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Job Opportunity: Cataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian – The Metropolitan Museum OF Art, NY

Job TitleCataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian
CompanyThe Metropolitan Museum OF Art
LocationThe Met Fifth Avenue
Full-time/Part-timeTemporary Part-time 12 month hire
Salary$40/hour 20 hours per week
Posting Websitehttps://libmma.s3.amazonaws.com/Cataloging+and+Metadata+Associate+Librarian+Watson+Library+October+2021.pdf
Required Experience Master’s degree in library/information science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.
 Undergraduate or graduate degree (or equivalent) in the history of art or area studies preferred
 Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and practices including RDA, AACR2, MARC21,
LCSH, and LC classification
 At least two years of experience in original and complex copy cataloging, with demonstrated
fluency in cataloging print, digital, and online resources
 Experience with OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system
 Experience creating and updating NACO records and coordinating linked data initiatives that
involve NACO records
Sample Job ResponsibilitiesThe Cataloging and Metadata Associate Librarian plays a crucial role in a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded initiative to assess, expand, facilitate discovery, and improve access to the library’s print and digital holdings by and about Indigenous American, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and African American artists. Reporting to the Associate Museum Librarian/Project Director, this position enables timely and efficient access to library materials and online resources by creating and enhancing catalog records in OCLC Connexion and the local library system in alignment with national and international standards, and best practices for inclusive cataloging. This position will actively support wider representation and recognition of artists from these groups through creating and enhancing records in the Library of Congress/NACO Name Authority File and linked data initiatives.
DeadlineHow to Apply: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements outlined in the position description, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: lib.search@metmuseum.org. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant.

Visual Materials Cataloger, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Under the direction of the Technical Services Archivist in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Visual Materials Cataloger works to provide greater access to both analog and digital photographic collections in the special collections of Cornell University Library and the photographic holdings of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

In creating descriptions across the collections, the cataloger will work to bring together the different approaches to descriptive practice currently utilized by the library and museum and communities. In the Library, the cataloger will identify photographic materials across collections and create descriptions based on archival standards and best practices to facilitate access and use, with a particular focus on photography in designated subject areas, including land and environment, labor, civil rights, and Asia. In the Museum, the cataloger will perform item-level cataloging for photographic collections using accepted standards and appropriate controlled vocabularies.  To enable discovery across the Library’s and Museum’s collections, the cataloger will work to ensure descriptions are consistent and compatible with relevant discovery platforms.

This position is a two-year benefits-eligible term appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent combination of advanced degree and related experience.
  • One to two years of experience working in a special collections or museum setting.
  • Experience arranging and describing photographic and visual materials in an archival or museum setting according to accepted national standards, including DACS, EAD, and MARC.
  • Experience creating and updating item-level metadata using accepted standards and vocabularies such as LC, ULAN, AAT, TGM, and others.
  • Knowledge of the history of photography, photographic materials and processes, and the proper handling, care, and storage of photographic and visual materials.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise and/or interest in environmental, labor, American, or Asian studies.
  • Degree in history or a related discipline
  • Record of engagement with professional groups and activities and/or contributions to professional or scholarly literature.
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, eMuseum, or similar applications.

May work with dusty materials. Must be able to lift 20 to 40 lbs.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Link: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Visual-Materials-Cataloger_WDR-00013078

Job Opportunity: Cataloging Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta GA

Job Title: Cataloging Librarian

Department: ACA Library, SCAD Atlanta

Reports To: Head Librarian, ACA Library

FLSA Status: Exempt

Prepared By: Head Librarian, ACA Library

Prepared Date: May 22, 2017

Summary

The Cataloging Librarian coordinates and performs activities associated with the SCAD-Atlanta cataloging operation and coordinates efforts with those of the SCAD Libraries in Savannah and Hong Kong. The Cataloging Librarian is responsible for original and copy cataloging primarily for art related publications, including books, serials, electronic materials, DVDs, artists’ books and book objects. The successful candidate must possess a user-centered attitude and a desire to work in a team oriented environment that serves a diverse population.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Performs original and copy cataloging of print and non-print materials according to RDA, AACR2r, LCRI, LCSH and other relevant national standards

• Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions and assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to LC practice

• Performs bibliographic maintenance and data clean up

• Coordinates departmental policies, procedures, statistics gathering and assessment related to all aspects of cataloging operation

• Provides reference/circulation service ~10 hours per week to library patrons

• Participates in college-wide events, committees, and initiatives as applicable

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Assist in supervising library assistants, including hourly staff and work-study students

• Provide training related to cataloging and bibliographic maintenance

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience

• ALA-accredited MLS

• Experience in cataloging, and technical services operations

• Working knowledge of MARC formats, RDA, AACR2r, and LCSH/LC classification schedules

• Must be able to work independently and balance day-to-day oversight with longer term planning of all aspects of cataloging operations

• Familiarity with automated cataloging systems (OCLC Connexion) and professional trends in cataloging

• Familiarity with traditional and electronic information resources

Preferred Qualifications

• Preference will be given to candidates possessing expertise in art, design, architecture or humanities.

• Experience with creating original catalog records for art related publications

• Experience using Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS

• Knowledge of collection development and acquisitions procedures

• Reference and outreach experience

Language skills

• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

• Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures

• Write reports and procedure manuals

• Effectively present information to staff and patrons

Computer Skills

• Knowledge of online cataloging, and integrated library systems required

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

Hours of Work

The college work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. In order to accommodate the college’s business needs, employee may be assigned to other work days and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.

Link: https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/17123

Job Posting: Production Art Cataloger (PT), The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA

The Production Art Cataloger is responsible for creating production art database records. This is a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Production Art Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Production Art Cataloger’s duties include organizing and processing new collections and small gifts as well as backlogged collections: creating original catalog records in the Inmagic Production Art db; foldering and boxing collections; assessing materials for conservation; updating Location Manager records; managing the transfer of materials between the Graphic Arts department offices at the library and at the Pickford Center; and assisting with the processing of requests for reproductions; pulling material for weekly conservation photography orders.p>

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, communications or art history required.
  • M.L.I.S. or a student working towards the degree.
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment.
  • Understanding of archival principles.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, film history and research required.
  • Knowledge of art and print processes.
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment.
  • Fluent English-language communication skills.
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials.

Personal Characteristics:

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

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to retrieve and refile heavy boxes from shelving units using ladders and/or stepstools.
  • Will need to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.
  • Will need to climb stairs.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: DECEMBER 9, 2016

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The Academy is a nonprofit organization with approximately 350 employees. The Academy has three buildings throughout the Los Angeles area – the Academy headquarters, the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills and the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. The Academy also has employee offices for our Museum project in the Miracle Mile, directly across from our construction site, the former May Company Building at Wilshire and Fairfax.

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1439520

Job Posting: Photograph Processor & Cataloger, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The Academy is a nonprofit organization with approximately 350 employees. The Academy has three buildings throughout the Los Angeles area – the Academy headquarters, the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills and the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. The Academy also has employee offices for our Museum project in the Miracle Mile, directly across from our construction site, the former May Company Building at Wilshire and Fairfax.

Job Summary:

The Photograph Processor and Cataloger works primarily under the direction of the Photograph Archivist with additional supervision from the Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian. The Processor and Cataloger identifies, organizes, processes, inventories, and files photographic gifts and special collections. The Processor and Cataloger also processes photograph duplication orders and assists the Photograph Archivist and Photograph Curator in general upkeep and various projects relating to the Photograph Archive. In addition, the Processor and Cataloger catalogs recently digitized materials, conducts research as needed, performs data cleanup of existing records, and develops and maintains taxonomies of subject and genre heading

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, process, inventory, and file photographic gifts and special collections.
  • Catalog images in Digital Image Gallery and AdLib.
  • Create InMagic and AdLib database records for collection processing.
  • Assist Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian with cleanup and other special projects related to data migration.
  • Process photograph duplication orders for library patrons, which includes working with Digital Studio, completing necessary forms and invoices, and refiling original photographs.
  • Conduct research related to cataloging and authority records.
  • Download digital images from current films, under supervision of Photograph Archivist.
  • Assist with department projects and general departmental upkeep.
  • Handle photographic and other archival materials with care, according to in-house guidelines.

Position requirements:

  • A master’s degree in library or information science or a master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies or significant progress toward either degree.
  • Experience cataloging in a digital asset management system or relevant coursework.
  • Knowledge of American film history, with a broad awareness of major film artists.
  • Ability to identify a variety of photographic processes and media.
  • Understanding of proper handling of photographic and archival materials.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of knowledge of archival theory and practice.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good penmanship and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes to and from high shelving.

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1409255&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Job Posting: Photograph Processor and Cataloger, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

Job Summary:

The Photograph Processor and Cataloger works primarily under the direction of the Photograph Archivist with additional supervision from the Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian. The Processor and Cataloger identifies, organizes, processes, inventories, and files photographic gifts and special collections. The Processor and Cataloger also processes photograph duplication orders and assists the Photograph Archivist and Photograph Curator in general upkeep and various projects relating to the Photograph Archive. In addition, the Processor and Cataloger catalogs recently digitized materials, conducts research as needed, performs data cleanup of existing records, and develops and maintains taxonomies of subject and genre heading

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, process, inventory, and file photographic gifts and special collections.
  • Catalog images in Digital Image Gallery and AdLib.
  • Create InMagic and AdLib database records for collection processing.
  • Assist Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian with cleanup and other special projects related to data migration.
  • Process photograph duplication orders for library patrons, which includes working with Digital Studio, completing necessary forms and invoices, and refiling original photographs.
  • Conduct research related to cataloging and authority records.
  • Download digital images from current films, under supervision of Photograph Archivist.
  • Assist with department projects and general departmental upkeep.
  • Handle photographic and other archival materials with care, according to in-house guidelines.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • A master’s degree in library or information science or a master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies or significant progress toward either degree.
  • Experience cataloging in a digital asset management system or relevant coursework.
  • Knowledge of American film history, with a broad awareness of major film artists.
  • Ability to identify a variety of photographic processes and media.
  • Understanding of proper handling of photographic and archival materials.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of knowledge of archival theory and practice.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good penmanship and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes to and from high shelving.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1409255&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

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: Multiple Opportunities at MoMa, NYC

Cataloger (grant-funded, fixed-term) | Archives
Identifies key archives collections and prioritizes select files. Consults original documents and selects most important and historically significant records. Catalogs selected items into the Museum Archives Image Database. Coordinates scanning of items with Imaging and Visual Resources. Pages and reshelves boxes, files, and single items. Ensures quality control of metadata and image scans. Reports to Archives Specialist.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history, including 12 semester hours of modern art since 1880, or equivalent. Basic knowledge of art historical research sources. Archival experience preferred. Ability to communicate clearly and legibly in both written and spoken form. Attention to detail. Knowledge of archival/art historical/collection management databases. Ability to lift and move heavy boxes.

This is a two-year project initiative expected to commence as soon as a qualified candidate has been identified. Total work hours per week will be 14.

Curatorial Assistant | Architecture and Design
Assists the department’s senior architecture curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for architecture exhibitions and publications, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to the care of the collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curatorial staff in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs research for exhibitions, including research on artists, periods, styles, specific works, locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in preparing catalogues and checklists. Coordinates and schedules work to be done, within the Museum and without, in such areas as conversation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors and the A+D Circle affiliate group. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervisor and answers related inquiries from public and scholars. Reports to senior curatorial titles.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, ideally in architecture or art history. Some relevant work experience and competence within area of departmental interest. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

Curatorial Assistant | Drawings and Prints
Assists the department’s senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committee loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curators in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc. Performs duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on subjects such as artists, periods, styles, etc., on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in arranging loans; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists including compiling and typing; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done, within the Museum and without, in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Assists in the operation of departmental study centers. Works with curatorial interns as assigned. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc. and conveys observations to the senior staff. Reports to Chief Curator.

Requirements: Master’s degree in art history strongly preferred with a particular expertise/exposure to art from the postwar period through to contemporary. Prior curatorial experience preferred. Superior research and writing skills and fluency in a foreign language preferred. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment.


If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

  • By email: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option; if submitting by email, please send us your resume and cover letter as one document in a PDF format)
  • By fax: (212) 333-1107
  • By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
    The Department of Human Resources
    11 West 53 Street
    New York, NY 10019

Full postings: http://www.moma.org/about/jobs

Job Posting: Assistant Cataloguer, The Jewish Museum, NYC

The Jewish Museum is seeking an Assistant Cataloguer for a one-year position for a special collection project. Under the supervision of the Collections Manager and part of the larger project team, the Assistant Cataloguer will work directly with objects in the collection to help assess their location, condition, and status for inclusion in a new exhibition. The collection is comprised of works of fine and decorative arts, ceremonial Judaica, archaeological artifacts, and new media. In a second phase of the project, the Assistant Cataloguer will conduct object research for final exhibition display and update the museum’s Collections Management Database, TMS. The position requires demonstrated ability to catalogue objects and conduct art-historical research, resolute concentration, careful handling of art objects, attention to detail, and accuracy in data entry and proof-reading.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess works in the permanent collection selected for exhibition to determine location of all components, conservation needs, photography and rights status, and research requirements.
  • Catalogue objects by examining and precisely measuring works; locating parts and accessories; recognizing materials and techniques; writing accurate condition reports; and identifying any signature, inscriptions, markings, and labels.
  • In consultation with Curators and Collections Manager, research museum records and other primary and secondary sources to establish accurate acquisition information, artist/maker’s biography, object date and titles, ex-collections/provenance, published references, and exhibition history.
  • Correspond with artists/makers, donors, dealers, vendors, auction houses, and galleries to ascertain or verify information about the object.
  • Create and update files and documentation for objects including archival object files, conservation reports, and historic records.
  • Updating the museum’s Collections Management Database, TMS, by adding and updating object information, tracking locations, updating exhibition history, labels, etc. Maintaining strict data-entry standards and absolute accuracy in TMS, which directly feeds the museum’s collection website.
  • Identify any problematic object records and help resolve numbering discrepancies.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to catalogue objects and conduct art-historical research
  • Strong research skills and familiarity with metadata and cataloguing standards
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of TMS
  • Art handling experience and preventive conservation knowledge required
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) helpful

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232
jobs@thejm.org

Full post: http://thejewishmuseum.org/careers/position-information/assistant-cataloguer

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