I just returned from vacation, and will now be flooding you with job postings. ;)
I just returned from vacation, and will now be flooding you with job postings. ;)
Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist, POS 283
Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, emphasizing arts, media, and communications, in a liberal arts setting. The Library Department is currently seeking a Digital Collections Librarian/Specialist to report to the Head of College Archives & Digital Collections
Manages the digital assets and digital collections of Columbia College Chicago Library and works with staff, faculty and students to identify digital resource needs for the College community. Assists with the acquisition and implementation of new digital collections. Provides expertise and advice in the development, deployment, evaluation, and preservation of digital collections throughout the College. Responsible for the maintenance of web-based access to local and remote digital content. Participates in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies related to digital content.
* Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and preservation of digital content * Maintains the custom-built front-end system for the Library’s Fedora digital content system * Manages project workflows for digital library * Develops and/or coordinates usability studies related to digital collections * Collaborates with Library and campus IT to ensure hardware needs * Participates in grant proposal writing process and budget planning * Assists with training and instruction on creation and use of digital collections * Engages in liaison activities with college department(s) including collection development responsibilities * Other duties as assigned
Columbia College Chicago encourages female, LGBTQ, disabled, international, and minority individuals to apply for all positions. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Electronic submissions only – For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to: Library283@colum.edu<mailto:Library283@colum.edu> by February 15, 2010
Part time Archivist Position Open, for non-profit arts organization in Manhattan
Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) seeks an enthusiastic Archivist to develop, maintain, and provide access to the physical and digital archives for Asian American contemporary artists.
About the Organization and Archives:
Asian American Arts Centre brings cultural events in the visual and traditional arts to the general public since its establishment in 1974. Its aim is to address the distinctive concerns of Asian Americans in the United States, and their linkages to other cultural communities. Founded as a not-for-profit community arts organization, AAAC specializes in contemporary art exhibitions and archives that engage viewers in the historical and cultural presence of Asian American artists and those Americans influenced by Asia.
AAAC Artist Archive, a research archive of over 1,500 entries dating back to 1945, has been developed from the original slide archive that started in 1982. Artist vertical files have been accumulated documenting the history of Asian Pacific American artists in the United States. The first portion of it will be available as the first-of-its-kind digital archive on http://artasiamerica.org in the summer of 2009.
– Master’s Degree in Archival Management, or Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution with a focus in archival and special collections studies. Equivalent degree or experience with a practicum or internship can be considered.
– Demonstrate understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections; understanding of current archival best practices and standards
– Some experience with digital preservation and metadata creation using professional standards such as AAT
– Commitment to professional growth; intellectual curiosity and engagement with archival issues
– Excellent organizational, time and project management skills
– Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills in English. Other Asian languages a plus.
– Ability to work independently; to take initiative and to exercise sound judgment
– Strong work ethic; commitment to diversity; ability to handle complex procedures is key
– Experience working with artwork on paper, slides and photographs, or other visual materials
– 1-2 years successful experience for a digitization project
– Academic background in Asian / Asian American visual art, or art history
– Experience with digital assets management systems and imaging equipment
– Experience creating a successful grant application
Employment Period & Rate of Pay:
Starting Jan 2010; 14-16 hours per week; a wage of $12.50/hour or more depending on qualifications.
How to apply: Please submit resume, cover letter stating why you are interested in this position (description of education/work experience highlighting those most influential), and a writing sample (this is for us to see your ability to think and write logically).
Email materials ASAP to
Robert Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian American Arts Centre
111 Norfolk St
New York, NY 10002
212 233 2154
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and
creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large.
Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the
quest for new knowledge through scholarship,
dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach,
creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.
In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly
intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry,
equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.
To be a truly preferred place to work nationally, being THE model of
excellence in customer service, response time, accuracy of information and
pride of affiliation with our institution.
Develops, manages, and maintains the history of art digital image
collections; in collaboration with the digital imaging specialist, implements
the expansion of a database of digital images used in the teaching of art
history; performs research necessary to catalog images of artworks; assists
collection users; trains and supervises assistants.
This position requires a Master’s degree, preferably in the History of Art
and/or MLS, and a minimum of 24 months of relevant experience.
Preferred Skills and Experiences:
Prefer applicants who received both BA and MA in Art History
Visual Resources Library experience; knowledge of digital image
production and software a must.
Knowledge of image cataloging and the ability to assign image
metadata according to VRA Core 4.0 and Cataloging Cultural
Use and application of controlled vocabularies, including Getty
Vocabularies, LCSH, and TGN2; relational cataloging database
software, with a preference for VCat in FileMaker Pro
Use of Microsoft Excel to export catalog metadata as csv files for
importing into the MDID2 image database, advanced skills with
standard and specialized computer software such as Photoshop.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Oversees and implements the acquisition of images requested by
faculty, working with existing material, and/or locating images in print
or commercial sources with the goal of providing high quality images
for use in instruction.
Implements the cataloging of images of art according to the
established system; conducts research necessary to catalog.
Trains and supervises regular and student assistants in the
performance of various duties related to both analog and digital
Develops policies and procedures.
Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine to complex
problems related to user requests; assists with research and special
Keeps pertinent acquisition records, including appropriate
documentation of sources.
Collaborates in the selection and ordering of equipment and
Performs other duties as assigned.
Please apply online at http://vanderbilt.jobs/ (Requisition No.:KCB17626) by
December 31, 2009. Applicants will need to create a candidate profile and
upload a copy of your cover letter and résumé.
This is a full-time position (35 hours per week).
Hours are 9:00am until 4:30pm; Monday thru Friday.
Salary ranges up to $45,749.60 annually; dependent upon years of
education and experience.
Experience may be substituted for education: basic qualification
requirement on a 2:1 basis (2 years of experience for each year of
education required, but not attained)
Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker
Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810. In
accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all
enclosed areas on Vanderbilt property.
Visiting Visual Resources Collection Curator, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Visiting Visual Resources Collection (VRC) Curator will manage a College-wide key teaching
resource serving faculty in Art History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and other FAA units.
The FAA VRC Curator will oversee the acquisition, processing and cataloguing of digital images
for FAA faculty’s teaching and research needs; maintain course web sites; and supervise
graduate assistants and part-time student workers. The VRC Curator will coordinate with the
University Library’s Visual Resources Coordinator and will participate in the University Library
group that is implementing ArtSTOR’s “Shared Shelf” platform on this campus.
1. Develop and maintain collections: In consultation with faculty, the Curator will continue
the VRC’s transition to digital images and will coordinate with the University Library
regarding campus-wide metadata standards.
2. Provide end user support: Train, assist and troubleshoot for faculty in the use of ArtSTOR
and other digital image databases.
3. Oversee course web sites: In consultation with faculty, organize and regularly update
course web sites.
4. Contribute to campus ARTstor “Shared Shelf” initiative: Coordinate with University
Library’s Visual Resources Coordinator, and other staff and faculty supporting visual
resource collections and services, to configure this platform for diverse user groups on
5. Technology Liaison: Work with FAA academic units and University Educational
Technology office to establish and coordinate effective hardware and software support for
teaching with digital images.
6. Visual Resources Professional Activity: Maintain active involvement in relevant
professional groups such as VRA, ARLIS/NA in order to keep abreast of developments in
the field of Visual Resource management
Master’s degree in art history, architectural history, library science, or related field. Expertise in
digital image collection, production, and management, including thorough knowledge of digital
imaging, scanning and correction, web-design (HTML and XML), PowerPoint, copystand
photography. Proficiency with ArtSTOR including its Offline Image Viewer (OIV). Familiarity with
metadata standards such as VRA Core 4.0, data content standards such as Cataloging Cultural
Objects (CCO), and controlled vocabularies such as the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus,
Union List of Artist Names, Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. Strong computer skills with
proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications. Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills. Demonstrated organizational abilities and attention to detail. Ability to work
independently and as a team member and to effectively delegate and supervise others. Prior
experience managing digital visual resources to support use in an academic or research setting.
Knowledge of European or Asian languages desirable.
This is a full-time, visiting position (may become regular position at future date). Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 8, 2010. Please create
your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and full contact
information for 3 references to:
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration,
faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also
embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
For more information contact:
Prof. Lisa Rosenthal, Chair
VRC Curator Search
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
School of Art and Design
143 Art and Design Building
408 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820