Job Posting: Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Curatorial Assistant (one-year, fixed-term) | Architecture and Design

Assists senior curator and curatorial team with administrative, logistical, and research tasks in preparation for an upcoming modern and contemporary fashion design exhibition (scheduled to open in the fall of 2017) and accompanying publication. Supports the preparation of checklists, loan agreement forms, and related educational materials. Assists in scheduling work to be done within the Museum as a liaison with various internal departments. Researches and writes correspondence with external parties, including institutional and individual lenders to the exhibition, and external design collaborators. Assists in compiling, organizing, formatting, and editing exhibition and catalogue data for completeness and accuracy. Supports catalogue preparation, including obtaining image rights for publication, print, and digital use. Supports the production and preparation of wall texts and labels. Assists with a variety of other editorial, administrative, and organizational tasks for the exhibition. Performs research support functions for the exhibition, including library and archival research on the history of 20th-century fashion design. Reports to Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent graduate work in design, art, architectural history, or curatorial studies.
  • Specialization in modern or contemporary fashion design history, specifically in textiles and garments, and a strong knowledge of relevant current and historical scholarship in the field preferred.
  • Strong and comprehensive experience within a museum institution working on exhibition planning and administration, including working with museum collection databases and multi-departmental liaising a plus.
  • Familiarity with researching archives, securing copyright permissions, and clearing image rights highly preferred. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strict attention to detail with a rigorous approach to tasks.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

MoMA Jobs application guidelines
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)
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 post: https://www.moma.org/about/jobs

Job Posting: Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning – DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, OH

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Research Assistant/Assistant Director Academic, reporting to the Director of the DAAP Galleries. This position is a 75% FTE position (30 hours per week), eligible for benefits.

With more than 10 exhibitions each year between two galleries, the DAAP Galleries showcases artistry from each of the disciplines found in the college. A leader in artistic academic exhibitions, the DAAP Galleries has been featured in the documentary Art & Craft and has hosted exhibitions of the works of notable artists, including Charley Harper, Hal Lasko, and Joseph Marioni, as well as a number of regional artists. In furtherance of its mission to educate the university and Greater Cincinnati community about the visual arts, the DAAP Galleries seeks to fill the position of Research Assistant/Assistant Director Academic. This position will assist with managing the operations of the galleries as well as research, catalog, and manage the Victory City/Orville Simpson Urban Futures collection.

Typical duties include:

  • Assist with gallery management
  • Scheduling staff
  • Training staff in installation procedures
  • Monitoring correspondence
  • Coordinating and assisting with gallery events
  • Maintaining social media
  • Assist with managing gallery exhibitions, including:
  • Coordinating and participating in layout and installation
  • Coordinating and supervising gallery monitors
  • Researching and writing exhibition text and descriptions
  • Research, catalog, and manage the Simpson/Victory City archive
  • Organizing and cataloguing material
  • Researching and documenting archive items
  • Researching proper storage and archiving techniques
  • Assist with managing Simpson/Victory City exhibition
  • Other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Art History. Applicants must also include a brief cover letter that explains how their experience and education relates to the job duties.

Due to the recent change in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

Full post: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Research-Assistant-DAAP-Galleries-OH-45201/376228400

Job Posting: Graduate Assistant-Design Library (Temp, PT), NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

Provide reference and circulation service at the desk in the Design Library. May be responsible for closing or opening the library on weekends or evenings. Assist on Design Library Image Database project. Duties may include image cataloging, data enhancement, image digitization, digital image management, and digital copywork.

Minimum Experience/Education: Current enrollment in a graduate level library science program.

Departmental Required Skills:

Enrollment in a graduate level library science program. Completion of or enrollment in a basic reference services course. Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work effectively with a team. Familiarity with searching library catalogs, databases, and the Internet. Interest in or background in design, art or architecture, with undergraduate degree or coursework in art, architecture or design preferred.

Open until August 25, 2016 (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time)

Full post: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/73709

Job Posting: Project Archivist, Refinery 29, NYC

Refinery29 is looking for an extremely organized, enthusiastic and creative Project Archivist to index media assets in our Digital Asset Management software.  The Project Archivist will be working with a range of digital file types, including design, photo and video formats.  The position entails researching and indexing our current visual archived assets into the new system and all that encompasses; including working within a predetermined workflow process, researching and assigning creation metadata, associating contractual data via DRM profiles and tagging according to a pre-existing taxonomy.

This is a contract position for 3-months with a potential start date of March 15th, 2016. With a possibility to extend into future freelance opportunities.  Compensation is $20/hr.

To apply email Jeannie.Rusten@refinery29.com with the subject line “Project Archivist”.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Creative, Video, Legal and Editorial Teams to accurately represent the R29 voice and brand within the DAM platform

  • Research via internal access points and create cross referencing between related assets

  • The potential to further refine existing project workflow processes as efficiencies arise

  • Assist in the continual development of the R29 internal keywording taxonomy

  • Trouble-shoot DAM platform user issues via vendor customer support as needed

  • Implement folder & file naming standards as needed

  • Answering occasional internal reference request

  • Digital file organization as needed

  • Position supervised by IT Director and Digital Archivist

  • Job duties may change as per business needs

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree with archives coursework and/or Master’s or comparable degree in which coursework was focused on archival studies or information management

  • Minimum two years professional experience in a cataloging or metadata-related position

  • Previous experience with Digital Asset Management platforms and born-digital assets

  • Prior experience and knowledge of different metadata standards and vocabularies

  • Familiarity working with taxonomies and/or ontologies preferred

  • Previous experience working with digital media files and/or stock imagery preferred

  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential

  • Extremely organized, must possess an acute attention to detail

  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently

  • Familiarity with social media platforms a plus

  • Thrive in a fast paced environment

  • Must have a positive attitude and be a team player

More information and application: http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/7973449?utm_source=BoxwoodIndeed&utm_medium=Indeed&utm_campaign=Boxwood%2BIndeed%2BFeed

Paid Internship Opportunity: Art Deco Lighting Research Intern, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, NYC

Art Deco Lighting Research
Location: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library (New York, NY)
This project is ideal for a student pursing a Masters in Decorative Arts, Art History or Library and Information Science with good computer, writing, organizational and communication skills.  Knowledge of design, specifically Art Deco, would be helpful.
This intern will collaborate with staff to research art deco lighting designs found in the library’s E.F. Caldwell Lighting collection (http://library.si.edu/digital-library/collection/caldwell). The goal of the project is to uncover  the diverse art deco patterns that Caldwell created for commercial, public, and residences through the country with a focus on major commissions in Chicago with the aim of producing an online resource in the future.  The intern will have the opportunity to investigate online display options and make recommendations based on the platforms and tools available, which may include social media and the Smithsonian Libraries blog.
The intern will learn through discussions and readings about the Caldwell firm as well as the design elements and motifs that were employed in the art deco period.   Additionally, they will learn how to conduct research in the Caldwell client files and on buildings and their architects throughout the country in which Caldwell lights were installed.  Finally, working with staff, the intern will learn metadata organization in preparation for an online resource.
Applications are due January 15th, 2016. 
To read full posting including application instructions: http://library.si.edu/2016ProfDev

Paid Internship Opportunity: Institutional Partnerships Intern, Artsy, NYC

Artsy seeks a driven, highly organized, and self-motivated individual to assist in expanding Artsy’s museum and institutional partnerships worldwide. This role is at the very core of Artsy’s mission to make all of the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

The Institutional Partnerships intern will work with Artsy’s Chief Curator and the Institutional Partnerships Team to manage relationships with some of the most prestigious museums, foundations, and institutions in the world, including the Guggenheim Museum, Rijksmuseum, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, National Gallery London, Serpentine Gallery, and more.

This is a challenging role that requires the navigation of a fast-paced art world, the management of a large volume of digital content, and the development of a wide network of museum and art world professionals. The ideal candidate is well-versed in art history, contemporary art, and digital media, and has experience handling time-sensitive projects, with at least one previous art museum internship. He or she must have superb oral and written communication skills and must be detail-oriented, proactive, pragmatic, and a team player.

The internship is based at Artsy HQ in downtown Manhattan and starts immediately. It is a paid full-time position and will last at least 3 months. To apply, please send your resumé and a cover letter to institutions_intern@artsy.net.

More about Artsy and the position: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-jobs-institutional-partnerships-intern

Job Posting: Materials Librarian, Tiffany’s, New York City

Well, this is interesting.

https://jobs-tiffany.icims.com/jobs/23155/materials-specialist-librarian/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=1920&height=969&bga=true&needsRedirect=false

The Materials Specialist/Librarian will play an essential role in the design, development, maintenance, and physical organization of the Studio – cataloguing materials, overseeing inventory and replenishment of material samples, as well as working with vendors on new and existing designs. This position is responsible for overseeing and supervising the material brand standards through presentation boards, samples quality, and consistency. S/he will support the Decorative Manager and Interiors team in developing custom finishes, textiles, and other architectural and interiors materials required by Store Design worldwide…. The Materials Specialist will also have responsibilities as a librarian. S/he will be expected to catalogue and maintain the book library. This includes monitoring, styling, and maintaining the overall appearance of the studio as per established guidelines and the upkeep of storage and organization of archived projects.

There is no salary information, no application deadline, and no information about whether this is full-time, permanent, etc. But, if you’ve got retail, interior design, cataloguing, and inventory experience, this might be right up your alley (especially if you’re a jewelry hound).

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • College degree or higher in Interior Design or equivalent work experience
  • Three to five years business experience, preferably in luxury, high-end retail design
  • Expert knowledge in architectural and interior materials
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • The ability to multi-task and run projects independantly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, including Word and Excel, as well as in Adobe Photoshop

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD

 

Job Posting: Materials Librarian, Tiffany's, New York City

Well, this is interesting.

https://jobs-tiffany.icims.com/jobs/23155/materials-specialist-librarian/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=1920&height=969&bga=true&needsRedirect=false

The Materials Specialist/Librarian will play an essential role in the design, development, maintenance, and physical organization of the Studio – cataloguing materials, overseeing inventory and replenishment of material samples, as well as working with vendors on new and existing designs. This position is responsible for overseeing and supervising the material brand standards through presentation boards, samples quality, and consistency. S/he will support the Decorative Manager and Interiors team in developing custom finishes, textiles, and other architectural and interiors materials required by Store Design worldwide…. The Materials Specialist will also have responsibilities as a librarian. S/he will be expected to catalogue and maintain the book library. This includes monitoring, styling, and maintaining the overall appearance of the studio as per established guidelines and the upkeep of storage and organization of archived projects.

There is no salary information, no application deadline, and no information about whether this is full-time, permanent, etc. But, if you’ve got retail, interior design, cataloguing, and inventory experience, this might be right up your alley (especially if you’re a jewelry hound).

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • College degree or higher in Interior Design or equivalent work experience
  • Three to five years business experience, preferably in luxury, high-end retail design
  • Expert knowledge in architectural and interior materials
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • The ability to multi-task and run projects independantly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, including Word and Excel, as well as in Adobe Photoshop

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD

 

Call for Proposals: 11th Annual Milka Bliznakov Prize

Call for Proposals: 11th Annual Milka Bliznakov Prize
IAWA (International Archive of Women in Architecture Center)

Deadline for receipt of proposals: May 31st, 2011

The IAWA invites architects, scholars, professionals, students, and researchers to honor IAWA founder Milka Bliznakov through research on women in architecture and related design fields. This research, in concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, will help fill the current void in historical knowledge about women’s professional achievements. The archive encourages such research in addition to the goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the designed environment, thus preserving for posterity a record of their achievements.

The Board of Advisors of the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center (IAWA) presents this Annual Prize of $1000 (with an additional $500 available for travel) following a two-stage process:

STAGE ONE: PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
In Stage One, applicants submit their proposal, which outlines the work they plan to complete at the Archive, and should include the following elements:

1. Outline of research to be completed
2. Proposed schedule for residency to include a talk open to the university community and the general public
3. Intended product of research, a copy of which is to be donated to the archive upon completion.

Examples of the product of research may include, but is not limited to, the following:
• Research paper
• Self-published book documenting the activities and work of the residency
• Notebook or sketchbook produced during the residency
• Visual or physical original work that references or utilizes research from the Archive

A 500-word proposal with curriculum vitae must be received or postmarked by May 31st, 2011. The proposal should be submitted both electronically as a PDF, and as a hardcopy by mail.

Proposals may include an original project, research, or scholarly work that contributes to and advances the recognition of women’s contributions in design.

The proposal shall draw upon and expand the IAWA collections to reflect upon the broader context of women’s contributions in the field of design. The product of the work should be specified in the proposal.

STAGE TWO:
The IAWA Jury awards the Bliznakov Prize for the research proposal that best demonstrates an important advancement to the recognition of women’s contributions to architecture and the related design fields while encouraging the use and growth of the International Archive of Women in Architecture. The winner will be announced by June 15th. The final project must be completed by Dec. 15th, 2011. The final project will become a part of the Archive to contribute to the historical record.

The prize money will be awarded in two installments: the first $500 will be made available to the recipient upon arrival at the IAWA for the residency period, and the second $500 will be paid upon receipt of the final product. Up to $500 will be
available to support travel and residency expenses.

If further information is required, please contact Helene Renard, helene@vt.edu.

Proposals should be sent to:

IAWA Center Executive Committee
ATTN: Helene Renard, RA
Chair, Milka Bliznakov Prize
School of Architecture + Design
201 Cowgill Hall (0205)
College of Architecture + Urban Studies
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
helene@vt.edu