Job Posting: Art History Research Assistant, Art vérité, Oak Park (Chicago area) IL

For the record: This is a borderline “unicorn” position, and I am posting it reluctantly! (If you want to hire someone with a masters degree and foreign language skills, pay them a decent wage!)

The Research Assistant conducts research for a series of art history videos and some administration of Art vérité, including maintenance of special projects, phone inquiries, and maintaining calendar.

• Conducts extensive research and data collection for Art vérité video production projects

• Maintains and updates systems for tracking materials as they enter the Art vérité archives

• Assists with cataloging of photo assets in database

• Assists with license and copyright permission requests and agreements

• Maintains and regularly updates bibliographical lists

REQUIREMENTS

• MA or higher in Art History, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies or a related field from an accredited institution

• Knowledge and experience of art historical terminology and concepts

• Ability and willingness to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Fluency in English and German, French, Spanish or Italian ideal; document translation ability

• General understanding of databases and operating systems, including familiarity with FileMakerPro and Evernote; experience working with social media systems, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram

EXPERIENCE

Minimum five (5) years related experience in arts-based business or organization

CONTRACT POSITION (Chicago area location)

Part Time with possibility of increase of hours

• Overnight travel may be required

Application and more information: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/e1beee02-4d1b-4b00-a4e4-8ce8d37e953b

Job Posting: Temporary, Part-time Research & Instruction Librarian, Lewis & Clark, Portland OR

This is a temporary, 30 hours per week assignment, anticipated to last from January 4, 2016 to May 6, 2016.

The Research and Instruction Librarian assists students and faculty with research, including providing reference service, research consultations, and related services. He or she teaches course-integrated classes on using library resources for a variety of departments, courses, and programs. Participates in collection development for academic departments and programs, participates in library committee work and special projects, evaluates and maintains sections of the library web site as assigned.

Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • At least one year of public services experience in an academic library or similar organization.

Preferred

  • At least two years of library instruction experience in an academic setting
  • At least two years of reference experience in an academic library
  • Educational background or interest in the Fine and Performing Arts (Art, Art History, Music, Theatre)

More information and application: https://jobs.lclark.edu/postings/5681

 

Job Posting: Librarian – Weekend/Evening (Part-time), School of Visual Arts, NYC

DATE AVAILABLE: December 2015

JOB TITLE:  Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)

DEPARTMENT:  Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts

REPORTS TO:  Digital Services Librarian

SCHEDULE:

  • Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)
  • Hours: 10 hours per week. The times: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm); Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to  9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources.
  • Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the head of technical services.
  • Develops LibGuides and other research aids.
  • Presents occasional weekend library instruction sessions.
  • Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.
  • Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.
  • Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS degree and subject knowledge of the humanities, art & design history
  • Ability to work 10 hours per  week, including weekends and one weekday evening
  • Experience using online art and design databases
  • Excellent communication and customer services skills
  • Cataloging experience in an academic or museum setting
  • Knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC
  • Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.

More information and application: http://www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva/administrative-staff/librarian-weekendevening

Job Posting: Managing Editor, Archives of American Art Journal, Washington DC

Managing Editor, Archives of American Art Journal

Location: Washington, D.C.

Part-time, permanent (24 hours per week), with benefits

Salary: $31,601

INTRODUCTION

The Archives of American Art (AAA), a unit of the Smithsonian Institution with headquarters in Washington, D.C. and a regional office in New York City is the nation’s largest repository of primary sources documenting visual arts and culture in the United States. AAA’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make available for study records, original papers, photographs, diaries, sketchbooks, and oral history interviews. On the subject of art in America, AAA is the largest archives in the world, holding more than 20 million documents.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the AAA deputy director, the managing editor copy edits and oversees the production of the Archives of American Art Journal, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication in the field of American art history. Working with the Journal’s editor and deputy director, the managing editor:

  • establishes and keeps publication schedules;
  • tracks manuscripts through the peer-review process;
  • acquires image reproductions and publication licenses for illustrations;
  • executes and maintains contracts and publication records;
  • copyedits, fact-checks, and proofreads journal content for correctness and consistency of format, grammar, spelling, and style, using in-house conventions and the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • compiles and/or coordinates author biographies and photo credits;
  • oversees the production process, working with vendors, the Journal’s designer, the printer, and other contractors.
  • serves as a liaison with the University of Chicago Press (UCP) for the print distribution and electronic publishing of the Journal.

The Managing Editor will be based in the Archives’ Washington, D.C. office. The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree; thorough knowledge of all aspects of periodical editing and production; at least two years’ experience in conducting editorial responsibilities for scholarly publications; knowledge of proper spelling, grammar, punctuation in American English; ability to proofread to highest degree of accuracy and to work independently to meet deadlines while upholding exacting standards of consistency and accuracy; knowledge of in-house contract and licensing procedures necessary to acquire photos and other illustrations; some knowledge of scanning and file transfer operations (FTP etc.) would be helpful; the ability to act as a liaison with publishers, authors, designers, printers, and distributors; the ability to work independently and to organize work to meet strict deadlines while maintaining exacting standards of quality; and some knowledge of American art history and culture.

Please send cover letter and resume to AAA’s Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director: Taylor Hicks at HicksTa@si.edu by November 15, 2015. To learn more about the Archives of American Art, visit its website at www.aaa.si.edu.

 

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity employer.