Internship Opportunity: Shirley Phillipson Pollock Internship in Art Librarianship, Dallas Museum of Art, TX

Reports to: DMA Librarian
Status: PT, hourly (21 hours per week maximum)
Dates: September 2016 – May 2017
Stipend: $17.85 per hour ($14,244.30 total stipend)
Application deadline: July 15 or until filled

DMA Mission:
The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.
 Scope of Position:
The Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library is the art research library of the Dallas Museum of Art.  Originally established in 1936, the collection opened to the public in 1944, and has grown over time into an essential resource open for use by DMA staff, docents, and the general public.  The non-circulating collection numbers 100,000 volumes and supports research on all areas of the Museum’s encyclopedic collection.  For more information, visit http://dma.org/research/library.

The Mayer Library at the Dallas Museum of Art is offering a paid, part-time nine-month internship to a graduate student in library or information science with an interest in art librarianship to start in the fall of 2016.  The Pollock Intern will gain practical experience in art museum library work, including cataloging, collection management, and public services. There will be focused projects throughout the internship, but the intern will have an opportunity to explore desired areas of interest.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Enhancing and creating bibliographic records
• Creating institutional bibliographies
• Reference work
• Designing a library display or writing a blog post for Uncrated
• Collection maintenance

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:
• Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited master’s program for library and/or information science
• Coursework in cataloging required.  Experience with original and copy cataloging preferred
• Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, and Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems
• Interest in art librarianship with an educational background in art history
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work independently

More information: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMA&cws=1&rid=327

Job Posting: Visual Resources Specialist, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX

The Department of Art History of the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU seeks a Visual Resources Specialist to administer the departmental Visual Resources Laboratory (VRL).

Essential Functions:

Work directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize college and departmental learning goals.

Consult with faculty in the arts and humanities to develop and deliver a suite of services that support the integration of information resources and technology in their teaching and research, with special emphasis on visual resources and the digital humanities.

Curate, quality-control, and troubleshoot relevant digital content.

Deliver group instruction and/or consults individually with students regarding research methods and scholarly practices across the arts and humanities, in addition to addressing issues of media and visual fluency.

Administer day-to-day operations of the VRL.  Manage budget and financial records, as well as keeping all technology and software up-to-date and running smoothly.

Assist with department digital, online, and social media projects.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree is required.   Field of study in Humanities, Library Sciences, or Art History is a plus.
  • Candidate should have 1 year of work experience; however, will consider specialist who is recently graduated from a Library/Information Science or Art History/Humanities Master’s program.
  • Must have delivered group instruction and worked individually with students.
  • Higher education experience preferred.
  • Digital photo-processing is required:  Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Paintshop, ACDSee Pro, GIMP, CaptureOne Pro, NIK
  • Must have experience with Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, Customshow, Haiku Deck, Slideshark, Slide Dog, Mediashout

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong listening, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
  • Candidate must be effective in delivering group instruction and working individually with students.
  • Must be familiar with use-rights and permissions of digital images.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative collegiate work relationships.
  • Candidate should be detail oriented and accurate.  Must be able to plan and accurately track budget expenditures and prepare documentation for review/approval.
  • Must be well organized and able manage projects simultaneously.
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems as well as devise solutions.  Must also be able to work independently as well as to work collaboratively.

More information and application: https://jobs.smu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

Job Posting: Humanities Librarian for the Fine Arts, UT Austin, TX

Purpose

Provide strategic approaches to selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources and research lifecycle support for Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts’ various design centers, Bridging Disciplines Program in Digital Arts and Media, and other disciplines.

Essential Functions

Provide reference using appropriate media in all venues and channels, including individual and small group research consultation, and staffing of the Ask a Librarian virtual and in-person reference services. Manage collections in support of relevant curricula and research, with materials in any and all formats including streaming video. Develop content for subject-based web pages. Provide outreach to faculty and administration in subject departments to exchange information about research consultation, collections and research lifecycle support services. Collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways, including providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides, and/or tutorials. Provide marketing and assessment of library services. Engage in fundraising, development and outreach programs, such as exhibits and events. Collaborate with major art collections on campus including the Benson Latin American Collection, the Blanton Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, Landmarks, the Warfield Center, and the Visual Arts Center. The position will work closely with FAL staff on departmental initiatives, take on additional subject areas as needed, actively participate in UT Libraries and other local committee and project team efforts, as well as pertinent professional organizations and staff development opportunities.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Two years of relevant Subject Liaison Librarian experience in the Fine Arts. Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty to achieve and assess information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways. Experience providing in-depth research consultation services in an academic environment. Experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies. Strong understanding of approaches to and trends in assessment of academic library resources and services. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the arts and humanities. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Experience using and teaching a range of academic electronic information resources. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a changing environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Evidence of active involvement in professional or scholarly associations. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in art or art history. Experience with modern European or Asian languages. Two to four years of successful professional library experience with responsibility for Fine Arts. Experience with alternative art practices such as zine culture or artist books. Two years of experience providing library instruction to college-level students, faculty, and staff. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or outreach projects. Experience using new and emerging technologies for public service and instruction in an academic library setting. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Experience in development. Experience grant writing. Supervisory experience. Evidence of problem solving skills. Experience related to the essential functions. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

More information and application: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160404010086

Job Posting: Part-Time Digital Collections Content Coordinator for Decorative Arts and Design, Dallas Art Museum, TX

Scope of the Position:
The Dallas Museum of Art seeks a Digital Collections Content Coordinator for a 20 hour per week, grant-funded position.  This position will be a temporary role with the museum through November 30, 2016, subject to change with prior notification from the museum.  Working as a part of the Digital Collections Content Team under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator is responsible for producing digital collections content focused on our Decorative Arts and Design collection that reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship while remaining accessible to a broad public audience both online and in the galleries. Using tools created by the DMA’s software and technology teams, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will create, digitize, and aggregate content to support the interpretation and understanding of art works from the Museum’s permanent collection and long-term loans.

Working closely with the Collections Database Registrar, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will also review collections metadata records to improve the quality and consistency of collections metadata across the permanent collections in accordance with best practices in the field for collection cataloguing.

DMA Mission:

The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.

Essential Functions:

  • Digitize, aggregate, and author digital content in support of the DMA’s Decorative Arts and Design collection and in order to ensure quality and consistency of collection content.
  • Review of object metadata in the Museum’s collection management system (TMS) by checking facts, validating consistency, and verifying primary image selection.
  • Collect data and information from verifiable sources related to DMA artworks.
  • Take direction from the Interpretation Manager in order to achieve the critical aspects of an interpretive strategy that fulfills the needs of the DMA’s online collection.
  • Work with DMA’s Collection Database Manager and Imaging Department to ensure that collections data and images are consistent, accurate, and complete whenever possible.
  • Work closely with DMA Curators under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager to ensure that digital collections content reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship.
  • Participate in ongoing evaluations that integrate visitor research and evaluation into the design and development of digital interpretive content for the permanent collection.
  • Collaborate with Editorial staff and follows house style in all written materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in Art History or related field required.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in decorative arts and design or American art required.
  • Experience working in a museum setting in a curatorial, education, or digital media role desired.
  • Excellent writing and strong research skills; strong digital content skills and experience using web tools preferred.
  • Prior experience in meeting strict deadlines under limited supervision preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Proven ability to work productively within a team required.

More information and application: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMA&cws=1&rid=318

Fellowship Opportunity: Hawn Gallery Curatorial Fellowship, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University, TX

The Mildred Hawn Exhibition Gallery in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library, SMU, serves a central role of community engagement in the arts. The mission of the gallery is to hold exhibitions by student and faculty members and professionals in the performing and visual arts, regionally, nationally and abroad, which center on academic areas represented in the Hamon Arts Library’s collections and the curriculum of the Meadows School of the Arts and to encourage and share critical discourse with its patron community. These exhibitions serve as a provocative and extended experience in the learning environment of Hamon and Meadows through its installations, gallery talks and Hamon blog.

Reporting to the Director of the Hamon Arts Library, the Curatorial Fellow manages all elements of the exhibitions in the Hawn Gallery and adjoining lobby area in the Hamon Arts Library. The Curatorial Fellow will develop their exhibition program in conversation with the Hawn Gallery Exhibition Committee, working closely with the Director of the Hamon Arts Library. The duties include:

  • Plan, develop, and coordinate two to three gallery exhibitions for installation during the 2016- 2017 academic term
  • Manage administrative requirements, including loan forms, shipment arrangements, installation schedules, and related matters
  • Coordinate installation and de-installation of exhibitions, program events, activities, gallery talks, and Hamon Blog posts related to the exhibitions
  • Develop strategies to expand and promote audience engagement among artists, students, faculty, and library staff at SMU and in the Dallas community
  • Develop marketing materials for exhibitions and related events, including press releases and publicity kits, blog posts, and contributions to social media
  • Participate in archiving exhibitions, in coordination with library staff

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, or Museum Studies (required)
  • Experience mounting exhibitions and handling works of art in a gallery or museum (required)
  • Educational background in Contemporary art is preferred
  • Experience working in a library environment is a plus

Application: https://jobs.smu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

Job Posting: Technical Services Librarian and Archivist, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Ft Worth, TX

On a full-time basis the Technical Services Librarian and Archivist manages the technical operations of the library and archives and coordinates these functions within the context of other museum research systems and services. Chief duties include traditional cataloging of library print and digital materials, creation and management of digital collections, and planning and management of digital systems that store and/or provide access to the library’s and archives’ research assets.

Responsibilities

· Perform original and copy cataloging of print and digital resources according to national standards; create and maintain documentation of cataloging procedures.
· Maintain controlled vocabularies and contribute original authority records through the Art NACO program.
· Work with Digital Engagement staff to formulate and apply policies, procedures, and best practices for the production, management, description, access, and preservation of library and archives digital content, including metadata, technical workflows, and quality control components; assist with coordinating library and archives digital assets with other museum digital collections.
· Manage metadata assets across library and archives print and digital collections; harmonize metadata application with other museum research resources.
· Manage the library’s resource sharing program (interlibrary loan).
· Serve as the representative to the Cultural District Library Consortium in technical matters related to systems hosted at a nearby university.
· Work with Digital Engagement, IT, and Publications staff to facilitate the sharing and discovery of the library’s and archives’ print and digital collections through the museum’s website and other distribution and discovery platforms.
· Assist with specifying and managing digital library software.
· Assist archivist with administering and providing access to institutional digital records; work with archivist to develop sound preservation policies and procedures for insuring the longevity of digital institutional records.
· Assist archivist with managing the digitization of special collection material.
· Assist with the preservation of library and archives collections.
· Assist with gathering and reporting library statistics, including collecting system-generated statistics and providing management and statistical reports on systems operations.
· Manage the physical processing of library materials, including spine label and jacket application.
· Manage periodical electronic check in and binding program.
· Manage library sales program.
· Manage and maintain library and archives storage systems, including inventory control.
· Assist with the development and maintenance of library and archives specialized databases, such as those related to ephemera, microform, acquisitions, and gift collection.
· Assist library and archives patrons by performing reference work; serve at the reading room reference desk.
· Maintain confidentiality of museum information; other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervision is provided over volunteers, interns, and practicum students, when applicable.

Skills and Requirements

· Proficiency with and experience applying cataloging standards: chiefly RDA, but also AACR2 and pre-AACR codes; familiarity with RDA authority record creation; facility using MARC.
· Strong technology skills, including familiarity with OCLC Connexion, integrated library system software (Ex Libris Aleph preferred), digital library systems, database systems, digital repository software, cloud-based systems, and digitization/imaging technologies.
· Familiarity with web application principles and associated technologies.
· Knowledge of metadata schemas related to digital library and archival material.
· Knowledge of digital archival and records management principles, practices, and systems.
· Knowledge of preservation standards and methodologies for both print and digital resources.
· Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical users.
· Familiarity with standard archival practices.
· Demonstrated project management experience.
· Experience creating and manipulating library metadata, and knowledge of tools and procedures for data transformation and migration.
· Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds; ability to climb ladders.

Key Characteristics/Traits

· Compulsory ability to work accurately and efficiently; must be detailed oriented; adept analytical thinker and problem solver.
· Ability to work efficiently on concurrent projects.
· Ability to work harmoniously with staff across multiple museum departments.
· Commitment to following emerging trends in digital technologies as they apply to library and archives research collections, including the evaluation and application of current and emerging metadata standards.
· Demonstrated commitment to public service and willingness to provide reference service to the public.
· Interest in American art, photography, and U.S. history.

Qualifications/Education

· MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited library school, preferably with an emphasis on digital library and archival/special collections.
· Minimum two years working in digital library environment, traditional library technical services environment, or archives environment.

To apply, email cover letter, resume, and 3 references should be submitted to human.resources@cartermuseum.org or to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
EEOC. (No walk-ins). The Carter Museum campus is smoke-free.

More information: http://www.cartermuseum.org/jobs/technical-services-librarian-and-archivist

Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, The Menil Collection, Houston TX

Assistant Librarian – The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

General Responsibilities:

The Assistant Librarian manages the cataloging and physical processing of the Menil Library collection, maintains and administers the integrated library system and is responsible for maintenance of the stacks. The position also handles incoming and outgoing inter-library loans and works with the Head Librarian on all aspects of the running of the library, as well as working collaboratively with other museum staff and departments on research and other projects.

Specific Duties:

  1. Catalog all acquisitions and selected archival materials in the library’s integrated library system.
  2. Maintain authority control in the online public access catalog.
  3.  Shelve and file library materials including books and vertical file materials.
  4. Produce a monthly new title list of all library acquisitions and other reports.
  5. Maintain library circulations records.
  6. Perform periodic inventories of the library books and periodical collections.
  7. Process, check in, and catalog serials.
  8. Manage both incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan requests.
  9. Supervise volunteers responsible for shelving and clerical duties.
  10. Provide research and reference services to museum staff and outside researchers.
  11. Aid in development and implementation of digital projects.

Qualifications:

  1. ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science.
  2. Knowledge of library cataloging standards (RDA, MaRC, AACR, etc.).
  3. Experience with integrated library systems and database management.
  4. Experience with digitization and non-bibliographic metadata standards.
  5. Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  6. Knowledge of art museum practices.
  7. Knowledge of a modern European language (German or French preferred).
  8. Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art History highly preferred.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectation to: Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006. Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

Job Posting: Image Library Archivist, BOSS Group, Houston TX

The BOSS Group is seeking a Image Library Archivist for a temporary hire opportunity for an ongoing assignment in Houston, TX. If you fit this description below and are available, APPLY NOW! We can’t wait to talk to you!


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)
  • 7+ 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/303372/

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator, Baylor University, TX

Visual Resources Curator  
Position TypeTechnical/Paraprofessional
DepartmentArt
PurposeThis position supports the mission of the university by enabling Art and Art History faculty to teach in a quality environment with the best access to visual technology and assistance that can be provided, and in the case of studio faculty, to represent their own and students’ work in the most professional manner possible.
Minimum EducationBachelor’s Degree
Field of Study: Lib. Sci. and/or Art background w/significant tech. background
Minimum Experience3 years of relevant work
Preferred EducationMaster’s Degree
Preferred Experience3 years of relevant work
Preferred CertificationsExperience with digitization, image scanning, navigating the Internet & social media. Three years of experience in a digital learning environment, educational technology, or information management. Excellent writing skills & willingness to edit website content as needed.  

For full description and application: https://www1.baylor.edu/jobdescription/?posn=312403

Job Postings: Copyright and Fair Use Librarian and Digital Repository Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

http://library.tamu.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions/scholarly-comunications-librarians-position-announcement.html

Required Qualifications for All Positions:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
    • Knowledge of open access, the research process, current issues in scholarly; communication, and the role of libraries and librarians in supporting scholarly practices;
    • Experience designing, implementing, or managing an innovative project, program, or tool;
    • Understanding or experience in documenting workflows and policies;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Strong customer service orientation, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to work in teams;
    • Experience working successfully with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications for Copyright/Fair Use Librarian:

  • Coursework or work experience related to copyright, intellectual property rights, and fair use;
  • Experience in teaching, instruction, and workshop design on copyright/fair use;
  • Juris Doctorate or other law degree.

 Desired Qualifications for Digital Repositories Librarian:

  • Experience or training in managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections;
  • Knowledge of scripting languages and/or XML.