Job Posting: Digital Imaging Technician, New York Botanical Garden, NYC

Please Note: This is a 2 year grant funded position

The Digital Imaging Technician will can (digitize) archival material. He/She will scan and ingest images files into the digital repository and perform image correction as needed.  The candidate must be able to meet challenging deadlines and work within complex workflows and schedules for a department with a large number of simultaneous imaging projects and contribute significantly to the continued growth of the Library’s digital repository.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create large volume of high-quality digital images
  • Import and tag those images in Extensis Portfolio digital asset management system
  • Prepare and ingest objects and the associated metadata into Internet Archive and Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) in a timely and accurate manner
  • Judge and correct digital images for color balance, contrast, tonality and density when compared to original objects. Photographic prints, or transparencies
  • Work closely with Archives and Conservation staff on the project
  • Track image production and workflow
  • Consistently and accurately name image files
  • Clearly document all project workflows and processes
  • Carefully handle fragile historical archival materials


  • Bachelor’s degree with some experience with digital imaging technologies
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and other processing software applications to capture, manipulate, save and print images
  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous tasks: batch scanning, ingesting, documentation and printing
  • Solid understanding of file management systems databases
  • Familiarity with a variety of photographic media and processes.Photography skills and traditional darkroom experience a plus
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills and the ability to work accurately and independently in busy environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to participate in the configuration of new scanning equipment

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Job Posting: Head Librarian and Archivist, Conjuring Arts Research Center, NYC

The Conjuring Arts Research Center is a non-profit library and archive located in midtown Manhattan. Conjuring Arts is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of magic and its allied arts. Our collection comprises over 12,000 books, including a large collection of rare and unique texts, historical and modern periodicals, personal and organizational papers and records, prints and more. In addition to our physical holdings, we have also created our own database, Ask Alexander, which contains over 2.5 million pages and counting of digitized magic material.

Conjuring Arts is looking for a new Head Librarian and Archivist with an anticipated start date of July 11, 2016. This job will encompass a wide variety of duties and responsibilities needed for the running of a special collections library including:

  • cataloging diverse materials
  • preservation work
  • database instruction and maintenance
  • member and customer relations
  • digital asset management
  • staff management
  • other tasks as necessary

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have experience with cataloging and preservation. It is also desired that they will have completed or will soon be completing their MLS, though other applicants with comparable experience and knowledge will be considered. Attention to detail and the ability to problem solve and work independently are a must. Applicants also need to be comfortable with dogs as there are two that come to the office daily.

To Apply: Interested parties should email a resume, cover letter, three professional references and salary requirements in terms of hourly rate to the Head Librarian, Jennifer Spota, at Any questions regarding the position can be sent to the same. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an initial screening interview to be conducted via Google Hangouts. Those chosen to move onto the next round will be asked to spend 1-2 days at Conjuring Arts demonstrating their ability to learn and put into practice the necessary site-specific aspects of the above mentioned duties.

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Job Posting: Archivist/Digital Asset Manager, VS+Company, NYC


– Archiving all files and physical prints produced for photography, creative services, retouching, and restoration projects

– Organizing project files on the server and following the appropriate protocols for how jobs are archived

– Working with asset creators across different departments to ensure archival workflow is followed and organizational mistakes are

corrected before a job is archived

– Confirming all data is properly and redundantly copied to the archive and archive backups

– Keeping track of content archived across local and offsite storage systems

– Monitoring the health and integrity of archived files across two unique storage systems

– Preforming biweekly and quarterly backups

– Ensuring there is always an appropriate amount of working space on the server

– Conducting all archive related projects and image research

– Updating internal database catalogs, websites, and portfolios with images and image metadata

– Managing migration of the archive catalog to a new DAM solution

– Improving the interdepartmental archiving protocols



– At least 2+ year of previous experience working with digital archives

– Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

– Extensive of knowledge of Adobe LightRoom

– Familiarity with content and digital asset management systems

– Comfort with digital image processing (formats, color spaces, file conversion, dissemination)

– Excellent communication skills with the ability to multitask while successfully working within a team environment

– Ability to evaluate large amounts of data and organize it into a clear comprehensive format

– Uncompromising attention to detail

– Effective researcher and problem solver

– Thoughtful and analytical thinker

– Deep understanding of Macintosh computers

– Natural inclination to organization and cleanliness

– Bachelor’s degree (with demonstrated interest in Fine Art or Photography)

– Valid visa / working papers



August 2016



– Medical benefits

– 4 weeks paid vacation per year

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Job Posting: Photography Archivist, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC

Contemporary art gallery seeks candidate with a photography degree and archive experience for the position of Photography Archivist. Must be familiar with PCs, proficient in Photoshop, detail oriented, self-motivated and able to work independently.

Job responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a vast historic image archive, photographing artwork in reproduction quality, managing printing on Epson printers, troubleshooting technical issues related to printers, computers, scanners and photography equipment, accessing rights and reproduction requests, acting as a liaison with gallery artists for exhibition materials and press, and maintaining gallery accounts on Artsy and Artnet.

Only candidates with photography experience should apply. Competitive salary with full benefits. Work schedule is Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5:30pm.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts was founded in November 1971 at 33 East 74th Street by Ronald and Frayda Feldman. In 1982, after one season with both uptown and downtown exhibition spaces, the gallery consolidated at 31 Mercer Street in SoHo. Since its founding, gallery artists have participated in more than 2,000 national and international exhibitions. The gallery exhibits contemporary painting, sculpture, installations, and drawings, prints, and hosts performances.

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Job Posting: Registrar Intern, Queens Museum, NYC

The Registrar Intern will be expected to assist the Registrar/Archives Manager with all aspects of coordinating reception and preparation of objects for the museum’s upcoming exhibition cycle, as well as other tasks as required.  The major winter season exhibition is Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art.


About the Museum:

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community. In November 2013, the Queens Museum completed an expansion that doubled its size to 105,000 square feet. The expansion provides an additional 50,000 square feet of space, including a suite of new galleries, artist studios, flexible public and special event spaces, education classrooms, a café, back-of-house facilities and visitor amenities. This light-filled new space, designed by Grimshaw Architects, exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to openness, inclusion, community partnership and the diverse communities of New York City.


Commitment is from July 2016 – May 2017, 2 days per week, with flexibility for additional hours during pre-installation periods. Shorter time commitments are also welcomed though not preferred.


Responsibilities include:

  • Condition reporting
  • Cataloging and photography of documents, books and objects
  • Processing and tracking incoming and outgoing loans to other museums and institutions
  • Processing incoming and outgoing receipts
  • Coordinating shipments
  • Surveying the condition of objects throughout the run of the exhibitions


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and archival skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to be flexible.
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft office software.
  • Knowledge of archival principles and practices or experience handling museum objects that are delicate, fragile and irreplaceable.
  • Experience working in an archive, library, historical society, gallery, or museum
  • Experience assisting in artifact care and maintenance or manuscript collection care in a museum, gallery, archives or library setting.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • A current student in Museum Studies or Library Science is preferred.

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Internship Opportunity: Unpaid intern, Library for Performing Arts Programming Department, NYPL

The Library for Performing Arts Programming Department has an exciting internship program available to students who want to gain hands on experience in Museum Studies. This internship will provide students with the opportunity to learn the roles and processes of public program development. Interns will participate in the development of current and future public programs as well as social media outreach and exhibition interpretation. Interns will also gain exposure to various topics such as political comedy, contemporary theater, experimental dance, and jazz.

Under the mentorship of the Artistic Producer of Programs, the interns will learn and gain professional insights to the different arts presentation, museum, and Library career paths. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are currently enrolled in a performance, arts administration, and museum studies degree programs.

Intern(s) must be able to work at least 2 days per week (between 12 – 15 hours per week) during normal business hours. (Monday- Friday 10:00AM – 6:00PM). Attendance at an orientation is mandatory.


Principal Responsibilities:

The following programs are expected to be under development in the Summer of 2016: programs on political comedy, contemporary theater, experimental dance, new music, chamber music, Broadway musicals, and jazz.  Interns will have the opportunity to work program research and development under the supervision of the Artistic Producer. Interns will meet three times during their internship to partake in different reflection and analysis sessions. During these training sessions, interns will research current trends pertaining to future programs, brainstorm and work with the exhibition curator and designer and other departments.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • All candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited degree graduate or undergraduate program.

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Job Posting: [Temporary/Part-time] Library assistant/Cataloger, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, NYC


Working under the Director of Archives and Scholarship, the Library Assistant/Cataloger is responsible for copy-cataloging publications in the Rauschenberg Foundation Library.


  • Basic copy cataloging of books and periodicals including searching, editing, assigning call numbers, and importing records into library catalog.
  • General library maintenance including book processing and shelving/reshelving.
  • Identification of publications that need preservation or replacement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Masters degree in Library and Information Science, or other degree supported by copy cataloging experience, and knowledge of cataloging standards and practices. Knowledge of 20th century art. Recent graduates welcome to apply.

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Job Posting: Video Archivist, Sony Music Entertainment, NYC

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The audiovisual collection of Sony Music is a vital aspect of our business’s history and a crucial gateway to its future.  The Video Archivist must apply video preservation and digital archiving skills, with an eye toward long-term visibility and viability.  Working closely with Archives staff, Legacy A&R, Legacy Content, and other video-associated teams throughout the company, the Video Archivist will pursue “higher definition” in both image and understanding.

  • Review and preserve audiovisual content from Sony’s film and video collection, to identify highest quality sources.
  • Create, store and share digitized raw video files to be put to use later by Legacy A&R and Content teams.
  • Study asset database to gather ideas for further scrutiny, and update data to reflect newly discovered information.
  • Meet regularly with Legacy planning teams to coordinate advance preparation of video for cross-platform use.
  • Prioritize a range of projects, often several at once, to assist in marketing, new release, and documentary projects.
  • To an unusual degree, this position demands someone highly capable of working alone AND able to interact and communicate closely with others, often juggling tasks under time pressure.
  • Strong consideration will be given to applicants with at least two years’ experience of: digital video capture and organization; hands-on use of older playback machines such as D2 and 1”; video editing; digital archiving.
  • The Video Archivist will maintain a careful eye on our older-format video playback machines, to ensure good operational condition.
  • The position will work closely with our Digital Archives and IT groups to apply and uphold metadata standards for long term digital storage.

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Internship Opportunity: Archives Intern, Kaish Family Art Project, NYC

The Kaish Family Art Project seeks an intern enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who wishes to gain professional experience in archival science, information management, or art history.

Internship Focus:
The intern will assist with archiving the papers of Luise Clayborn Kaish, including articles and exhibition materials. The intern will take an active role in preserving, researching, scanning, reformatting, arranging and describing Kaish’s papers. The intern will also be encouraged to research standards and best practices, prepare documentation, and–given time and interest–s/he might assist in the creation of an online platform for accessing highlights from the archive. Students with experience in digitization are welcome.

This internship will provide career-relevant, hands-on experience with archival materials and processes.


  • Current or recent undergraduate or graduate student in a Library Science, Information Management, or Art History program
  • Experience or coursework in archiving
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Willingness to ask questions
  • Ability to work on a Mac
  • Ability to commit to 15-20 hours/week for 6-8 weeks

This internship, though unpaid, will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique setting. We are happy to work with your university to arrange for course credit when possible, and we can offer flexibility regarding start date and hours.

About Luise Clayborn Kaish (1925-2013): Kaish was an NYC based sculptor of soaring ambition and achievement and a painter of gem-like abstractions. She was among the first women to receive the American Academy in Rome Prize. Her work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Smithsonian Institution. She is one of a handful of women sculptors of her generation who pioneered working in metal at a monumental scale. To learn more, please visit

Application Deadline: June 6, 2016

Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Sarah McCollum at

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