Fellowship Opportunity: GSK Library Fellowship, Art Reference Library at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Museum of Art Reference Library invites applications for the GSK Library Fellowship for the 2016­–17 academic year (nine months: September–May).

The GSK Library Fellow will be considered a professional member of the library’s staff and will work closely with the curatorial, education, conservation, and other Museum departments. The fellow will gain experience with all aspects of the operation of a museum library, learn more in-depth use of art reference resources to assist the staff and the general public with their inquiries, and learn to process material received in the library. The fellow will be responsible for projects relating to special exhibitions. The fellow will also be responsible for contributing to collection maintenance. The fellow will also explore venues to promote the library’s resources internally and externally. Other projects may arise if time permits.

The Art Reference Library holds over 40,000 volumes including a substantial collection of artists’ files, auction catalogues, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, and subscriptions to pertinent online databases. The library’s holdings reflect the permanent collection of the Museum: an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture and a rapidly growing collection in late modern and contemporary art. The library also supports research related to temporary exhibitions.

A stipend of $25,000 is offered. The GSK Library Fellow will be expected to work in the Art Reference Library for an average of 25 hours per week. As this is a temporary role, we are unable to provide sponsorship or benefits.

Eligibility: Consideration will be given to candidates recently graduated with a master’s degree in information and library science who have an interest in art librarianship. Educational background in art, art history, or a related field preferred.

Application procedure: Applications must include a resume and a cover letter with the names and contact information for three references. Interested candidates should e-mail their application to Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian, at natalia.lonchyna@ncdcr.gov. The candidate chosen for this role must be able to pass a background screen before beginning the fellowship.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2016. A decision will be announced by March 29

About the NCMA. The North Carolina Museum of Art is the State’s art museum, founded in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to acquire a public art collection. The Museum possesses an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture, and rapidly growing holdings in late modern and contemporary art. There are also smaller, but active collections of ancient Egyptian and Classical art, and the arts of Africa and the ancient Americas, as well as a gallery dedicated to Jewish ceremonial art. An active program of exhibitions supplements the collections.
The NCMA first opened in 1956 and moved to its present 164-acre park in 1983. A new permanent gallery pavilion, West Building, opened in April 2010. (See www.ncartmuseum.org for more information.)

Fellowship Opportunity: Resident Fellow, The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC

APPLICATIONS DUE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016

The Johnson Collection is seeking a currently enrolled graduate student in library science (preferably with an emphasis on American art or history) to fill a fellowship for the summer of 2016. Applicants for this position should have a strong familiarity with cataloging systems and be self-disciplined. This eight-week program includes housing on a local college campus and a $2,400 stipend for the selected fellow.

This fellowship centers on the collection’s library holdings of over 5,000 volumes. TJC’s library is a premier resource on Southern and American art and history. In addition to books, the repository includes vertical files, art periodicals, and artist papers. The collection is pleased to share these resources with museums and scholars. An online catalog of our holdings is available on the web at http://t95018.eos-intl.net/T95018/OPAC/Index.aspx. The selected fellow will be responsible for evaluating and organizing the current library holdings’ cataloging system. Projects may include database cleanup, re-cataloging, archival work, as well as providing training for TJC staff.

Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Johnson Collection offers an extensive survey of artistic activity in the American South from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Johnson family is committed to creating a collection which captures and illuminates the rich history and diverse cultures of the region. By making masterworks from its holdings available for critical exhibitions and academic research, the collection hopes to advance interest in the dynamic role that the art of the South plays in the larger context of American art and to contribute to the canon of art historical literature. The collection also seeks to enrich its local community by inviting the public to interact with these inspiring works of art. For more information, please visit our website: http://thejohnsoncollection.org/.

REQUIREMENTS:
30 hours per week over a period of eight weeks between June -August, 2016 (precise dates to be determined with appointed fellow; collection will be flexible). Desk space and computer access will be provided, as well as support from the collection’s staff. No prior specialization in Southern art is required.

TO APPLY:
Please submit cover letter of interest, brief CV/résumé, and contact information for two references to Sarah Tignor, Collection Manager and Registrar, stignor@johnsondevelopment.net or by mail, P.O. Box 3524, Spartanburg, SC 29304. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2016

Job Posting: Digital Tools Fellow, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

The Digital Tools Fellow will work closely with the Instructional Designer, Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Instructional Librarian as well as Program Chairs, key faculty, ETS staff, and student liaisons from the Student Learning Center and academic advising program to identify training and support needs for students and faculty around various digital tools of practice.

To help alleviate some of the burden placed on faculty to use critical classroom time teaching to the tools, the Digital Tools Fellow will work with faculty and with students to identify the areas of greatest need and implement a training and support program for students that will have the greatest impact on their learning outcomes. For example, this will most likely include the development of a workshop series to teach all aspects of the Adobe Suite. The Digital Tools Fellow will also research and review other 3rd party tools where appropriate and make recommendations back to faculty who are trying to meet a functionality/curriculum requirement that our standard set of tools does not meet. Related to this is our hope that we can utilize the Fellow’s technical skills to assist in software testing and iPad configuration, alongside Media Services staff. The Fellow will help guide and coordinate the selection of standard tools to be included on all lab and iPad images – according to pedagogical needs and assessed priorities.Reports To: Instructional Designer

Department: Educational Technology Services (ETS)

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify training and support needs for students using digital tools in their art practice in order to meet their learning objectives.
    • Develop online help documentation to support the training needs.
    • Develop and deliver (or coordinate) training and workshops for students.
  • Evaluate 3rd party tools and test in collaboration with ETS staff and faculty.
  • Curate and market Lynda.com videos and other online education resources. Test and compare other requested subscriptions, like Digital Tutors.
  • Work with the Web App Developer/Administrator to ensure that we offer a WordPress service we can scale and support for student projects and programs as they relate to teaching and learning.
  • Help ensure cross-collaborations based upon curriculum needs that involve lab/studio managers and the instructional designer – and instructional support services in general – so that faculty and students have a more cohesive learning and support experience. This might include the coordination of existing help documentation, outreach initiatives, and general communications.
  • Based upon curriculum need, advise on the future of “Laptop Teaching Spaces” as we move away from more traditional computer labs into more agile BYOD labs.
  • In collaboration with the User Support team, collect and articulate all existing software/plugin/font list into one solid online resource.
  • Develop assessment criteria and measure the impact of the Digital Tools Fellow program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Digital Tools Fellow must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable presenting to groups of faculty, leading workshops for students, and publishing outreach and marketing communications.
  • Must have the ability to design and coordinate events.
  • Must have strong Adobe Suite skills, along with general familiarity with the Google Apps for Education, data visualization tools (like Tableau), WordPress, online educational resources like Lynda.com, and other digital tools used for art practice.
  • Must be comfortable using a variety of devices such as the iPad.

Location

Oakland

Additional Locations

San Francisco

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Questions?

Please address any questions to employment@cca.edu.

 

NOTE: I found this posting here on Indeed.com, but I cannot find any mention of the fellowship on the school’s website. It looks like Indeed will email applications directly to “employment@cca.edu,” so it might be worth asking if they are still accepting applications before putting all the work into writing a cover letter!