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Paid Internship Opportunity: Photo Department Intern, Heritage Auctions, NYC


Work directly with the Head of the Vintage and Contemporary Photography department in our New York office. Personable, good attire, excellent computer skills needed. Knowledge and interest in Fine Art Photography for hands on learning with Director. Heritage Auctions is the third largest auctioneer in the world with more than $1B in sales, specializing in Collectibles. Heritage is based in Dallas, with offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, San Francisco, and Palm Beach in the USA, and internationally in Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva and Amsterdam. The Photography department holds two live auctions a year.

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/ab306dd3-fe56-40d4-93be-b7edf6e4cb45

Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT


The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.

Please provide contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter please discuss your interest in and experience with photographs. Please note your software experience in your cover letter.



  • Implements collection development policies, practices, and strategies to ensure that negatives, prints, slides, and other historical photographic images are collected, preserved, and made available for current and future patrons.
  • Reviews and assesses donated materials to determine condition and historical value. Applies archival management theories and methods in determining how collections or images should be cataloged. This includes the physical preparation of materials for long-term preservation and care by arranging and housing them according to national photograph archives standards that are consistent with conditions and technology available within the agency.
  • Produces standardized cataloging in accordance with national library/archives standards for submission to the Montana Historical Society’s online catalogs.
  • Develops, enhances, and maintains electronic information database and patron access systems for the photograph archives.
  • Conducts complex historical research on and compiles histories of individuals, groups, institutions, or businesses to provide a context for newly processed collections or images. Applies archival theories to write descriptive inventories, indices, and other professionally approved reference materials in accordance with national and agency standards for the use of staff, researchers, and state employees.
  • Determines priority of photograph collections or images for processing, based on knowledge of research needs, agency priorities, historical significance, and professional standards.
  • Responds to a wide variety of sophisticated reference inquiries from individuals, state agencies, professionals, educational groups, local organizations, film companies, journalists, publishers and institutions by conducting research and providing information on a broad range of topics.
  • Provides concise and accurate interpretations and analysis of complex historical events based on reference interviews of a wide range of patrons.


  • A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, access and outreach.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Montana and/or American history.
  • An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including photographic research.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC and EAD.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace and Archivists’ Toolkit.

This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, or a related field and the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, history or a related field that includes emphasis upon photographic preservation and archival care and management of photograph collections.

Salary: $ 15.05 – 18.82 Hourly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, References

Contact: Denise Gjerde | dgjerde@mt.gov | 406-444-2697

Application Deadline: December 19, 2016

Full post: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16143003

Job Posting: Photographs Manager/Program Assistant II, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

The purpose of this job is to manage the historical photograph and still image unit of the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Duties include responsibility for preservation, access services, reference services and rights and reproductions. The requirements of this position include working on Tuesdays from 1pm to 9pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

40% Manager, West Virginia Historical Photographs Project

  • Immediate management of project to create digital photographs online resource containing approximately 50,000 historical photographs for display on WVU Libraries website.
  • Supervises up to six student workers who create digital images and accompanying metadata records for inclusion in project database.  Includes training, assigning work, providing guidance, and resolving problems.
  • Participates in selection and reviews photographs for entry into digital photograph database.
  • Reviews and edits all scanned images and metadata records.
  • Forwards completed records to cataloging librarian for additional subject heading assignment.
  • Communicates with Libraries Systems staff regarding work progress, database issues or problems as they arise.
  • Alternate for retrieving collections, making photocopies for patrons, and reshelving materials

30% Photograph Reference, Rights and Reproductions

  • Provides reference services regarding historical research relating to WVRHC photographs holdings.
  • Manages handling of all requests for reproduction and use of images, including questions relating to WVRHC Conditions for Use and copyright issues.
  • Determines user rights and reproduction fees following WVRHC policy.
  • Manages photographs reproduction services including electronic editing of images and production of photograph prints on in-house photo finishing equipment.
  • Maintains records tracking photograph reference and reproduction services.

20% General Reference Services

  • Provides reference services regarding historical and genealogical research to researchers in the WVRHC.
  • Assists researchers in identifying pertinent archival, print and electronic resources, and provides instruction in their use.
  • Maintains daily paper ledger of researchers and the manuscripts collections and boxes used.
  • Instructs researchers in handling and use of rare and fragile materials.
  • Monitors researchers for possible theft or destruction of archival materials

10% Conservation / Preservation / Arrangement

  • Assesses photographs’ need for care and performs basic preservation measures accordingly.
  • Participates in storage and arrangement of photographs and negatives within established system.
  • Upgrades indexing under supervision of curatorial staff as required.




  • Associates Degree in History or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a library, archive, museum or similar institution.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software relevant to scanning, editing, and printing historical photographs.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software relevant to creating metadata catalog records for archival materials.
  • Knowledge of historical and contemporary photographic media and techniques.
  • Ability to train, supervise, and motivate student employees.
  • Knowledge of West Virginia history and historical research techniques.
  • Familiarity with mainstream computer software for word processing, spreadsheet applications, and Internet access.
  • Knowledge of proper procedures, including the caution and dexterity necessary, for handling and organizing archival materials.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with departments and unit within WVU Libraries and the University, as well as the general public.
  • Knowledge and understanding of WVU policies that are directly applicable to the operations of the WVRHC.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission and goals of WVU Libraries.
  • Ability to draw valid conclusions and make recommendations for case-by-case problems normally encountered in cataloging and preservation.
  • Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing as much as fifty pounds.

More information and application: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=03177

Job Post: Assistant Photo Librarian, American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library and Archives, College Park, MD

Job Description:

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives, a special collection in the history of modern physics, astronomy, and allied sciences at the American Institute of Physics, seeks an Assistant Photo Librarian to be responsible for administering the print and digital photograph collections held in the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.  This position is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, including access, preservation, copyright, and promotion of the photograph collection. Duties include acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, database maintenance, providing reference services, overseeing digitization and other related activities. The successful candidate will work to improve access to the photograph collections, supervise part-time assistants and student interns, and assist in the daily operations of the Niels Bohr Library as needed.


MLS degree (ALA approved) and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required, as well as knowledge of best practices concerning digital collections (not limited to visual materials).  Experience/familiarity with Drupal or other content management systems, copyright research, metadata and cataloging standards for visual materials is preferred.  Must be able to lift 40-pound boxes of library materials. Knowledge of science is not required.


If you are qualified for this position, please send your resume with cover letter to AIP Human Resources at aiphr@aip.org.

For the full posting please see: https://www.aip.org/aip/jobs/assistant-photo-librarian

Job Posting: Librarian II – Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center, New York Public Library, NY


The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the research units of The New York Public Library.  Recognized as the world’s leading repository devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting materials on the global black experience, the Schomburg Center is a research library, cultural center and educational institute.
The Photographs and Prints Division is one of four Special Collections divisions and is devoted to collecting and preserving images of peoples of African descent as well as the work of photographers of African descent.

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Curator of Photographs and Prints, the Librarian II:


  • Provides on-site and remote reference services, using print and electronic resources in the Photographs and Prints Division as well as the Jean-Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division of the Schomburg Center
  • Provides in-depth research assistance to users through one-on-one consultations
  • Develops and teaches classes for the general public
  • Creates collection guides and also prepares special subject guides in collaboration with other Schomburg Center public service divisions
  • Updates and creates content for Web pages, finding aids, and training materials
  • Participates in activities related to the fulfillment of NYPL and Schomburg Center’s Strategic Initiatives, including social media activities and outreach
  • Offers tours and orientations to groups from a variety of academic and cultural institutions, particularly local post-secondary institutions
  • Collects and posts monthly collection use and education statistics
  • Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development
  • Performs related duties as required

Key Competencies:

  • Accountability and Professionalism
  • Customer service
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Undergraduate degree in Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history of photography or art history through academic background or equivalent training or expertise
  • Experience working in a photo archive or library or in a Special Collections unit of a research library or similar institution
  • Knowledge of African, African American or African Diasporan History preferred
  • Successfully demonstrated public service experience and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and staff
  • Demonstrated experience using online catalogs, electronic databases, and Internet sources in reference work
  • Successfully demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to articulated and express ideas clearly in presentations and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated computer and word processing skills, including MS Word and Excel

Work Environment:

Research Library

Urban Public Library

Starting Salary:

USD $49,732.00/Yr.


35 hours per week
Evenings and weekends as required.

More information and application: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8696/librarian-ii—photographs-and-prints-division/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=750&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Job Post: Photo Archivist, the Nature Conservancy, Boulder, CO


The Photo Archivist is responsible for preparing the chapter’s current photo assets for upload to the organization’s online photo management system (TNC Vault). The position’s primary responsibilities will include cleaning up the existing photo archives by identifying the best images in the collection and archiving the remaining, applying proper attributes and metadata to each, uploading them to the TNC Vault and creating a Colorado Vault site. The archivist will work closely with Colorado staff to identify a suite of keywords and develop informative captions for the photos. This is a short-term position based in the Boulder Office and will be supervised by the Director of Outreach.

Job Posting: Photo Archivist, Disney Corporation, New York City


Job Description The Photo Archivist works as a member of the Photography & Visual Communications team in our New York offices and will be responsible for conducting research for cataloging  the photographic collection and history of all divisions of ABC, which includes multiple format negatives in color and black/white,  prints, slides and transparencies.

Responsibilities Responsibilities include preparation of images for outside scanning service including:
Collection, editing, properly coding photography and provide appropriate metadata (annotate titles, dates, programs and talent)
Set up procedure for tracking of round trip packages and ensuring quality control
Assisting the Librarian and Researcher in maintaining the information library (Snapshot) and Media Asset Retrieval System (MARS), which is a searchable index of visual assets
Registration of digital photography with US Copyright Office
Contributing to the department as a whole and perform other duties as assigned
Management of large amounts of images and data
Basic Qualifications Strong organizational skills
Experience with researching
At least intermediate experience in Adobe Photoshop and other photo editing programs (preferably Photo Mechanic)
MS Office Suite applications.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
At least 2 years of experience in a research and/or librarian profession
Photo editing experience required.
An occasional flexible schedule is required.
Preferred Qualifications At least 4-5 years of experience in a combination of research, photography, and/or copyright management.
Strong TV history knowledge is preferred.

Job Posting: Project Archivist (Photos), History Colorado, Denver


Job Opening Title: Project Archivist, Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project
Institution/Organization Name: History Colorado
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Denver, CO
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015
Years of experience required: 1

This position reports to the Curator of Photography and is a full-time, two-year position funded by an NHPRC Access to Historical Records grant. The Project Archivist will be responsible for completing the goals and results of the “Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project” by processing, arranging, describing, digitizing, and publicizing four of History Colorado’s most important collections of twentieth-century photography: the David DeHarport collection; Winter Prather collection; Aultman Studio collection; and Fred Payne Clatworthy collection. In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, this work must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan.


-Research, arrange, and describe the David DeHarport, Winter Prather, Aultman Studio, and Fred Payne Clatworthy photograph and manuscript collections, in accordance with institutional procedures.
-Rehouse photographs and manuscripts in the project collections as needed, in accordance with professional and institutional preservation standards. Assess and provide appropriate physical care and storage of these materials.
-Produce EAD finding aids and MARC catalog records to project collections using Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
-Digitize 600 selected photographs from the project collections and write metadata for them, in accordance with institutional procedures, for inclusion in the “History Colorado Online Collection” Argus.net database.
-Provide regular public updates on the progress of the grant project and actively engage audiences with photographs from and stories about the project collections through Facebook, Wikipedia, blog posts, journal articles, conference poster sessions, and public talks.
-Supervise, as needed and under the direction of the Curator of Photography, project volunteers and interns.
-In order to meet NHPRC grant deadlines and outcomes, these responsibilities must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan. The Project Archivist therefore must be attentive to planning, time-management, and the scope of work for the grant project and to strictly adhere to the deadlines set by the Curator of Photography.

Read the full announcement and apply at the Open Competitive Job Opportunities option at Colorado Div of Human Resources.

Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana


This is a grant-funded, temporary position to arrange, preserve, describe, and catalog the Lee Metcalf Film collection and the Ed Craney Photograph collection, to select photographs and audio/visual materials related to Ed Craney and the Greater Montana Foundation for digitization, to upload segments of some audio/visual materials to the Montana Memory Project (MMP) and to conduct an inventory of the MHS Research Center’s film collection. This is a temporary position with funds anticipated until December 31, 2015.

The Montana Historical Society can offer you: Health Care Benefits, opportunity, job stability, and the chance to live and work in Helena, MT!

For this position, MHS offers yearly benefits, which include:

• The State of Montana contribution of $10,644 /yr. towards health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance for calendar year 2015;
• Approximately 8% matching contribution to the retirement fund;
• 15 days paid vacation, 12 days sick leave, and 10 paid holidays.

In your cover letter, please state the degrees you have completed and discuss your knowledge or experience working with historic photographs, films and audio visual materials in an archival setting.

The position will remain open until filled, but candidates should submit completed applications by November 30, 2014, to be considered in an initial screening of applications.

Job Posting: Photo and A/V Archivist, the GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco seeks a Project Archivist to assist with surveying, processing and creating finding aids for photographic and audiovisual collections. This is temporary, one year position funded by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant. Salary is between $46,000-50,000, depending on qualifications.

*Required Qualifications:*

– Master’s degree in Library Science from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association
– Minimum two years of professional experience as an archivist
– Experience with photographic materials and audiovisual formats
– Experience encoding finding aids and/or posting guides on the Online Archive of California
– Familiarity with current standards for arrangement and description of manuscript and archival collections, including metadata structure standards (e.g., EAD, Dublin Core), metadata content standards (e.g., DACS) and Library of Congress authorities; and working knowledge of “more product, less process” processing practices
– Excellent writing and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro
– Ability to work well independently in an efficient and detailed manner, collaborate as part of a team, prioritize tasks and balance projects
– Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 40 pounds and carry out other physical activities associated with processing archival collections

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.