Job Opportunity: Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Provide leadership within the Library, working collaboratively across campus, with the local community, and with national and international partners to create and support traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff. Work with all faculty and students, the Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of research, teaching, and learning through film and media. Serve as liaison to the University’s Film Studies Program. Collaborate with all faculty to select, manage and develop film collections to support this area and other areas as assigned. The Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will be a change agent, partner, and resource person for all library staff involved in facilitating faculty and student projects related to and incorporating film and the cinematic arts and will be expected to conduct regular scans of the campus environment to identify emerging areas of interest. Manage the University Libraries film collections, both digital and analog, and recommend strategic priorities for the physical and digital development of the film collection. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists as well as scholars of film and media to campus is integral to the position, as will be programming screenings and organizing special events.

Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.

***Review of Applications will begin June 15th and continue until filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Create instructional resources and tutorials, provide instruction, and offer research and consultation appointments to students in liaison areas and to other members of the campus and community as required, using pedagogical best practices and current instructional technologies.
  • Coordinate the selecting, ordering, promoting, and presentation of programs in the International Film Series, ChinaFest and African Film Weekend. Provide public introductions for selected films.
  • Collaborate with liaisons and appropriate divisions within the library to create, coordinate and manage best practices for film, audio and image collection maintenance, growth and preservation.
  • Create and maintain research guides and web content that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of critical information literacy practices for students and faculty in liaison areas.
  • Maintain knowledge of the legal landscape and licensing for digital media especially in the area of streaming and performance rights. Participate in university wide development and implementation of policies related to digital rights management, copyright and intellectual property standards.
  • Conduct environmental scans of all campus departments in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to film and media studies. Align resources as appropriate to support these departments.
  • Supervise and evaluate Media Scheduling Manager/Student Assistant Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Specialized knowledge of film history and digital media.
  • Experience representing a library to external stakeholders and engaging in consortia and community projects or programs.
  • Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
  • Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the University of Richmond libraries.
  • Demonstrated engagement in reference and instructional services, user experience, and assessment of services.
  • Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of reference, instruction, access, assessment, user experience or with the use of instructional technology.
  • Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • 2-4 years’ current experience working with film collections in an academic library or educational setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in the humanities, with particular focus on the history and theory of film and media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, archivists and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities research.

Desired:

  • Bachelors in a related subject area.
  • A second advanced degree (M.A/M.S.) in a related subject area is preferred.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position.
  • The position requires evening and weekend instruction/research coverage and attendance at film showings and related programming as needed throughout the school year.

https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=603

Job Opportunity: Archives Technician (Cataloger), Term, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

This position is located in the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (FSA). The galleries are devoted to the research, acquisition, exhibition, care, and management of the collections of Asian art in each museum and American art in the Freer Gallery. The two museums are co administered and share the same staff; however, they maintain separate identities. The collections of both museums are complementary, and provide extensive resources for original research, exhibitions, and the preservation of the cultural heritage of Asia.

The incumbent applies expert research techniques to serve as a manuscripts collections cataloger, responsible for creating online records representing overall collections, series, and item descriptions illustrated with digital representations. The records are made available online through the Smithsonian’s Collections Search Center (CSC).

Duties:

  • Cataloging extensive holdings of documents, photographs, drawings and ephemera relating to the history, scholarship and appreciation of Asian and Near Eastern art, archaeological and architecture.
  • Link records to digital surrogates uploaded into the Smithsonian’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS).
  • Support the identification of portions of collections to be cataloged and made available online and research the accuracy and thoroughness of catalog entries.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/404204000

Job Posting: Film & Media Librarian, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

The Film & Media Librarian provides general research and academic technology assistance to students, faculty and staff. This support includes serving as a library liaison to assigned departments. As a liaison, the person in this position promotes the wide range of services offered by the library, developing strong working relationships with faculty, and preparing for changes in the curriculum and teaching methods being used. The Film & Media Librarian teaches information skills, provides one-on-one consultations, and creates research guides and other instructional materials. The person in this position is responsible for development of specific areas of the library’s collection.

A special focus for this position is film and media creation and curation. The Film & Media Librarian provides expert assistance with curricular and library needs related to video creation, and serves as the library’s curator for physical and digital visual media.

Research & Instruction

  • Serve as a library liaison to assigned departments.
  • Develop strong working relationships with faculty through regular communication and outreach.
  • Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources.
  • Educate students and other researchers in library and information skills, for example through course-related workshops that incorporate learning outcomes, active learning exercises, and assessment.
  • Create and maintain research guides,library web pages and other online instruction materials; make content and design decisions based on user needs.
  • Conduct research consultations and provide research assistance at public service points.
  • Provide assistance with curricular development, for example through collaborative collection development. Also take on shared responsibility for collection development for general research use.
  • Maintain subject and technical expertise in a rapidly evolving field through ongoing education, professional development and collaboration, and other scholarly activity.
  • Provide positive representation of the library across Middlebury by attending relevant workshops, meetings and events.
  • Work cooperatively with others in the library and beyond, and accept direction from supervisors.
  • Contribute to routine tasks and annual goals for the Research & Instruction Workgroup, the Liaison Program, the library and Middlebury.

Film & Media

  • Develop strong working relationships with faculty who use visual media in their teaching.
  • Develop strong working relationships with staff who work with visual media, including the Academic Technology Workgroup, Media Services, Collections Management and Special Collections.
  • Provide expert assistance with video editing and creation and the use of new media platforms.
  • Provide expert advice regarding visual media digitization, copyright and access issues.
  • Work to provide quality and timely access to physical and digital visual media collections, including streaming video.
  • Enhance library instruction and outreach efforts through the use of media and video tutorials.
  • Provide support and guidance regarding visual media-related issues to library liaisons through regular communication.
  • Assist with formulating and following policies and procedures pertaining to visual media.
  • Maintain expertise in the variety of visual media formats, technologies and equipment, with associated knowledge of life cycles and preservation practices.
  • Maintain awareness of developments, standards, and policy interpretation in the area of visual media.
  • Provide support and feedback to the staff responsible for cataloging and developing metadata for visual media.
  • Promote and seek feedback on library services and resources related to visual media.

Education

  • Graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and a strong background in at least one liberal arts academic subject required
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities, or discipline-specific experience in an academic library, preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent instruction and research skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills required
  • Video editing and creation skills (Camtasia, iMovie, etc.) and technology skills required
  • Flexibility and a willingness to develop new competencies required
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment required

Experience

  • Some experience with video editing and production required
  • At least 2 years of post-degree experience in an academic library, including instruction, preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience with collection development in an academic or visual media library preferred

https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/10931

Job Opportunity: Library Assistant I (Part-time), The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

OVERVIEW
The Library Assistant I will process the M. Knoedler & Co. archive as part of a four-person processing team. The influential art dealer M. Knoedler & Co. was one of the first art galleries established in the United States and played an instrumental role in shaping the emergent American art market in the mid 19th century. The processing team will focus on the gallery’s business records, and the research and photographic files maintained by the firm regarding artworks and collectors. This is a limited-term, part-time position (20 hours per week) through June 2016.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include: re-housing collection materials into archival containers; organizing materials according to an arrangement plan; following local procedures to prepare a container list in the finding aid; preservation photocopying; other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree or course work in art history or a related discipline; good organizational and communication skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with efficiency and attention to detail in a production-oriented environment; ability to lift 40 pounds.

Preferred qualifications: experience handling archival materials or special collections; experience with databases. Works under direct supervision on assignments that are routine in nature.

Qualifications:
    • Undergraduate course work in art history or related discipline
    • 0-2 years related experience
    • Reading knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to lift boxes and push book trucks up to 40 pounds.
  • Experience with common office software applications
  • Ability to learn new technologies and software applications.
  • Must be comfortable working collaboratively

Job Opportunity: Reference Librarian, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

The Reference Librarian supports the services and activities of the Reference and Public Services department; advises library patrons and staff in the selection and use of materials related to film and the performing arts, and provides reference and in-depth research assistance to virtual and onsite library users. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of Reference and Public Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to library patrons, scholars and staff; assists in the training and supervision of reference staff and public services support staff; participates in abstracting and indexing and selection of published materials for the core collections; participates in tours and workshops, etc.; maintains and shares expert knowledge of reference-related activities and trends; may provide bibliographic instruction and outreach to Academy staff; may participate in wider Academy projects. This position collaborates with the department head to implement policies and procedures for reference services as well as applying creative solutions to developing and improving practices and procedures using current and emerging technologies; may be responsible for assisting and developing the library’s patron portal.

Position Requirements:

• Master’s degree in library and information science
• Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in film studies
• Professional work experience in an academic or special library
• Expert film history/industry knowledge
• Experience with specialized research for film-related requests
• Strong service orientation
• Project management skills preferable
• Experience working with web development tools, web interfaces and library systems
• Must be available to work evenings as required
• Other duties as assigned

Personal Characteristics
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with the public and staff
• Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work with a diverse group in a positive and constructive manner
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to balance multiple projects and effectively set priorities

Physical Demands
• Ability to lift materials weighing 25lbs on and off shelves and five-drawer filing cabinets

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1029094&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460#.VTEwXGqQDRY.wordpress

Job Opportunity: Art & Architecture Librarian, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Position Description:

  • The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
  • Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
  • The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
  • The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
  • Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
    The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
    They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
    The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
    Primary Duties
  • Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
  • Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
  • Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
  • Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
  • Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
  • Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  • Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.

https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1428963989982

Job Opportunity: Assistant Librarian, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. Located on an impressive 66-acre Sarasota bay front estate, it preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art and special exhibitions; Ca d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museums; the Tibbals Learning Center; the Historic Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking the Sarasota Bay. An Education Building houses our library, conservation facility, classrooms, and staff offices. The Visitors Pavilion serves some 350,000 guests annually.
Responsibilities:
Works under the general supervision of the Head of Library Services and manages, updates, and maintains the library’s electronic catalog, using the procedures and practices of current metadata standards, including MARC Records, AACR2R, and Library of Congress Classification. Catalogs all library materials, including copy and original cataloging. Corrects existing bibliographic records as needed. Manages the technical services of the library.

Manages digital resources and digital projects for the library. Collaborates and coordinates digital efforts with other museum departments, maintaining the standards for the digitization and cataloging of library materials for The Museum System (TMS) and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) applications. Serves as a library liaison with New College and the future C4 (local college consortium) in matters concerning digitization. Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database.

Maintains and reports statistical information concerning cataloging activities. Acts as liaison to IT and Digital Asset Management committee.

Participates in developing, interpreting, and implementing policies and programs related to the growth and acquisition of library collections and access to information in all formats. Assists with the supervision, training, and direction of volunteers and interns.

Reference: Serves as an information specialist by Assisting staff, students, and other patrons with research needs and library instruction.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience related to the job duties. (Note: higher education may substitute at the equivalent rate.)

Experience maintaining an electronic catalogue and performing original and copy cataloging based on current standards.

Experience managing digital resources and projects.

Experience directing the work of volunteers or employees.
Preferred:
MLS/MLIS degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited university; a background in art/art history or previous work in a museum library.

Knowledge of foreign languages is an advantage.

Experience working with The Museum System (TMS) or a similar database to maintain bibliographic information at MARC, Library of Congress, and Getty standards.

Experience overseeing digitization projects.
Anticipated Salary Range:
$30,520/year + Florida State benefits available.

https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psp/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?JobSeekers_ApplyForAJob=38512&Seq=1

Job Opportunity: Archivist, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

This position is located within the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) branch of the Smithsonian Libraries (SIL).

The employee is responsible for the planning, administration, and implementation of the NMAAHC archives program. Additionally the individual advises the NMAAHC collections and curatorial staff on the suitability of potential acquisition of archival materials; coordinates access service, reference service, service to the NMAAHC research community and assists with special projects such as the museum’s oral history program.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400542300

Job Opportunity: Preservation Coordinator, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Pathways Recent Graduate Position!

This position is located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA). The incumbent is a member of the SIA team of archivists and conservators providing support for the preservation program both within the SIA and for other archival repositories within the Smithsonian Institution. The Preservation Coordinator ensures the preservation of the SIA paper, photographic and audiovisual collections, as appropriate, for current and future use. This is accomplished through environmental control, collections maintenance, preservation reformatting, preservation education, and preservation research and documentation.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400351200

Job Opportunity: Archivist (p/t), Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Organization Overview The Mattress Factory museum of art is an internationally known museum of contemporary art focused on installation works. The museum’s exhibitions are created on-site by artists from across the country and around the world. The museum’s campus is located on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. Several gallery buildings house a growing and distinctive permanent collection, featuring artists James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz, Greer Lankton and Rolf Julius, as well as innovative exhibitions that change throughout the year. The museum develops and programs rotating exhibitions featuring artists known regionally, nationally and internationally. Temporary exhibitions on view during 2015 include Chiharu Shiota: Trace of Memory, Artists in Residence and Factory Installed. The museum’s education department creates programming for each exhibition; educational activities for children, families and target audiences, and programs in the schools that use installation art to support a variety of educational needs of teachers and students. Each June, the Mattress Factory holds its much anticipated Urban Garden Party fundraising event, whose planning and execution requires the efforts of the entire museum staff.

Position Overview:

The Mattress Factory’s organizational records document the history and development of the museum, its collections, exhibitions, and programs as well as the contributions of individuals and groups associated with the museum. It is the responsibility of the Archivist to systematically collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to these organizational records. The Archivist is responsible for the distribution of this content to the public though a customized collections management system developed for p[art]icipate: an active archive, an online collections portal and delivery system.

Job Responsibilities (will include, but not limited to):

• Development of the institutional archives program by identifying records of enduring value from all areas of the organization and establishment of institution-wide transfer workflow • Collaborate with Exhibition Manager to ensure all requisite artist and photographer permissions, artwork remnants, and artwork documentation is collected and/or transferred to Archives • Archivist will oversee all aspects of archives and special collections preservation including disaster preparedness, collections storage, preventative conservation, and preservation digitization • Oversee all aspects of collections description, ranging from the description of institutional records collections to the description of site-specific installation artworks using the museum’s collections management system • Ensure public access and utilization of collections for research by responding to reference requests, by populating the museum’s online collections portal, p[art]icipate: an active archive, and identifying new collections outreach opportunities Collaborate with vendors developing and maintaining online applications based upon p[art]icipate, including the museum’s web collections portal and forthcoming exhibition floor and mobile apps.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

• Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archives management, and 2-3 years of practical experience in an institutional or museum archives setting • Demonstrated experience in archival processing methods ranging from “More Product, Less Process” to item-level object description • Demonstrated experience with archival description standards, including DACS, MARC, LCSH, AAT, CCO, VRACore, and EAD • Familiarity with database management systems like ArchivistToolkit, Archon, ArchivesSpace, PastPerfect, or TMS. Familiarity with CollectiveAccess a plus • Experience overseeing collection digitization project and familiarity with digital imaging tools like Photoshop and Adobe Bridge • Physical requirements: Ability to lift 30lbs; be seated/standing for extended periods; climb ladders; and perform tasks that require manual dexterity Attributes • Exemplary organization skills • Excellent management skills and the ability to manage vendors and lead, motivate, and support volunteers and student workers • Must be able to quickly and accurately assess priorities, take initiative, and balance multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment • Is a self-starter • Enjoys personal interaction with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds • Is creative, proactive and collaborative • Is flexible and comfortable with ambiguity; has a sense of humor and “glass half-full” approach.

Mattress Factory is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@mattress.org. Please put “Archivist” in the subject line. No calls, please.

http://www.mattress.org/sites/default/files/MF%20Archivist%20Job%20Description.pdf