Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Temp., P/T), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

The Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking candidates for a temporary part-time Archives Assistant position. The position is 14 hours per week for six months, working on a project to survey archival materials held by curatorial and other departments throughout the Museum under the direction of the Chief Librarian and Managing Archivist.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Survey archival materials in Museum offices to determine number of distinct collections, their physical extent and condition, preservation needs, and research potential
  • Enter information about archival collections into survey database.

Requirements and Qualifications

Experience and Skills

  • Basic knowledge of preservation and conservation practices for historical records required.
  • Familiarity with archival surveys, and with standards for the arrangement and description of archival collections required.
  • Experience entering information into Microsoft Access or similar database required.
  • Strong oral communication skills required.

Knowledge and Education

  • BA degree in art history, history or related field required.
  • Some coursework completed towards Masters Degree in Library Science, Information Science, or History/Archival Management required.

Please send a cover letter and resume to lib.search@metmuseum.org , with “archives assistant” in the subject line.

http://libmma.org/portal/temporary-part-time-archives-assistant-20150618

Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407424000

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch and serves as an Archivist in the Records Management and Archives Branch.

Incumbent is responsible for the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and management of the permanently valuable historical records of the Architect of the Capitol. Because the Architect of the Capitol is exempted by law from sending the agency’s permanent records to the National Archives, the Archivist performs a range of duties normally undertaken by the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Duties include:

– Evaluating and accessioning historical paper and electronic records as documentary evidence of the administrative history of the agency and the history of the Capitol Complex.

-Organizing, maintaining, and preserving the permanent records of the AOC in textual and electronic format following the highest archival standards.

-Researching the history of the United States Capitol utilizing the historical records of the agency.

-Assisting the Chief of the Records Management and Archives Branch on matters of records retention and management, archival storage, and planning of microfilming/scanning projects as well as overseeing the daily work of Archives Technicians and summer employees.

-Performing reference services in the records of the Architect for AOC staff and contractors, congressional staff, government agencies, scholars, and the public.

-Conducting research in the historical records and published sources and drafting clear and concise responses to reference requests.

-Working with others to implement and maintain an electronic document and records management system to manage records across the AOC and researching new methods of representing descriptive information for access, incorporating finding aids, databases, and the AOC Guide to Historical Records.

-Conducting agency records inventories in order to update the records schedules in AOC jurisdictions.

-Developing and implementing the agency’s oral history program.

-Presenting results of research in the form of inventories, reports, and presentations.

***A Master’s Degree in archival or library science is preferred***

Job Posting: Software Developers (2), The Getty, Los Angeles, CA

For any librarians who are also coders….

http://jobs.code4lib.org/job/21563/

I’m looking for two good library coders to join my team at the Getty<http://www.getty.edu> Research Institute<http://www.getty.edu/research/>.

Our current team is made up of myself, three more software engineers, and a UX designer (3 female, 2 male).

Our current projects include:

1. Rebuilding the Getty Research Portal<http://portal.getty.edu/portal/landing> The Portal is a search index for art history texts digitized by the Getty and other museums and libraries around the world. It’s a simple catalog of records with links to the digitized items hosted by the conrtibuting intitutions. It was built several years ago as a custom Java + Solr application. We are moving it to an ElasticSearch index and putting a nicer UI on top which we intend to build with Angular.js.

2. Rebuilding the Provenance Index<http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/provenance/search.html> The Provenance Index is a collection of databases containing records of auction house transactions, dealer stock books, archival inventories, etc., which enable users to trace the provenance of a piece of artwork, conduct research of art markets, and study the history of collecting. The current system was built 30 years ago as a non-integrated collection of flat file databases. We are going to rebuild the entire system as a Linked Data application.

3. Scholar’s Workspace This web application is an online environment for art historians to conduct collaborative research by sharing images of artwork, facsimiles of transcripts, and other digital surrogates. They can annotate these items, create comparisons, build bibliographies, etc. — essentially all the actions and discussions they need to conduct collaborative research. A proof-of-concept system was already built in Drupal by another team and has been used on a couple research projects. My team will build the production version (not in Drupal, possibly in Django + Angular…Djangular??) and make use of some appropriate standards such as IIIF and Open Annotation.

4. Digital Archives Navigation Application (DANA) This project will be a complete rethinking of how we present archival collections to users. We intend to break apart the siloed nature of EAD encoded finding aids, and link reources within a collection and between multiple collections and across multiple applications (such as the Portal and Provenance Index mentioned above, along with many others).

5. Digitization, Automation, ‘Flow & Tracking (DAFT) We digitize a lot of stuff here, and we have been given a mandate to double our output. Our workflows grew organically over the years and are filled with exceptions, workarounds, switchbacks, and offshoots. If we’re going to continue to grow, we need to do some pruning and add some structure. We have recently begun mapping the entire workflow and my team will build a an application to track (and automate as much as possible) every item digitized, from the moment of selection, through every step of processing, and finally to the upload into various repositories like the Getty Research Portal, the Internet Archive, and the Hathi Trust. This will be built almost exclusively with Python/Django.

Those are the major projects my team has been tasked with. Each of these projects is interesting in its own way and should provide each contributor a satisying challenge and an excellent opportunity for professional growth. If you are interested in collaboratively building information-intensive web applications (primarily using Python and JavaScript frameworks), then we have plenty of work to offer you.

The Getty is a great place to work. The environment is second to none in beauty<http://www.getty.edu/visit/center/>. We have a team of good natured people. And we get every other Friday off!

If you’re interested you can find the job applications here:

Software Engineer<https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2592/software-engineer/job> (1-4 years experience) Software Engineer<https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2593/software-engineer/job> (5+ years experience)

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Thanks,

Josh

Joshua Gomez | Sr. Software Engineer

Getty Research Institute | Los Angeles, CA

(310) 440-7410

Job Postings!

Art Librarian – Special Collections and Archives
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens
Washington, DC

http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Art-Librarian–Special-Collections-and-Archives/29798.cfm


Media Curation Librarian
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Media-Curation-Librarian/29810.cfm


Museum Specialist (Art) (Photo Archives)

Smithsonian Institution

Wasingston, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406517900

Job Opportunities: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH

Digital Asset Systems Manager – Job No. 1504

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering applicants for the position of Digital Asset Systems Manager. The Digital Asset Systems Manager reports to the VP of Technology. This position holds a critical role at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and will be a key player in the new Technology division as we architect the digital ecosystem that will support exhibits, web, mobile, and educational content for years to come. The Digital Asset Systems Manager evaluates, recommends, and implements methodologies, standards, and software for the centralized
storage, management, preservation, and distribution of institutional digital assets. The Digital Asset Systems Manager also deploys, supports, and maintains technology resources in the Library and Archives, including specialized library applications and hardware. The ideal candidate will have experience with Digital Asset Management (DAM), Content Management, and library and archives management systems, with specific experience integrating these systems and creating public-facing portals to allow exploration and interaction with content. The ideal candidate will also bring a
knowledge of, and passion for, the history of rock and roll and related music genres.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ROCKROLLFA&jobId=31294&lang=en_US

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Project Archivist

The Project Archivist reports to the Head Archivist and is responsible for processing the Jane Scott Papers, and performing preservation digitization of her reporter’s notebooks. This is a temporary, full-time, 3-month Ohio History grant-funded position that requires specialized archival work.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ROCKROLLFA&jobId=30657&lang=en_US

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