|Job Title||Curatorial Fellow (Collections)|
|Company||Walker Art Center|
|Full-time/Part-time||Full-time (35 hours)|
|Required Experience|| • B.A. or M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, arts administration, or a related field (e.g. cultural studies, curatorial studies, data management).|
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with modern and contemporary art required.
|Sample Job Responsibilities|| • Collection data research and assessment|
• Reviewing demographic data
• Planning for the center’s future direction
Position Overview: Working closely with the Archivist, the Assistant Archivist helps to accession, arrange, describe, preserve and manage the Archives’ collections. The Assistant Archivist plays a key role in helping to oversee the Archives’ various digital initiatives, including developing the implementation of CollectiveAccess, Archive-It, and other tools to describe, preserve, and present archival holdings in digital form. She/he contributes to department planning and strategic development, provides public services and outreach through consultation, instruction and presentation. Additionally, the Assistant Archivist oversees the Archives when the Archivist is out of the office and helps to manage student assistants.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Arrange, describe and otherwise process archival collections using CollectiveAccess, according to local and professional standards.
- Help to oversee the technical aspects of the CollectiveAccess project, coordinate with developers.
- Help to manage the Archives implementation of Archive-It.
- Maintain Archives server and manage digital representations.
- Maintain Archives web site, blog, and other social media; make updates and plan advancements.
- Manage digital representations on Archives server.
- Oversee Archives when Archivist is not in the office, supervising student assistant as needed
- Provide public services for the department, including reference guidance, class presentations and public outreach.
- Accession archival materials in both paper and electronic formats; interact with staff to evaluate record submissions.
- Contribute content regularly for social media, including blog and Instagram posts.
- Digitally photograph and scan archival materials to create high quality digital images to be used in publications, online presentations, or other purposes by both Archives staff and patrons.
- Assist in preparing displays of collection materials, both in real and virtual exhibition spaces.
- Assist Archivist with donation pick-ups.
- Collaborate on special projects as needed.
- MLS or other advanced degree with a concentration in Archives management required
- At least two years professional Archives experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections and current archival best practices and standards.
- Experience with digital preservation, metadata and access tools and methodologies; ease comprehending and adapting to new applications. Experience with the collection and preservation of born-digital materials.
- Demonstrated web programming experience, knowledge of emerging technologies in archives.
- In-depth knowledge of digital imaging standards and experience in digital image capture and processing.
- Superior written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, with ability to facilitate collaboration.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be able to work independently.
- Candidate must be highly responsible since he or she will be dealing with fragile and valuable materials.
- Interest in the history, theory and practice of the design professions.
- Ability, and willingness, to routinely lift containers weighing up to 40 lbs. and climb ladders.
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the worlds premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.
MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments (see below). Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $125/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Internship dates: September 12 – December 17, 2016.
Archive / Photography (1): The intern documents all of MASS MoCA’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as the programs’ education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video with Final Cut Pro-X. The intern will also contribute to the museum’s social media platforms. A driver’s license might be helpful, but is not required.
Visual Arts (Curatorial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs, as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be self-sufficient, and have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.
Visual Arts (Registrarial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. This position is primarily focused on registrarial duties, including the maintenance of checklists and databases, preparation of loan requests, and assisting with condition reports. Responsibilities may also include research, correspondence with lenders and artists, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of A/V equipment and lighting, and assisting in preparation, fabrication, and installation of artworks as needed. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.
To apply: Send your application (found at http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php), cover letter, resume, and two letters of references to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, via email at email@example.com or via fax at (413) 664-4519.
Deadline: July 18th, 2016 by 5pm EST
Internship posting page: http://massmoca.org/about/jobsinternships
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an innovative art librarian committed to providing excellent services and programs in support of student learning, faculty research, and public engagement on a highly diverse campus. The position provides reference and instructional services, in a variety of modes, for both faculty and students; serves on a team acting as liaison to the Art History, Visual Arts, and Landscape Architecture departments; develops collections in print and digital formats; and creates and maintains web-based research guides, learning tools, and other digital resources. This is a tenure-track position within the New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, and will require development of a research agenda, scholarly publication, and participation and leadership within appropriate professional organizations. Fulfilling the position’s responsibilities will offer excellent opportunities for collaborating with other Rutgers librarians and with teaching faculty, in collection development and management, reference, instruction, technological innovation, and research. The Art Librarian reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program and an advanced degree in art history; knowledge of one or more European languages, preferably French, German, and/or Italian; professional experience in art reference and collection development. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, familiarity with emerging technologies, individual initiative and creativity, and the ability to work well in a highly collaborative and diverse environment.
SALARY/STATUS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, one month vacation
LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), comprising libraries on the University’s Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public services, technical services, and collection development. The Libraries have a staff of 304, a budget of $28 million, and holdings numbering more than 3.6 million volumes. Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as their primary bibliographic utilities. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities. The New Brunswick campus is the largest of the three regional campuses, supporting over 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students, in approximately 100 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate/professional programs, and 60 doctoral programs as a Carnegie classification Research University (very high research activity) campus. The Art Library supports research and instruction in art history as well as interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, and it is the key resource and service provider for the highly ranked Department of Art History and its doctoral program. In addition to its traditional strengths in Western European art and the art of the Americas, the Department of Art History is developing strengths in African, Asian, and Middle Eastern art, and the history of photography, with support from the Art Library.
TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES TO: Sandra Troy (APP. 195), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, FAX: 732-932-7637
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.
Are you doing research in the arts that you would like to share with fellow librarians? Is there something you’re doing at your library dealing with the arts that you think others should know about? Do you have a presentation you’d like to float by a group of friendly colleagues for some benevolent critique?
If so, the ACRL Arts section invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our Discussion Forum held on Saturday, June 25th from 10:30-12noon during the ACRL Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
–Proposals can be about any topic dealing with the visual or performing arts and design (see list of possible topics below).
–Everyone is welcome to submit a proposal. Students are also encouraged to make a submission.
–Each presentation will have 15-20 minutes with a 5 minute Q&A. We anticipate being able to accept 4-5 proposals for presentation.
–Proposals will be reviewed by a committee drawn from the Arts Section Executive Board and Publications & Research Committee.
Deadline: Please submit your proposals to Yen Tran (email@example.com), chair of the Arts Section’s Publications & Research Committee no later than May 27th. Those submitting proposals will be notified by June 3rd, as to whether or not your proposal was accepted for presentation.
–Research of any topic related to the arts
–Developments in the display and/or preservation of arts materials
–Innovative information literacy or visual literacy techniques with arts students
–Emerging technologies in arts libraries
–Inventive collection management and development in the arts
–Strategies for reaching out to arts users (students and faculty)
–Copyright and fair use in the arts environment
–Evaluating the needs of arts users
–Use of images in information literacy instruction
–Creative physical or online/virtual exhibits
The possibilities are endless; please consider submitting a proposal.
Call for Chapters: Bringing Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts into the Library
Book Publisher: American Library Association
Editor: Carol Smallwood, MLS
Writing and Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook, American Library Association, 2010http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2646
The Frugal Librarian: Thriving in Tough Economic Times, American Library Association, 2011
Chapters sought from U.S. and Canadian librarians who’ve worked with visual and performing artists to bring the arts into libraries to keep them vibrant community cultural centers. Innovative public, school, librarians who have encouraged painters, photographers, musicians, writers, and other creative talent of various ages.
No previously published, simultaneously submitted material; 3,000-4,000 words written by one or up to three co-authors. Concise, how-to chapters, using bullets, headings.
Compensation: a complimentary book, discount on additional copies.
Possible topics: community programs and outreach, working with students, security and legal concerns, using the media, open houses, readings and book launches, displays, collaborations with community groups, workshops, grants.
To avoid duplication, please e-mail 2-3 topics described separately in 2-3 sentences by April 24, 2011 with a brief bio. Kindly place, ARTS/Your Name, on the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org