The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking an Image Cataloging Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of item-level catalog records using a combination of Mimsy XG (the museum’s content management system) and Microsoft Excel. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.
Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
The Image Cataloging Intern will be responsible for all stages of creating cataloging records.
Create item-level catalog records using Mimsy XG
Conduct provenance research
Promote the collection through blog posts
The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:
Coursework towards completion of a Masters in Library and Information Science
Experience handling rare and delicate archival materials preferred
Familiarity with content management systems
Experience with cataloging standards
Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time
Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.
To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in cataloging, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with a subject line of Image Cataloging Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 17, 2017.
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.
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.
The Museum Library’s is seeking a Image Cataloger to catalog image records and input descriptive metadata for historic hall images in its Digital Special Collections Omeka database. Additionally, the Cataloger will create modular components for EAD finding aids for exhibition hall records and supervise interns on the project. The position is for 15 to 20 hours per week, for a period of up to 18 months to begin in March 2016. Digital Special Collections may be viewed by visiting: http://images.library.amnh.org/digital/
An MLS or MLIS degree with library experience including digital imaging or digital libraries, and image cataloging.
Experience with Omeka open source software.
Familiarity with descriptive metadata.
Interest in historic photographs and archival collections.
Interest and/or familiarity with the history of the AMNH.
Familiarity with authority work.
Strong research and writing skills.
Good interpersonal and supervisory skills, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented.
Ability to work flexibly and independently.
A commitment to the project through the duration of the funding. Ability to work up to 20 hours per week, including Fridays.