Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

McNay Art Museum seeks a full time Assistant Librarian to assist the Head Librarian by providing administrative and professional support in the areas of reference, collections development, acquisitions, funding, facilities planning, public relations, and other areas as needed.

Responsibilities would include managing the public information desk, assisting with the general research as well as that of the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions to the staff, docents, and library visitors. Will manage gifts and donations to the library. The assistant also assists with the library’s collection development and acquisition program, both print and digital resources.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Library/Information Science from and ALA accredited library school required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills required. Academic background in art, art history, or theatre-related disciplines demonstrated through undergraduate degree coursework, and/or work experience. Pratical knowledge of library emerging technologies related to the design and delivery of library services. Minimum of two years experience in a fine arts library and library space planning, highly desirable. Must be able to carry heavy library materials. Flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
lisa.penn@mcnayart.org
or mail:
McNay Art Museum
P.O. Box 6069
San Antonio, TX 78209-0069

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Job Posting: Collections Manager and Registrar, Tenement Museum

Position Description

The Tenement Museum seeks a Collections Manager & Registrar, who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and preservation of the Museum’s Collections, which include its historic structures and archive. Responsibilities include accessioning, processing incoming/outgoing loans, maintaining collections data systems, exhibition management, preventative conservation care, archives and records management, and emergency response and recovery. The Collections Manager supervises the work of consultants and interns, and works closely with the Museum’s Education Department and Facilities Department. This position reports to the Director of Curatorial Affairs.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the conservation program for 97 Orchard Street, overseeing monthly building monitoring and identifying conservation priorities
  • Supervise access to the collections and archives, respond to public inquiries regarding the collections, and arrange loans to other cultural institutions.
  • Maintain an accessible online photo database; provide access to images and updates image database records accordingly.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in the museum and its collections, interpret data from environmental monitoring equipment and determine corrective action.
  • Collaborate with the Education Department to identify and assemble materials for use in programs and tours.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curatorial Affairs on collections development and matters related to research on collections items and the museum’s historic properties.
  • Contribute to exhibition planning and installation.
  • Conduct tours of the Museum for the general public.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Library Science, History, Anthropology, Historic Preservation or related field and have at least 2 years experience. Candidate should be detail oriented, possess strong oral and written communication skills, and have a working knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software.

SALARY

Commensurate with experience. Complete benefits package.

Please send cover letter and resume to dfavaloro@tenement.orgNo phone calls, please.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2011.

SAA Museum Archives Pecha Kucha Opportunity for SAA 2011

Museum Archives Section Meeting Repository Updates
Pecha Kucha Style Call for Proposals SAA 2011
Thursday, August 25, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Deadline for submissions: July 29, 2011

Are you a member of the Museum Archives section of SAA? Do you have a repository update or an interesting new collection to share?

If so, please submit a brief proposal for a Pecha Kucha style presentation during the annual meeting of the Museum Archives section at the 2011 SAA conference. We look forward to accepting proposals that relate to museum archives, highlight new collections, or include repository news or highlights. To submit a proposal, please send a brief abstract of your topic, your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, to Leanda Gahegan at leanda.gahegan@gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is July 29,2011.

Presenters must be a member of the Museum Archives section. If you are not a member yet, please feel free to join. More information is available here:

http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/museum/index.htm

The Museum Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists includes those who are responsible for the organization and care of archival collections located in museums.

About the Pecha Kucha format: Pecha Kucha sessions consist of multiple presenters, each having approximately 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present 20 PowerPoint slides on their topic. Timing will be strictly followed.