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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: Associate Cataloguer, Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Sotheby’s, NYC

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with all aspects of research and preparation for the production of the Contemporary Art Evening Sale catalogue. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Conducting full book research for each work in our sale
    • Assisting with physical cataloguing and photography of works
    • Researching and writing catalogue notes for a large variety of works of different genres, periods, media, and price points
    • Full ownership over the process of copyright and reproduction permissions for comparable images used in our catalogue design
    • Proofreading and providing ad hoc support in the final stages of catalogue deadline
  • Liasing with internal support staff including administrators, registrars, art handlers, catalogue production, press, and marketing in assisting with the planning and execution of all logistical aspects of the evening sale
  • Contributing to the creation of selling points and proactive sale outreach activities in the weeks leading up to the auctions
  • During the exhibition and sale weeks, an associate cataloguer is expected to be an available resource for both New York-based and international colleagues, as well as a knowledgeable source of information on all aspects of the works in our sale
  • Assisting with proposals, both formal and in-house, in the months between sale seasons
  • Assisting with general department support, including answering phones
  • Maintenance and proactive upkeep of our department library

Qualifications:

  • A background in Art History, with experience researching and writing on works of art. A demonstrated interest in Contemporary Art is preferred and encouraged
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize multiple highly important processes and responsibilities in a high-pressured environment and meet constant deadlines
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to establish close working relationships with a variety of people across the department and company
  • Ability to work collaboratively on large projects while being confident and comfortable taking initiative and working on one’s own
  • Excellent client service
  • Excellent team player
  • Proficient computer skills and ideally a strong knowledge of Sotheby’s systems, including CAT, the Client System, the Employee Portal, Webnative, Excel, Word, photo editing and storage
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Requires flexibility in work hours and availability to work late nights and full weekends during catalogue deadline

More information and application: https://careers-sothebys.icims.com/jobs/1877/associate-cataloguer%2c-contemporary-art-evening-sale/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=920&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Job Posting: Temporary Cataloguer (Part-Time), Poets House, NYC

Description:

Poets House, a 60,000-item poetry library and literary center in Lower Manhattan, seeks a Part-Time Temporary Cataloger for its unique Reed Foundation Library. The main focus of the position will be to assist in the cataloging of new acquisitions received for Poets House’s annual Poetry Showcase, an annual exhibition of recently published poetry and poetry-related items. The cataloger works under the supervision of the Director of Library and Outreach Services in support of library cataloging and materials processing functions. Work includes materials receiving and distribution functions as well as appropriate record keeping to monitor cataloging and processing efforts, in addition to other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the Koha online library catalog and OCLC to enter bibliographic records for new library resources – including print and electronic resources
  • Captures and imports bibliographic records into the Koha system and updates cataloging records to conform to library standards to include the Anglo American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress Subject Classification schedules, and local library requirements
  • Reviews authority records and author and title main entries, to insure consistency within the library database
  • Processes materials in accordance with library policies and procedures, including Poets House’s unique classification system
  • Processes materials (books, electronic media, audiovisual media, reports) to include stamping; typing and affixing call numbers; affixing barcodes; pasting date due slips; pasting date due pockets; and affixing book covers
  • Manages cataloging and processing efforts consistently per cataloging department policy and procedures to include accurate and standard record keeping
  • Is responsible as a team member for receiving new cataloging materials and organizing them for cataloging and processing activities and for moving processed items to distribution shelves and for their packing and distribution
  • Works under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Library and Outreach Services on library projects and efforts as and when needed

Education: M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library science program

Work Experience:

  • 1-4 years of library or library related work preferred
  • Familiarity with KOHA, OCLC, and poetry preferred

Job Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic technical processing/cataloging functions and services including cataloging standards such as AACR and MARC and use of OCLC
  • Familiarity with copy cataloging
  • Ability to use technology in support of cataloging functions
  • Demonstrated use of an integrated library system
  • Must have computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work with team members and to follow directions
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Previous work experience in a library and /or conversant with cataloging/technical services desired

Hours: Variable, beginning at 20 hours/week, $12/hr, set between 11:00 am-7:00 pm Monday-Friday (hours are flexible). Position reports to Director of Library and Outreach Services

Contact Information:

Reginald Harris,
Director of Library and Outreach Services
Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York NY 10282
Phone: (212) 431-8040
Reggie@poetshouse.org
www.poetshouse.org

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and list of three references to Director of Library and Outreach Services Reginald Harris at Reggie@poetshouse.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Full post: http://metro.org/jobs/part-time-temporary-cataloger-poets-house-1387

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

FREELANCE INVENTORY/CATALOG OPPORTUNITY

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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