Job Opportunity: Image Archive Associate, Guggenheim, NYC

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Image Archive Associate. As part of the Photographic Services team, the Image Archive Associate facilitates the preservation, organization and archiving of all Guggenheim images.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.

Key Responsibilities

  • Scan legacy and historic film in the Guggenheim Image Archive in high resolution for a wide variety of internal and external clients. Subject matter includes Guggenheim collection works of art, exhibition and architectural views, and conservation documentation images.
  • Perform digital file post-production of both scanned and newly captured photographs, including clean up, color correction and metadata entry for new collection, conservation and exhibition-related photography.
  • Retouch, composite, silhouette and locally color-correct images for publications, special projects and retail product photography.
  • Research and conduct preliminary editing of contemporary and archival still images for a wide variety of museum publications and projects.
  • Collaborate with and assist Digital Asset Manager in organization and maintenance of all Guggenheim collection, exhibition and other types of photography created in the Photographic Services Department. Confirm that metadata, formatting, and file naming conform to studio standards. Organize images on servers.
  • Prepare web-ready still images for Guggenheim website, Guggenheim App, Media and Public Relations, and Marketing.
  • Assist with workflow management of new collection photography to be entered into TMS (Guggenheim collection database).
  • Support Licensing with fulfillment of external rights and reproduction requests and internal fulfillment requests.
  • Collaborate with Studio Manager to ensure best practices and that digital image production meets standards for long-term archiving, retrieval, and distribution.
  • Participate in the planning of interdepartmental projects.
  • Assist Chief Photographer and Photographer with location and studio photography shoots, handling equipment and lighting as needed.
  • Assist Chief Photographer with post-production for architectural views, museum portrait sessions and exhibition views.
  • Print, package, and ship fine art prints to be sold at the museum’s retail and online stores.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Masters in Fine Arts, Photography, Digital Imaging or related fields
  • Thorough working knowledge of digital imaging techniques and software, including fluency with Photoshop retouching and compositing techniques, Adobe Bridge metadata entry and Adobe Lightroom editing. Familiarity with Media Beacon or other DAM database software is a plus
  • Solid working understanding of digital image file standards and color management, Macintosh operating system and related digital asset management practices
  • Familiarity with traditional photography, including film types, formats and digital photography
  • Experience with photo editing and research
  • Excellent organizational and archival skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fully skilled with scanning of negatives, transparencies, and reflective media using Epson and Imacon scanners
  • Good working knowledge of inkjet printing and color calibration tools

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental, life, disability, and retirement plan coverage.  Our staff also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to employment@guggenheim.org.  Indicate the job title “Image Archive Associate” in the subject line. Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

LINK: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/901e725e-32d2-42ea-be26-2daf488bf848

Job Opportunity: New York Art Resources Consortium Kress Fellow, NYC

2017–2018 Samuel H. Kress New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Fellowship

Fixed duration position: 14 months from date of hire; non-renewable

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of two leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field. The Kress Fellow will spend time at the Frick (6 months) and MoMA (8 months) for a total of 14 months in the Fellow position.

Responsibilities

  • Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; and engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials.
  • Serve as member of the NYARC Discovery Working Group and lead usability testing of NYARC Discovery, a research tool that is part of NYARC’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded web archiving program to capture, archive, and provide access to born-digital art research materials.
  • Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.
  • Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives. Reports to the Chief of Public Services at the Frick and the Reader Services Librarian at MoMA. The Fellow will collaborate with senior staff to co-develop responsibilities, expectations, and projects for each rotation assignment. The Fellow will receive regular feedback on performance and development. The Fellow will actively participate in Library committees, meetings, and events.

 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred in 2017 or after.
  • Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
  • Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.

Salary & benefits

This is a paid, full-time (35 hours/week) position; stipend to be discussed with final candidates. In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive travel funds to the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Health benefits are included.

Application deadline

Review of applications will begin September 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Notification

Finalists will receive notification via email. Applicants should submit a current resume, statement of interest, and three professional references to fellowship@nyarc.org. Please include “2017-2018 Kress NYARC Fellowship” in the email subject.

LINK: http://www.nyarc.org/sites/default/files/Kress%20Fellow%202017.pdf?platform=hootsuite

Job Opportunity: Cornell University Library Diversity Fellowship, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Position Description: Cornell University Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Cornell University Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can enrich our community with variety of backgrounds and experiences.

The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in a variety of public services areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Fellow’s individual goals and interests with the Library’s needs. In addition, the Fellow’s professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees.

A final job description will be created in collaboration with the candidate. Duties could include a selection of the following or other options at the request of the selected candidate:

  • Teaching in Mann Library’s information literacy program
  • Developing online learning modules
  • Library space planning and assessment
  • Supporting systematic reviews
  • Providing research data management services
  • Providing consultation on advanced research strategies and citation management
  • Planning for emerging technologies
  • Multi-media and/or makerspace support services
  • Library outreach and communication
  • Collection development
  • Digitization of historical material
  • Supporting the Library’s international outreach initiatives, including TEEAL and Research4Life

This is a fully funded two-year appointment available starting August 15, 2017. The start date is negotiable.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from ALA accredited institution.
  • Graduation should be within the last three years.
  • Strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research and instruction services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic background or experience in science and/or social sciences.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Benefits: Competitive in salary, rank, professional development support, and benefits. Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Instructions: Please attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to your application (preferred as one combined PDF document). Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience that demonstrates engagement in underrepresented communities and the ability to transfer this asset to a research, learning, and instructional context. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. For more information, contact Mary Ochs, Director of Mann Library, mao4@cornell.edu.

LINK: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Cornell-University-Library-Diversity-Fellowship–Assistant-Librarian-_WDR-00010955

Unpaid Internship Opportunity: The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY

BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY INTERNSHIP

Organization

The Sketchbook Project

Description

Brooklyn Art Library and The Sketchbook Project are looking for 1-2 spring/summer interns to join our team! PLEASE NOTE: You MUST receive college credit for this program! Prior authorization from your school will be required. We are an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects. Our flagship endeavor is The Sketchbook Project, a crowd-sourced library that features 35,430 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. Brooklyn Art Library is our storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public. JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for an enthusiastic spring/summer intern to learn the ropes of working behind the scenes of an art library and an international interactive project. You will be working closely with the Founder/Director of the project in all aspects of project administration, from curating books and planning events to helping to digitize sketchbooks and act as an art librarian. Internship duties include, but are not limited to: -Content creation – strong writing skills a plus! -Event planning and execution -Sponsor outreach -Digitizing of sketchbooks 15-20 hours a week. Plus some weeknights for events


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please send a resume and a short note about yourself. Please make it unique! We are not interested in form letters. We want to know about you. For real. steven@sketchbookproject.com Please no phone calls, or ‘pop-ins’.

More information: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/8ffd59b7-a2f8-4e2b-a32c-827745f5c381 

Internship Opportunity: Public Service Intern, Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

The Rakow Research Library, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, is excited to offer an internship for a library science student interested in the area of public services. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work with our diverse international patron base, ranging from grade school students to studio artists to advanced scholars. Intern will work with the Public Services Team, and the internship may be tailored to the strengths and/or interests of the individual intern.

The preferred candidate is energetic, outgoing, and dynamic. Applicants should have some practical experience with reference, instruction or interlibrary loan. The intern will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work in a Windows environment is required.
Learning opportunities
·         Gain experience in the area of public services.
·         Gain experience in reference and instruction.
·         Gain experience processing Interlibrary Loan requests.
·         Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum library

Potential activities (other duties may be assigned)
·         Respond to basic reference queries, in person and virtually.
·         Assist in staffing the reference desk.
·         Project work with LibAnswers
·         Project work creating LibGuides
·         Conduct instruction sessions
·         Participate in Outreach activities
·         Participate in Interlibrary Loan processing

Work & Educational Requirements
• Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
• Coursework, experience, or familiarity with reference, instruction, outreach, or interlibrary loan.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to details
• Excellent communication and time management skills
• Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions
• Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart

Additional Benefits
• 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Shops
• 15% Discount in The Corning Museum of Glass Café
• Free admission to the museum for you and your guests

Theability to commit to at least 10-15 hours/week is preferred, but we can offer some flexibility regarding terms and hours. This internship is unpaid, but we will provide you with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. We are happy to work with your institution to arrange for course credit when possible.

More information and application: https://www.looksharp.com/organizations/the-corning-museum-of-glass-1/listings/public-service-intern-for-the-rakow-research-libra?referencenumber=464717-1&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Job Posting: Curatorial and Programming Coordinator, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton NY

Position Summary

The Curatorial and Programming Coordinator works closely with the Director and other staff to coordinate  projects related to the museum, including exhibitions, collections, and programs. The position participates in all phases of the planning and implementation of exhibitions, works directly with curators and/or guest curators to organize materials, schedules and provide a broad range of administrative support to the Director and museum staff.

Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

60 % Curatorial responsibilities

Coordinates all exhibition and collection efforts as directed. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing checklists of objects for exhibitions, generating work plans, and organizing materials for exhibitions. Works with curators and guest curators throughout the planning and implementation of an exhibition, including administrative support for editorial efforts, exhibition labels, publication texts, public relations materials and other texts for brochures and the museum website. Organizing and overseeing installation images, and providing images to press and others in accordance with the usage allowance. Assists with the maintenance and documentation of the museum’s collection under the direction of the Collections and Exhibitions Specialist; assists in the classification, description, and interpretation of artifacts; conducts research for identifying and interpreting the objects as directed; supports the use of seminar rooms and use of museum collection. Helps coordinate object movement within the museum from storage and display. Assists with condition checking works, fields and responds to informational inquiries from the general public, scholars, and students.

 

20 % Programming responsibilities

Works with senior museum staff to develop events and programming. Coordinates programming schedules in tandem with exhibition and collection schedules. Compiles information for programming materials.  Arranges travel and accommodations for visiting artists in conjunction with the exhibitions and programs. Conduct museum tours, as needed. Work with student monitors and maintain a schedule in concert with programs and requests to access objects in the collection. Ability to travel, work evenings and/or weekends as necessary in the performance of assigned responsibilities.

 

20 % Administrative responsibilities

Maintains museum calendar for exhibitions, installations, and programs. Oversees photography and scanning of collections; maintains organized library of digital images. Oversees organization of the museum library and maintains records for staff access. Coordinates materials for board and committee meetings, including preparation of reports, recording minutes and dispersing to relevant parties. Assists with the completion and generation of grant applications. Performs administrative tasks as directed.

Education and Previous Experience Requirements

B.A. in a field in the humanities, M.A. in art history, museum or curatorial studies.

3 years in the museum setting with both research and writing responsibilities, 3 – 5 years preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Job-related qualifications representing the knowledge, skills, and attributes an individual needs to possess in order to perform the job in a satisfactory manner.

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Strong organizational, planning and research skills

Detail-oriented, meticulous, and conscientious in following through on assigned tasks

Knowledge of collection cataloging methods and procedures

Proficiency with museum database. The Museum System (TMS) preferred.

Proficiency with computers in standardized word processing, spreadsheet programs, and basic knowledge of graphic and web design programs

Proficiency with technical equipment, such as A/V systems

Ability to work independently, exercise initiative and good judgment to successfully organize and complete assignments

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, visitors, and community members

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/5964030f-3234-4099-923a-3c221fac50e3

 

Job Posting: Project Archivist, Cornell Hip Hop Collection, Ithaca NY

The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Cornell University Library is searching for a Project Archivist for the Cornell Hip Hop Collection. The mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to preserve and make accessible the artifacts documenting the rise of hip-hop into a global cultural movement. CHHC consist of the archives of many historically prominent Hip Hop pioneers. The purpose of this two-year, grant-funded position is to make accessible the Afrika Bambaataa archive which the CHHC acquired in 2013.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the arrangement and description of approximately 550 cubic feet of records, identification and referral of items for conservation treatment as necessary, and the preparation of an EAD-encoded finding aid and other descriptive access tools. The Project Archivist will work closely with colleagues in the Digital Scholarship and Preservation group to coordinate the digitization of audiovisual materials and rare album covers. The Project Archivist will recruit students and coordinate their activities with the collection, assigning tasks, maintaining schedules, and monitoring the overall pace and direction of work. The Project Archivist will submit regular progress reports on processing statistics.

The Project Archivist will participate on library-wide committees and will be expected to participate in professional activities related to archives, including reporting on the project in collaboration with collection curators.

Required:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice, including experience processing archival records.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description, including DACS and EAD, and familiarity with other metadata standards.
  • Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and meet project goals and deadlines.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of and strong interest in hip hop culture and history.
  • Experience arranging large, complex collections.
  • Two to three years of relevant professional experience, preferably in academic archives.
  • Supervisory experience.

More information and application: http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/8165168?utm_source=BoxwoodIndeed&utm_medium=Indeed&utm_campaign=Boxwood%2BIndeed%2BFeed

Job Posting: Library Assistant, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica NY

Library Assistant – Full time position is available to provide reference, research and technical service to all users of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute’s Art Reference Library.  Responsibilities include managing the circulation of all library materials with the Mandarin circulation module and act as systems administrator.  Maintain records as required by Library protocol and provide exceptional customer service to PrattMWP and community arts students, faculty, staff and members, outside researchers and the general public.  The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of interlibrary loan services, collections management functions such as book repair, bindery shipments, shelving and shelf reading, budgetary management and library user statistics.  Be comfortable with providing instruction on library resources, including Information Literacy instruction, library computer and databases, to users.  Please visit us at www.mwpai.org

 

Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 7 years library experience or Associate’s degree and 7 to 10 years library experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Knowledge of art, art history or not-for-profit experience desired.

 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three professional references to:  Jeanette R. Breish, Human Resources Manager, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, New York   13502    E-mail:  hrjobs@mwpai.org  fax:  797-7509

Original post: http://jobview.monster.com/Library-Assistant-Job-Utica-NY-US-167141750.aspx?WT.mc_n=Indeed_US&jvs=uf,in1,gw&from=indeed

Job Posting: Picture Library Associate (part-time), Granger Historical Picture Archive, Brooklyn NY

Description

Historical picture library in downtown Brooklyn seeks an associate who is highly motivated, detail-oriented and exceptionally organized. This is a flexible position with a variety of duties, including cataloging images into our database, scanning, image editing and conducting picture research on behalf of clients. Visual literacy and a strong knowledge of world history and culture is highly desirable.

Duties include:

  • Daily operations of library, including:
  • Corresponding with partner agencies and customers
  • Maintenance of digital and physical archive
  • Assisting clients with sourcing historic images for educational, editorial and commercial publications/projects
  • Identifying new content and creating original catalog records and metadata for images
  • Pulling and preparing material for scanning
  • Picture research
  • Scanning images as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills including Windows, Photoshop, CMS and/or DAM software
  • Strong knowledge of world history and culture
  • Experience working in picture library or photo agency
  • Background in photography, art history, library science or similar preferred

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/8ece9e67-9016-468d-afa9-9840f0e0c113