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


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:  fax:  797-7509

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


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



  • 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

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Chapter Event: LIS Career Day this Saturday 4/16/16

From the ARLIS/NA New York Chapter, which is supporting this event:

Join METRO for LIS Career Day on Saturday, April 16!

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is uniting local professional community members that students, new grads, and transitioning professionals need to know — topping National Library Week off with a bang!

This event features two practical, career-oriented panels, as well as library vendors, hiring managers, professional organization representatives, internship managers, and library school faculty to join us to share their knowledge. You’ll leave the event with lots of resources and introductions to experienced professionals to help you start (or re-start) your library career.

Borough of Manhattan Community College, Richard Harris Terrace 
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

This event is free but space is limited.

Link to event page.

For more ARLIS/NA New York Chapter events, they have a fine calendar here.

Job Posting: Associate Cataloguer – Jewelry, Sotheby’s, NYC

Assist with all aspects of Fine Jewels catalogue production, preparation and promotion in order to gain independent working knowledge of jewelry cataloguing process. The Associate Cataloguer will also support various administrative and exhibition needs of the Fine Jewels team and greater Jewelry Department as required.

  • Work closely with Senior Cataloguer to learn the cataloguing system and processes in order to develop fluency for catalogue descriptions, gemological terminology, jewelry dating, styles, makers, etc.
  • Learn the process of producing printed and online jewelry catalogues including establishing property and photography deadlines to ensure prompt delivery
  • Be responsible for entering catalogue descriptions in CAT system for Fine Jewels sales and other sales when required; assist in ordering the sale and assigning lot numbers in CAT; maintain and enter all salesroom notices; enter in all property designations
  • Coordinate photography for all Fine Jewels catalogues including organizing and labeling jewels so that photography can happen most efficiently
  • Research and write footnotes and/or biographies for use in catalogue and/or website. Also research and obtain the re-print rights of outside imagery when required.
  • Liaise with Catalogue Production and the digital production team to meet catalogue deadlines and alert Jewelry Department when new assets are live
  • Assist with promotional sale needs including Sotheby’s magazine, slideshows, ads, etc.
  • Maintain jewelry archives and footnote archive system.

Other department duties:

  • Learn to evaluate works for auction and appraisal purposes
  • Maintain excellence in client service
  • Assist with preparation of appraisals, proposals and special projects as required.
  • Participate in all department events and pre-sale exhibitions to assist clients with jewelry inquiries, bids and related services.
  • Work closely with administrator and registrar to ensure all agreed property is in the department and available for photography in advance of deadlines
  • Assist with client appointments and help to respond to client estimate requests via phone and in writing
  • 2 years of experience in the jewelry field (auction house experience preferred), with some knowledge of gemology, jewelry history and values
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize multiple highly important processes and responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to establish close working relationships with internal support staff including administrators, operations, catalogue production, etc.
  • Excellent client service, including verbal and written skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Requires flexibility in work hours as needed

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Job Posting: Director of Donghia Healthier Materials Library (Resource Center), Parsons School of Design, NYC

Parsons School of Design seeks a Director of Donghia healthier Materials Library . The position is supported through the Healthy Affordable Materials Project (HAMP) grant awarded to the Healthy Materials Lab (HML) at Parsons and is a critical part of the initiative housed within the Parsons Design Lab. This position is a temporary position through May 1, 2018 and coincides with the remainder of a three-year research grant. The institution seeks to secure additional funding for future years beyond 2018.

The Director will be charged with creating new resources using the existing Donghia Materials Library as the foundation. The principal responsibility of the Director will be to effectively disseminate the healthiest materials research currently available through a carefully curated materials resource center of healthier affordable building product alternatives. The audience will be local and national students, faculty and professionals. Through the dissemination work of this position, and through the Donghia healthier Materials Library , the Healthy Materials Lab can affect the systems change necessary to bring about radical transformation in the construction and affordable housing industry—a primary audience for the grant.

In support of these goals, and based on the ongoing research conducted in the Healthy Materials Lab, the Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the Donghia healthier Materials Library , including a thorough evaluation of current materials and curation of new materials that can be specified for installation in new and renovated spaces. This center will become a critical resource for the university as we educate future designers and specifiers, and for the industry at large which looks to Parsons as an innovator in the field of design. As the Director grows the Library and increases awareness about the benefits of specifying healthier alternatives, he or she will become integral in the market shift towards a more robust selection of healthier alternatives.

Reporting to the Director of the Healthy Materials Lab, the Director will also work closely with the Director of Design of the Healthy Materials Lab and the lab’s team of Research Fellows. In addition, the Director will provide leadership in the development of healthier materials practices in curriculum and in practice in coordination with Parsons HML, Making Center and academic programs using physical materials across The New School. .


  • Provide leadership, research and support for material culture at Parsons and be a leader in the discussion of healthy material resources at Parsons and The New School as a whole.
  • Work closely with the Directors of the Healthy Materials Lab to align the Donghia Materials Library with the objectives of the Healthy Affordable Materials Project grant.
  • Coordinate with Program Directors, faculty and students from Parsons and The New School to develop curriculum to support healthier materials practices across New School programs
  • Coordinate with the Director of the Making Center to develop programming related to the physical making and materials use
  • Keep current with material innovations worldwide and provide resources about new materials through the materials resource center
  • Coordinate workshops and public events, including material displays and exhibitions
  • Develop a new database of materials, acquire new healthier materials, remove or reuse outdated materials
  • Track material loans to faculty for instructional purposes.
  • Work with manufacturers and other partners (including grant partners HPDC and HBN) to advocate for transparency and innovation in the development of new products in the Affordable Housing sector.
  • Consult with faculty in the development of curricular tools and displays to support a healthy materials culture of School of Constructed Environments to align research and practice with the specific goals of the grant—to transform building materials use in affordable housing
  • Supervise and manage student worker staff and scheduling
  • Perform additional tasks as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree required or Bachelor’s degree in interior design, architecture or related fields with equivalent industry/practice experience.
  • 3-5 years experience working with materials within a professional setting.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Proven track record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, professional training, and aesthetic sensibilities.
  • Experience and ability leading a team of people
  • Experience and knowledge of the practice of interior design, product design or architecture or equivalent.
  • Understanding of disciplinary differences and overlaps of interests as they pertain to material resources.
  • Possess knowledge of a wide range of physical and digital materials, product evaluation tools and product organization systems as they pertain to the disciplines of Product and Architectural, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Textiles fields of practice and the ability to anticipate future needs and trends in material culture and to align with the specific goals of the grant.
  • Strong organizational skills in the areas of curation, storage, archiving, with an ability to provide access to materials and a command of best practices and emerging trends of materials.
  • Have a passion for materials and be able to demonstrate research in the areas of material health and material ecosystems.
  • Ability to stay current with and advocate for sustainable practices particularly as they pertain to human health.
  • Have an existing professional network of manufacturers, designers, architects, and/or advocates of sustainability.
  • Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s design abilities with particular attention to the importance of materials choices and a strong commitment to progressive design education.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google docs and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work with a team to develop a robust digital platform to document and disseminate healthy material product information.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, communication skills,
  • Must be able to work both independently and collectively
  • Additional plus: skills to develop digital platform for dissemination of healthy material product information

More information and application:

Job Posting: Project Archivist, Refinery 29, NYC

Refinery29 is looking for an extremely organized, enthusiastic and creative Project Archivist to index media assets in our Digital Asset Management software.  The Project Archivist will be working with a range of digital file types, including design, photo and video formats.  The position entails researching and indexing our current visual archived assets into the new system and all that encompasses; including working within a predetermined workflow process, researching and assigning creation metadata, associating contractual data via DRM profiles and tagging according to a pre-existing taxonomy.

This is a contract position for 3-months with a potential start date of March 15th, 2016. With a possibility to extend into future freelance opportunities.  Compensation is $20/hr.

To apply email with the subject line “Project Archivist”.


Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Creative, Video, Legal and Editorial Teams to accurately represent the R29 voice and brand within the DAM platform

  • Research via internal access points and create cross referencing between related assets

  • The potential to further refine existing project workflow processes as efficiencies arise

  • Assist in the continual development of the R29 internal keywording taxonomy

  • Trouble-shoot DAM platform user issues via vendor customer support as needed

  • Implement folder & file naming standards as needed

  • Answering occasional internal reference request

  • Digital file organization as needed

  • Position supervised by IT Director and Digital Archivist

  • Job duties may change as per business needs


  • ALA accredited Master’s degree with archives coursework and/or Master’s or comparable degree in which coursework was focused on archival studies or information management

  • Minimum two years professional experience in a cataloging or metadata-related position

  • Previous experience with Digital Asset Management platforms and born-digital assets

  • Prior experience and knowledge of different metadata standards and vocabularies

  • Familiarity working with taxonomies and/or ontologies preferred

  • Previous experience working with digital media files and/or stock imagery preferred

  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential

  • Extremely organized, must possess an acute attention to detail

  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently

  • Familiarity with social media platforms a plus

  • Thrive in a fast paced environment

  • Must have a positive attitude and be a team player

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Job Posting: Digital Imaging Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Cornell University Library’s Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services unit seeks a Digital Imaging Assistant to assist with photographing and digitizing rare materials, assist in managing projects within the digital imaging digitization lab and help correspond with patrons, faculty, staff, Annex and collection donors. Under the supervision of Multimedia Associate, will prepare materials for digitization, digitize analog materials, provide quality control for digitized content, enhance, produce, and embed technical metadata of digitized content, and help set priorities and support project management within the lab. Will also provide basic digitization in the audiovisual digitization lab. Duties include:

  • Assisting in correspondence with patrons, faculty, staff, and collection donors
  • High-end digital imaging of various visual materials for publication, exhibition and research
  • Implementing archival quality color management and digital file preparation strategies
  • Audiovisual digitization of magnetic tape recordings
  • Rare and fragile material handling
  • Coordinating with metadata librarians to implement organizational and finding strategies
  • Assist in training student workers on digital imaging processes
  • Creating, enhancing, and embedding of technical metadata in digitized objects
  • Assisting in digital uploads of content into repositories

This is a part-time, two year, benefits-eligible term position for 30 hours per week.


  • Associates degree in a visual media, photography or related area of study and two years of imaging experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • High comfort level in working with office and Adobe software and image-based software platforms
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with archival material.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years experience working with analog and digital photography
  • Experience managing digital content
  • Copyright research experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or MLS or MFA Photography candidate

More information and application:


The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) offers individuals of special talent unique hands-on training opportunities through an array of dynamic internship offerings.

CPW Interns gain direct experience in a professional environment that is artist-centered and dedicated to advancing the voices of emerging photographers. CPW serves as bridge to resources, community, and opportunities.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their interest and experience in photography and the visual arts, their ability to contribute significantly to CPW projects, and their openness to gain meaningful experience from the program. College credit may be arranged (see below). Year-round opportunities are available as well.

Each internship is crafted to meet the individual participant’s educational aspirations and expose them to a wide range of activities within the opportunity’s focus.

Interns must live in (or relocate) to Woodstock or within the Hudson Valley / Catskill Region for the duration of the internship. Working, reliable independent transportation is recommended, as these internships include both on and off site work.


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Job Posting: Queens Library at Queens Museum Project Coordinator, Queens Museum, NYC

The Queens Museum and the Queens Library for several years have collaborated on groundbreaking educational programs at both the museum and library branches across Queens. This partnership will culminate in the opening of the Queens Library at Queens Museum (QL@QM), a circulating branch library physically housed in the Queens Museum, the first circulating library housed in an art museum in the nation. Over the next few years as we prepare for the launch of this branch, the Queens Museum seeks to expand its collaborations with the Queens Library across all of our departments including education, public and curatorial programs. The QL@QM Project Coordinator will provide critical support to the growth and deepening of these partnerships. We are looking for a passionate experienced library science professional to help lead these efforts.

The QL@QM Project Coordinator will report directly to the QM Director of Education and work closely with Queens Museum staff in education as well as participate in a cross-departmental library partnership task force.

General Responsibilities

  • Act as a liaison between Queens Library and Queens Museum staff, helping to facilitate complementary connections between QL and QM staff, programs and resources.
  • Provide key support to Queens Museum’s major programmatic departments, the education department, curatorial and public programs departments.
  • Conduct research into Queens Library and Queens Museum collections and keeping abreast of QL programs and resources.
  • Manage the Queens Museum Queens Library membership card Provide general administrative support to the QL@QM partnership including but not limited to scheduling meetings and coordinating initiatives and projects between the two institutions.
  • Support documentation evaluation and grant reporting.
  • Develop and lead professional development workshops/training sessions related for Queens Museum staff on related library topics including but not limited to information and media literacy.
  • Performing other duties as required.


  • MLS or graduate background in education preferred
  • Successful experience working as a reference librarian
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent research skills.
  • Collaborative, team player.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong background in digital media and technology, particularly related to information/library science.
  • Experience working in arts/cultural/community organizations a strong plus
  • Teaching/mentoring/facilitation experience not required but a strong plus.
  • Able to thrive in culturally diverse settings, bilingual Spanish, Mandarin or Korean a plus.

This position is 14 hrs per week at $25/hr with the potential to grow. The schedule is flexible but hours will generally fall Mondays to Fridays between 9AM and 5PM with some evening/weekend work. This is a grant-funded, part-time, non-exempt position.

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Summer Internship Opportunity: Photo Conservation Intern, Amagansett Historical Association, NY

The Amagansett Historical Association is searching for one or two summer interns to work on a historical photo archive of about 5,000 images. Work includes sorting, cleaning, archival packaging, cataloging, and scanning. Applicants who are studying paper and photo conservation will be given preference. Familiarity with (or willingness to learn) Past Perfect museum software would be an advantage. On-site accomodation and a stipend will be provided.

Amagansett is a hamlet in the Town of East Hampton, Long Island, NY. Our museum site is on Main Street, with close access to stores, restaurants, and live music entertainment. The Ocean beach is a short bike ride or walk away.

The Association is a small all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit with a 1725 house museum, arts and crafts shows in the Carriage House, and the climate-controlled Phebe Cottage that houses the archive.

Strong interest in paper and/or photo conservation. Applications may be submitted online or to Peter Garnham,


Additional Salary Information: Stipend based on experience.

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