maximum longevity in current formats; and works cooperatively with museum staff to ensure preservation and transferability of historical and current assets, including print, a/v media, photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, ephemera, memorabilia, slides, and born-digital.
  4. Reference and Research: Provides archival reference and research services for in-house staff and external researchers, including researching and answering reference questions, preparing research reports, preparing user support documentation, and conducting research instruction with the library staff for museum staff, external researchers, and the general public.  Creates outreach strategies promoting research in the archival collections.
  5. Planning and Evaluation: Plans and implements goals and programs in the archives which actively support museum strategic initiatives; reports regularly on archives issues, providing textual and statistical reports; and conducts evaluation of archives programs. Participates in discussions, planning, implementation and evaluation for institutional records management, digitization programs and projects, and other initiatives.
  6. Professional Knowledge and Standards: Keeps current with issues, best practices and standards of the archival profession; assures compliance with current intellectual property laws and any other laws or acts that may apply to documents in the custody of the Archives; conforms to professional ethical standards for the museum and the archives profession. Attend and participate in professionally relevant meetings and conferences.
  7. Other:  Performs all other duties as assigned in general support of Library Services and the museum as a whole.
Organization
Reports to the Head, Library Services

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library/ information science, or an accredited archives studies program/related field with two (2) or more years of direct experience or an equal combination of education and experience. Preferred: Additional degree in art history, museum studies or related field.
  • Certification from Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) or the programs of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Preferred: SAA Digital Archives certification.
  • Minimum two years of demonstrated successful experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections, and reference services.
  • Working knowledge of current metadata and archival descriptive standards, including DACS, EAD, and related MARC 21 and RDA standards. Preferred: VRA core 4 and XML coding skills.
  • Knowledge of the conservation and preservation needs of archival collections in a variety of formats including print, a/v media, photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, ephemera, memorabilia, slides, and born-digital materials; database management, and transfer methods to accessible formats for research and reference.
  • Familiarity with archives management systems and/or content management systems and an understanding of emerging technologies for digital collections, document imaging and conversion systems.
  • Experience presenting archival and historical information and research methods to diverse audiences through diverse media.
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of records management including the creation of record retention schedules, and management of permanent and non-permanent records, including electronic records preservation standards,
  • Demonstrated excellent scholarly research skills and reference services skills for different audiences.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of constituents.
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities.
  • Preferred languages in addition to English:  French, Italian, German
Personal Characteristics
The successful candidate should be:
  • A mission-driven individual with a passion for archives, libraries, history, research, and art; analytical and strategic, yet tactically skilled in translating ideas and principles into practical programming;
  • A collaborator – confident and competent, relationship-focused, with strong skills in building consensus among a diverse group of personalities with different work styles;
  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into sound, well-organized plans;
  • An individual with outstanding human qualities; one who is straightforward, shares information easily, listens as well as gives advice, and respects the abilities of others; high EQ/emotional intelligence; someone who imparts trust, integrity and solidity and guides others in a similar vein;
  • A graceful communicator and tactful diplomat who cultivates trust and engages the active support of constituents; someone that is able to represent and advance the Nelson-Atkins’ interests with determination;
  • A results-oriented individual, adept at seeing the big-picture, planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through; a hard worker with a high energy level; emotionally mature with a sense of humor and an ability to maintain balance and perspective.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the Archivist is required to stand; walk; prolonged sitting; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The Archivist must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  The Archivist works closely with materials that may cause allergic reactions, particularly to dust and possibly mold, in environments with possible limited ventilation, and must be able to work in a windowless area.

Full post: http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8aa0050632f7d1cf0132fa584077779b&id=8a788247538814f701538acd5347271f

Job Posting: Library Technician, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

This position is located on the staff of the Deputy Director (DD), in the Interlibrary Loan office of the Library’s Reader Services Department (DLR). The primary purpose of the position is to process interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to and from the NGA Library.

Duties

The incumbent locates, creates, and maintains bibliographic information: Processes interlibrary loan requests from other libraries. Reviews incoming ILL requests received online (via bibliographic networks and ILLIAD) and in print (via standard American Library Association [ALA] form); confirms suitability of Library materials for lending; updates online records for those requests that cannot be filled by the NGA Library. Retrieves materials to be loaned from the stacks and prepares circulation information. Prepares shipments of materials to be loaned and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be loaned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for incoming materials.

Processes interlibrary loan requests to other libraries: Verifies bibliographic information and holdings and prepares requests using the ILLIAD ILL system. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for materials sent by lenders; receives borrowed materials and notifies requestor of their availability, terms of loan, and due date. Prepares shipments of materials to be returned to lenders and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be returned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger, and files documented shipping forms. Prepares print and digital reproductions of library materials that are deemed unsuitable for lending (these include rare books, fragile materials and ephemera); prepares reproductions of library materials to support research by Gallery staff and library users. Monitors status of outstanding requests and assists with procedures to ensure the timely return of loaned and borrowed materials. Compiles monthly statistics for ILL activities and other special reports as requested. Maintains paper and electronic departmental files. Assists with other activities in the Reader Services section, including circulation and vertical files; transliterates and interprets bibliographic information in foreign languages to assist staff in locating library materials.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1411-7.

For this position, specialized experience is at least one year of experience, equivalent in responsibility to the GS-6 level in the Federal service, OR 4 full years of education above the high school level. An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements. Specialized experience is experience using local and international bibliographic networks such as Voyager, OCLC WorldCAT, to identify library holdings and familiarity with reader services operations in a research library.

Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumé does not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

  • Knowledge of ALA procedures for all aspects of ILL work.
  • Ability to search international and local bibliographic databases using efficient and effective search strategies to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and transcribe detailed bibliographic information accurately.
  • Experience with using automated ILL systems such as ILLIAD.
  • Experience with using photocopying and optical scanning equipment.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language, preferably French, German, or Italian.
  • Ability to organize and maintain library records in an established system, and to keep accurate accounts.

Physical requirements: In addition to normal physical activity, the job may involve moving, lifting, packing and unpacking of heavy library materials. Retrieval and delivery of library materials takes place on seven Library floors.

The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Deadline to Apply: August 12, 2016

Full post: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446064800

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