Job Postings: Two Corporate Archiving/DAM jobs in NYC

Photo Archivist, One Kings Lane, NYC

http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qB69Vfwv&nl=1&page=Job%20Description&j=oweL0fwf

Launched in 2009, One Kings Lane is a leading online destination for the home, connecting daily design inspiration with top-brand, designer, and vintage items you won’t find anywhere else. We’re revolutionizing the home decor market by bringing shoppers a fresh assortment of products every day of the year. We are rapidly growing and have our sights set on becoming a billion dollar business and the next great lifestyle brand.

We are looking for someone with a passion for photography and design to join our team as photo archivist. You’ll have a good eye for photography, some design interest or background so you can help us organize, tag and search our archive.

Archivist / Digital Asset Manager, VS+Company, NYC

https://www.nyfa.org/Classifieds/Job/ddc36455-6781-4bb0-9c7f-0958ab5b8914

Description
VS+Company is a New York City based creative agency, specializing in artist representation, creative services, fine art restoration, retouching and printing services. VS+Company is seeking a dedicated individual to be the company Archivist / Digital Asset Manager.

Responsibilities
– Working with asset creators across different departments to ensure archival workflow is followed and organizational mistakes are corrected before archiving
– Archiving files and physical prints produced for photography, creative, retouching, and restoration
– Organizing project files on the server and following protocols for how jobs are archived
– Confirming all data is properly and redundantly copied to the archive and archive backups
– Keeping track of content archived across local and offsite storage systems
– Monitoring the health and integrity of archived files across two unique storage systems
– Performing biweekly and quarterly backups
– Ensuring there is always an appropriate amount of working space on the server
– Conducting all archive related projects and image research
– Updating internal database catalogs, websites, and portfolios with images and image metadata
– Coordinating image syndication with Trunk Archive
– Researching new software and technology to keep company’s archive current
– Improving the interdepartmental archiving protocols, helping company establish a new workflow for the creative services team

Job Posting: Photo Cataloger, Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/6856819/photo-cataloguer

The Adirondack Museum (AM) in Blue Mountain Lake, founded in 1957, is one of the premier cultural institutions in upstate New York and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AM’s 65,000 square feet of exhibitions are dedicated to telling the story of one of America’s most unique regions, its residents, and visitors. The year-round staff includes 33 employees with an additional 50 seasonal employees added during the open season May – October. The operating budget is approximately $5M.  AM is embarking on an exciting period of growth and change. Detailed information about AM and its programs is available at www.adkmuseum.org

The AM has received funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources to hire an individual with strong organizational skills, and great attention to detail, to work with the Collections Department. Under the direction of the Chief Curator, this position will perform responsibilities related to documentation and preservation of the historic photograph collection. The Photo Cataloguer will supervise interns for this project and assist with the development of a catalog manual for visual collections. The position is a temporary (approximately 2 years), full-time position and offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and two years’ experience cataloguing visual materials. Knowledge of museum cataloguing techniques and museum software strongly preferred. The individual must have outstanding research skills and the ability to effectively manage time. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills as well as strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) are required. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Adirondack Museum

Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Mgr.

PO Box 99, Blue Mt. Lake, NY 12812

HRDept@adkmuseum.org

www.adirondackmuseum.org                 EOE

Internship Opportunities: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD

Imaging Services Department College/Graduate Internship:

The Departments of Imaging Services and Special Collections at the Maryland Historical Society library are seeking undergraduate or graduate level interns to assist with organizing photograph collections and data, embedding metadata, and uploading information on the MdHS web site. This internship entails handling, organizing, and re-labeling historic photographs, creating inventory lists for internal and external use, and making information available to researchers via the web. Maturity, reliability, and attention to detail are essential. Imaging Services Department interns will work directly with the Digital Projects Manager, Special Collections Librarians, and Imaging Services technician on photograph collections projects. Internship work hours will run Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4:30pm.

For more information:

https://www.mdhs.org/sites/default/files/mdhs_imagingservices_internship2015.pdf

Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection, Photograph Collection Processing Internship:

The Maryland Historical Society’s Departments of Imaging Services seeks an intern to assist in the processing of the Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection.

The Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection consists of thousands of photographs and negatives spanning from the 1980s through 2002. Photo style and topics range from photojournalistic to artistic, some containing mature themes. MdHS seeks a student currently enrolled in a history, library science, or archives program at the undergraduate/graduate level, or in a photography BFA program to assist with organizing photographs and data, rehousing the collection, digitizing, embedding metadata, and uploading information onto the MdHS web site. Tasks include handling, organizing, and relabeling historic photographs, creating inventory lists for internal and external use, and making information available to researchers via the web. Maturity, reliability, and attention to detail are essential.

The Joseph Kohl Photograph Collection Processing Intern will work directly with the Digital Projects Manager, Special Collections Librarians, and Imaging Services technician on this project. Internship work hours will run Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4:30pm.

For more information:

https://www.mdhs.org/sites/default/files/mdhs_is_kohl_internship_fall2015_0.pdf

Job Posting: Photo Archivist / Curator, Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA

http://marinersmuseum.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512466.viewjobdetail&CID=512466&JID=485912

Purpose:

Responsible for the administration of photographic collections, which include negative film collections, motion picture films and videos, and photographic prints. This includes acquisition, and de-accession, preservation, conservation and description, reference service, outreach, exhibition, publication, security, loans, and maintenance of the collection. Manages special projects, including database and digitization projects.

Duties:

  • Responsible for the administration of all photographic collections.

Creates goals for managing photographic collection.

Aids in the formulation of policies and procedures related to photographic collections.

Oversees daily maintenance and control of photographic collections and databases.

  • Oversees acquisitions, processing, cataloging and digitalization of photographic collections materials.

Arranges, describes, and assists with cataloging archival collections.

Oversees photographs to be added to the Library web page.

Creates and works with databases .

Works directly with donors regarding photographic materials.

Develops and encourages sources for potential acquisitions.

  • Conducts research related to the Photography Collections.

Researches history of photographers and maintains a database.

Researches and documents copyright restrictions related to the Photography Collection.

Researches and identifies collection themes for exhibitions and publications.

Prepares text for photography exhibitions, catalogs and publishes articles on the Photography.

  • Oversees preservation and conservation of photographic materials.

Assists with monitoring environmental conditions.

Oversees conservation treatments.

Initiates collection surveys and grant-funded projects to insure longevity of the photographic collections.

  • Provides Outreach and Education.

Provides lectures on the photographic collection as requested.

Trains volunteers, interns and assigns tasks.

Documents and evaluates performance of assigned tasks.

  • Responsible for exhibits related to the photography collection for the Museum.

Assists Museum Curators with exhibits related to photographs.

Develops and curates exhibits related to the Library photo collection.

  • Continues professional development.

Keeps current with professional literature.

Participates in professional associations.

Attends conferences and/or pursues continuing education.

Maintains professional contacts.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and ability to work with databases.
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Knowledge of collection management software

Experience:

Minimum of 2 – 4 years work experience with photographic collections or materials.

Education, Licensure, Certifications:

  • B.A. in history, public history or related field with a strong focus in photography.

  • M.F.A.: preferred fields–photo-history, the imaging arts, or photography

Job Posting: Archivist, Interlochen Centre for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/InterlochenCenterForTheArts/80826299-archivist

Job Description

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts is seeking to hire an Archivist. The recently established Interlochen Center for the Arts Archives exists to identify, preserve, and make available records, papers, sound recordings, film, photographs and other artifacts of enduring value created or received by ICA and its employees.  The archivist’s leadership will ensure that the best practices of preservation and access of the institutional archives will be used. The archive materials will be made available to the ICA and greater community for individual and institutional use.

We would like to fill the position as soon as possible.

The person appointed to this position will also work closely with other members of the Bonisteel Library in order to provide services as needed to the ICA community which include:

  • Building meaningful relationships with faculty, staff and students
  • Assisting patrons in finding information
  • Providing a collection that reflects and anticipates patron’s needs
  • Creating a welcoming atmosphere

Major Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide direction and responsibility for the archives collection
  • Select, process, arrange, maintain and preserve the archives collection
  • Implement best practices of archival management, including emerging metadata standards and tools, ensuring productive and efficient processes
  • Create and provide finding aids according to national standards, using DACS, EAD and METS.
  • Coordinate archives efforts across campus
  • Heighten awareness of ICA archival assets with articles and reports for various media outlets
  • Work with marketing, advancement and other departments in order to engage the outside community with the archives
  • Supervise archives staff, student interns and volunteers in various library and archival tasks
  • Create policies and processes for the archives in coordination with other archives staff
  • Assist outside researchers and ICA staff in accessing and retrieving items from the collection
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Serve as a resource person for the ICA community
  • Participate in school wide committee work when applicable

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited academic program with a concentration in archives, or certification in archival management.
  • Experience with arrangement of complex collections and preparing finding aids using archival standards, including DACS, EAD, and METS.
  • Knowledge of archival data management systems.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing best practices for preserving complex archival collections, including moving image, audio, photographs, electronic records, artifacts, and other media.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with others as a team member
  • Evening and weekend hours required
  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs

PREFERRED:

  • At least two years post-graduate professional experience in archives is desirable
  • An undergraduate degree in an arts field, music is highly desirable
  • Experience working in both a library and archive
  • Experience performing reference and circulation duties
  • Grant writing experience is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate new programs and services and to manage a variety of projects in a complex and dynamic environment

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

A competitive salary and benefits package being offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:

Required documents for application are: cover letter, resume and a current listing of three professional references.  Please upload your documents in a pdf format. These documents should be uploaded into your application, under the additional documents section.  You can complete the online application by clicking the “I’m interested” green button.

Review of materials will continue until the position has been filled. Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence.

Internship (paid or unpaid): Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Gardens, Washington DC

http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internship-aag.html

Archives of American Gardens offers paid and unpaid internships year-round to students enrolled in graduate programs who wish to gain professional experience in learning about the management of and providing public access to a photographic archive.

Cataloging and Metadata Intern

The Archives of American Gardens’ intern will assist primarily with cataloging series and item level descriptions in the Horizon database system and apply embedded metadata to corresponding digital assets. The intern will also assist with the digitization of archival materials (35mm slides, negatives and photographic prints), write interpretive materials utilizing the collections, assist with social media initiatives, prepare teaching tools for field volunteers engaged in documenting gardens for the Archives, and enter reference requests into an Access database. The intern may have an opportunity to assist with discrete components of the processing, arrangement and housing of collections, and develop parts of inventories and/or finding aids. The intern will report to a team of three museum specialists to carry out the following tasks:

  • Synthesizing information in newly acquired collections to create series/garden level descriptions
  • Creating MARC-based collection, series and item level records for the Smithsonian’s online database (www.siris.si.edu) and reviewing database records for accuracy
  • Renumbering image files and embedding metadata in digital assets in preparation for digital asset management system ingestion
  • Assist with providing additional access points to images already in the digital asset management system
  • Conducting research on garden history and design related topics using approved sources
  • Creating postings on Facebook and Twitter for Mystery Monday and Tag-it-Tuesday initiatives
  • Developing succinct reports or articles on the garden documentation process for field volunteers
  • Digitizing paper and photographic materials using best practices and approved methods, as needed
  • Interns with prior experience with the creation of finding aids may have an opportunity to work on a project to convert legacy archival finding aids and inventories to the EAD format using Archivists Toolkit and Steady
  • Interns with interest and advanced experience with audio-video materials will have the opportunity to assist with the rehousing of a small collection of 16mm film

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Cataloging and/or metadata in an archival, museum or library setting
  • A very high attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Excellent writing abilities and communication skills
  • Knowledge of MARC, CCO, EAD, DACS, and relational databases
  • Willingness to adapt to changing priorities and circumstances and update project schedule accordingly
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic

Interest in:

  • Archival or visual resource collection
  • Image management and structured data
  • History, art history, garden or landscape studies
  • Social media for archival outreach and education
  • Gaining hands-on experience using the following software programs: SirsiDynix Horizon system, Adobe Bridge/Photoshop, Open Text, Hootsuite, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Access

Deadlines

Both Summer and Fall Internships: February 1
Archives of American Gardens’ intern applicants must apply for both Archives of American Gardens’ internship and the Garden Club of America’s Garden History and Design Scholarship to be considered: https://www.gcamerica.org/index.cfm/scholarships/details/id/14

Internships (Unpaid): Photograph Collections Assistant and AV/Media Assistant, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, NYC

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/new-york-ny-photograph-collection-internship-american-jewish-joint-distribution-committee/

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/new-york-ny-audio-visual-media-collections-internship-american-jewish-joint-distribution-committee/

Job Opening Title: Photograph Collection Opportunity (Experiential Education)
Institution/Organization Name: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): New York, NY

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)  is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Since 1914, JDC has exemplified that all Jews are responsible for one another and for improving the well-being of vulnerable people around the world.

Today, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

Photograph Collection Opportunity

The Photo Collection of the JDC Archives contains over 100,000 images. These photographs offer a rich historical overview of activities conducted by JDC for 10 decades in over 90 countries around the world. More than 60,000 photographs have already been digitally scanned. The Archives is seeking an Experiential Education Project participant to assist us with the cataloguing and preservation of the photograph collection. Geographical scope and range of topics in the photograph collection lets the participant to suggest areas that interest them.

Responsibilities include:

• Integrating new photographs into existing cataloguing system.
• Entering and copy-editing information into the Archives database.
• Researching online to enrich descriptive data for photographs.

Special project:

• Integrating unprocessed collection of photographs in our nearby offsite facility.

Qualifications:

A familiarity with Word, Excel and database procedures is recommended. Library or archival training is preferred. Ideal candidate will have an interest in photography or pictorial history.

The opportunity is unpaid. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to internship(at)jdc.org.

Audio-Visual Media Collection Opportunity

We eagerly look forward to working with an Experiential Education Project participant on projects to preserve, reformat, and provide access our historic film and video collections. These collections contain over 1,000 films and videos depicting JDC’s work, which range from early silent films in the Soviet Union, to many films from the World War II era and its aftermath, to more recent footage of JDC’s global humanitarian work in regions such as Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America. There are over 1500 audio recordings, including oral histories and eyewitness accounts that testify to JDC’s efforts to meet needs around the world at critical moments in Jewish and world history over the past century. The collection includes a variety of video formats and corresponding equipment to enable viewing.

Responsibilities include:

• Cataloging video collections and creating labels for video assets
• Aiding in the implementation of preservation and collections management plans
• Viewing programs to summarize content for the collection inventory and identify works worthy of digital transfer

Qualifications:

Interest in archives and information science is recommended. Familiarity with databases required. Experience with processing of archival audio-visual materials is preferred, but not necessary. Concurrent coursework in Archives, Library Science, Museum Studies, or History.

The opportunity is unpaid. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to internship(at)jdc.org

Job Posting: Collections Cataloguer, Princeton Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) is seeking a museum professional to help us digitize and catalog the approximately 5,200 Master Set gelatin silver prints within the Minor White Archive. The ideal candidate will rise to the challenges surrounding the direct capture of photographs and the subsequent cataloging of complex material. This is a wonderful opportunity for those with an interest in 20th century photography to immerse themselves in the creative process of a single artist, and to play a significant role in making a collection widely accessible for the first time.

This work is related to a recently awarded IMLS grant. This position is funded as a full-time, one year term (start date as soon as possible) but is also open to folks who may prefer to commute to Princeton on a part-time basis over a longer term, extending through the end of the grant period (October 2016). Experience with tethered capture, studio lighting & balancing, proofing, metadata, digital image processing, cataloging tombstone & inscription elements needed. The position will work closely with both Photography/Visual Resources and Collections Information staff in the Museum throughout the project.

Please apply online via the Princeton jobs website<https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp>, Requisition Number #1400835, position title Collections Cataloger.

Archiving and Visual Resources Jobs

Photography Curator / Archivist, the Mariner’s Museum, Newport, VA

http://marinersmuseum.atsondemand.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=512466.viewjobdetail&CID=512466&JID=479868

Responsible for the administration of photographic collections, which include negative film collections, motion picture films and videos, and photographic prints. This includes acquisition, and de-accession, preservation, conservation and description, reference service, outreach, exhibition, publication, security, loans, and maintenance of the collection. Manages special projects, including database and digitization projects.

 

Archivist / Curator / Lecturer, Arizona State University

http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175972694

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a scholar/researcher/archivist to act as Curator for the Cross Cultural Dance Resources Collection and to teach courses in research methods and related fields. This position is a full-time non-tenure-track appointment at the clinical assistant professor level beginning fall 2015.

 

Digital Content Creator (Archaeology), Museum of Ontario Archaeology, London, ON

http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/emplois-jobs/voir-view/detailler-detail-eng.app?id=2564&

Utilizing the museum’s extensive collections and archives, the Digital Content Creator will be responsible for creating digital content on a range of topics related to Ontario’s archaeological heritage. This project involves;
• Researching and compiling information (text, images, audio, and video) about important archaeological sites in Ontario.
• Researching and compiling information (text, images, audio, and video) about archaeological experiences.
• Creating, editing, and preparing content for distribution in a digital format.

 

Library Services Assistant (Video), DHX Media, Toronto, ON

http://ca.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=0f42574b6708bc43&q=Library&l=Ontario&tk=195a7cutq19vh6m4

As the Library Services Assistant, you will assist the Library Services Coordinator in the day-to-day operations of the distribution library including cataloguing and resource description, weeding the physical collection, vault clean-up, and readying materials for transfer to vault storage. The Library Services Assistant will also assist with the implementation of our metadata schema and with uploading media asset information to our online database.

Art and Media Archiving Jobs

Digital Archivist (Visual Resources), Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum, Madison

http://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/madison-wi-pt-digital-archivist-term-wisconsin-veterans-museum/

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the position of Digital Archivist to participate in digitizing original Civil War era still images. The Digital Archivist will play a key role in the preservation and access of a variety of historical images, including cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and ambrotypes.

Archivist (Documents and Photographs), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian, Washington

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/383976400

This position is located in Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution. The employee applies professional archival principles, concepts, standards, and methodology to process, arrange, and describe significant and complex archival collections.

Archivist (Correspondence, Photographs, and Architectural Drawings), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami

https://exterd.miamidade.gov/psc/GUEST/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=31620&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, History, Art History, or related field is required. Two years of professional experience in a museum, library or archive environment appraising, arranging and describing manuscripts and archival material are required.

Digital Asset Specialist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/11308106

The Digital Asset Specialist acquires, catalogues, ingests and processes digital assets into the digital asset management system. This position has a focus on video and time-based media. Responsibilities include defining a base metadata criteria and set of standards for managing video and other asset types. This position works in collaboration with the Media Production team within the Department of Digital Media.