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Job Posting: Part-Time Librarian and Sales Associate, at the Brooklyn Art Library, Williamsburg, NYC

http://jobs.arthousecoop.com/apply/job_20140520134307_ZORDLDA2OQYOIPHY/Librarian-And-Sales-Associate.html?source=INDE

The Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is seeking a part-time Librarian and Sales Associate.

We are the home to The Sketchbook Project, a massive library of artist sketchbooks. Our space holds over 31,000 sketchbooks and growing, from all over the world. We act like a reference library and shop that is open to the public every day.

Duties include:

  • Talking about the project, and introducing people to the organizational system, open projects, and requested sketchbooks.
  • Pulling books from the que of books to be checked out
  • Checking in and returning books to their place on the shelves
  • Making blank project submissions to be sold in store
  • Customer service and sales
  • General upkeep of the library and store

Qualities we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Friendliness
  • Ability to talk about a complicated project with ease
  • Love of artwork and some knowledge of artistic processes
  • Patience
  • Attention to detail
  • Mac Proficiency
  • Must be able to work Saturday and Sundays between 11:30 and 8:00.

There is no information about compensation, and no deadline for applications.

There is also: a summer internship, paying $8/hr and lasting for ninety days; and a Community Manager position, paying between $12 and $14 an hour to start.

Internship: Art Library Work-Study at the Banff Centre in Alberta

The Banff Centre offers a wide variety of internships, workshops, writing and artist retreats, and work-study positions. Their Art Library is now open to Canadian and international applicants for a six-month work-study (September 2014 – March 2015):
http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1360

This role complements studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books.  Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre.

Applications are due June 15th, 2014, require a non-refundable application fee, and consist of a cover letter, CV, two references, and a project proposal for completion during the work-study.

Some other information about the Work-Study program can be found on the Programs Overview page:

The Work Study program is usually several months to a year-long and offers participants a full scholarship to cover the program fee, a stipend, subsidized meals on campus, and the possibility for subsidized shared housing.

There are a lot more details about the Work-Study programs at Banff (including housing, meals, and other fees), so make sure you read the website carefully before deciding to apply.

Film Reference Library (Paid) Internship with the Toronto International Film Festival

The Film Reference Library is seeking interns to assist with the inventory of a large collection under the direction of the Manager, Special Collections, using pre-set standards for archival description.

Here’s the job post. This is a summer contract, running from May 26 – August 15.
Responsibilities:
• Cataloguing and labeling artifacts, textual records, graphic materials, photographs, and videos
• Re-housing, re-sleeving and boxing items in accordance with archival standards
• Record creation
• Data input (accurate and fast) 
• Scanning photographs, textual records, and graphic materials as required
• Shipping/storage related functions 

Minimum Requirements:
• Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Museum Studies or Library Information Program
• Familiar with archival and museum standard practices
• Experience with museum/archival databases 
• Accurate and fast data input
• Experience handling and storing artifacts and archival items
• Ability to work individually and as part of a team
• Able to lift 30lbs
• Adaptable to a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends

2014 Summer Cataloging Internship, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library, New York, NY

Summer 2014 Cataloging Internship

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library seeks a graduate student for an unpaid internship opportunity in cataloging.

This semester, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library will be offering one (1) current MLS student or recent graduate an opportunity to gain experience in cataloging and a greater understanding to the multi-faceted workings of a small museum library. Summer internships are full-time, four days per week Monday-Thursday, in addition to Friday seminars.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Perform general library maintenance, including book processing, shelving cataloged materials, and retrieving library materials from the stacks in response to reference requests from staff, volunteers or other interns.

·         Copy cataloging, which includes searching, editing, and importing MARC records into the library catalog.

·         Assist in the cataloging of the library’s backlog of new and older uncataloged materials.
For experienced applicants, we offer an opportunity to focus the internship on advanced cataloging practices.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Assist in creating/editing bibliographic records for rare or unique books in our special collections.

·         Create original cataloging records for older uncataloged materials.

·         Identify items that will need repair or preservation.

 

Requirements:

·         Course work in original and copy cataloging required. Experience in original and/or copy cataloging preferred.

·         Knowledge of Library of Congress classification, subject headings, and authorities.

·         Familiarity with AACR2, RDA and current cataloging practices.

·         Knowledge of modern and contemporary art.

·         Ability to take direction and to work independently.

Established in 1959 with the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Library contains published resources that reflect and inform museum collections and exhibitions. The Library’s mission is to support research endeavors. The collection consists of literature focused on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design, with emphasis on the museum’s international collections and exhibitions. Materials are collected in English and Western-European languages with limited selections made among other languages. Collection development methods include purchase, exchanges, gifts, and acquisitions of both newly-published and out-of-print materials.

 

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter, three (3) references to Jillian Suarez, Assistant Librarian at libraryandarchives@guggenheim.org. For students interested in the advanced cataloging opportunity, submit three (3) examples of edited bibliographic records with your resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to the address above.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Library Collections Internship, Glenstone

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spring 2014 Library Collections Internship at Glenstone
Reporting to the Assistant Librarian, the Library Collections Intern will assist in conducting an inventory of library holdings in preparation for the implementation of a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The project will involve original cataloging, copy cataloging, and assigning or updating correct locations to library materials in addition to other duties, as needed. The intern will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a newly developed, contemporary art museum library.

Follow the link to see the updated internship description and qualifications: http://arlisdmv.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LibraryCollectionsIntern_20131119.pdf.

Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at tessa.brawley@glenstone.orgApplications will be accepted until December 31, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.

Internship Opportunity: Glenstone Library Collections Intern

The Glenstone Library is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Library Collections Internship.
 Reporting to the Assistant Librarian, the Library Collections Intern will assist in conducting an inventory of library holdings in preparation for the implementation of a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The project will involve original cataloging, copy cataloging, and assigning or updating correct locations to library materials in addition to other duties, as needed. The intern will have a unique opportunity to gain experience in a newly developed, contemporary art museum library. Click here to see the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at tessa.brawley@glenstone.org by Friday, November 15, 2013.

Unpaid Internships: What’s your take, arlisnappers?

The topic of unpaid internships is an important one around the world at the moment. In June, a federal court in New York found that interns working on the set for the movie Black Swan should have been paid for their work; they performed tasks that were essential to the production of the movie, and received no additional training beyond the typical on-the-job training received by other employees (LawFuel Editors, 2013). Because of this, the court ruled that Fox Searchlight did not meet the requirements for having unpaid interns, which can be read here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.pdf

In Canada, the legal issues surrounding unpaid internships are not clearly defined; labour laws are under provincial jurisdiction, and only Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec have regulations concerning interns in place (MacKinnon, 2013). Complaints were recently filed by past interns of Bell Mobility, who were promised a learning opportunity, and instead found themselves performing menial work such as phone surveys (Tomlinson, 2013).

This Wednesday, July 17th, interns working in the European Union gathered in Brussels to protest working conditions. One of the organizers of the protest noted that those who can’t afford to work without pay are at a disadvantage to those who can gain valuable experience through unpaid internships (Kharpal, 2013).

 

As emerging professionals, unpaid internships are sometimes our only way to gain experience relevant to our field. ArLiSNAP would like to hear from you: what’s your take on unpaid internships? Have you had any positive or negative experiences with this type of position? Would you give any advice to those considering an unpaid internship?

 

Kharpal, A. (2013, July 17). Brussels interns protest working conditions, lack of pay. CNBC. Retrieved from http://www.cnbc.com/id/100892173

LawFuel Editors. (2013, July 15). Unpaid Internships: Legal Risks Highlighted by New Court Decision. LawFuel. Retrieved from http://www.lawfuel.com/unpaid-internships/

MacKinnon, L. (2013, July 4). Interns face patchwork of rules, even on Parliament Hill. CBC. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/07/03/pol-unpaid-interns-no-federal-policy.html

Tomlinson, K. (2013, June 24). Bell accused of breaking labour law with unpaid interns. CBC. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/thenational/indepthanalysis/gopublic/story/2013/06/21/bc-unpaid-interns.html

Library Collections Intern, Glenstone Museum Library (Potomac, MD)

(per our earlier posting: a second available internship at the Glenstone Museum!)

Glenstone Library Collections Intern
Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone is a museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and the visitor. Glenstone expresses the personal vision of its founders by assembling and presenting post-World War II and contemporary art of the highest quality in a series of refined architectural and outdoor spaces.

The Glenstone Library collects, preserves, and provides access to published, secondary source materials documenting the development of post-World War II art, architecture, and landscape. The library is non-circulating, and functions to provide collections staff with research materials on specific artists, works, or movements to support the curatorial work and the mission of Glenstone.

This is a part-time, 3 days (24 hours) per week internship to be completed during the summer months and during regular business hours. Work must be completed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but there is some flexibility in determining the remainder of the intern’s weekly schedule.

Position Summary
The position of Library Collections Intern reports to the Assistant Librarian, with guidance from the Chief Archivist. The Glenstone Library is preparing to implement a new integrated library system (ILS) for its collection. In preparation for this implementation, Library and Archives staff have been conducting an extensive inventory of all library materials and have completed approximately one third of the inventory thus far.

The Library Intern will assist the Assistant Librarian in completing the inventory of current library holdings. The project will involve cataloging and assigning or updating correct locations to the materials in the library, which include artist monographs, catalogues raisonnés, exhibition catalogues, rare books, periodicals, and theory books on the subjects of art, architecture, and landscape.

This position may include the assignment of other duties, as necessary.

Learning Opportunities
The Library Intern will:

  • Gain library cataloging experience
  • Gain knowledge of collections management
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a newly developed, small contemporary art museum library
  • Enhance their resume and practical library experience through the completion of a professional project

Reports to: Assistant Librarian

Major Responsibilities

  • Assist in the shifting and relocation of library materials prior to the inventory
  • Identify and create catalog records for library materials using the provided software technology
  • Perform book processing and light book mending as necessary
  • Assist in retrieving library materials from the stacks in response to reference requests from museum staff
  • Shelve new library materials as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MLS graduate student in library, archives, and/or information science
  • Coursework in descriptive cataloging, bibliographic control, classification, and information organization
  • Proficiency with PC, Apple computers, and Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficiency with common database management systems such as FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access, as well as library, archive, and museum database systems
  • Basic knowledge of professional museum metadata standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, and with thesauri such as the Getty vocabularies and Library of Congress authorities
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Paraprofessional experience in libraries or archives
  • Paraprofessional experience in a special collections, museum or non-forprofit cultural organization
  • Interest in art and art history and/or undergraduate degree in art history or related field
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently

Compensation
$15.00/hour stipend, minus any required withholdings, to be paid pursuant to Glenstone’s regular payroll process, which currently is bi-monthly.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information and email addresses) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at tessa.brawley@glenstone.org.

The application deadline is June 16, 2013.

Applicants must provide their own transportation. Parking is provided.

Glenstone is an equal opportunity employer.

Archives Project Intern, Glenstone Archives (Potomac, MD)

(per our earlier posting)

Glenstone Archives Project Intern
Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone (http://www.glenstone.org) is a museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and the visitor. Glenstone expresses the personal vision of its founders by assembling and presenting post-World War II and contemporary art of the highest quality in a series of refined architectural and outdoor spaces.

The Glenstone Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to comprehensive records and primary-source materials documenting the legacy of Glenstone’s founders, its associates, activities, and events, as well as resources related to Glenstone’s collection of post- World War II twentieth-century art, architecture, and landscape, created from 1945 through the lifetime of Glenstone’s founders.

Additionally, the Glenstone Archives creates and directs Glenstone’s institutional Records Management Program. In this regard, the Glenstone Archives collects administrative, policy, financial, and collections history records of the Museum dating back to its foundation.

This is a part-time, 2 days (16 hours) per week internship to be completed during the summer months and during regular business hours. There is some flexibility in determining the intern’s weekly schedule.

Position Summary
The position of Archives Project Intern reports to the Assistant Archivist. The intern will assist with fully processing a personal collection according to recommendations made in the Archive’s processing plan.

Specific project goals include: organizing the collection into a coherent hierarchical scheme, removing images from frames, re-housing and labeling the collection using format-appropriate archival materials, performing basic conservation where necessary, and authoring a DACS compliant finding aid, and create index terms and final box list. This position may include the assignment of other duties, as necessary.

Learning Opportunities
The Archives Project Intern will:

  • Gain processing experience
  • Apply DACS standards in authoring a finding aid and other access materials
  • Gain knowledge of collections management
  • Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a newly developed, small contemporary art museum library
  • Enhance their resume and practical archives experience through the completion of professional project

Reports to: Assistant Archivist

Major Responsibilities

  • Fully process a personal collection held at the Gladstone
    • Following the approved processing plan, organize the collection into a coherent hierarchical scheme
    • Remove images from frames
    • Re-house and label the collection using format-appropriate archival materials
    • Perform basic conservation where necessary
  • Research biographical and historical information
  • Apply DACS standards in authoring a finding aid, create index terms and final box list
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • MLS graduate student in library, archives, and/or information science
  • Coursework in archival principles and practices, archives access techniques, information organization, and archival appraisal of records
  • Proficiency with PC, Apple computers, and Microsoft Office tools
  • Proficiency with common database management systems such as FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access, as well as library, archive, and museum database systems
  • Basic knowledge of professional museum metadata standards such as EAD, DACS, MARC, RDA, AACR2, and with thesauri such as the Getty vocabularies and Library of Congress authorities
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Paraprofessional experience in archives or special collections libraries
  • Paraprofessional experience in a special collections, museum or non-forprofit cultural organization
  • Interest in art and art history and/or undergraduate degree in art history or related field
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take direction and to work independently

Compensation
$15.00/hour stipend, minus any required withholdings, to be paid pursuant to
Glenstone’s regular payroll process, which currently is bi-monthly.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a list of 3
professional references (including full contact information and email addresses) to
Rebecca Bruner, Assistant Archivist, at rebecca.bruner@glenstone.org

The application deadline is June 16, 2013.

Applicants must provide their own transportation. Parking is provided.
Glenstone is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Opportunity

via UNC listserv

Glenstone has two part-time summer intern positions available for the summer.Located just outside of the nation’s capital in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone is a museum that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment to form a unique connection between art and the visitor. Glenstone expresses the personal vision of its founders by assembling and presenting post-World War II and contemporary art of the highest quality in a series of refined architectural and outdoor spaces.There is a stipend associated with both of these positions. Please see attached job descriptions for further information. The application deadline is June 16, 2013.Thank you!Rebecca Bruner, MLS | Assistant Archivist Glenstone | 12002 Glen Road | Potomac, MD 20854o| 301.983.5004 f| 301.299.1280rebecca.bruner@glenstone.org