Job Posting: Project Assistant Archivist at Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is currently seeking a Project Assistant Archivist to survey, process, and preserve the recently acquired Seth Siegelaub and Herman and Nicole Daled Archives.  This project is a top priority for the Museum’s Archives due to the collection’s great research potential and the desire of the curatorial staff to access the materials quickly to enhance the understanding of the Museum’s new acquisitions.  Processing these archives entails appraising and organizing the collections, which includes correspondence, unique items created by artists, financial records, and photographs, among other materials.  Descriptive information will then be assembled to create an electronic finding aid.   This is a grant funded position that is expected to last for 12 months.

Specific responsibilities, following professional archival standards, are as follows:

·         Surveys the collection.  Conducts preliminary research on the materials.  Drafts a processing plan, in conjunction with Museum Archives staff.

·         Determines and acquires necessary archival supplies.  Performs simple preservation tasks.  Implements necessary conservation measures.

·         Compiles and revises existing descriptions of the material.

·         Re-files and re-boxes the collection in acid-free housing.

·         Writes and codes detailed finding aid including information on context and related collections as well as description of the material.

·         Assists with reference activities of the Department.

·         Item-level cataloguing of photographic images, and coordinating their digitization and the creation of analogue print copies.

We require an archivist with solid experience, who can work independently.  The archivist must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or 12 semester hours of modern art since 1880, a Master’s degree in Art History with a Certificate in Archival Studies or National Archives Modern Archives Institute Certification strongly preferred.  1-3 years’ experience processing archival collections according to standard archival procedures and research in art history is also required.  Reading knowledge of French required.  Strong verbal and writing skills. Computer literacy and knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD).  Demonstrated knowledge of twentieth-century art, art historical reference sources and other related research materials is also required.

Please submit resume and cover letter, which must include salary requirements, to jobs@moma.org.  Please reference the position title in the subject line.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, Vatican Film Library

Assistant Librarian, Vatican Film Library

Institution: Saint Louis University
Posted: April 3, 2011
Location: Missouri
Employment Level: Non tenure track
Website: http://libraries.slu.edu
Application Deadline: June 1, 2011
Category: Library/ information sciences
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Library: Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service seeks applicants for a full-time (12-month), non-tenure-track appointment as Assistant Librarian in the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, a unit within the Department of Special Collections of the Saint Louis University Libraries. Reporting to the Director of the Vatican Film Library, this position combines both cataloging and public service duties.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, Master’s degree in a relevant area of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, knowledge of AACR2R, MARC21, LCSH, and genre/form thesauri and experience cataloging using OCLC and an integrated library system, previous experience working with medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and knowledge of scholarly manuscript cataloging conventions, and reading knowledge of Latin and one or more European languages.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information (address, telephone, e-mail) of three current professional references to http://jobs.slu.edu (Requisition Number 20110230). All other correspondence regarding this position can be sent to Search Committee Assistant Librarian, VFL, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. For a detailed job description and information about Pius XII Memorial Library see http://libraries.slu.edu.

For information on the Vatican Film Library see http://libraries.slu.edu/special/vfl. Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.