|Ringling College seeks a creative, collaborative, and learner-centered professional librarian. The Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian provides leadership in the management of the Goldstein Library Special Collections and Archives unit and oversees the operations of digital collections strategies and support; develops and maintains a digital image teaching and study collection accessible to the Ringling College community; develops a strategic and systematic approach to acquiring and maintaining items of historical significance to the College; provides vision for the Special Collections and Archives web presence in coordination with the Library’s Technical Services Department. and the College Institutional Technology unit; creates in-house and online exhibits; collaborates with colleagues to identify, plan, and execute strategies for digitizing and accessing materials online; serves as a point of contact for Special Collections inquiries from the campus and broader community; mentors, encourages, advises, and collaborates with colleagues.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the Ringling College community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an academic environment.
This is a 12-month full-time position with faculty status.
More information and application: https://ringling.simplehire.com/postings/1288
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Job Posting: Instruction and Research Services Librarian, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL
The Position: Ringling College seeks a creative, collaborative, learner-centered professional librarian. The librarian partners with academic departments and collaborates with other faculty librarians in the development and delivery of research instruction to meet student competencies and information literacies; assists with copyright education and consultations as assigned or directed; participates in digital resources acquisition, management, development and use; provides reference service and library staff training in research resources; assists faculty in collection development activities; envisions, develops, and executes digital projects and uses new technologies to facilitate instruction, learning and research; shares coordination and supervision of Student Research Consultants and research consultant program; and, actively participates in faculty governance, institutional service, and professional development and leadership. The ideal candidate will understand the needs of art and design practitioners, be able to effectively connect with students, work directly with faculty in an exciting, evolving curriculum, have experience selecting and managing digital resources such as online databases and ebooks, and use a variety of social media platforms and emerging software applications to deliver library services and content. This is a full-time position with faculty status.
- Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
- Bachelor or master’s degree in design, studio, art history, or a media arts discipline as offered at Ringling College.
- One year successful work experience teaching college-age adults in a college, university, museum, or cultural institution.
- Experience with newer, emerging technologies.
- Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff colleagues.
- Ability to plan, implement and assess work responsibilities.
- Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work with computers, both visually and dexterously.
- Ability to effectively supervise student assistants.
- Hearing and speaking abilities sufficient for regular communication with individuals and groups.
- Two years recent post-MLS professional librarian work experience.
- Expertise using both MAC and PC platforms.
- Experience employing technologies such as mobile apps, widgets, screencasting, etc.
- Work experience in a college or university library providing instruction and research services.
- Library public services experience, post bachelor’s degree.
- Familiarity with and knowledge of artist’s books as a genre.
- Experience supervising student assistants.
More information and application: https://ringling.simplehire.com/postings/1241
Internship postings: Ringling Museum of Art
Ringling Museum of Art
Summer Internships 2012
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering five paid internships to be held for ten weeks, from May 21– July 27, 2012. The Ringling is part of Florida State University and serves as the State Art Museum of Florida. Located on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay, it consists of an art museum, circus museum, historic home, theater and research library. The internships are in the following departments:
- Collections Management
- Curatorial (Modern and Contemporary Art)
- Marketing and Communications
- Historic Asolo Theater
Summer internships at the Ringling combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of the museum’s operation.
Interns earn $11.25 per hour (less taxes) and are paid bi-weekly. Interns are responsible for their own housing (the Museum will assist with locating nearby rentals).
Candidates must be graduating seniors or current graduate students. International students must have a current US Visa and be eligible to work in the US. The positions require fingerprinting. The Museum encourages students from all backgrounds to apply and is committed to a culturally diverse group.
Application materials can be found on the Museum’s website at http://www.ringling.org/Opportunities
The application deadline is March 23, 2012.
Position: Collections Management Intern
Department: Collections Management
Responsibilities: Work with TMS (the museum’s collections database) updating records for the Asian collection, Cypriot collection, photography collection, circus collection etc.; assist with digitization and other projects as needed
Qualifications: Graduate student with a museum studies, art history, history or library science background
Position: Curatorial Intern (Modern & Contemporary Art)
Department: Curatorial (Modern & Contemporary Art)
Responsibilities: Research the photographers represented in a large donation of 20th-century European and American photographs, for the purpose of proposing temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations
Qualifications: Masters degree in art history with a concentration in photography; doctoral student preferred
Position: Education Intern
Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Education Department; assist with research and development of adult programs and family activities; help to facilitate the museum’s summer youth program; contribute to docent training and evaluations Qualifications: Strong research and communication skills; good working knowledge of art history; K-12 classroom or other experience with children
Position: Library Intern
Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the Ringling Museum Library; work on the museum object files digitization project, including cataloguing, editing, scanning and entering data into TMS (the museum’s collections database), ContentDM and other internal databases; work on social media applications and collection development
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in art history or related field; current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with an interest in special and/or research libraries
Position: Marketing Intern
Department: Marketing and Communications
Responsibilities: Capture and post videos/photography of events and happenings around the Ringling Estate; design flyers and other promotional materials as needed
Qualifications: Video, editing and graphic skills; degree in graphic design, film and/or animation preferred
Position: Technical Production Intern
Department: Historic Asolo Theater (HAT)
Responsibilities: Work closely with the Technical Director in pre-load-in preparation, load-in, and technical/dress rehearsals for the summer circus production in the Historic Asolo Theater; work with performers to maintain production integrity and smooth day-to-day operations, including the run of the show
Qualifications: Degree in theater (recently completed); minimum of two years technical theater experience
Note: The circus performances in the HAT are held twice a day, Wednesday thru Sunday, for six weeks (closing July 29). Each performance lasts approximately one hour.