Job Posting: Project Archivist (Temp), Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford University

JOB PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Manuscripts Cataloger and Metadata Librarian, the Project Archivist, working independently, is responsible for determining the organization and creating intellectual access to the Fitch collection – both analog and digital materials. Will work at Stanford’s Redwood City campus.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Project Archivist will arrange 70 feet of materials and over 200 gigabytes of data for the Bob Fitch collection
  • Participates in the creation of intellectual access to these materials via the online catalogue, finding aids; and, create metadata for digitized and born-digital material
  • Manage time in order to complete organization and description of collection
  • Re-house oversize, photographic, audio/video, and computer media as needed
  • Review and describe born-digital files under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, using current tools, such as AccessData’s FTK software, ePADD, PhotoMechanic, etc.
  • Prepare audio and video for reformatting/preservation and coordinate this effort with Stanford’s Media Preservation Lab
  • Re-house slides/negatives/photographs and prepare folder-level description for use in any future digitization efforts
  • Apply preservation measures during the processing of the collection
    Coordinate special re-housing efforts with Preservation/Conservation Department
  • Work independently and make judgments and recommendations about content appraisal, especially with consideration for future digitization efforts
  • Report to Manuscripts Processing Archivist and Manuscripts Cataloger and Metadata Librarian regularly
  • Publish articles on project discoveries and updates on SUL blogs, etc.
  • Attend project and division meetings

Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education & Experience: Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies
    • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people
    • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated broad knowledge of library discovery environments, office automation software, and online resources
    • Ability to quickly learn and use print and online tools and resources and in area of specialization
    • Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other)
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Full post: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=72752&src=JB-10023

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: 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: Image Library Archivist (temp), The BOSS Group, San Ramon CA

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support issues related to metadata and corporate taxonomy, information retention, protection and intellectual property concerns
  • Skilled in the areas of library science, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative and research analysis
  • Ingest, catalogue, store and retrieve digital assets; understand protocols for downloading, renaming, backing up, rating, grouping, archiving, optimizing, maintaining and exporting files
  • Manage incoming requests for digital images submitted by business partners
  • Fulfill digital image requests by downloading existing assets, repurposing existing assets or identifying and recommending purchase of new assets
  • Ensure that all downloaded, repurposed or created assets match requirements (color space, size, resolution, format, etc.) from request prior to fulfilling
  • Scan and file signatures
  • Add metadata to digital files and file assets in appropriate server
  • Accurately maintain and update asset servers
  • Accurately maintain and update image database, following set procedures


YOU are: 

  • Someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A creative problem solver
  • Detail-oriented and reliable
  • Able to meet deadlines and see projects to completion 
  • A team played and collaborator 
  • Someone that desires to try and adopt new learning mediums, always keeping up with best practices


YOU bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Science Management or related field required
  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science Management (preferred)
  • 1+ years experience in corporate or creative Digital Asset Management with multimedia assets
  • Proficient knowledge of photo production process, different types of still and video file formats
  • Experience in tracking and trafficking assets for the multimedia assets, allowing easy and timely access for the internal Digital Asset Management tool. Utilizing in-house programs and information to sort, name, and load images accordingly

More information and application: http://www.thebossgroup.com/detail/image-library-archivist/305688/#.V4Wo_3KXK68.twitter

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: Library Assistant IV (temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NYC

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks an industrious and motivated night and weekend Library Assistant IV, reporting to the Avery Access Supervisor. The incumbent:
— is responsible for operations at the Avery Service and Reserves Desk at regularly assigned times, including but not limited to: in-house CLIO circulation of Avery and Fine Arts materials using status patrons; CLIO circulation of Ware materials and materials from other campus libraries and ReCAP; CLIO circulation of reserve books; manual circulation of reserve periodicals and manual circulation of assorted materials (primarily to non-affiliates); creating on-the-fly records; processing holds and recalls; sorting and sending materials to other Columbia Library sites; maintaining Paw Print printers and routine scanner functionality.
— processes Interlibrary Loan (ILL) lending requests from other institutions and Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) requests for eligible Columbia affiliates. Duties include verifying/checking citations in multiple languages, pulling books for loan, and scanning of books and articles.
— acts as primary access services representative to the public during evening hours and handles patron directional and informational inquiries in-person, on the phone, and via email including direct patron assistance with scanners.
— closes library, including sweeping for patrons, turning off all applicable lights and appliances, and locking secured areas.
— submits mediated offsite requests from non-affiliates during evening/weekend hours, and processes incoming offsite materials as needed.
— assigns, revises and trains student workers for circulation tasks (CLIO in-house, CLIO reserves, CLIO general circulation), ILL and EDD tasks (pulling books from stacks, checking citations, scanning), and for stack maintenance duties (picking up, sorting, shelving, straightening, shelf-reading, shifting).
— maintains statistics for activities such as interlibrary lending, electronic document delivery.
— performs Reserves operation tasks, including but not limited to: verifying citations; searching CLIO; pulling materials from the stacks; creating flags and folders; linking materials for e-reserves.
— maintains Service Desk work space: including but not limited to sorting and shelving, shelf-reading, and shifting reserves stack, ensuring that office supplies and paperwork are stocked, and contacting Access Supervisor regarding supply needs.
— performs other duties, as assigned.

Some heavy lifting required.

Schedule:
Semesters: Mon.- Thurs. 3-11pm; Sun. 2pm-10pm
Summer: Tues.- Thurs. 1-9pm; Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 11:30am-6pm
Intersession: Mon.- Fri. 9am-5pm

** This is a temporary one-year position with possibility of extension**

Position is responsible for closing Library on all scheduled days. Schedule subject to change to accommodate semester scheduling. Schedule subject to change if operationally necessary.

More information and application: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1467294435797

Job Posting: Part-time/Temp Digital Collections Coordinator, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

Department:                                  Photography/Collections

Reports To:                                    Keough Family Curator of Photography & Head of Collections

FLSA:                                                Non-Exempt

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.

More information and application: http://www.woodruffcenter.org/HRJobdetails.aspx?jobid=1849

Job Posting: [Temporary/Part-time] Library assistant/Cataloger, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, NYC

Overview

Working under the Director of Archives and Scholarship, the Library Assistant/Cataloger is responsible for copy-cataloging publications in the Rauschenberg Foundation Library.

Responsibilities 

  • Basic copy cataloging of books and periodicals including searching, editing, assigning call numbers, and importing records into library catalog.
  • General library maintenance including book processing and shelving/reshelving.
  • Identification of publications that need preservation or replacement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Masters degree in Library and Information Science, or other degree supported by copy cataloging experience, and knowledge of cataloging standards and practices. Knowledge of 20th century art. Recent graduates welcome to apply.

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/137a0b15-2269-4c17-93dd-6d350bbb63fb

Job Posting: Fine Art Photographer (Part-time, temporary), Harvard Art Museums, MA

The Harvard Art Museums is seeking an experienced fine art photographer for short term project based work. The photographer produces museum-quality, high resolution digital photographic documentation of art objects for identification, inventory records, and publication projects. The photographer works in the studio of the Digital Imaging and Visual Resources (DIVR) department at the museums’ Somerville Research Facility. Work will be 28 hours/week.

The Fine Art Photographer will:

  • Create high-quality photographic images that document a variety of 2D and 3D objects.
  • Ensure that images are accurate to original art objects, maintaining department standards for quality and color managed workflow. Perform color correcting, retouching, and processing of all digital files.
  • Work with the DIVR Coordinator to schedule and set timetables for object delivery and photography in order to meet project deadlines, regularly working under tight deadlines and independently organize imaging workflow for maximum productivity.
  • Consult with fellow photographers, conservators, and curators to determine the angle and desired view for museum objects, set up, and appropriate lighting.
  • Work with conservators, curators, and collections management staff to ensure safe and appropriate handling of works of art.
  • Other related photography duties will be assigned as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications :

Basic Qualifications: BFA required for this position.

Additional Qualifications: MFA preferred, in Photography or related field; a minimum of 5 years of professional digital photography experience in a museum or library, or similar setting. Proficiency with studio cameras, lenses, and other necessary equipment; proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and other graphic arts applications, museum software applications; visual analysis abilities and demonstrated successful skill with color-correcting files; advanced knowledge of lighting techniques and sources; knowledge of large and medium format cameras; demonstrated ability to learn and to adapt to advancements in digital imaging technologies; excellent problem solving and communication skills; strong self-management, time management, project management, supervisory and teamwork skills; professional experience handling art preferred; knowledge of art history preferred.

How to apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (PDF or website) to: jeff_steward(at)harvard.edu.

Source: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Harvard-Art-Museums/jobs/Fine-Art-Photographer-9322d97e452cd4b9?q=image+curator

Job Posting: Library Fine Arts Specialist (Visual Resource Specialist)(part-time, temporary), San Francisco State University, CA

Position Summary*

Under the general direction of the Division Head for Research & Instructional Services and Special Collections, responsible for handling appropriate storage, preservation and maintenance of the art and artifact collections of the Library¿s Archives/Special Collections, de Bellis Collection, and Labor Archives, hereafter referred to as the J. Paul Leonard Library (JPLL) Fine Arts Collection. This includes unpacking and organizing art works returned from storage or moved from other locations, organizing them in `Art Storage¿ areas of the Library, creating and maintaining a proper inventory and database control of collections, overseeing the de-accessioning and removal of inventory, researching provenance, gift documents for discard/removal restrictions, and providing appropriate approval and documentation of transactions. In coordination with Special Collections staff, supports the development and installation of exhibitions in the JPLL Gallery and Special Collections Reading Room. In coordination with Art Librarian, provides support to install art works in areas of the library outside of Special Collections.

Art collections include framed and unframed works on paper, posters, paintings, ceramics, textiles, 3-dimensional sculptural objects, artifacts, and other mixed media works.
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Minimum Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training and work experience involving at least two years of related experience in a fine arts setting requiring the ability and skill in fine arts handling, storage, registration, and installation. Familiarity with the principles and practices of library cataloguing and circulation. Ability to organize a visual resources collection under general supervision. The ability to handle art objects and prepare and install art for exhibitions. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, and standard fine art preparatory tools. Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations. Ability to handle multiple work priorities and be accountable for own work results.
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Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in fine arts, museum studies, or library science with applicable courses in the fine arts or equivalent training and experience. Other formal academic degree or training or work experience in the area of fine arts collections. Knowledge of fine arts standards for handling, storage, and display. Inventory control experience. Database and digital assets management is preferred. Related curatorial, library and/or teaching experience.

 

More information and application: http://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=54918