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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.

More information and application: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/9181/museum-internship-programming-department-%28summer-2016%29/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Job Posting: Mass Digitization Coordinator, NYPL, NYC

The Digital Imaging Unit of the New York Public Library is hiring a Mass Digitization Coordinator to serve as a primary architect of a range of new digitization streams — e.g. rapid book scanning, high-speed microfilm digitization, and experiments with new approaches — with the goal of dramatically increasing the volume, speed, and range of NYPL’s digitization activities. The Coordinator will also help refine existing workflows and explore new options for large-scale reformatting through vendors and partnerships in order to deliver as much material as possible through the Library’s own online collection portals and other digital library access sites like the HathiTrust Digital Library and the Internet Archive.

The position will report to the Manager of Digitization Services, and will work closely with Curators, the Metadata Services Unit, the Special Collections units and divisions, Permissions and Reproductions, the Rights and Information Policy Group, and many others at the Library. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the migration of library resources to the Internet: furthering the NYPL’s mission while working hands-on with exceptional collections using state-of-the-art equipment in a collegial and productive environment.

About the Department

The Digital Imaging Unit is part of NYPL Labs.  Based dually at the Library’s landmark central branch on 42nd Street, and at its cutting-edge services center in Long Island City, NYPL Labs is an interdisciplinary team working to reformat and reposition the Library’s knowledge for the Internet age. Labs combines core digital library operations (digitization, metadata, permissions/reproductions etc.) with an award-winning tech/design and outreach team focused on deepening engagement with digital collections and library data, and fostering new forms of research and creativity.

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager of the Digitization Services, the Mass Digitization Coordinator:

  • Aids in materials movement logistics in order to keep new and existing digitization flows steady
  • Coordinates logistics of large vendor and partner projects
  • Helps build new book-scanning workflows with an Internet Archive Table-Top Scribe machine and testing of imaging and asset processing workflows to determine optimal configurations
  • Supervises a Library Technology Assistant II position
  • Helps build out high-speed microfilm digitization capacity and workflows
  • Creates thorough documentation of mass digitization specifications, workflows, and outputs
  • Liaises with the Library’s curators, librarians, special collections archives and special formats processing staff, metadata staff, repository development team, copyright analysts, and others on a wide variety of projects
  • Assists with the selection of new equipment and keeps track of trends in digital reformatting
  • Explores new possibilities for creating broad public access to digital collections
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required
Key Competencies:
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines, and meet deadlines while working independently and with minimal supervision
  • The ability to identify opportunities for, and implement solutions to achieve, greater efficiency in a production environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and reliability
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years relevant work experience within an arts or cultural heritage environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successfully demonstrated experience with production work, production scheduling and attainable goal setting.
  • Experience with handling art and/or library special collection materials, ideally within a digitization context
  • Successfully demonstrated experience training, supervising and evaluating staff and demonstrated experience in workflow planning and management, production of statistics, and an understanding of bibliographic records.
  • Successfully demonstrated working knowledge of information technologies associated with digitizing books, documents and visual materials including experience with Adobe Photoshop CS.
  • Awareness of leading trends in digitization, and an eagerness to expand the scope of digitization possibilities at NYPL

More information and application: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8898/mass-digitization-coordinator/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240