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Job Opportunity: Digital Project Coordinator, The Cleveland Museum of Art


The Digital Project Coordinator is a vital position for the Digital Innovation and Technology Services department. The coordinator assists the CDIO with all innovative, cross-departmental projects and participates in important strategic meetings. The Digital Project Coordinator works closely with the Digital Project Manager on all outward-facing digital projects such as ARTLENS Gallery and the website. The ideal candidate is reliable, possesses excellent communication skills, works well in a fast-paced environment, and is passionate about the use of digital in museums.


  • B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably from a business or information technology background with an interest in digital and/or analytics; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong digital office skills
  • Ability to learn new skills as needed
  • Experience working in a collaborative work environment



  • Act as a project manager for museum projects such as the museum-wide analytics project and integrated library system (ILS) selection
  • Manage the schedule for the CDIO and other Digital Projects
  • Work with the Digital Project Manager to assist projects and prepare minutes, organize meetings, and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Update content on the ArtLens Wall and Zoom/Reveal Wall
  • Edit drafts for papers and presentations on ARTLENS Gallery, Open Access, and other digital innovation projects
  • Work with communications to prepare social media images and text to promote CMA’s digital initiatives
  • Manage travel and create expense reports for the Digital/Technology department

Application Materials: Resume and 3 professional references.

To Apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLE1004CMA/JobBoard/14a13635-e1f1-6802-5aba-82b151e8c57b/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=ba0f7f5a-c3d7-4dd2-86e3-4419202b1a1f

Job Opportunity: Cataloging Librarian, The Cleveland Museum of Art


The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a Cataloging Librarian.

The Ingalls Library is a nationally recognized art research library founded in 1916, with 500,000+ volumes in all formats reflecting the encyclopedic art collection of the museum and with particular depth in Asian art, French decorative arts, European Painting and Sculpture and Modern Art.  The library works closely with the Museum Archives to offer comprehensive access to art information and serve the general public, independent researchers and all museum departments, and students from every school and degree level–including graduate students and faculty in the Cleveland Museum of Art/Case Western Reserve University Joint Program in Art History and Museum Studies.

The Cataloging Librarian oversees all aspects of the cataloging department of the Ingalls library to ensure organization and bibliographic control of library resources in all formats in support of research.  The position is responsible for leading development, implementation and evaluation of cataloging, and metadata policies and practices.  The position supervises cataloging activities and workflows, metadata and quality control of all library materials. The position participates in the Senior Staff Group and the Technical Services Management Team.


Master’s degree in library science (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited program. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in art history or related field preferred.  A minimum of three years experience in an academic or research library with at least two years cataloging experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Supervisory experience required.  Familiarity with integrated library systems and OCLC required.  Working knowledge of at least two foreign languages preferred as well as a proficiency in using dictionaries for other foreign languages.  Demonstrated knowledge of current metadata and cataloging standards, such as MARC, EAD, and Dublin Core.  Working knowledge of AACR2/RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Library of Congress classification. Project management experience preferred.  Demonstrated organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills including the ability to create policy; supervise staff, work-study students, volunteers and interns; and prioritize and manage workflow, projects, and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a dynamic environment.  Excellent research, and oral and written communication skills. The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


  • Supervise and perform all administrative duties related to cataloging staff, work-study students, interns, practicum students, and volunteers by prioritizing, organizing, and assigning work; training and evaluating staff; reviewing work in progress; and updating Director of Ingalls Library on status of projects and assignments.
  • Set standards for quality of records produced by cataloging department. Act as a resource for cataloging department staff members for questions concerning the cataloging of any item with special attention to complex materials.  Revise daily cataloging work as necessary, including making corrections to description, subject analysis, classification, and authority source information, and ensure that completed cataloging complies with the required local and national standards.
  • Perform original and copy cataloging of books and non-book materials in English and all other European languages for the library utilizing national cataloging standards, including MARC, AACR2/RDA, LCSH, and LCCN.
  • Coordinate outsourcing of all Asian language and Western language materials, including selection of materials, negotiation of contracts, oversight of shipments, and establishment of criteria for quality control.
  • Resolve complex cataloging and authority problems, including maintenance of bibliographic database records, making changes, additions, deletions, and merges in the bibliographic and authority files as necessary.
  • Provide backup support for cataloging staff as needed.
  • As directed, establish name authority headings for ArtNACO funnel project, including research and application of Library of Congress rules for the establishment of headings. Oversee library’s participation in the ArtNACO funnel project including revision of authority records, resolution of problems, training of staff, and liaising with ArtNACO coordinator.
  • Maintain proficiency in all essential functions of OCLC and integrated library system, including assisting with implementation of new system in fall 2019.

To Apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLE1004CMA/JobBoard/14a13635-e1f1-6802-5aba-82b151e8c57b/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c35952d3-885f-44fd-8038-f96deb29df36

Job Opportunity: Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian, College of the Holy Cross


Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions.  A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspectives, talents, and passions that each employee contributes to its learning community.  To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members – students, faculty and staff.  The College’s commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education.  Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility.  We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness.  Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.


As part of Research, Teaching & Learning, the Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian will serve as the Visual Literacy specialist for the libraries, and provide research and instruction (including personal research sessions) not only for the Department of Visual Arts but also for the broader campus. Manage collections (including selecting and de-selecting) and discovery/access for Visual Arts, which includes the Nevins Collection for the Study of Comics and Graphic Novels; pursue professional development and stay abreast of best practices in the field. Initiate and collaborate on projects involving digital images, and advise on assessment efforts around Visual Literacy. Demonstrate proficiency with copyright and fair use policy. Serve as liaison to Visual Arts and other departments as appropriate. Serve on internal and campus-wide committees and teams.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Report to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning
  • Serve as primary Visual Literacy specialist
  • Hire, train & supervise student worker(s) as appropriate
  • Provide reference, research by appointment, and instruction as part of RTL’s mission, especially to those enrolled in Visual Arts courses
  • Serve as liaison to one or more departments
  • Serve as cluster librarian to Montserrat, on rotation
  • Collaborate with other RTL librarians to promote and support research and instruction
  • Manage collection and instruction needs of the Visual Arts Department
  • Stay abreast of copyright laws and associated copyright issues in higher education
  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in Art History required. ALA-accredited MLIS required. MA in Art History preferred.
Intermediate knowledge of image creation and image discovery/access system management
Intermediate knowledge of library systems and current practices.
Entry level classroom experience, both for Art History and for disciplines beyond Visual Arts.
Basic understanding of copyright law, intellectual freedom, and ethical use of information.

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to librarianship.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Visual Arts curriculum and resources in academia.
  • High comfort level in teaching and presenting to a group.
  • Easy to collaborate with, willing to work on a team toward a common goal.
  • Collegiality and ability to mentor student workers.
  • Commitment to professional development and scholarship; participation in the broader professional community.
  • Excellent innovation/creativity.
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive  and supportive environment.


This is a full time, exempt level position.

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits


In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

To Apply: https://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=C82E1641BB57E19B59C4ED758550483C?JOBID=112800



Job Opportunity: Collections Specialist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

About the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: This is a full-time position with a June 2023 end date

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is renovating its Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, which houses preeminent collections from three distinct areas: sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, and the Ancient Americas (AAOA). These collections consist of over 12,000 archaeological and historic works of art, in a range of organic and inorganic media including wood sculptures with complex surface designs, composite fiber objects, fragile archaeological metals, and numerous objects with historic repairs.

The architectural firm wHY in collaboration with AAOA staff has developed a dynamic design to display over 2,000 works of art within the newly renovated 40,000 square foot gallery space. This project requires a complete gallery deinstallation, a renovation and reorganization of permanent storage locations, updates to structural and mechanical features, and reinstallation in the renovated space. The project will include the temporary and permanent relocation of approximately 5,000 works of art within the institution.

The project Collections Specialist will be a key member of the collections team working closely with the project Assistant/Associate Conservator(s) as well as AAOA permanent staff and the other project Collections Specialist in all activities related to the care of the collections during the enabling work and renovation of the AAOA galleries. This position will require a high degree of manual dexterity, physical activity, and ability to work closely with other team members.


●     Plans and implements the fabrication of new storage housing under the guidance of the project assistant/associate conservator.

●     Plans and implements the appropriate support and protection for all artworks during transportation, installation, and in storage.

●     Transportation of large quantities of artworks between galleries as well as temporary and permanent storerooms.

●     Ensures and maintains the appropriate physical environment including cleanliness of spaces and equipment for the safety of the collection.

●     Assist with the set-up of AAOA storage spaces and other spaces as necessary.

●     Monitors and updates collection-move data, such as dimensions, locations, components, etc., into The Museum System (TMS), collection management software, under the guidance of the AAOA departmental Collections Specialist.

●     Compiles and maintains documentation, digitally and in physical files, including collections files and documentary photography

●     Other duties as assigned.


●     Minimum 2 years working with museum collections preferred.

●     Excellent organizational, management, and communication skills required.

●     Excellent hand skills, attention to detail, and ability to produce consistent results.

●     Intermediate knowledge of archival materials and best practices in collections care.

●     Basic documentary photography and post-production skills.

●     Formal or on-the-job training and experience in handling and moving 3-dimensional artworks required, familiarity with fragile composite objects preferred.

●     Demonstrated ability to create storage supports and containers for 3-dimensional works of art required.

●     Demonstrated ability to adapt and produce high-level results on multiple projects with shifting priorities.

●     Ability to work independently and in collaboration/coordination with collections, conservation, curatorial, and administrative staff.

●     Proactive task management required

●     Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds, work on ladders and in awkward spaces.

●     Familiarity with the following software preferred: (TMS) The Museum System – collection management software, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Knowledge and Education:

●     MA in Museum Studies or Conservation preferred, BA or BS required

To Apply: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1321745015/

Job Opportunity: Assistant Archivist, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

About the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: This is a full-time position with a June 2023 end date

Under the direction of the Managing Archivist, participates in the preparation of Museum archival collections for transfer to offsite storage.


  • Rehouse archival collections into storage containers appropriate for transfer to offsite storage
  • Prepare file-level and box-level inventories of archival collections utilizing Archivist’s Toolkit and Excel
  • Create and update Watsonline library catalog records for archival collections
  • Apply barcodes to archival containers and stage all materials for retrieval by outside movers
  • Facilitate load-out of archival collections by outside mover
  • Other duties as assigned


Experience and Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook and Excel
  • Experience with Archivists Toolkit database and Sierra bibliographic software preferred
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds
  • 1-3 years experience in an archives or special collections library preferred

Knowledge and Education:

  • BA degree; some completed coursework towards an MS in Information/Library Science or MA in History/Archival Management.
  • Familiarity with archival preservation and bibliographic software

To Apply: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1321738168/

Job Opportunity: Visual Resources Specialist, Macalester College

Purpose of Position

Macalester College seeks to hire a part-time Visual Resources Specialist to work in the Art and Art History Department. This position is responsible for maintaining and developing the Art & Art History Department’s digital image collection-and supporting the use of digital media in teaching and research. It also provides integral departmental support for the teaching of Art & Art History. This position requires approximately 17.75 hours a week. Apply by July 20, 2019.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with Art Historians on image scanning and procurement. Provide teaching materials and classroom technology support for faculty upon request.
  • Provide support for the departmental web page and community outreach, including advertisements, posters, and social media
  • Curate, maintain and develop the  Art & Art History Digital Image Collection
  • Oversee student workers and schedules. Initiates and supervises image acquisition, quality, description, and access
  • Create and maintain data dictionary with set vocabulary for consistent searches

   Secondary Responsibilities

  • Serves as a local resource for technical support and specialized questions in digital media
  • Works with Gallery Curator to create a database of Macalester Art  Collection


  • Bachelor’s degree in Art and/or Art History required
  • Minimum of 1 year of Visual Resource experience required
  • Required experience with content management systems (CONTENT dm), Xcel, ArtStor, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and knowledge of digital scanning techniques and standards
  • Experience with Macintosh and PC platforms required
  • Proficiency in digital imaging practices and metadata standards (Dublin Core/VRA Core)
  • Basic knowledge of art history and knowledge of CAA and VRA Fair Use Guidelines
  • Excellent technical skills, with specific knowledge related to digital imaging and database management and use of Photoshop
  • Basic proficiency to be able to manage digital projectors, professional ink jet printers, digital cameras, computers, and other digital tools
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Experience with budget management

Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than July 20, 2019.

Review of applications will begin immediately. This posting will remain open until filled.

Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.


This position is not eligible for benefits but has access to Macalester community benefits and discounts. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.macalester.edu/employmentser vices/benefits/.

Job Opportunity: Research + Instruction Librarian, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.

Position Summary
As part of a collaborative and dynamic team at the John M. Flaxman Library, the Research + Instruction Librarian performs highly specialized duties in the areas of library Research, Public Services, and Instruction, to support and fully engage in the educational mission of the School and the success of its students. The Research + Instruction Librarian builds relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their information needs; serves as a liaison to several departments, develops and teaches a variety of instructional programs, and provides general research help and guides library users in identifying, accessing, and evaluating information in all formats. We’re looking for someone with a commitment to art and design education; and a commitment to and demonstrated knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and equity issues as related to research, instruction, and user-centered public service.

Public Service:

  • Provides all forms of research and reference services for students, faculty, and other library patrons, including but not limited to research consultations, in-person and email reference assistance, and general public services at all main service points.
  • Engages and participates in ongoing assessment of library collections, policies, and services.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Library + Special Collections and across campus to optimize the user experience in relation to library collections and services.
  • In collaboration with the Research and Access Services Librarian and staff, develops and maintains internal and external communications and statistical data.
  • In the absence of Research and Access Services Librarian and other staff, provides oversight and supervision to student workers or practicum/interns as assigned.

Teaching + Learning:

  • Works closely with the research and instruction team to design and develop in-class and other forms of instructional programs and services.
  • Designs and produces a variety of instructional and information literacy-related materials.
  • Engages faculty and other staff to integrate information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum at SAIC.
  • Performs highly specialized, professional duties in the areas of library Research, Public Service, and Instruction, to support and fully engage in the educational mission of the School and the success of its students.
  • Participates in ongoing assessment of information literacy instruction programs and student learning.
  • Proactively engages the School’s agenda for student success.

Outreach + Engagement:

  • Develops activities, outreach tools, or programs that support social justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity as outlined in SAIC policies and strategic plans.
  • Designs and implements outreach initiatives that actively promote and increase awareness of collections, resources, and services to faculty, students, and key constituents.
  • Serves on Library + Special Collections working groups and committees and represents the library through the participation in other internal and external committees, organizations, and associations.
  • Actively engages faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject disciplines and/or departments in order to develop strong working relationships and integrate the library resources and collections in curricula and research projects.


  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related field.
  • Background in the arts or humanities.
  • Some experience working in a library, archive, or similar institution.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current issues and best practices for library Research, Reference and Instruction.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in public service and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of vendors and delivery systems for current reference resources.
  • Understanding of instructional methods and measures used by libraries.
  • Proficiency using standard office software, web services, and networked environments.
  • Proficiency using social media relevant to library outreach and instruction.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team or independently.


  • Professional experience in a similar position, especially at a school of art, design, or architecture.
  • Proficiency using integrated library systems (ILS), OCLC, and/or other standard library technologies.
  • Experience working in art- or design-related fields, especially at an independent, non-profit college of art and design.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Degree(s) in the visual arts, design, or architecture.

For fullest consideration please apply HERE

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

Job Opportunity: Digital Asset Manager, National Museum of Women in the Arts


The Digital Asset Manager works as part of the project team responsible for the administration of NMWA’s digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Manager assists the library director in creating policies and procedures, workflows, and user guides to use with the DAMS and future digitization projects. This individual is also responsible for reviewing and organizing all images on the network drives, adding appropriate metadata, and beginning the process of digitizing items and preparing selected items for public access. This is a four-year contract position.


  • Overseeing the digital asset management system, Asset Bank, to include look-and-feel customization, bulk uploads, cataloging, user accounts and privileges, and access and organization
  • Communicating with stakeholders to understand their needs and accommodating them in a way that preserves descriptive standards
  • Managing digital content influx from multiple sources
  • Documenting workflows and training staff in use of DAMS
  • Establishing levels of access that acknowledge issues of copyright and internal ownership
  • Performing regular review and clean-up of network files
  • Collaborating with LRC staff on issues of collection digitization
  • Keeping current with developments in the field of digital asset management, fair use, and copyright as they apply to cultural heritage collections, and digital imaging
  • Communicating with Bright, Asset Bank’s vendor, for technical support and general questions
  • Promoting use of the DAMS among staff and others
  • Overseeing interns on projects related to the DAMS and digitization


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in art, museum studies, or art history and/or knowledge of women artists preferred. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent focusing on digital curation and/or archiving preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies in cultural institutions, including digitization and web-based services
  • Demonstrated success working with digital asset management solutions and workflows
  • Demonstrated work in metadata creation and familiarity with metadata standards
  • Enthusiasm for creating order from disorder and making workflows efficient
  • Solid technical background with managing technical projects and/or hands-on technical experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, service orientation, and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and to show initiative in outreach to fellow staff members
  • Strong computer skills and experience with standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office software


$40,000-$42,000 annually

Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to HR@nmwa.org. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.


Job Opportunity: Music Librarian, Westminster Choir College of Rider University

WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE OF RIDER UNIVERSITY, Princeton, New Jersey, is looking for a Music Librarian (reference, and collection development, and other duties as needed).

Description: Talbot Library seeks an energetic, and self-motivated individual who has an interest in working in a highly focused music library that emphasizes collegiality and genuine decision-making authority in key areas of library policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be engaged in a range of library tasks.

Primary responsibilities are providing reference services to library users, and participating in collaborative collection development; additional responsibilities include catalog maintenance, participation in the development of departmental policies and procedures, assistance with staff training, and committee work. Reference responsibilities are scheduled in rotation with the other librarians (including some evenings and weekends). Opportunities exist to assist in developing and participating in the library instruction program. Participation in library and university committees and in professional associations is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited M.L.S.; undergraduate degree in music; public services experience at a reference desk; bibliographic knowledge of two foreign languages; ability to work both cooperatively and independently and to contribute positively to a collegial team environment; strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Second graduate degree and scholarly/musical activity are required for promotion and for tenure.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of Sierra or similar ILS; experience working with textual databases and streaming media databases, services, and technologies; graduate degree in music.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.

How to Apply / Contact
Applicants must apply directly for Position No. 300450 through our website at:  http://rider.peopleadmin.com/postings/6081

Please attach: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement outlining commitment to diversity and evidence working with and teaching diverse students; and the names and contact information for three references. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position.

Job Opportunity: Program Manager, Rare Book School / Charlottesville VA

Program Manager, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage

Rare Book School (RBS) seeks a motivated, collaborative individual to join its team as Program Manager for the School’s new Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage. The individual filling this position will manage and conduct the day-to-day work of the program. Ideally, the individual will have some knowledge of multicultural collections, and will also have some experience in facilitating or conducting education, outreach, and/or advocacy for issues pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate should be fully conversant with cultural competencies. The position requires excellent communication skills and attention to detail, as well as experience with event planning and managing payments. The position entails the following tasks:

  • advise and provide guidance for applicants, fellows, and other possible participants regarding course selection, application procedures, orientation to the program, and other fellowship activities. Such guidance might take place through email or phone correspondence, informational webinars, or the preparation of written guidelines;
  • recruit applicants to and promote the fellowship program, through the production of a brochure, publication of fellowship information to a program web page, and the creation and distribution of recruitment letters to allied organizations and individuals;
  • create and update admissions materials and process applications;
  • coordinate local arrangements and help plan content for fellowship activities, including committee meetings, orientations, field schools, and conference workshops;
  • deploy, collect, analyze, and aggregate results of evaluation surveys (some training provided by assessment consultants);
  • track and initiate program-related payments and reimbursements, and monitor spending against budget; and
  • help with preparation of internal and external reporting.

This position requires a service-oriented person who is highly committed to the educational aims of the School and the Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, superior written and oral communication skills, provide evidence of organizational acumen and exceptional attention to detail, and must exhibit initiative, optimism, and the ability to listen well. The candidate must be collegial and able to work as part of a team. Preferred candidates will have familiarity with and special collections librarianship and/or diversity initiatives in cultural heritage institutions. Other desirable qualifications include the ability to travel occasionally for fellowship activities, previous experience in successfully managing projects and managing or mentoring people, and an advanced degree (e.g., MLIS, MA).

This is a full-time, five-year position with a grant-funded starting annual salary of $50,000. Benefits include health insurance (including dental and vision); long-term disability; and 403b retirement plan, including employer’s matching contribution (after one year). To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and a short sample of professional writing to (rbs_hr@virginia.edu). We welcome inquiries. Applications should be tendered before 15 July, if at all possible; thereafter, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a successful applicant is found.

Rare Book School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.