Job Opportunity: Production Art Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills CA

DESCRIPTION The Production Art Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s collections of production art, including costume and production design drawings, storyboards, title art, and animation cels and drawings. This is a full-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Graphic Arts Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set production art cataloging policy and procedures in consultation with the Graphic Arts Librarian
  • Create catalog records with descriptive metadata for production art
  • Maintain metadata standards and oversee their application
  • Identify metadata gaps and issues and implement projects to remedy them
  • Participate in Academy and library metadata governance committees
  • Train and supervise production art catalogers and interns
  • Oversee location and storage of holdings and strategize long-term storage plans
  • Prepare items for digitization
  • Identify conservation needs and coordinate with conservation staff to address them
  • Provide research assistance, including desk and telephone reference
  • Other duties as assigned including giving tours and supporting exhibition activities
POSITION REQUIREMENTS Qualifications and Requirements

  • M.L.I.S. or equivalent degree in an archival studies program
  • Bachelor of art in film studies, art history or art
  • An interest in the history of film
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment
  • Demonstrated cataloging experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience working with Inmagic and/or Adlib databases is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials and other relevant thesauri
  • Knowledge of art and print processes
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment is desirable
  • Experience creating, evaluating and updating workflows and related documentation
  • Experience training and/or managing staff
  • Fluent English-language communication skills
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials
  • Comfortable speaking in public to student and VIP tour groups

Personal Characteristics:

  • Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits
  • Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently
  • Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift and move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.) and other objects to and from high and low shelves and drawers

LINK: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1605981&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Internship Opportunity: 3D Visualization Intern, Tesla Motors, Hawthorne CA

The Role

Tesla Design conceives vehicle and other products that directly support the company’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.  We care greatly about building products that stand the test of time, even as design and technology keep evolving.  The visualization team supports the creative process and Tesla’s global presence, delivering computer generated assets to diverse departments.

You will create computer generated imagery for Tesla programs. Primary tasks will involve maintaining vehicle master files of 3D data on all vehicles for use in real-time review sessions, assisting and researching in use of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies for digital design reviews, and other visualization tasks such as still imagery creation.

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining “virtual garage” master files for real-time reviews.
  • Still imagery creation.
  • Shading / Lighting / Texturing.
  • Compositing / Post-processing.
  • Rigging mechanical systems.
  • Animating cameras / vehicles.
  • Interfacing with design, engineering, web, stores and manufacturing to provide visualization solutions.
  • Supporting existing projects with new additions and edits.
  • Working with digital content creation tools including VRED, Deltagen, or Maya.
  • Utilize knowledge of computer graphics theory and concepts.
  • Learning new tools and exchanging knowledge.
  • Creating automotive centric imagery such as stills, real-time vehicle representations, and animations.

Requirements:

  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant program.
  • You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Hands-on experience is a must.
  • Professional and positive communication skills.
  • Previous internship and/or project experience is a plus.
  • Ability to relocate or commute to Hawthorne, CA.

Link: https://www.tesla.com/careers/job/intern-3dvisualization-50839

Job Posting: Librarian, Art Institute of California-Sacramento, CA

Under the supervision of the Dean of Academic Affairs and in collaboration with the Director of Learning Resources and Centralized Library Services Team, the Librarian ensures school library functions and services are appropriate and properly planned, implemented, and managed.  The Librarian assists the school community in use of the library materials and resources through appropriate and meaningful information literacy and instruction programs as well as reference and research support. The librarian assists the school community with use of academic support services and technology including tutoring, assessments, student portals, learning management systems, and others.

Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements:

  • Plan, coordinate, conduct, and assess library and information literacy instruction sessions and programs.
  • Provide reference and research assistance to school community.
  • Assist school community use of academic support and technology platforms and services including tutoring, student portal and others.
  • Author, implement, evaluate and update school library policies and procedures in close collaboration with the school Dean of Academic Affairs, system Director of Learning Resources, and Centralized Library Services Team.
  • Maintain library in an orderly manner; perform regular inventory, weed materials, and engage in minor catalog updates when requested by Centralized Library Services Team.
  • Process and maintain print periodicals, tracking receipt and filing claims for missing issues.
  • Receive, inspect and oversee shelving of materials purchased through Centralized Library Services Team.
  • Inform Centralized Library Services Team of school community suggested library purchases.
  • Collaborate with School Dean of Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness staff, and Centralized Library Services Team in compiling and submitting information and reports for both internal and external (accreditation) purposes.
  • Serve on school committees in order to promote, share, and gather information regarding library and related support services.
  • Collaborate with school IT to oversee library hardware and software, including AV equipment.
  • Aid Dean of Academic Affairs in selecting, training, and supervising Library Assistants and Student Library Assistants when applicable.
  • Administer academic placement and certification tests when applicable.
  • Conduct long range planning related job function.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Dean of Academic Affairs
Supervises:
Library Assistants, Student Library Assistants (No. # of Direct Reports varies by school)
Interacts With:
System Director of Learning Resources, System Centralized Library Services Team, faculty, students, administration and staff

Job Requirements:

Knowledge:

  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school
  • At least one year experience working in a post-secondary institution library
  • Previous experience delivering instruction preferred
  • Knowledge of subjects taught by Art Institute system
  • Knowledge of library and educational technologies

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Superior organizational, prioritization, and self-motivation skills
  • Strong computer skills

Abilities:

  • Work effectively a team member to insure that system and school goals are met
  • Ability to effectively teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 15 pounds

More information and application: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=35266&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Image Library Archivist (temp), The BOSS Group, San Ramon CA

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support issues related to metadata and corporate taxonomy, information retention, protection and intellectual property concerns
  • Skilled in the areas of library science, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and research analysis
  • Ingest, catalogue, store and retrieve digital assets; understand protocols for downloading, renaming, backing up, rating, grouping, archiving, optimizing, maintaining and exporting files
  • Manage incoming requests for digital images submitted by business partners
  • Fulfill digital image requests by downloading existing assets, repurposing existing assets or identifying and recommending purchase of new assets
  • Ensure that all downloaded, repurposed or created assets match requirements (color space, size, resolution, format, etc.) from request prior to fulfilling
  • Scan and file signatures
  • Add metadata to digital files and file assets in appropriate server
  • Accurately maintain and update asset servers
  • Accurately maintain and update image database, following set procedures


YOU are: 

  • Someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A creative problem solver
  • Detail-oriented and reliable
  • Able to meet deadlines and see projects to completion 
  • A team played and collaborator 
  • Someone that desires to try and adopt new learning mediums, always keeping up with best practices


YOU bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Science Management or related field required
  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science Management (preferred)
  • 1+ years experience in corporate or creative Digital Asset Management with multimedia assets
  • Proficient knowledge of photo production process, different types of still and video file formats
  • Experience in tracking and trafficking assets for the multimedia assets, allowing easy and timely access for the internal Digital Asset Management tool. Utilizing in-house programs and information to sort, name, and load images accordingly

More information and application: http://www.thebossgroup.com/detail/image-library-archivist/305688/#.V4Wo_3KXK68.twitter

Job Posting: Animation Cataloger (part-time), Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Santa Clara CA

The Animation Project Cataloger assists library staff members to sort and create an inventory of holdings being assembled from assets related to an animated feature film. This is a part-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library reporting to the Production Art Librarian.  The work itself takes place at an off-site storage facility in Santa Clarita, California.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Create entries in an Excel spreadsheet, working with library staff to sort and process more than 60 pallets of drawings, cells and related ephemera.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor of art in film studies, art, art history or animation, preferably working toward a master’s degree.
• Familiarity with the mechanics of hand-drawn animation.
• Strong computer skills.
• Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment.
• Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues.
• Attention to detail and orderly work habits.
• Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and comfortable working closely with others.
• An interest in the history of animated film.
• Practiced in handling fragile materials.
• Fluent English-language communication skills.
• Able to lift and move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.).
• Stand on a concrete floor for long periods.
• Ability to use a pallet jack.

More information and application: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1341838&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Job Posting: Media Relations Manager, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA

The Media Relations Manager is responsible for developing and executing media relations for the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Under minimal supervision, they plan short- and long-term strategies to increase audience, exposure, and support for film and exhibition programs and institutional activities.
*Manages media relations for art and film programs. Generates maximum press coverage of BAMPFA and co-sponsored events and initiatives through media outlets.
*Works with local, national, and international print, radio, television, and internet media outlets to garner press coverage.
*Proactively pitches/solicits news stories, exhibition and film reviews, previews and creates and supplies information and materials, oversees interviews and maintains on-going relationships with media personnel.
*Writes, edits, and proofreads press releases, advance exhibition schedules, movie guide information, news stories and other communications collateral and campaigns as assigned, and disseminates materials.
*Meets critics, art and film writers, camera crews, and other media personnel at film screenings, art exhibitions, public programs, and other institutional events.
*Interfaces between director, curators, artists, and filmmakers and press.
*Cultivates industry contacts on an ongoing basis.
*Produces press conferences and other major news announcements as necessary.
*Speaks publically on behalf of the museum at press and other public events.
*Supervises the creation of press kits and other collateral as needed.
*Creates, develops, and maintains database of press contacts, public relations contacts, community contacts, and other institutions, etc.
*Ensures that BAMPFA’s messages reach the widest possible audiences by building and cultivating relationships with other arts and nonprofits and campus units.
*Participates in, and may lead, social media activities for museum, including creating visuals, posting, and building innovative engagement strategies.
*Assists in achieving long-range media relations strategies of BAMPFA by serving on campus committees, as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Communications, that focus on public and media relations, and other communication topics including the use of social media and related technologies.
*Works with BAMPFA Director of Marketing and Communications to conceive media relations strategy and shape institutional image in our highly competitive industry and market.
*Works with BAMPFA staff as needed to ensure continuity of BAMPFA’s media messaging,
*Produces photography for institution and events.
*Supervises student assistants in the collating and distribution of media relations materials, archive materials, social media postings, general clerical duties and other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
• Thorough knowledge of the concepts and principles of news, media communications and media relations.
• Knowledge of media outlets to solicit, shape and disseminate news coverage.
• Knowledge of the BAMPFA, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure.
• Broad knowledge of contemporary and historical art and film as well as museum practices and the arts industry.
• Demonstrated strong writing skills to prepare a variety of materials for public consumption, as well as for inter-departmental communications.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
• Excellent working knowledge of still photography and short-form video.
• Knowledge of Mac OS and MS Office; Filemaker; Google mail, calendar, and Drive; Adobe Acrobat.
• Demonstrated experience in managing social media and general understanding of digital analytics and media strategy.
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to work under deadlines, which requires excellent organizational skills, time management efficiency, and careful attention to details.
• Analytical skills to interpret data and prepare conclusions.
• Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
• A strong sense of a good story and an understanding of the topics that may be of interest to various publics and will incorporate key museum and campus messages.
• Good judgment, political acumen, and thorough organizational skills.
• Strong commitment to confidentiality.

More information and application: https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psc/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=21802&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Job Posting: Digital Image Processor, Asian Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

The museum is seeking a talented Digital Image Processor with a keen eye to help facilitate the smooth day-to-day operation of the museum’s onsite digital photography studio.  Under direction, and working in a high-volume setting, the Digital Image Processor will handle post-processing of the museum’s collections photography for purposes of print and electronic reproduction, research, study, conservation treatment documentation, and internal database population. The Digital Image Processor will assist Image Services with image quality assurance and records management.  S/he will possess exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills, as well as a passion for the arts.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

 

  1. Processes high volume of images while strictly adhering to the museum’s digital imaging workflow; including but not limited to maintaining accurate color management, adhering to file naming standards and metadata schemas, database content upload management, etc.
  2. Utilizes various museum systems in day-to-day work associated with asset and workflow management.
  3. Troubleshoots and solves complex technical problems associated with imaging.
  4. Assists as needed with studio photography as well as image retrieval.
  5. Performs routine hardware calibrations.
  6. Stays abreast of current best practices in imaging and preservation standards especially as applied to cultural heritage imaging, including camera systems, studio equipment, hardware, software, techniques, and industry-standard accepted best practices.
  7. Collaborates within department to determine best practices, benchmarks, and project workflows.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography or a related field from an accredited college or university and three years of increasingly responsible experience in various phases of digital photography and verifiable related professional imaging and retoucher work in a museum environment, OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Expert working knowledge of Photoshop including color and tonal correction, masking and compositing, layers, paths, actions, and non-destructive workflow.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Lightroom, CaptureOne, and image merging techniques such as focus stacking (Zerene, Helicon) and stitching (PTGui).
  • Excellent color acuity and extensive experience with calibration and color profiling.
  • Possesses a critical eye and meticulous attention to detail; understands the aesthetic principles of collections photography; exhibits discretion, good decision-making, and an artistic awareness and respect for accuracy.
  • Experience with and comfortable working within a busy production studio environment.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with an ability to take direction and manage changing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively and respectfully.
  • Ability to take direction well and assist staff to realize their vision of photographic representation.
  • Good facility with peripheral systems such as e-mail, internet browsers, and collections and digital asset management systems. Fluent in both Mac and PC environments.
  • Prompt, reliable, and able to work independently and as a team player in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Previous museum experience and familiarity with Asian art and/or culture is preferred.

 

COMPENSATION:

 

$21.63 – 25.95* per hour (annualized equivalent of $45,000-$53,976k) with generous benefits package.   *Please note:  This position is represented by SEIU 1021.

More information and application: http://asianart.snaphire.com/jobdetails;jsessionid=67064B3A743D0BF6297A0EF6D3811B7B?jobmc=9438JBCL

Job Posting: Museum Archivist, University of California at Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

DESCRIPTION

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) is a national leader among natural history museums, housing one of the top six vertebrate collections in the US. The MVZ’s collections of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are used in studies of conservation, ecology and evolution. MVZ houses an extensive archival collection of field notes, photos, maps, etc. actively used in research. Recent extramural funding includes grants from both the Council on Library Information and Resources and the IMLS to enhance and secure the MVZ Archives.

The Museum Archivist is a key position in the MVZ Archives and will supply expertise in archival preservation and management to the staff and faculty of the MVZ. The integration and curation of the Archives with the standing collection of the MVZ is essential for providing the historic and field context for the MVZ specimen collection and database; thus, the Archives is a fundamental component of MVZ’s uniquely valuable collection. Enhancing and maintaining the MVZ Archives will impact research worldwide as both academic and public access to the MVZ collections has steadily grown in recent years. A properly curated archive is essential for the leadership role MVZ has in the academic community and is a key to the ongoing success of its research mission.

The Museum Archivist will work with the archival staff managers and the MVZ Director to help catalog, create metadata and develop and follow best practices in physically securing documents including long-term storage and retrieval, special format materials, etc. The position will also participate in recruiting, training and supervising student archival interns or apprentices. This position will serve as a liaison to the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, Online Archive of California, other Berkeley Natural History Museum archives (especially those of the UCMP and the UC and Jepson Herbaria), the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science, and other digital archival projects (e.g., Biodiversity Heritage Library, California Academy of Sciences, U.S. National Museum).

Key responsibilities for the Archivist include the following:
• General archival administration such as cataloging images, correspondence, and field notes, including consulting with MVZ staff curators who manage archives and the MVZ Director.
• Establish protocols and implement best practices for metadata capture per Dublin Core and DarwinCore standards, and for physical housing of archival materials.
• Serve as project manager on archival improvement grants and other extramurally funded archival activities.
• Serve as liaison to UC and external archival resources, departments, and programs.
• Assist with training and supervising student archival interns or apprentices.
• Assist with external archival requests and inquiries.

UC Berkeley librarians participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Basic Qualifications (required at time of application):

• ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent degree.

Additional Qualifications (required by start date):
• Demonstrated knowledge of current archival description standards and preservation standards for archival materials, including born-digital materials; demonstrated experience applying EAD.
• Demonstrated experience in all aspects of archival functions, including appraisal, accessioning, and processing of archival functions.
• Ability to perform detailed-oriented tasks with irreplaceable material and data.
• Experience creating finding aids and using archival collections management systems.
• Experience developing and executing exhibits.
• Evidence of commitment to public service and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of staff, faculty, administrators, and researchers.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience working in an archival repository.
• Experience managing natural history museum archival collections, specifically field notes.
• Experience with project management in an archival setting, especially with extramurally funded projects.
• Experience supervising students in processing archival collections.
• Experience and knowledge of databases and content management systems.
• Knowledge of, or experience in digital archive preservation.
• Knowledge of vertebrate natural history and ecology, especially in California.

This is a 60% position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. The position will be open until filled. The annual salary range will be $47,722 to $53,088 depending on experience. Benefits are included.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

More information and application: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01034

Job Posting: Part-time hourly Research Assistant, The Getty, LA

Job Summary:

  1. Supports curator by facilitating their research and/or assisting with their research projects, exhibitions or publications.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts research in the Getty Research Institute Special Collections related to the Concrete Poetry exhibition and to acquisitions
  • Requests images for exhibitions, researches and obtains art and image permissions
  • Proofreads, edits, and translates label and caption copy as needed
  • Assists with creation of Concrete Poetry exhibition website and PowerPoint presentations
  • May deliver exhibition tours
  • Assists curator with acquisition research comprising evaluation of asking prices, database research, assessment of research value through literature search and bibliographic research
  • Assembles and organizes online and paper files for complex archival acquisitions and assists with writing acquisition forms
  • Assists with organizing public programs related to exhibitions

Qualifications:

  • *  Master’s degree in art history or related field

    *  0-2 years research experience (education may be considered)

    *  Working knowledge in at least one foreign language, preferably German

    *  Specialization in the modern period, or modern and contemporary, preferred

    *  Working knowledge of music history a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to build relationships, collaborate and work on teams
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred

More information and application: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2774/research-assistant/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=710&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240