Research + Instruction Librarian in Science/Art at RISD

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for the full-time position of Research + Instruction Librarian with a focus on the sciences, to start in August 2017.

We recognize diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to our learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experiences, scholarship, service, and/or professional practice has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

In this newly conceived entry-level position, the Librarian will engage in research, reference, collection development, and instruction, with an emphasis in the sciences (broadly defined but with a particular emphasis on the natural sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences). The Librarian will work collaboratively to shape and implement multiple literacy practices within the library and on campus. In this capacity, the Librarian will have an affinity for, experience in, and/or an articulated understanding of broad interrelated and creative thinking about art, design, and science information and practice.

The Librarian will be based in Fleet Library and will work in collaboration with library staff as well as other colleagues in the other units within the Dean of Libraries’ interdisciplinary community – The Nature Lab, Campus Exhibitions, and the Writing Center.

We see the Library as a laboratory and platform for creativity and ideas. We seek to create an environment that understands and respects the past while inventing the future. Our approach to research, instruction, and collection development emphasizes strong disciplinary focus with an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens.

As a member of the Research and Instruction team, the Science Librarian engages in research and professional development, library instruction, research assistance, and collection development related to the sciences – with an emphasis on the intersection of science and art practices, broadly defined. In addition, the candidate will engage in outreach to the RISD community – encouraging and creating connections across campus – as well as chair a library committee based on skills and interests. This is a newly imagined position and it reports to the Dean of Libraries.

The RISD Library was founded in 1877 and is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country. The Library is centrally located in an award-winning adaptive reuse space on the first two floors of a former bank – the remainder of the building consists of student housing, dining facilities, and storage. The original banking hall serves as the library’s stunning main reading room. All of the library’s collections reside within the structure – a luxury that allows for resources to be available to the community at all times.

The Library includes an open stack collection of over 100,000 volumes, including a reference section, 1500 RISD masters’ theses, and 330 current periodicals. Specialized collections and storage include another 54,000+ volumes. Print collections focus on art, architecture, and design, with approximately 15% currently focused on supporting areas of the humanities and social and physical sciences. Specialized collections include artists’ books, zines, rare books, an institutional archive, a materials resource library, and a picture collection.

The Library is building its digital platforms and currently hosts and operates an online institutional repository – Digital Commons @RISD – that collects and presents faculty and student research and creative work, college records and history, and materials from specialized collections.

RISD has a distinguished history of providing inspired leadership in art and design education and an ongoing commitment to creative experimentation and risk-taking. This progressive, inquisitive attitude permeates the campus.
Since its founding, RISD has pursued its mission to educate the public about the important role of art and design within society. That pursuit in conjunction with the STEM to STEAM RISD-led initiative makes this position particularly relevant and exciting. The goal of STEAM is to truly explore the combined thinking and practice of scientists, artists, designers, and technologists. The sciences are integrated throughout RISD‘s campus in different departments and are highlighted in the Digital + Media program, increased emphasis on the sciences in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, and the exceptional Edna Lawrence Nature Lab.

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports librarians’ professional practice with sabbaticals, conference funds, and professional development grants. RISD offers a critical review process, which is similar to the tenure process.
All librarians are members of a collective bargaining unit, the Full-time Faculty Association (NEARI/NEA).

Functions/Duties

·         Provide reference and research services by answering questions, advising on appropriate resources, instructing patrons in the use of online and in person catalogs and collections in the arts and sciences.

·         Write and edit resources guides and explore platforms for sharing resources and telling the story of research through technologies and tools.

·         Provide orientation and research instruction – in groups and one-on-one – to RISD students, faculty, and staff with traditional library resources as well as using emerging technologies.

·         Support the development of information literacy (and multiple literacy) practices within the library and across campus.

·         Participate in the promotion, outreach, and marketing of library collections, resources, services, and projects.

·         Contribute to collection development initiatives and build access to science literature and resources with limited resources. Develop a suite of resources that aggregates and curates open access/open data/open source science resources applicable to artists, designers, makers, and creative thinkers across disciplines.

·         Serve on library, college faculty, and administrative committees.

·         Engage in professional development and research activities to advance the profession, your work, and your development as a librarian, colleague, and member of a local and global community.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate is an individual interested in defining, experimenting with, and building information systems, collections, and instruction related to and inspired by the sciences as well as art and design. We are seeking a colleague who has demonstrated (in scholarship, community engagement, education, or practice) creativity and curiosity within the field of librarianship.

·         ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Degree (or relevant experience) in a scientific discipline – with particular emphasis in biology, mathematics, design science, or the physical sciences.

·         One to three years professional experience providing research, reference, instruction, or public service in a library, laboratory, or research setting.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical, as is an ability to think critically and articulate ideas clearly. We are seeking an ideas person who enjoys working on a team and is generous and open to thinking that challenges their own.

·         Ability to work collegially and generously within a small team that is flexible and extremely responsive to users.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Knowledge of contemporary art, architecture, and design, and an awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in an art school setting.

·         Knowledge of print and electronic resources – particularly open access, open data, and open source resources. We are an art school and this position will support scientific research in that context.

·         Ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in the arts, sciences, and related areas.

·         Background in library technologies and emerging technologies – with a curiosity (and healthy skepticism) about current trends.

·         Reading knowledge of a language other than English.

·         Fearlessness (with a healthy dose of common sense)

Candidates who submit their materials before May 15, 2017 are assured full consideration. For more information, visit www.risd.edu/jobs.

Reference Librarian at The Art Institute of Chicago

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

Provides reference, research, and instructional services. Supervises circulation, reception, interlibrary loan, photocopy and copy photography services. Oversees the library’s social media accounts.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Provides reference service at the Reference Desk on a regularly scheduled basis, including Thursdayevenings. Provides reference and research services to museum staff on demand. Responds to written, telephone, and email reference questions as necessary.

·         Oversees incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan operations. Responds to other requests for loans and copies. Uses support and part-time staff as appropriate to provide timely and cost-effective services.

·         Supervises the Circulation Supervisor. Assists Circulation Supervisor with recruiting, training, and supervising full-time Reader Services support staff.

·         Works with the Digital Initiatives and Technologies Librarian to ensure that interlibrary loan hardware and software meet requirements and that the ExLibris Alma Circulation system and related equipment function properly and are used effectively.

·         Assists in providing bibliographic instruction, training and orientations for AIC staff, School of the Art Institute classes, the Libraries’ reference staff and other groups as necessary.

·         Promotes the libraries’ collections and services through developing social media and web content.

·         Serves on the Offsite Project team and Reference Team, as well as other library committees as required.

·         Conducts research and pursues special projects as required.

·         Supervises the Reader Services Department in the absence of the Head of Reader Services.

Qualifications

·         MLS from an ALA-accredited program.

·         Experience providing reference service and bibliographic instruction to a diverse patron base.

·         Experience assisting researchers with accessing archives and special collection materials.

·         Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (printed and electronic) and research methods for Art History.

·         Familiarity with library circulation procedures and trends in access services.

·         Familiarity with the interlibrary loan codes and guidelines, and experience with interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.

·         Experience working with websites, blogs, and social media.

·         Strong commitment to public service and excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with staff from all areas of the library, museum, and school.

·         Supervisory and/or project management experience.

 **Please apply online at: https://hrweb.artic.edu/recruit/applyjob.html

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Digital Asset Manager at The Menil Collection

The Menil Collection: Employment Opportunity

Title:                           Digital Asset Manager

Department:               Collection Management

Reports to:                  Chief Registrar

General Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Registrar, the Digital Asset Manager is charged with developing the infrastructure of the museum’s digital asset platform, and leading efforts in migrating and organizing exiting media, chiefly images, to meet the Menil Collection’s strategic digital initiatives and future implementation of a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).

Specific Duties

  1. Work closely with the Menil Archives, and Curatorial, Communications, Publishing, External Affairs and Conservation Departments, to consolidate the museum-wide image and media usage and storage and establish consistent standards, policies, and procedures regarding the same.
  2. Create and enforce naming taxonomies and metadata scheme, tagging files with relevant and accurate metadata, enforcing asset file standards, and ensure application documentation is up-to-date.
  3. Distribute assets to internal users and external partners.
  4. Enforce digitization and photography standards.
  5. Lead training and education for staff.
  6. With the recent implementation of The Museum System (TMS) and Share Point software, and in the early stages of redeveloping the institution’s website, act as a vital hub within the museum’s larger digital and technological goals.
  7. Facilitate the integration of digital media assets into the TMS database from all museum departments, and work closely with IT staff and staff in departments across the institution to improve access to digital assets for daily use, special projects, and initiatives.
  8. Collaborate with and advise TMS administrator on configuration and customization of the TMS server application and other software for image handling and metadata application.
  9. Provide quality control for all metadata to assure accuracy and consistency across the institution. This includes the developing and managing of metadata tools, controlled vocabularies and other metadata standardization solutions.
  10. Assist in bringing existing assets up to appropriate standards, including reorganization of file directories and metadata cleanup projects.
  11. Provide functional support to individual staff DAM software users with technical support from the TMS administrator.
  12. Work closely with TMS administrator to improve and expand the distribution of and access to still image, video, and other digital assets for museum staff and external clients.

Qualifications

  1. BA or BS in Library Science, Museum Studies, Computer Science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. 3-4 years practical experience in a museum, archives, or library image archive, including: database management, software administration, digital rights management, metadata standards and practices, file formatting, and data migration.
  3. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with staff at all levels across the institution, and with outside organizations and vendors.
  4. Experience with TMS, digital asset management systems, and print and media technologies.
  5. A thorough understanding of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team as well as independently.
  7. Must possess the drive and focus necessary to improve and expand the distribution of and access to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibition assets through digital media.
  8. Team player with the ability to organize information at a high level, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and creatively solve problems.

Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.  Please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to:  Director of Human Resources, The Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.  Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

 

 

 

Paid Fellowship Opportunity: 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Research Library at the Yale Center for British Art will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship through February 1, 2017. Details of the fellowship and instructions on how to apply are at http://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

Job Posting: Archivist, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Purpose
Reporting to the Head, Library Services, the Archivist preserves, arranges, and makes accessible the institutional records of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the people and the community connected to it; provides research service and reference assistance; implements and evaluates archival programs for the Nelson-Atkins staff, researchers, and the community in accordance with best practices and standards; and participates in the institutional records management program of the institution.

Accountabilities
  1. Archive Support: Assists museum staff in identifying internal documents and their sources that have historical, legal, and informational value to the museum, including the determination of lasting value and appropriate formats; works cooperatively with museum staff in planning and implementing projects, including participating in strategic and impact planning with the library staff.
  2. Collection Management: Plans, implements, and directs all aspects of the collections including evaluating, processing, describing, cataloging, creating and maintaining records and databases, finding aids, and other tools and technology facilitating discovery of, and, access to the holdings of the Museum’s archives according to best practices, current standards, and technology in library and archives management.
  3. Conservation – Analyzes physical condition of documents for long-term preservation through basic conservation handling techniques and practices, including preservation digitization; creates and maintains the physical environment for maximum longevity in current formats; and works cooperatively with museum staff to ensure preservation and transferability of historical and current assets, including print, a/v media, photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, ephemera, memorabilia, slides, and born-digital.
  4. Reference and Research: Provides archival reference and research services for in-house staff and external researchers, including researching and answering reference questions, preparing research reports, preparing user support documentation, and conducting research instruction with the library staff for museum staff, external researchers, and the general public.  Creates outreach strategies promoting research in the archival collections.
  5. Planning and Evaluation: Plans and implements goals and programs in the archives which actively support museum strategic initiatives; reports regularly on archives issues, providing textual and statistical reports; and conducts evaluation of archives programs. Participates in discussions, planning, implementation and evaluation for institutional records management, digitization programs and projects, and other initiatives.
  6. Professional Knowledge and Standards: Keeps current with issues, best practices and standards of the archival profession; assures compliance with current intellectual property laws and any other laws or acts that may apply to documents in the custody of the Archives; conforms to professional ethical standards for the museum and the archives profession. Attend and participate in professionally relevant meetings and conferences.
  7. Other:  Performs all other duties as assigned in general support of Library Services and the museum as a whole.
Organization
Reports to the Head, Library Services

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library/ information science, or an accredited archives studies program/related field with two (2) or more years of direct experience or an equal combination of education and experience. Preferred: Additional degree in art history, museum studies or related field.
  • Certification from Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) or the programs of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). Preferred: SAA Digital Archives certification.
  • Minimum two years of demonstrated successful experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections, and reference services.
  • Working knowledge of current metadata and archival descriptive standards, including DACS, EAD, and related MARC 21 and RDA standards. Preferred: VRA core 4 and XML coding skills.
  • Knowledge of the conservation and preservation needs of archival collections in a variety of formats including print, a/v media, photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, ephemera, memorabilia, slides, and born-digital materials; database management, and transfer methods to accessible formats for research and reference.
  • Familiarity with archives management systems and/or content management systems and an understanding of emerging technologies for digital collections, document imaging and conversion systems.
  • Experience presenting archival and historical information and research methods to diverse audiences through diverse media.
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of records management including the creation of record retention schedules, and management of permanent and non-permanent records, including electronic records preservation standards,
  • Demonstrated excellent scholarly research skills and reference services skills for different audiences.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of constituents.
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities.
  • Preferred languages in addition to English:  French, Italian, German
Personal Characteristics
The successful candidate should be:
  • A mission-driven individual with a passion for archives, libraries, history, research, and art; analytical and strategic, yet tactically skilled in translating ideas and principles into practical programming;
  • A collaborator – confident and competent, relationship-focused, with strong skills in building consensus among a diverse group of personalities with different work styles;
  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources, and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into sound, well-organized plans;
  • An individual with outstanding human qualities; one who is straightforward, shares information easily, listens as well as gives advice, and respects the abilities of others; high EQ/emotional intelligence; someone who imparts trust, integrity and solidity and guides others in a similar vein;
  • A graceful communicator and tactful diplomat who cultivates trust and engages the active support of constituents; someone that is able to represent and advance the Nelson-Atkins’ interests with determination;
  • A results-oriented individual, adept at seeing the big-picture, planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through; a hard worker with a high energy level; emotionally mature with a sense of humor and an ability to maintain balance and perspective.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the Archivist is required to stand; walk; prolonged sitting; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The Archivist must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  The Archivist works closely with materials that may cause allergic reactions, particularly to dust and possibly mold, in environments with possible limited ventilation, and must be able to work in a windowless area.

Full post: http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8aa0050632f7d1cf0132fa584077779b&id=8a788247538814f701538acd5347271f

Job Posting: Arts & Art History Archivist, The City of Boise, ID

Summary Statement

Provides proper care for historic municipal records abiding by the Society of American Archivist’s professional standards. Establishes archives, program administration and management, and gains physical and intellectual control over internal citywide collections. Plans for and prioritizes short and long-term care of materials, and develops and implements plans for enhancing public access to archival materials for research and education. Works both independently and collaboratively to ensure comprehensive collection care.

Essential Functions

Works towards gaining physical and intellectual control over dispersed collection and to develop and update essential professional policies. Develops and updates essential policies, plans, procedures, and guides related to collections care, processing, emergency planning, and public access. Works independently and collaboratively with other department staff who manage artifact and art collections to ensure care of city cultural assets. Works diplomatically with staff from other city departments within parameters of the retention schedule and collections policy to process archival materials as well as determine how to integrate and cross-reference multiple city collections and databases. Develops and implements plan for public access to archival records.

Proactively develops and nurtures professional relationships with other local and regional archival collections managers. Develops budget for collection care materials for short and long term and researches and identifies potential funding opportunities. Represents the Arts and History Department at professional archives industry conferences and meetings. (60%)

Processes collections according to professional standards. Oversees the work of collections processing by interns and temporary employees. Orders materials and prioritizes processing to house permanent collections, and identifies needs and priorities for short and long-term care. (30%)

Develops and delivers presentations to city leadership and other city staff related to archives program. Helps to curate exhibits, supports the preservation and exhibit of archives, artifacts and art in all forms. Works with other public outreach teams to identify and participate in community engagement opportunities educating the public about the City’s many exhibits and collections. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or closely related field with certification or specialization in archives and two years of experience processing collections and understanding of arrangement, preservation, and description according to professional archival standards and or equivalent combination of education and or experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to professional archival standards, including the SAA Code of Ethics is needed. Knowledge of collections management practices for three-dimensional artifacts and art.
  • Ability to interpret and explain governing regulations, policies, and procedures; researches areas of responsibility and make procedural recommendations; to operate a PC using word processing, database, and/or spreadsheet software; to consolidate information from various sources into a prescribed format; to manage complex projects from beginning to end; to facilitate group meetings; to communicate well on the phone and in person.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

  • Master’s degree in archival studies program or in history or closely related field with certification/specialization in archives. At least three years demonstrated experience with processing collections and understanding of arrangement, preservation, and description according to professional archival standards. Some knowledge of collections management for three-dimensional artifacts and/or art or ability to learn to help facilitate working with other department staff in overall program caring for archives, artifacts, and art.
  • Ability to interpret and explain governing regulations, policies, and procedures; to research areas of responsibility and make procedural recommendations; to operate a PC using word processing, database, and/or spreadsheet software; to consolidate information from various sources into a prescribed format; to manage complex projects from beginning to end; to facilitate group meetings; to communicate well on the phone and in person.
  • The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Licensing And Other Requirements: Valid drivers license

Special Requirements: All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. Also the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs. The noise level is occasionally moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision and distance vision. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Employees work in/at heights.

Application Deadline: August 18, 2016

Full posthttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/boiseid/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=1500368

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator, American University, Washington, DC

The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the Department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing innovative visual literacy-based curricula. The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises student employees, provides training for faculty in use of electronic media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for acquiring technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field required preferably with a Bachelor’s of Art in Art History.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Three to five years of experience in visual media management
  • Experience working with digital media and digital imaging tools
  • Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support
  • Experience working with a library-type collection, and visual database management systems and supervising workers
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize short- and long-term projects and interest in building relationships across the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Background in and understanding of digital media and digital imaging technologies including Adobe Photoshop, image scanning, digital photography, and presentation tools, including online exhibitions
  • Familiarity with information science, database structures, programming and data entry
  • Familiarity with CONTENTdm. Assessment, cataloging and processing of collection materials and knowledge of on-line image resource tools

Full post: http://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=5809

Job Posting: Asst Archivist, ‘Ulu‘ulu Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i, Kapolei, HI

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Archivist/Reference and Outreach is responsible for the public access reference and outreach activities of ‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i. Duties include:

  • Oversees the daily operations of the outreach department including marketing efforts, developing publications, organizing events, displays, exhibits, blog postings, and social networking;
  • Collaborates with Web Developer to maintain fresh content on website and curate collection-related online exhibits;
  • Oversees the daily operations of the archive instructional efforts including creating instructional and information materials such as online tutorials, surveys and guides;
  • Oversees the daily operations of the reference department, responding to reference questions, duplication and streaming requests, using specialized software programs including MAVIS media asset management system;
  • Provides instruction and assistance to patrons on the use of all archives services;
  • Assists with in-house original programming related to historical and cultural collections;
  • Assists with processing collection materials, including arrangement, description and rehousing;
  • Assists with preservation and reformatting activities including monitoring environmental conditions of stacks and vault, working with analog videotape monitoring and digitizing equipment,
    inspecting collection materials and making recommendations for preservation priorities;
  • Assists with administrative duties for the daily operation of the archives including maintaining and ordering office and archival supplies, communication with building facilities staff, communication with UH administration;
  • Assists with coordinating projects for archive’s internship and volunteer programs;
  • Creates and implements standard reference procedures according to archival industry best practices and trains and oversees appropriate staff and interns in reference related activities;
  • Oversees the daily operations of the reference department, responding to reference questions, duplication and streaming requests, using specialized software programs including MAVIS media asset management system;
  • Communicates directly with a diverse group of the public including archive researchers, patrons, and users, faculty, staff, students, filmmakers, broadcasters, and media makers;
  • Acts as department liaison and communicates with UHWO Events and Communications Departments to ensure proper marketing and coordination of public events, screenings, and exhibits;
  • Creates and conducts instruction sessions for UHWO faculty, staff and students on researching ‘Ulu‘ulu’s collections;
  • Attends and presents at national professional archival conferences and workshops about archival reference and outreach in order to keep abreast of industry standards and their application to ‘Ulu‘ulu.
    Compiles monthly and annual statistics, analyzes results and runs reports related to reference and outreach;
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Arts and Sciences with major coursework related to library and information science, creative media, and/or film and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for public access reference and outreach activities in an academic library or archival setting; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  • Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of reference and outreach in an academic setting as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  • Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with reference and outreach in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  • Knowledge of social networking channels.
  • Knowledge of various film formats (e.g. 8mm, Super8, 16mm, 35mm), and videotape formats in a wide variety of obsolete playback systems (e.g. 2” Quad, 1”, 3/4” Umatic, Betacam SP).
  • Knowledge of the film and video production process and materials associated with a production.
  • Knowledge of digital video and audio file formats.
    Experience with SAMMA Solo, Final Cut Pro, or other videotape digitizing system.
  • Experience with MAVIS or other integrated media asset management software.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Evidence of strong critical thinking skills.
  • Experience in a collaborative and collegial setting.
  • Productive attitude and enthusiasm for an innovative and changing environment.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with Climate Notebook environmental analysis software.
  • Knowledge of Hawaiian media history, culture, and language.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences.
  • Ability to lift 20-30 pound boxes.

Closing date: June 3, 2016

To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, resume, UH Form 64A (attach resume), names of 3 professional references, and a duplicate copy of your official transcript showing highest degree (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire). Application materials should be e-mailed as a MS Word or PDF file attachment to: uhwohr@hawaii.edu. Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Please do not include any self-identifying photos, they will be redacted. Please redact references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.

Inquiries: UHWO HR Office: 808-689-2525; uhwohr@hawaii.edu

‘Ulu’ulu Moving Image Archive of Hawai’ihttp://uluulu.hawaii.edu

Full post: http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/wuh/Jobs/NAdvert/23083

Job Posting: Assistant Curator, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

The Yellowstone Art Museum seeks a smart, curious, and energetic specialist in the fine arts for the position of Assistant Curator. This is a position for a serious entry-level curatorial professional with a good eye and a strong interest in contemporary American art. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a B.A. or B.F.A. in art, art history, museum studies, or similar, and two years of relevant experience. Requirements include excellent communication skills, both written and oral; graphic design abilities; project management skills; inventiveness; a strong work ethic; excellent attention to detail; and a desire to help exciting visual arts exhibitions and programs become a reality. Submit a resume, cover letter, and three references. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to bring recent samples of their graphic designs. This is a fulltime, exempt position with a salary in the mid-30s. AA, EOE

Reports to: Senior Curator

Supervisory responsibilities: None

Status: Fulltime, exempt

Position summary:
The Assistant Curator assists the Senior Curator and other curatorial department staff with exhibition curation, planning, and design, as well as department organization and support. The position is also responsible for graphic design for the museum’s exhibitions and related needs.

Primary responsibilities:

Permanent collection

  • Assist in the refinement of a permanent collection that will further growth of a distinctive identity for the institution.
  • Assist in the preparation of accession recommendations.
  • Assist with timely and accurate cataloging of new acquisitions; catalog existing works in the permanent collection as time permits.
  • Respond to public inquiries about art and collection artists within areas of expertise.

Resources on art, artists, and museum’s exhibition history

  • Work with the Registrar to organize and maintain exhibition and collection images and records to provide easy access to all files.
  • Maintain readily accessible and up-to-date image selection on museum’s shared drive relating to current and upcoming temporary exhibitions.
  • Organize and maintain individual artist files to expedite retrieval of information.
  • Maintain temporary exhibition log and archive past exhibition files appropriately.

Department support

  • Assist with curatorial correspondence to provide prompt, accurate, and professional contact with all artists, volunteers, and other museum professionals.
  • Organize all incoming proposals and deliver prompt response to artists and other lenders as directed by Senior Curator and/or Executive Director.

Exhibition support

  • Assist in the development and writing of exhibition concepts, interpretive copy, catalog essays, and other written material, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate activity with guest curators, exhibition brokers, contractors, and other in support of a varied temporary exhibition program. The Assistant Curator will often take the department’s organizational lead on incoming pre-curated exhibitions.
  • Assist in the management of temporary exhibition planning calendars.
  • Assist with curatorial research as requested by Senior Curator and/or Executive Director.
  • Work with education staff to achieve appropriate interpretive planning for exhibitions.
  • Assist with the preparation of object labels or other exhibition needs as requested.
  • Assist with the physical movement and installation of art objects to ensure safety of art and people.
  • Serve as courier for art and exhibitions, as needed.

Graphic design

  • Develop collateral materials for temporary exhibitions, including announcement cards, gallery graphics, catalogs, and other needs.
  • Assist in the preparation of site signage and other general graphic needs, as requested.
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to ensure coordinated design of all exhibition-related communications and appropriate recognition of sponsors.

Secondary responsibilities

  • Participate in departmental planning meetings, full staff meetings, project-specific meetings, and trustee committee meetings, as requested. Participate in strategic planning with other staff, trustees, and appropriate committees.
  • Review marketing, education, and other material produced on art, the museum’s collection, and the exhibitions to ensure accuracy.
  • Coordinate with facility rentals, special events, and security staff to ensure a safe and hospitable environment.
  • Represent the institution within the local and professional communities.
  • Train and supervise volunteers.
  • Consult on submissions for retail sale, the Art Auction, and Summerfair, as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum skills and qualifications:

  • BA or BFA
  • Two years’ relevant curatorial or gallery experience
  • A passionate interest in art and knowledge of regional and/or contemporary American art
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite, digital image management, InDesign
  • Excellent design abilities
  • Good physical shape: able to climb ladders, lift 40+ pounds, and operate machinery (with training)
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Detail-oriented, manual dexterity, problem-solving abilities
  • Valid Montana driver’s license

How to apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to curator@artmuseum.org, or mail to Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101

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Job Posting: Archivist, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

General Description

The Archivist is responsible for the accessioning, organization, description, digitization, and maintenance of Institute records and unprocessed special collections comprised of material in all formats. The successful candidate will manage content delivery and digital archiving, ensuring application of best practices related to long-term digital preservation, accessibility, copyright, and emerging methods of scholarly communication.

Duties and Responsibilities

Records Management

  • Ensures compliance from, timely transfer and accessioning of appropriate documents, and prompt and accurate reference and research services to internal departments, such as Alumni, Business, Communications, Concert Office, Dean, Development, Library, Preparatory, Recording Arts, Registrar, and Student Affairs.
  • Organizes and backs up text, audio, video, and born-digital files on the library’s server.
  • Oversees inventory control of Institute records and archival collections, including shelving and paging materials to and from remote storage.

Collections Processing

  • Processes Institute-related special collections, devising archival arrangement, description, housing, and creating finding aids.
  • Coordinates with Resource Description Librarian to provide access to archival material through Catalyst, the library’s online catalog, and OCLC/WorldCat.
  • Works with the Outreach and Digital Learning Librarian to post finding aids online, update Archives web pages, promote materials and services through social media, and curate digital exhibits.
  • Encodes finding aids with links to digitized items.
  • Works with department head to: 1) identify funding, collaborations, and opportunities to process, preserve, and promote archival and special collection materials; 2) review and assess of gift collections; and, 3) assist in the preparation and writing of grant proposals.

Preservation / Digitization

  • Prioritizes Institute records and liaises with internal departments to identify and electronically organize and share high-priority materials for digitization.
  • Works with Resource Description Librarian to prepare metadata and promote global discovery of digitized archival material through CONTENTdm, the library’s content management system.
  • Collaborates with Recording Arts and Systems on implementing large-scale digitization and storage of retrospective and current student, guest artist, and ensemble sound recordings, moving-image materials, and concert and recital programs.
  • Identifies, organizes, preserves, and coordinates access to other audio and visual material, including LP and 78-rpm recordings, and reel-to-reel, cassette, and video tapes, by transferring to a digital format.
  • Surveys and develops preservation plan for obsolete audio formats, including acetate, aluminum, and instantaneous discs.

Reference

  • Provides reference services and research support for archival and digital collections to users worldwide, responding to requests in person or by e-mail, mail, and phone.
  • Pulls and reshelves items requested from the Filby Rare Book Room, supervising and recording all use. Monitors all use and collects statistics for reporting and evaluation of staffing and services.

Service

  • Receives requests and issues permissions to publish, broadcast, and perform material held by the Peabody Archives.
  • Works with JHU’s Curator of Cultural Properties on managing Peabody’s art collections.
  • Trains and supervises student assistants and interns working in Archives.
  • Works with librarians, media specialists, and archivists from other Hopkins libraries to implement University policy, retention schedules, and best practices.
  • Represents the library and Archives on relevant University-wide committees and groups.
  • Is active professionally, contributes to the field, and pursues appropriate professional development activities to stay informed of best practices, new trends, and innovative technologies.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in music or relevant musical background. ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, archival studies, or sound or moving-image preservation, or equivalent in training and experience. Two years of experience working with special collections or in an archive.

Special Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience processing and digitizing print, audio, and visual materials.
  • Ability to physically engage with the collection, including lifting up to 40 pounds and using ladders and step stools.
  • Working knowledge of descriptive and metadata encoding standards: EAD, MARC 21, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, XML.
  • Experience with and content management systems for Archives, such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or CONTENTdm, and institutional repositories (e.g., Fedora).
  • Knowledge of audio recording equipment, history, and formats, including 78-rpm discs, magnetic tape, and LPs.
  • Awareness of current and emerging trends, best practices, and technologies in the preservation of audiovisual materials.
  • Understanding of copyright issues as related to sound recordings, archival materials, and digitization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Music.
  • Archival certification, formal archival education, or coursework in archival studies.
  • Familiarity with platforms used to host digital collections or digital exhibits (e.g., Omeka, CONTENTdm) and institutional repositories (e.g., Fedora).
  • Knowledge of major music reference sources.

 

Full post: http://jobs.jhu.edu/jhujobs/jobview.cfm?reqId=308271&postId=8876