Job Posting: Library Assistant, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

If you have always dreamed of living and working in a world class city, while honing your professional energy in a fast-paced, challenging and engaging work environment, then we are the employer for you — Academy of Art University, the leading art & design university in the nation. As a student-focused and dynamic institution, we believe our employees are direct contributors to the future of art and design.

Job Description:

  • Provides public service and performs a variety of duties related to the operation of the circulation desk
  • Works with the integrated library system (Millennium by Innovative Interfaces, Inc) and performs routine clerical work as assigned
  • Provides circulation, ready-reference and reserve services to library patrons at assigned service points. Works on special projects as assigned
  • Checks materials in and out
  • Registers borrowers and updates borrowers’ records
  • Calculates and receives fines and fees
  • Carries out and explains circulation policies and procedures to patrons
  • Answers telephones and routes calls if necessary
  • Assists patrons with access to reserve materials
  • Provides basic ready-reference services in person and by telephone
  • Opens and closes the library on weekends and evenings
  • Works on special projects as assigned. Includes: bar coding library materials, shifting library collections and moving shelves, book repair, and moving light furniture
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail when working on library tasks
  • Demonstrates familiarity with library technology, such as online catalogs, wikis, blogs, databases, etc.
  • Troubleshoots basic problems with library equipment, including computers (Mac and PC), scanners, copiers, and printers
  • Assists patrons with basic computer functions and programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Preview, and Photoshop
  • Ad hoc projects such as shelving, inventory, and other general library duties as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge of current practices in library and information technologies and educational trends, particularly in relation to
  • Circulation and Public Service in libraries
  • Cooperates in a teamwork fashion with all coworkers and provides excellent customer service to all library patrons
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

Requirements:

  • Previous customer service experience required
  • Previous library experience and/or completion or current enrollment in a library technician certificate program is preferred
  • Excellent knowledge with Mac and PC computers required
  • Experience with troubleshooting basic technical problems strongly desired
  • Required to work at least one closing shift and/or one weekend shift
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing, team player is a must

 

Full post: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/academyart/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=12561&esid=az

Job Posting: Library Assistant – Archives (PT), The Art Institute of Chicago

Introduction

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis
Position Summary

The Ryerson and Burnham Library is currently seeking an assistant who will manage image reproduction orders and contracts, process archival collections and provide administrative support for department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage orders for images (photocopying and image reproduction through Library and/or Museum Imaging Department) and prepare Licensing Contracts when appropriate. Collect all fees for image reproduction from patrons
  • Provide reference assistance with collections to AIC and SAIC staff and external patrons
  • Provide general administrative support, including: maintenance of collection, correspondence and contract files; shelving of collections; monitoring and restocking of supplies
  • Process archival collections (architects’ and artists’ correspondence, photographs, drawings, and memorabilia), establishing intellectual and physical organization of the collection; examine documents for conservation or special housing needs and refer to Conservation Department as needed
  • Write descriptive inventories (finding aids) of the collections using Encoded Archival Description markup language; update existing EAD finding aids as needed

Qualifications

  • B.A. preferred in art history or related field; knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American art and architecture
  • Well-organized; attentive to detail; capable of handling fragile materials with sensitivity; able to work independently
  • Research skills; familiarity with architectural drawings and digital imaging
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and HTML/XML/EAD highly desirable

Schedule

Part-time; this is a 20 hour per week position, to be scheduled during the week Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.

Full post: https://hrweb.artic.edu/psc/HRPRODE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=9428&PostingSeq=1&

Job Posting: Art & Architecture Collection Services Manager, UC Santa Barbara

Summary of Job Duties

The Art & Architecture Collection Services Manager is responsible for the operation of the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the collection, Library website, and other online catalogs and databases. Assists in supervising, training, and evaluating 9-12 student assistants in Art & Architecture Collection operations. Works with Art librarian to maintain collections and stack areas, including searching. Processes new materials for the Art & Architecture Collection. Updates Library catalog records with location and circulation information. Performs bibliographic checking of titles in the Library catalog. Enforces and clarifies library policies, solves problems, handles complaints. Works with the other supervisors to review, evaluate, and update procedures on a routine basis. Serves at the Main Library information desk a maximum of 4 hours per week, assisting and instructing patrons in the use of the Library website, online catalogs, and databases. Works on special projects, as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two to three years of library experience and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Ability to utilize independent judgement in recommending library policies and procedures; ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex description, filing, and data entry procedures.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience and ability to work effectively with patrons, including students, staff, and faculty.
  • High degree of computer literacy and comfort in the digital environment; the ability to independently learn new technologies and their applications in libraries.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced academic environment.

Key Duties:

  • Assists patrons in the identification, location, and use of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
  • Assists and instructs Art & Architecture Collection patrons in the use of the Library website and other online catalogs and databases.
  • Supervises the Art & Architecture Collection Services Desk including check-in and check-out of Art Cage materials (including Art Cage Reserves).
  • Assists in hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student assistants.
  • Liaison with Access Services and Reference Services when appropriate.
  • Works with Art librarian to initiate and coordinate special projects to facilitate and improve the Art & Architecture Collection operations.
  • Serves on the Information Desk a maximum of four hours per week.
  • Processes new materials and updates location and circulation statuses.
  • Identifies discrepancies between cataloged books and catalog record and forwards to appropriate agents for resolution.
  • Performs bibliographic checking of Art & Architecture Collection materials.
  • Maintains a variety of statistics.
  • Consults with Conservation on physical processing.

Full post: jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190639

Job Posting: Collections Manager, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Purpose

The purpose of this position is to serve the Art’s Department by assisting the Martin Museum of Art Director with the conservation and maintenance of all art collections managed by the Martin Museum of Art, and work with the Office of Internal Audit with the research and management of artwork on campus.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain McMullen Family Collection.
  • Conservation and management of all artwork managed by the Martin Museum of Art.
  • Update computerized records and research information associated with collection items and artwork managed by the Martin Museum of Art.
  • Assist with multiple aspects of exhibitions including installation, insurance reporting, condition reporting, and shipping.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Education: Master’s
Field of Study: Art, Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field
Other Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in museum collections required (1 year minimum, 3 years preferred).
  • All employees are expected to fully support Baylor’s mission to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Full job description: https://www1.baylor.edu/jobdescription/?posn=312405

Full post: http://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/1430

Job Posting: HMCT Archivist, ArtCenter, Pasadena, CA

Job Summary

The mission of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography is to set the global standard of excellence in typography and design education; provide a valuable service to the educational an professional communities as well as the public, reinforcing the meaning and value of typography; elevate and advance the teaching and understanding of both letterform design and typographic practice; and honor the past while also anticipating the future of typography in print, digital, and emerging media. HMCT Archivists appraise, process, arrange, describe, and maintain permanent records and historically valuable documents. The Archivists work with the ArtCenter Library and College Archives to develop compatible collections and acquisitions.

Qualifications

  • Requires a master’s degree related to the field in which they work or equivalent employment experience — this can be library science or archival science
  • Minimum 2 years’ professional experience as an archivist and working with collection donors
  • Knowledge of preservation methods for analog and digital materials
  • Experience processing and cataloging archival collections
  • Experience with digitizing archival materials and knowledge of best practices
  • Experience handling, cataloging, and managing rare book collections
  • Familiarity of archival and library management systems
  • Knowledge of DACS, MARC
  • Experience working with III’s Millennium/Sierra
  • Thorough knowledge of cataloging, classification, authority control and current and future standards.

Essential Functions

  • Appraise historical documents and archival materials
  • Preserve and maintain documents and objects
  • Create and maintain digital collections and databases
  • Arrange and describe archival records
  • Direct workers who help arrange, exhibit, and maintain collections
  • Set and administer policy guidelines concerning public access to materials
  • Provide reference services for researchers
  • Find and acquire new materials for the archives
  • Perform both copy and original cataloging of book collections using OCLC and Library of Congress standards

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu with reference to “HMCT Archivist” in the subject line.

Full post: http://www.artcenter.edu/about/employment.html

Job Posting: Librarian for Fales Library Archival Collections and Reference Services, NYU Libraries, NYC

The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a librarian to oversee all aspects of archival collection development, management, reference, use, programs, exhibitions, teaching, and loans. This position will work closely with the Head, Fales Library on collection development, including donor cultivation, contract negotiation, collection assessment, and ongoing donor relations. It will also work with the Preservation Department to ensure safety of collections and collaborate with Archival Collections Management Department on the accessioning and processing of archival collections.

The Fales Library serves as the primary special collections repository at NYU in the arts and humanities. It’s strengths include the history of the English and American novel; the Downtown New York art scenes from the early-1970s to the present, including punk rock, performance art, postmodern dance, experimental theater, etc.; food studies; Riot Grrrl; and other developing areas of collecting. Fales supports research and teaching across the university. Fales also has a very strong user base in the world of art from around the world. The collections today include 365,000 printed books, ca. 10,000 linear feet of archival materials, and over 100,000 media elements. In the 2014-15 academic year, 1105 researchers consulted archival materials in Fales, representing 4333 boxes and 12,770 folders that were paged for researchers.

Responsibilities:

Working in a collaborative environment this three-year position (with possibility of renewal) is responsible for developing the archival and manuscript holdings; cultivating donors; negotiating contracts; assessing potential new collections; maintaining ongoing relations with existing donors; establishing and maintaining policies and guidelines for collection care and use; collaborating with the Preservation Department; the digital archivist to determine appropriate technical methods to ensure the preservation of the collections across all appropriate media; and with the Archival Collections Management department about accessioning, processing, and other archival procedures.

The position oversees access to archival and manuscript collections; consults with and provides reference for users of archival and manuscript collections; oversees requests for collection use for publication, exhibition, and duplication; coordinates collection loans for exhibitions to ensure accuracy of documentation, preparation, transfer, and receipt of physical materials; conducts presentations and bibliographic instruction; collaborates with the Head, Fales Library in the development of relevant programming, exhibition activities, and events in the Fales Library. Working with Fales staff, the position supervises students and full time/part time administrative employees; exercises authority or makes effective recommendations for hiring, promotions, salary adjustments, and any other change of status. Identifies and prioritizes assignments to ensure deadlines are met; reviews work for accuracy. Oversees daily reading room activities; supervises student assistants and interns in the use, care, and handling of materials; oversees collection of use statistics. The position also participates in the planning and implementing of short and long term strategic plans for the archives considering scholarly and technological trends, financial and space resources. Working in concert with Head, Fales Library and Associate Dean for Collections and Research Services determines allocation of grant money and other departmental funding.

Qualifications:

The position requires an ALA master’s degree in library science; a subject master’s degree relevant to the Fales Library collections, such as English or comparative literature, contemporary art, or area studies such as American studies, performance studies, or gender studies. Four to five years experience in collection development, donor relations, archival processing, and administration including at least two years in an academic or research special collection or archives division, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of archives and manuscripts management and processing, including proficiency with contemporary archival management tools. Knowledge of current trends in digital archives. Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation. Preferred: Fluency in Spanish. Proven supervisory skills. Experience with public speaking and/or instruction.

This position is a Librarian of Practice position. Librarians of Practice are not on the tenure track.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to libraries.careers@nyu.edu. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

Full post: http://guides.nyu.edu/c.php?g=425839#Fales

Job Posting: Curator – Robert C. Larson ’56 Art in the Library Program, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Purpose of this Position
The Curator, Robert C. Larson ’56 Art in the Library Program will lead the program of art and of book-related exhibitions for a liberal arts college library. The purpose of this program is to:

  • Support the curriculum and student learning.
  • Develop curricular-based exhibits working with specific faculty and courses.
  • Highlight art, books, and other materials from the college collections and from other regional collections.
  • Contribute to the daily visual and intellectual experience of college students, cultivating the next generation of supporters of cultural educational institutions.
  • Working in close cooperation with the staff of the Perlman Teaching Museum, the faculty, and the library staff, the Curator will continue the tradition of the library as a place for engaging with art and exhibitions.

Essential Job Functions – Responsibilities

  • Plan schedule of curricular and non-curricular library exhibitions annually.
  • Develop exhibits that showcase the liberal arts.
  • Develop art and book-related exhibits and displays in their full programmatic dimensions, including research, design, and display.
  • Work with faculty to plan and facilitate curricular exhibitions, including planning and leading sessions on curation, exhibition planning, label writing, and basic design with students.
  • Work closely with faculty and students over the course of a term to produce the exhibition
  • Work closely with library staff to integrate library art and exhibitions into the fabric of library programs and operations, and into the life of the college.
  • Select and install art in the library; coordinate work on site-specific art installations and commissions.
  • Plan and coordinate educational programming, receptions, and attendant activities; write and produce reports, labels, exhibit brochures, etc.
  • Maintain and enhance exhibit-related web pages and create new online exhibits.
  • Continue cooperation between the Gould Library and Perlman Teaching Museum through close and constant collaboration with the Curator of the College Art Collection and staff.
  • Develop partnerships with regional museums and arts organizations.
  • Supervise a student assistant.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

This position is a member of the Bridge Consortium and works collaboratively and in tandem with peers at the St. Olaf College libraries to ensure that work is not duplicated and that costs are contained or reduced.

Additionally, this position may be asked to provide services to the St. Olaf College libraries, and is responsible for participating in all appropriate Bridge working groups, meetings, and functions.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience working in a museum environment with knowledge of installation and interpretive techniques or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Strong organizational, research, written communication skills, and skills or interest in exhibition design.
  • Superb people skills with a high degree of flexibility are essential characteristics for success in this position. Candidates must be well organized and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A. in art, art history or related area preferred.
  • Library, archives, or other book exhibit/curatorial experience are highly desirable, but not required. It is expected that art curatorial experience will be transferable to the book-related part of the job.
  • Experience in educational programming and outreach programs, and experience with web page design and production are highly desirable. Additional desirable skills include photo documentation, label and poster design.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign are also helpful. Demonstrated experience in forging collaborations and partnerships, particularly in boundary-crossing ways, is highly desirable.

Full post: http://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/2897

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: Museum Curator in Graphic Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

Summary

This position is located in the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The purpose of the position is to carry out assigned and approved projects in the four areas of curation: research, exhibits, development & management of collections and public service and to initiate and propose related projects for review by the Chief Curator and Director. Incumbent should have knowledge of the broad field of American art but will specialize in the field of graphic arts and artists.

Duties

Research

  • Conducts research on graphic art in the permanent collection.
  • Publishes significant research related to graphic art collection.

Collections

  • Establishes contacts with donors and dealers and negotiates for gifts and purchases. Proposes objects for acquisition.

Exhibitions

  • Proposes & develops exhibition topics.
  • Ensures completeness and accuracy of all published information associated with exhibitions, including catalogues, brochures, installation graphics and wall text.

Job Requirements

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Qualifications

You must meet these Basic Requirements:

  • Degree: museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field.

OR

  • Combination of education and experience — courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

OR

  • Four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.

In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must have the following Specialized Experience:

  • GS-11: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in researching and coordinating exhibitions of graphic art within an art museum or similar environment.
  • GS-12: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience in researching, developing, interpreting and exhibiting a collection of graphic art within an art museum or similar environment.

Deadline to Apply: September 19, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446984300/

Job Posting: Project Cataloger (PT, Temp), Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

The part-time temporary Project Cataloger will work within a collaborative and collegial environment and report to the Library Manager, providing general cataloging support for the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library. This position is a six month assignment working one day per week.

Responsibilities:

Perform complex copy cataloging of various types of materials across all disciplines, including print, media, digital resources, and other non-print formats.

Requirements:

  • MLS (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited institution, completed or in process
  • Professional cataloging experience
  • Familiarity with MARC format and cataloging rules, including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LCC
  • Experience with an integrated library system (Voyager preferred)
  • Experience with OCLC and Connexion client
  • Working knowledge of standard bibliographic and other reference tools

Full post: http://whitney.org/About/JobPostings# or https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/298bf690-6bfc-4978-9ae3-40efb3aaf9a9