Student Job Post: Archives Assistant & Researcher, Toronto Dance Theatre

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2016/archival-assistant-researcher-summer-position

This is a Canada Summer Jobs position, with the requisite eligibility, and the deadline for applications is May 20th.

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is looking for a full-time, summer Archival Assistant and Researcher to provide research support in advance of TDT’s 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18. The majority of the work will take place at 80 Winchester Street in Cabbagetown, with some research required at the company’s archive, held at York University.

The Archival Assistant and Researcher will report to the Managing Director of TDT and will be responsible for:

* Digitizing and cataloguing photos, posters, programs and DVDs from TDT’s archive;
* Connecting with TDT alumnae (i.e. former company dancers) to collect stories that will become part of an online exhibit throughout the 50th anniversary season;
* Documenting all records to be sent to our archive, held at York University.

Qualifications:

To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be under 30 years-old and returning to school this September, 2016.

The position is a perfect learning opportunity for a student enrolled in a Library and Information Studies, Arts Management, Museum or Media Studies, or Collection Management post-secondary program.

Compensation:

$15/hour + all statutory deductions

Job Opportunity: Graduate Research Assistant, OCAD University, Toronto

http://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=OCADU&cws=1&rid=820&source=Indeed

Graduate Research Assistant, Art and Social Change – Intersections (Part-time)

Position Overview:

Intersections is a research/production project of the Art and Social Change Program in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. Intersections aims to build an accessible and expansive digital hub archives and presents artists and projects working within the contemporary field of art and social change locally and internationally.  The hub will transmit information and house narratives in multimedia forms.  Intersections seeks to build upon the creative explorations and use of art for social change in its myriad forms at OCADU and to strengthen the school itself as a dynamic and committed site for producing and disseminating critical works and dialogue on the arts for social change. In addition to the digital site, Intersections will also create site-specific encounters at the school that engage artists and students in panels, discussions and projects related to building community and fostering the dialogue for art and social change.
Responsibilities:

  • Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor Min Sook Lee, in support of the project’s research goals and objectives;
  • Assisting with data collection, literature searches, data compilation, processing, entry and analysis;
  • Assisting with experimental systems design, fabrication and maintenance;
  • Assisting with supervision of research activities in the lab and within the field;
  • Assisting with the preparation of proposals, progress and final reports;
  • Assisting with the promotion of research activities;
  • Assisting with project coordination, budget management and administration of research activities;
  • Participating in the hiring, scheduling and supervision of Undergraduate Research Assistants;
  • Working with Technicians and other research personnel, where relevant, by ensuring the appropriate and safe use of materials, equipment and/or facilities;
  • Participating in the provision of safe and secure environment for all members of the University community and its facilities.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a relevant graduate degree or current enrollment in a relevant graduate program and/or equivalent training and professional experience;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communications, and problem solving skills;
  • Academic, artistic practice or work experience related to producing, disseminating or organizing around the field of Art and Social Change.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly written and design
  • A passion for art and social justice

Hours of Work: 10 hours per week, with an anticipated start date of Thursday, February 11, 2016. This contract is from February 11 to April 8, 2016

Compensation:$28.40 per hour with an additional 4% in lieu of vacation and 6% in lieu of benefits

Application Procedure:  Applicants should provide a one page covering letter explaining their interest, a C.V., and three references. Applications should be sent to Min sook Lee, minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca, Please note in subject line INTERSECTIONS-ART & SOCIAL CHANGE – Graduate Research Assistant. Review of applications will be conducted on an ongoing basis and continue until the position has been filled.

CFP: Image/Interface Symposium, Toronto, May 13-14 2016

Image/Interface Symposium
University of Toronto,
Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14, 2016Co-hosted by the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) and the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI), University of Toronto St. George.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday, February 29, 2016.
Notification of acceptance: Mid-March 2016.

Keynote Speakers 

The Otolith Group, London-based art collective
Lisa Parks, Professor of Film & Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Julian Stallabrass, Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art, The Courtauld Institute of ArtThe Image/Interface symposium will explore the notion of technologies as physical objects—things, tools, apparatus, and the physically situated environment—for producing, receiving, and engaging with the increasing immateriality of imagery and visual cultures.  The symposium foregrounds the materiality of technological practice while examining the reception, use, and sharing of cultural and political expression as well as the communication of embodied or situated knowledge and experiences.

We invite artists, creative practitioners, and scholars from across the fields of Media and Journalism Studies, Art History, and Visual Communication to present recent research and artistic work that critically reconsiders images in relation to:

● the materiality of the screen, the lens, and the interface
● the social and political ramifications of immersion, embodiment, and interactivity
● information sharing, surveillance and counter-surveillance
● the digital expression, construction and/or obfuscation of identity, gender, or ethnicity
● media-oriented social engagement, collaboration and social knowledge creation
 

Scholars from all stages of their careers (including PhD students) are welcome to apply. A honorarium at CARFAC rates will be offered to artists and creative practitioners.

The symposium will take place at JHI on Friday May 13 and at UTSC on Saturday May 14. If selected, each presenter will participate in a thematic panel and be asked to prepare a presentation of about 15-20 minutes. We ask that invitees attend the events on both days.

The Image/Interface symposium is part of the JHI 2015-2016 Program for the Arts. The  program theme “Things that Matter” investigates how material culture carries “affective, social, cultural, historical, religious, economic, and political meanings and relation” and how things “provide insights into how people make sense of experience and come together as societies” (humanities.utoronto.ca/Announce_ProgArts15-16).

Abstract Submission Guidelines and Format

Please submit the following to https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/funding/id=61.

➔ An abstract (maximum 300 words). The abstract should indicate the format of your proposed presentation, i.e. academic paper or creative work.
➔ Institutional affiliation and short bio (maximum 200 words).
➔For Artists and Creative Practitioners:
-a CV (maximum 5 pages)
-a PDF portfolio (maximum 5MB)For more information please contact: 

Researchers: Evie Yi GU, yi.gu@utoronto.ca

Artists and creative practitioners: Will Kwan, wkwan@utsc.utoronto.ca

Conference Organizers


· Ruoyun Bai,
Associate Professor of Media Studies
· Kenzie Burchell, Assistant Professor of Journalism
· Evie Yi Gu, Assistant Professor of Art History
· Will Kwan, Associate Professor of Studio

Job Posting: Art Metropole is looking for an Executive Director, Toronto

http://workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Executive-Director-%2882%29

Salary: $40,000 (Canadian)

Responsibilities for the Executive Director position include:

• Administer day-to-day operations and act as the public face of Art Metropole
• Lead all grant writing and fundraising, including corporate sponsorship and donor relations
• Work with the Board of Directors, and the staff in planning and implementing fundraising activities
• Work with the Board and staff to ensure sound financial management
• Work with the staff and Board to develop and administer Art Metropole’s programming initiatives, events and publications
Qualifications
•  Keen engagement with new and old forms of artist-initiated publishing and distribution
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices and non-profit artist-run centres
• Familiarity with financial management including budgeting, reporting and cost control
• Demonstrated ability to liaise with other arts organizations, advocacy groups and the media
• Successful grant writing experience at various levels of government
• Experience in leading and managing a team of staff and working with a Board of Directors and membership
• Excellent command of the English language (written and oral)

The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Remuneration


The Executive Director is a salaried position remunerated at $40 000 CAD per annum  and based on 32-36 hours a week for 12 months of the year. Benefits include an extended health plan, 16 days vacation, and 5 days paid leave available annually for professional development.

The job entails working some evenings and weekends and will require occasional national and international travel. This position is a three-year contract, with an option to renew, and carries an expected start date early in January 2016.
 
We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our city to apply.

Job Post: Digital Archives Coordinator, the Luminato Festival, Toronto

The original post can be found here:

http://workinculture.ca/The-Job-Board/jobs/Digital-Archives-Coordinator

To support the Interactive Marketing Manager and work closely with all members of the Luminato Festival Marketing and Communications team to ensure the successful execution of the 2016 Festival. The Interactive Marketing Coordinator will assist with the execution of overall Interactive Marketing strategy and monitor media content of interactive and social media channels.

Responsibilities

• Upload images, videos and related files to a digital repository
• Apply descriptive metadata tagging system using an indexing database: identify featured artists, photographers, videographers, and related keywords
• Assist with developing standards and workflows for cataloguing process
• Develop user-friendly guide on how to use the database and provide training to staff
• Assist with fulfilling media requests for photos
• Troubleshoot technical issues surrounding import and export of digital items and associated metadata

 

Requirements:

Key Competencies

• Strong understanding of metadata standards and archival theory and practice
• Knowledge of digital file formats and specifications
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently with minimum supervision
• Superb organization skills with strong attention to detail
• Ability to meet deadlines

Qualifications

• Degree (or pursuing a degree or coursework) in Information and Library Science, Art History, Museum Studies, or related fields
• Experience cataloguing digital resources with databases and asset management systems

I thought it didn’t have much detail, so I asked the Luminato staff for some more information. Here goes:

The job: Ideally full-time contract for 2-3 months (starting January 2016). This is negotiable, i.e. the contract can be extended for longer if it’s done in part-time hours.

The location: Work is expected to be done on-site at the Luminato offices. However, some work may be done remotely; again, this is negotiable.

The tech: The collection comprises photo, video, and audio; a CMS or DAM hasn’t been chosen yet, but Luminato would like to aggregate content from various locations into one system, likely cloud-based. (Hence the remote work.)

The salary: “Coordinator” status at the organization generally indicates a FTE salary in the $30,000-40,000 range, which would be pro-rated in the event of part-time hours.

The work: The contract doesn’t start for a few months, but the organization hopes to have someone hired before the holidays. The platform may still not be chosen by the time the contract starts, and the chosen candidate may have the opportunity to influence the workflows and procedures, depending on their skill-set.

Free Lecture/Webcast: Rick Prelinger Speaks at the Toronto Internation Film Festival Centre

TIFF Higher Learning presents:

*Reel Heritage – Rick Prelinger on The Future of Memory
<http://tiff.net/fall2015-series/higher-learning-fall-2015/higher-learning-reel-heritage-rick-prelinger-on-the-future-of-memory>*

*Friday October 23, 11am12:30pm EST*

In recent years, traditional moving-image archives have faced challenges
from the dramatic shift towards digital production and distribution, the
effective end of photochemical preservation technology, the marginalization
of the theatrical viewing experience, and the public demand for universal,
instant and free access to media. In this public talk, Rick Prelinger,
Founder of the Prelinger Archives and Associate Professor of Film & Digital
Media at UC Santa Cruz, sets out a number of possible visions for the
future of archives, and discusses some of the innovations that many
cultural heritage institutions have already begun to experiment with today.

Rick Prelinger founded Prelinger Archives in 1982. This collection of
60,000 advertising, educational, industrial and amateur films is now held
by Library of Congress. In 2000 he collaborated with Internet Archive to
build an open-access, freely downloadable digital moving-image collection
that now contains over 6,500 titles. He has made seventeen urban history
compilation films and two experimental feature films that have played at
venues around the world. He currently is a professor of film and digital
media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

*Watch the live stream:* tiff.net/reelheritage

*Attend in-person:* Tickets are free and are available two hours before the
event’s start time at the Steve & Rashmi Gupta Box Office at TIFF Bell
Lightbox, located at Reitman Square, 350 King Street West.

This event is part of TIFF’s Reel Heritage initiative, an on-going series
of educational sessions dedicated to the access to and management of moving
image collections in Ontario and beyond. Through panel discussions,
workshops, film screenings and networking sessions, Reel Heritage will
bring together scholars, archivists, filmmakers, curators, and
postsecondary students to examine the opportunities and challenges faced by
both large moving image collections and smaller repositories, such as those
found in regional archives and small libraries.

This event will also be added to Higher Learning Digital Resource Hub
<http://www.tiff.net/education/events> for the benefit of postsecondary
students, faculty and practitioners.

Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/manager-conservation-preservation

Description and duties:

This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and leading the conservation and preservation program for the circulating, rare book, and archival collections of the John M. Kelly Library and the University of St. Michael’s College Archives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Develops a new conservation laboratory
– Assesses and monitors collections and their physical spaces
– Determines and executes appropriate physical treatment of items
– Coordinates digitization for preservation initiatives in conjunction with other digitization initiatives
– Manages and train staff including full-time and part-time staff members, students and other assistants
– Uses performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement
– Assists with Exhibit Program including advising on best practices for exhibits as well as creating mounting plinths
– Maintains Kelly Library Disaster Plan for the collections and provides leadership during emergency or disaster situations
– Collaborates with library staff from University of Toronto and other Colleges
– Establishes and maintains a record-keeping system
– Maintains supplies and equipment
– Participates in presentations about the Library’s Conservation and Preservation program
– Performs other conservation and preservation functions as required

Qualifications:

– Master’s degree
– Training in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials (including paper, film, cassettes, books, photographs, born-digital files, artefacts) through a formal training program or on-the-job experience
– Minimum of 2 years of conservation and preservation experience
– Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
– In class teaching experience
– Familiarity with academic library procedures
– Ability to work effectively both independently or in a cooperative team environment
– Project management and leadership skills
– Experience with digitization processes and workflows for all formats of material
– Experience supervising students and staff
– Ability to be creative/innovative with limited resources
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Accuracy and attention to detail
– Ability to lift 20 kg.
– Thorough knowledge and understanding of safe handling of hazardous material
– Workplace flexibility

Compensation:

The university offers a competitive salary of $60,000.00.

Additional information :

This is a non-union (management) position of 35 hours per week.

Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/copyright-and-open-access-assistant-ycw-position

Ryerson University Library and Archives is currently seeking a Copyright and Open Access Assistant to aid with the creation of two subject specific LibGuides and well as the updating of Scholarly Communication and Copyright webpages. As well the successful candidate would expected to assist with updating transactional permissions in the University copyright database. The primary objective of this project is to create two new detailed, rich and informative LibGuides, one that focuses on Copyright and one that focuses on Scholarly Communication issues. Both will act as a core resource for information about copyright and scholarly communication at Ryerson University, and be useful for both faculty and students. These are new resources. The Copyright LibGuide will deal with issues of: instructor copyright compliance at the University including E-Reserves, student copyright information, copyright basics, fair dealing and other copyright exceptions, copyright exceptions, and copyright-free and Creative Commons resources that can be used in teaching and by students (open educational resources). The Scholarly Communication LibGuide will include an overview of Open Access, information of the Ryerson Digital Repository, the Open Access Author Fund, self-archiving strategies, predatory open access journals, basics of bibliometrics, author publishing agreements, the Tri-Council Open Access policy, open access journals (green versus gold), and an Open Access Resource reading list. As well the student will also work in the ARES database (the university copyright system for E-Reserves and the Bookstore).
DUTIES:
Duties are performed under the direction of the Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian and in consultation with various subject librarians including the Digital Initiatives Librarian.
Duties include:
The successful candidate will work with subject librarians and the copyright technician to create two subject specific, dense, and multifaceted research guides using LibGuides. The successful applicant will use their communication, writing, research, editorial and organizational skills to create these guides. As well the student will assist in updating permission records in the University permission database.

Qualifications:

Applicants will be in an upper year student in a professional librarian program or a student in their 2nd year of a Library Technician program.
They should know the Microsoft Office suite and Google applications.
Some familiarities with the creation of research guide, preferably LibGuides would be an asset. Permission management experience would also be desirable in the candidate.

Compensation:

$21.00/hour plus benefits

Additional information :

This is a temporary full time position with the duration of 10 weeks ending on Sept. 4th, 2015.

Job Posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator (OCULA New Librarian Residency), Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto

http://www.libraryjobs.ca/page/find%20jobs/ezlist_post_aa46c897-e5fb-472a-8a59-76af8a050e0c.aspx

Library / Organization Name

Ontario College of Art and Design University
Library Type

Academic
Job Description

OCAD University is the recipient of the 2015 OCULA New Librarian Residency Award. Unique requirements of this contract position require the successful candidate to be a librarian who has graduated between May, 2013 and August, 2015. The OCULA New Librarian Residency position will be the resident’s first experience working as a professional librarian. The resident will be required to provide two reports to the OCULA Council and will be an ex-officio member of the OCULA Council during their residency.
Position Summary:

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator is responsible for planning and promoting a scholarly communications program in consultation with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders. Utilizing the capacity of the University’s new Institutional Repository (IR) http://openresearch.ocadu.ca, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator will support digital projects that liberate and showcase cultural assets and that preserve and openly disseminate the scholarly outputs of OCAD U graduate students, faculty and researchers.


Summary of Responsibilities
:

  • Assist the Systems Librarian/IR Administrator with day-to-day management of the Institutional Repository, including workflow, setup, and access processes for development and maintenance of content.
  • Implement best practices for metadata; policies and procedures for the production, management, and preservation of digital content, including workflows, and quality control
  • Review the Institutional Repository agreements with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders and, help develop a strategy to promote open access
  • Undertake a publications/data inventory, in collaboration with the Director of Research Services, to identify needs and priorities
  • Identify collaborative opportunities and recruit key producers (faculty, researchers, publication authors and editors); establish communities to contribute content and groups to guide specific projects
  • Provide training and support to contributors (individuals, communities, and groups) on use, setup, content development and maintenance
  • Work with the Library Heads to identify, describe and contribute content to the Institutional Repository from the Special Collections of Exhibition Documentation and Archival Media, Rare Books and Periodicals, Artists Books and Multiples, Zines, Student Publications, Posters, Photographs and other graphic objects from the University Archives
  • Provide support to the department of Graduate Studies to enable uploading and/or direct deposit of e-theses by graduate students into the Institutional Repository; and to ensure that deposits follow the Institutional Repository and Library and Archives Canada Theses harvesting program guidelines
  • Coordinate planning for Open Access Week activities; promote the Institutional Repository; develop and deliver workshops and online user training materials to increase awareness

 Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, completed between May, 2013 and August, 2015
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications (open access, author rights) and digital preservation
  • Knowledge of copyright issues as related to scholarly communication and electronic publishing
  • Experience providing user training, computer user support, and creating online user guides and educational resources, an asset
  • Experience in conversion and formatting of digital objects, and metadata creation and quality control, an asset
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and design
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to set and handle multiple priorities and meet short deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as required
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse population

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week.  This one-year contract is expected to commence August 2015.

Compensation: $67,093 + 10% in lieu of vacation and benefits per annum

Application Deadline: July 17, 2015

Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter online by selecting the “Apply for this Position” button below.

Job Posting: Special Collections Librarian, University of Toronto Fisher Rare Books Library

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/special-collections-librarian

The Opportunity
The University of Toronto Library seeks a highly organized, productive, innovative and flexible librarian to work in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Reporting to the department head, the incumbent will work closely with other senior Fisher librarians on assigned tasks. Principal responsibilities will be the arrangement and description of modern manuscripts, the preparation of finding aids and rare book cataloguing. The Special Collections Librarian will also work as a collegial member of the rare books and special collections team in the Fisher Library, assisting with reference, outreach, and digital projects. Some evening hours may be required.

The incumbent will:
• Arrange, describe and process modern manuscripts
• Create finding aids for manuscript collections
• Train in and perform rare book cataloguing
• Serve a regular shift on the Fisher Library reference desk
• Participate in outreach activities, seminars, and digital projects
• Other duties as required

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
• An ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree, preferably with a concentration in archival practice, or an acceptable equivalent.
• Demonstrated interest and background in special collections.
• Familiarity with standard office, database and ILS software
• Experience with archival/manuscripts processing and cataloguing and/or metadata
• Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish assigned tasks within stated guidelines and to deadline.
• Proven communication and organizational skills.
• Discretion and good judgement.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in an academic library or special collections setting
• Experience in one or more of: reference service, outreach, teaching, digital projects

Compensation:

Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a 1-year contract position (limited term contract) to be filled at Librarian I level.

We offer a highly attractive compensation and benefits package, with salary and appointment level based upon experience and qualifications.