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 

Job Posting: Production Art Cataloger (PT), The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA

The Production Art Cataloger is responsible for creating production art database records. This is a part-time (20-24 hours per week) position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library and reports to the Production Art Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Production Art Cataloger’s duties include organizing and processing new collections and small gifts as well as backlogged collections: creating original catalog records in the Inmagic Production Art db; foldering and boxing collections; assessing materials for conservation; updating Location Manager records; managing the transfer of materials between the Graphic Arts department offices at the library and at the Pickford Center; and assisting with the processing of requests for reproductions; pulling material for weekly conservation photography orders.p>

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in film studies, history, communications or art history required.
  • M.L.I.S. or a student working towards the degree.
  • Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment.
  • Understanding of archival principles.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, film history and research required.
  • Knowledge of art and print processes.
  • Familiarity with preservation techniques and condition assessment.
  • Fluent English-language communication skills.
  • Practiced in handling fragile materials.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Attention to detail and organized and orderly work habits.
  • Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and confidence working independently.
  • Good penmanship.
  • Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to retrieve and refile heavy boxes from shelving units using ladders and/or stepstools.
  • Will need to sit at a computer and enter data for long periods of time.
  • Will need to climb stairs.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: DECEMBER 9, 2016

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The Academy is a nonprofit organization with approximately 350 employees. The Academy has three buildings throughout the Los Angeles area – the Academy headquarters, the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills and the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. The Academy also has employee offices for our Museum project in the Miracle Mile, directly across from our construction site, the former May Company Building at Wilshire and Fairfax.

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1439520

Job Posting: Lead Archivist (PT), Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Seeking part-time, project-based Lead Archivist for Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA). Founded in 1980, CoCA has a rich regional history and is one of the country’s oldest artist-run, non-profit organizations. CoCA has presented the work of thousands of emerging and career artists during the past four decades and in the process has amassed a significant collection of related materials.

We are seeking to engage a current advanced degree candidate, recent graduate in Archival, Library Science or related fields or an independent archivist to assist us with implementing best practices for cataloging, digitizing, preserving and sharing the collection. This would include continued development of our database, maintaining proper storage techniques, developing policies and a long-term collections care plan that we will use to secure additional funding in addition to supporting the project.

This project is supported by a 4Culture Collections Care grant to purchase digitizing equipment and expand our digital archive; your input into both of these processes is a key component of this position.

Years of experience required: 3+

Mandatory Skills/Work Experience:

  • Working with a medium sized collection of materials; primarily print, video, audio tapes and slides
  • Processing (cataloging, digitizing) materials in a library or archival setting
  • Developing and managing a publicly searchable database
    Agility with PHP, HTML, server issues
  • Preserving materials (minimal art handling)
  • Project reporting
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in groups, with minimal direction or direct supervision

If you do not have the experience listed above or the ability to work on location in Seattle, please do not apply for this position.

Helpful Skills/Interests:

  • Background in art history, particularly knowledge of Seattle’s contemporary art history
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Use of social media to promote project
  • Supervisory experience
  • Geeklike obsession for creating order out of chaos

Compensation:
This position offers a $2,500 stipend for 100 hours plus 50 hours in-kind (donated) to be completed by arrangement with the Project Director. An additional stipend is available for the next phase of the project.

At this time, most activities will take place at the CoCA Archives in Greenwood. Requires some lifting, standing, and working in a dusty environment.

To apply, send a one page letter of interest and a resume in Word or PDF format. Title the documents with your full name and email to archive@cocaseattle.org with your full name also in the subject line. Do not send any additional materials at this time. No phone calls please.

Application Open until filled.

Full post: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/seattle-wa-pt-lead-archivist-term-center-on-contemporary-art

Job Posting: Digital Collections Coordinator (PT, Temp), Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

High Museum of Art
Digital Collections Coordinator (Temporary/Part-time)
Department: Photography/Collections
Reports To: Keough Family Curator of Photography & Head of Collections
Employment Status: Temporary/Part-time

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Digital Collections Coordinator will manage all photographic and technology requirements for a one year collections digitization initiative funded by the Woodruff Arts Center.

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • Part-time, Monday – Friday with flexible hours as determined by the photography schedule
  • Limited to one year term starting from hire date

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Collections Management:
    • Work with the Images & Rights Coordinator to schedule and manage photo shoots to produce high-quality digital images and video of artworks in the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection
    • Create shoot lists and plan a year-long schedule for the project
    • Work with Associate Collections Manager and Preparators to arrange movement of art work for photography, and return art to home locations afterwards
    • Work with Curators to identify priorities for the digitization project
    • Fact-check object data in collections management system and make corrections and/or updates as directed by the curator and/or registrar, according to style guidelines provided.
    • Assist photographers during shoots, including some art handling
    • Organize and archive new digital assets and ensure accuracy of metadata
  • Administrative:
    • Manage and track spending and project budget under the oversight of the Associate Collections Manager and Image & Rights Coordinator
    • Prepare and submit payments for invoices related to the project
    • Prepare periodic updates on project progress to be presented to project managers in curatorial, interpretation, and registration departments
    • Manage monthly meetings with all necessary Digitization project staff; Arrange meetings as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Familiarity with digital and analog image formats and technology is critical
    • Familiarity with photography equipment (cameras, lights, backdrops) preferred
    • Working knowledge of museum cataloging systems with a strong preference for experience with The Museum System (TMS)
    • Familiarity with collections management best practices
    • Experience in an art museum or gallery performing tasks that include art handling and collections management
    • Knowledge of art history helpful
    • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (email/scheduling) and similar databases and digital imaging technology, including Photoshop. Training on TMS will be provided.
    • Must be well-organized and detail oriented.
  • Language Skills:
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to write professional correspondence.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with museum staff and other professional affiliates
  • Mathematical Skills:
    • Experience in bookkeeping preferred.
    • Ability to maintain project files, keep budget, and process invoices.
  • Reasoning Ability:
    • Ability to solve practical problems and prioritize needs in a variety of situations where standardization is limited and immediate decisions are necessary.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions: Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Full post: http://www.woodruffcenter.org/HRJobdetails.aspx?jobid=1849

Job Posting: Library Assistant – Archives (PT), The Art Institute of Chicago

Introduction

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square feet dedicated to modern and contemporary art, photography, architecture and design, and new museum education facilities. In addition to displaying its permanent collection, the Art Institute mounts more than 30 special exhibitions per year and features lectures, gallery tours, and special performances on a daily basis
Position Summary

The Ryerson and Burnham Library is currently seeking an assistant who will manage image reproduction orders and contracts, process archival collections and provide administrative support for department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage orders for images (photocopying and image reproduction through Library and/or Museum Imaging Department) and prepare Licensing Contracts when appropriate. Collect all fees for image reproduction from patrons
  • Provide reference assistance with collections to AIC and SAIC staff and external patrons
  • Provide general administrative support, including: maintenance of collection, correspondence and contract files; shelving of collections; monitoring and restocking of supplies
  • Process archival collections (architects’ and artists’ correspondence, photographs, drawings, and memorabilia), establishing intellectual and physical organization of the collection; examine documents for conservation or special housing needs and refer to Conservation Department as needed
  • Write descriptive inventories (finding aids) of the collections using Encoded Archival Description markup language; update existing EAD finding aids as needed

Qualifications

  • B.A. preferred in art history or related field; knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American art and architecture
  • Well-organized; attentive to detail; capable of handling fragile materials with sensitivity; able to work independently
  • Research skills; familiarity with architectural drawings and digital imaging
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and HTML/XML/EAD highly desirable

Schedule

Part-time; this is a 20 hour per week position, to be scheduled during the week Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM.

Full post: https://hrweb.artic.edu/psc/HRPRODE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=9428&PostingSeq=1&

Job Posting: Project Cataloger (PT, Temp), Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

The part-time temporary Project Cataloger will work within a collaborative and collegial environment and report to the Library Manager, providing general cataloging support for the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library. This position is a six month assignment working one day per week.

Responsibilities:

Perform complex copy cataloging of various types of materials across all disciplines, including print, media, digital resources, and other non-print formats.

Requirements:

  • MLS (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited institution, completed or in process
  • Professional cataloging experience
  • Familiarity with MARC format and cataloging rules, including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LCC
  • Experience with an integrated library system (Voyager preferred)
  • Experience with OCLC and Connexion client
  • Working knowledge of standard bibliographic and other reference tools

Full post: http://whitney.org/About/JobPostings# or https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/298bf690-6bfc-4978-9ae3-40efb3aaf9a9

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator Assistant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

Vanderbilt University currently has an immediate opening for a Visual Resources Curator Assistant. Works in association with the Director of Visual Resources in the management of the History of Art digital image collection; aids faculty in digital humanities projects to support teaching and research, conducts research and assists in the expansion of a database of digital images used in the teaching of art and art history; assists and educates collection users with the various resources and technology; supports faculty with classroom technologies; and participates in the training and supervision of temporary workers.

 

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Provides services in accordance with the director and faculty’s goals, objectives, and deadlines; conducts research as necessary to identify and catalog images of artworks in conformity with the established system.
  • Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine to complex problems related to user requests; assists with research and special projects which are part of the growing interest in digital humanities.
  • Remain current on the latest technologies and relevant software.
  • Locates and selects materials, both in print and digital, with the goal of providing high quality images for use in instruction. Coordinates this function with curator and faculty.
  • Participates in the training and supervision of temporary workers in the performance of various duties related to the digital image collection.
  • Other relevant duties related to teaching, research and learning as needed.

 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time non-exempt position (30 hours per week). Hours are 8:00am until 2:30pm; Monday – Friday or 8:00am until 4:00pm Tuesday-Friday.

More information and application: https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1604843

Job Posting: Animation Cataloger (part-time), Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Santa Clara CA

The Animation Project Cataloger assists library staff members to sort and create an inventory of holdings being assembled from assets related to an animated feature film. This is a part-time position in the Graphic Arts Department of the Margaret Herrick Library reporting to the Production Art Librarian.  The work itself takes place at an off-site storage facility in Santa Clarita, California.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Create entries in an Excel spreadsheet, working with library staff to sort and process more than 60 pallets of drawings, cells and related ephemera.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor of art in film studies, art, art history or animation, preferably working toward a master’s degree.
• Familiarity with the mechanics of hand-drawn animation.
• Strong computer skills.
• Prior library or archives experience, preferably in a special collections environment.
• Pleasant personality and ability to work successfully with colleagues.
• Attention to detail and orderly work habits.
• Self-motivation, dependability, efficiency, and comfortable working closely with others.
• An interest in the history of animated film.
• Practiced in handling fragile materials.
• Fluent English-language communication skills.
• Able to lift and move moderately heavy boxes (20 lbs.).
• Stand on a concrete floor for long periods.
• Ability to use a pallet jack.

More information and application: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1341838&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Job Posting: Reference Librarian (part-time/temporary), Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Provides reference, research, and instructional services.  Assists with interlibrary loan, access services, collection development, website maintenance, and photocopy and copy photography services as needed.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides reference service at the Reference Desk on a regularly scheduled basis.  Provides reference and research services to museum staff on demand.  Responds to written, telephone, and email reference questions as necessary.
  2. Assists in providing bibliographic instruction, training and orientations for AIC staff, School of the Art Institute classes, the Libraries’ reference staff and other groups as necessary.
  1. Assists with incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan operations.  Responds to other requests for loans and copies.
  1. Promotes the libraries’ collections and services through developing social media and website content.
  1. Assists with selection of collection materials.
  1. Conducts research and pursues special projects as required.
Qualifications
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Familiarity with major bibliographic tools (printed and electronic) and research methods for Art History.
  • Familiarity with the interlibrary loan codes and guidelines, and experience with interlibrary loan borrowing and lending.
  • Strong commitment to public service and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff from all areas of the library, museum, and school.

More information and application: https://hrweb.artic.edu/psc/HRPRODE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=9278&PostingSeq=1&

Job Posting: Receptionist/Interlibrary Loan Assistant (part-time), The Frick Collection, NYC

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is one of the world’s most perfect museums; its sister research institution the Frick Art Reference Library is of equal distinction.

Position Summary

Greet researchers; register first-time researchers; enter first-time researchers’ information in database; maintain researchers database; check researchers in and out of the Library; assist the Associate Librarian for Public Services with the retrieving, scanning, packing, and mailing of interlibrary loan materials; file researcher registration forms; perform other clerical tasks as needed; reports to the Chief of Public Services.

Details

The Library is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Saturdays, September through May, 9:30

a.m.–1:00 p.m. Business hours are 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Candidates must be available to

work at least 21 hours per week distributed evenly throughout the week, some Saturday hours are required.

Qualifications

High School diploma or GED. Experience working in an office setting, preferably as a receptionist or in a customer

service role. Computer literacy in a windows environment. Punctuality, attention to detail, teamwork, and

interpersonal skills are important. Previous library experience and familiarity with FileMaker software are desired,

but they are not essential.

More info and application: http://www.frick.org/sites/default/files/careers/2016-Library-Receptionist.pdf