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  • Monday, April 23, 2018 7:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Associate Archivist
    (April 23, 2018)

    JOB TITLE: Associate Archivist

    WORK HOURS: Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist with general Archive operations.
    • Provide reference assistance to researchers in-person, on the telephone, and via mail (traditional and electronic).
    • Arrange and describe archival materials in all formats and create collection guides and finding aids in accordance with professional standards and best practices.
    • Spearhead the Archive’s ongoing digitization project by scanning images and documents; applying appropriate descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata; and reviewing content for quality control.
    • Assist with the creation, implementation, and management of procedures for the preservation of born-digital and digitized archival records.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist with the implementation of public access and collection policies.
    • Assist Archive and company-wide staff in matters of records management.
    • Assist with collection preservation, conservation, and maintenance.
    • Assist in creating the Archive’s annual newsletter, The Passing Show.
    • Assist in training and supervising student interns.
    • Keep abreast of developments in archival theory and practice, as well as copyright law as it pertains to the Archive’s holdings.
    • Participate in professional associations to remain informed and proficient in rapidly changing archival practices.
    • Perform other duties as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university, preferably with a significant archival component, or a Masters degree in archival studies. Consideration will be given to applicants with a graduate degree in other related fields, who also have significant archival experience or training. A degree in theatre history a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience with, and knowledge of, archival practice, preferably in a business or arts setting.
    • Extensive knowledge of digital archives and emerging digital curation practices.
    • Thorough understanding of professional standards and best practices for archives, as well as records management principles and procedures.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel, and Cuadra Star (or similar) archival management/database software. Experience with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
    • Working knowledge of descriptive metadata and encoding standards, such as DACS, Dublin Core, RDA, and EAD. Familiarity with web-based languages such as CSS, HTML, and XML a plus.
    • Working knowledge of American theatre history with a special emphasis on Broadway.
    • Ability to set appropriate priorities for a variety of competing tasks, and to work independently or collaboratively as needed.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to author articles for publication, perform copy-editing, and deliver presentations.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of this position, including lifting and carrying boxes weighing up to approximately 50 lbs.; climbing stairs and ladders; and engaging in considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting.

    All candidates will be required, at a point in the selection process, to submit a finding aid and a writing sample of at least 1,000 words.

    We offer a competitive salary and a superior benefits package.

    To Apply: Please send Cover letter and resume to hr@shubertorg.com


  • Friday, April 20, 2018 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Research Fellow-Collections Information and Data, Media Preservation Initiative (MPI)
    (April 20, 2018)

    Research Fellow-Collections Information and Data, Media Preservation Initiative (MPI)

    (Temporary: 3 days per week)

    The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks a temporary Research Fellow in Collections Information and Data for the Museum’s Media Preservation Initiative (MPI), a collaborative effort to document, preserve, and conduct conservation assessments for time and media based works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. The collection includes works that extend from as early as the 1930s through contemporary works utilizing the newest technologies. The collection houses a diverse set of physical materials, from film and video tape to digital files. The position is 10 months in duration beginning September 2018 and ending in July 2019.

    The Research Fellow- Collections Information and Data is conceived as a position that works in a collaborative environment with the MPI team in order to engage in an interdisciplinary approach to collections information and data practices that are required for complex time and media based works of art. The Research Fellow- Collections Information and Data will investigate and research works of art in an integrated approach by applying information and archival science best practices and theory to special projects. The Fellowship is intended to provide a unique environment in which practitioners across domains are given the opportunity to work on works of art that require new approaches to their research and preservation.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Work collaboratively on special projects with project preservation specialists, researchers, as well as the Research Fellow-Conservation to address documentation, conservation, and preservation needs of time and media based works in the permanent collection

    - Provide collections information and data assistance to project researcher and manager

    - Draft preservation decision making and reports for inclusion in the museum’s collection management and preservation systems

    Qualifications

    - Current student or recent graduate of Master’s degree in information or archival sciences, with a focus on time and media based works of art

    - Knowledge of different video, film, and digital formats

    - Competency in collection management systems (such as TMS)

    - Knowledge of contemporary arts, with a focus on film, video, and new media

    - Knowledge of content standards, such as Cataloguing Cultural Objects (CCO)

    - Knowledge of metadata standards (such as MODS, METS, LIDO)

    - Excellent communication skills

    - Works well under deadline

    - Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    - Works collaboratively.

    Application Instructions: Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website: https://whitney.org/About/JobPostings

    About the Whitney:

    The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

    The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


  • Friday, April 20, 2018 9:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Project Assistant, Media Preservation Initiative
    (April 20, 2018)

    Project Assistant, Media Preservation Initiative 
    (Temporary: 3 days per week)

    The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks a temporary Project Assistant for the Museum’s Media Preservation Initiative (MPI), a collaborative effort to document, preserve, and conduct conservation assessments for time and media based works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection. The collection includes historical works from as early as the 1930s as well as contemporary works utilizing the newest technologies. The collection houses a diverse set of physical materials, from film and video tape to digital files. The position ends September 30, 2019.

    Working within the Research Resources department, the Project Assistant will assist with the drafting of documentation relating to MPI as well as other general assistance to the planning of the project. The role of this position is to draft reports on internal meetings and decision making as well as planning documentation, such as workflow diagrams and related project scheduling.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Attending and reporting on project planning meetings

    - Drafting project documentation

    Qualifications

    - MA in media preservation or history is preferred or an MLIS in Library or Information Sciences with experience in preservation planning.

    - Knowledge of time based media practices and preservation (including digital preservation systems), Ability to use diagramming applications such as Visio

    - Understanding of collection management systems such as TMS.

    - Knowledge of digitization best practices for time based media is crucial, as well as an understanding of project planning.

    - Familiarity with contemporary art, with a focus on film, video, and new media

    - Excellent communication skills

    - Works well under deadline

    - Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    - Works collaboratively.

    Application Instructions: Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website: https://whitney.org/About/JobPostings

    About the Whitney:

    The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

    The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Digital Archivist
    (April 19, 2018)

    Position

    Digital Archivist

    An Introduction to Glenstone Museum

    Glenstone is an art museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. In addition to the current museum, when its new museum building opens to the public in 2018, Glenstone will become the largest private museum in America welcoming 100,000 visitors every year free of charge. By thoughtfully integrating the power of art, the energy of architecture and the serenity of landscape, Glenstone is both a distinctive idea and a unique place.

    Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do interesting, fulfilling and enjoyable work. Not only do its founders develop and oversee all acquisitions and exhibitions, but Emily Rales also serves as director of the Museum and curator of the collection. This provides all associates an unusually high degree of access and interaction with the spirit and vision of Glenstone. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the resources and support available of a founder-led and endowed organization. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose.

    We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so. There is no better time than now to become a part of Glenstone.

    Position Overview

    Reporting to the Chief Archivist & Librarian, the Digital Archivist will serve as part of a dynamic team in managing and preserving Glenstone’s archival assets. The Digital Archivist will work in collaboration with the Library and Archives team to ensure long-term access to the institutional records. This position will also take the lead in managing and preserving non-art born digital assets of the Museum in collaboration with the IT department.

    Desired Attributes & Characteristics

    The ideal candidate will possess flexibility, attention to detail, willingness to learn and use new software, and analytical skills to continually monitor and improve processes. Desired characteristics also include excellent communication skills, aptitude for problem-solving, affinity for technology, and the ability to collaborate with a variety of associates. In addition, we are looking for someone that can embrace Glenstone’s core value of “continuous improvement” through an interest in professional development to advance their knowledge and expertise to surpass our previous best efforts.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage the ingestion, storage, and access of digital assets, including professional video and high-resolution photography.
    • Assist in the development and implementation and regular evaluation of policies regarding the accessioning, processing, and preservation of archival digital content in accordance with best professional practices.
    • Work closely with affiliated departments including IT and Conservation to identify and implement best practices and common standards for preservation of digital and born digital material using selected software and programs.
    • Coordinate the use of archival content through a variety of mission-critical workflows, such as rights and reproduction, video production, staff research, and communications.
    • Responsible for fulfillment of rights and reproduction requests from external parties.
    • Become the department’s expert on Collective Access and assist in creation of workflow documentation.
    • Respond to general reference requests from Glenstone associates.
    • May at times also create digital content in coordination with other departments such as time lapses and art installation videos.
    • Work with Chief Archivist and Librarian in maintaining department statistics on outreach activities, reference requests, project work, storage conditions, and the overall growth of the archives.
    • Supervise interns and project workers as necessary.

    Required Skills & Experience

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives, digital curation, or Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.
    • Experience processing and cataloging specialized formats, including audiovisual tapes, and born-digital assets; experience with architectural records also useful.
    • Experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Adobe Premiere, Adobe Bridge, and Adobe Photoshop.
    • Familiarity with professional metadata schema and content standards concerning the management of archival collections and digital assets, such as DACS, Dublin Core, PBCore, VRA Core, EXIF, IPTC, XMP, and PREMIS.
    • Demonstrated experience writing, implementing, and assessing policies and workflows concerning the management of physical and digital collections.
    • Strong technical ability to learn new software, evaluate information systems, and implement innovative strategies for preserving and cataloging archival content.
    • Strong interpersonal and proactive ability to advocate archival policies, ensure compliance with best practices, and liaise with diverse stakeholders.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of modern art and architecture and/or background in museum archives.
    • Experience with CollectiveAccess, Archivematica or similar collections management and open source systems, for the management of archival collections and digital assets.
    • Experience supervising interns and/or student workers.
    • Knowledge of professional video production and photography practices.

    Preferred Specialized IT Knowledge

    • Storage File systems (FAT, NTFS, HFS, etc.).
    • File transfer protocols (FTP, FTPS, SFTP, FTP over SSH, etc.) and their specialist clients. 
    • Web archiving software/service (HTTrack, Archive-IT, etc.).
    • Historical development of information technologies.
    • Validation tools (JHOVE, FITS, DROID, etc.).

    Salary & Benefits

    Associates are crucial to achieving Glenstone’s mission and we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We also provide a total benefits package that helps you manage your health, protect your income, and prepare for your future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities.

    Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

    Apply directly on Glenstone job portal: https://goo.gl/pMySRP


  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Part Time Archives Assistant
    (April 19, 2018)

    The Archives of the Archdiocese of New York serves as the final repository for the historical records of the Archdiocese, including the papers of 10 former bishops; materials related to various offices and groups within the Archdiocese; records of special events, such as papal visits; and historical materials from the parishes of the Archdiocese. The Archives Assistant is a part time position, for an initial term of six months. The Assistant will specifically work with two ongoing special projects in the Archives: the centralization of closed school records and the digitization of sacramental records, as well as assisting with other Archives work as time and need allows.

    To apply please send resume and cover letter to kate.feighery@archny.org


  • Monday, April 16, 2018 8:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Archivist, John Cotton Dana Library

    (April 16, 2018)

    ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE

    APP. 18FA0141

    TITLE: Archivist, John Cotton Dana Library

    Rutgers University Libraries

    Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, service-oriented, and progressive archivist to fill the inaugural position of Archivist in the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University–Newark. The successful candidate will be in the unique position of expanding upon our emerging collection of archival materials and formalizing the first Archives department in Dana Library. The selected candidate will have the notable advantage of being co-located with the world’s most comprehensive jazz archives, the Institute of Jazz Studies in Dana Library.

    The formation of this archives marks a milestone in the history of Rutgers–Newark, a highly diverse, dynamic anchor institution working to realize a vision of becoming a model 21st-century urban research university that serves the public good. As an anchor institution, the university has invested in infrastructure projects that leverage the physical, cultural, and intellectual assets of the university and the community. The mission of the Archives is to collect materials that document, preserve, and communicate Rutgers–Newark’s historical record, spotlighting Rutgers–Newark’s role and impact in the Newark community as an anchor institution.

    Reporting to the Director of the John Cotton Dana Library, the Archivist assumes a leadership role in the management and oversight of archival collections in Dana Library. The Archivist will ensure the effective provision of archival and information services to a diverse community of users; reinforce a deep understanding of the unique history and mission of Rutgers–Newark and its role as an anchor institution in Newark; and draw on their interactions with users to further develop the Dana Archives.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Oversees cataloging, discovery, and preservation of the collection that documents the student, faculty, and community experience of the university using best practices and professional standards. The collection will include Rutgers–Newark publications and documents, faculty personal papers, photographs, student dissertations and theses, along with other pertinent materials directly related to the university;
    • Consults and collaborates with appropriate faculty and Libraries units, such as the Digital Humanities Librarian and the Shared User Services department, regarding digitization efforts;
    • Collaborates with the Dana and University Archives faculty on collection development to ensure the Dana Archives collection is distinct and complementary to the University Archives collection concerning Rutgers–Newark, supports local research needs, and represents the breadth of the Newark experience.
    • Provides responsive and in-depth reference and research assistance, in traditional and virtual formats, to Rutgers University students, staff, and faculty, along with visiting researchers and scholars;
    • Leads the communication, planning, and outreach for the Dana Archives using innovative and non-traditional methods, such as pop-up exhibits coupled with ones that are more traditional, tours, and instruction.
    • Identifies and develops partnerships that enhance the reputation and use of the Archives and result in impactful activities, such as opportunities to represent the Library at professional meetings and conferences;
    • Champions development opportunities to benefit the Dana Archives and/or Dana Library by identifying, soliciting, and stewarding donors, in consultation with the Dana Library Director and the Libraries Development Officer.

    This is a tenure track faculty position. As a member of Rutgers University Libraries faculty, the Archivist will participate in systemwide initiatives, committees, and task forces, and will demonstrate commitment to continued professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, including publications, presentations, participation, and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution and/or a Master’s degree in Archival Studies. A minimum of three years of professional experience in an academic or research library, archives, or similar setting, with emphasis on experience in archival processing, management, and preservation. Awareness of national issues and trends in archives and in collections services. Must have the ability and desire to meet tenure and promotion requirements. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the development of EAD finding aids, as well as broad knowledge of archival standards and current technological issues. Knowledgeable of issues relating to managing and preserving digital collections. Demonstrated commitment to scholarship through research, conference presentations, and publications. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful experience in the design and delivery of archival services for diverse populations, experience with the ArchivesSpace management system, along with the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a complex, changing environment.

    SALARY/STATUS: Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    BENEFITS: Faculty status; 12-month appointment; retirement plan; life/health insurance; prescription drug, dental, and vision plans; tuition remission; 22 vacation days annually.

    LIBRARY PROFILE: Located in the state’s largest city and serving a broader metropolitan area, Rutgers University–Newark is a remarkably diverse, urban, public research university that is not merely in, but of its environment. With close ties to the Newark community, the university recognizes its location as a defining influence and source of distinctive strength in attracting new generations of students hungry for the opportunities afforded by gaining a first-rate higher education in a major American urban center; recruiting faculty who vigorously embrace the opportunity to produce high-impact scholarship, engage the community, and prepare these students for professional success and informed citizenship; and retaining staff committed to the advancement of an inclusive campus culture focused on excellence. Classified as an R2 Doctoral University (Higher research activity) by the Carnegie Classification, Rutgers–Newark enrolls 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its seven schools: Newark College of Arts and Sciences, University College–Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration, School of Criminal Justice, Graduate School–Newark, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. The campus is in the University Heights section of Newark and is accessible via mass transit.

    Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

    The John Cotton Dana Library, named after former Newark Public Library director, John Cotton Dana, opened in 1966 and is the main library at Rutgers University–Newark, supporting all of the institution’s undergraduate and graduate programs except for law. Dana Library houses Rutgers University Libraries’ research collections in business, nursing and neuroscience and contains over 600,000 volumes, 600,000 pieces of microform, and 15,000 audiovisual items. The library has been a federal depository since its opening and currently selects and acquires approximately 50% of the publications issued by the United States Government Printing Office. It features public art displays and is home to the Institute of Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz archives and research facility. For more information, visit libraries.rutgers.edu/dana.

    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: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/63020

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation with regard to your access to and/or your participation in the application and selection processes (for example, the online application process or interviews), please call 848-932-4444 or e-mail us.

    The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute

    creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.


  • Monday, April 16, 2018 8:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Preservation Assistant
    (April 16, 2018)

    The Preservation Assistant will be responsible for maintaining an organized workspace; monitoring, researching, and ordering supplies for exhibition preparation; and documenting the work in the lab with accurate record keeping. The Preservation Assistant must exhibit excellent manual dexterity and keen assessment skills, as well as exercise sound judgment when handling, treating, housing, and mounting fragile collection materials. This position also requires the ability to problem-solve creatively, communicate clearly, coordinate work effectively, and remain flexible and patient while working with a collaborative team of conservators, curators, library staff, art handlers, exhibit designers, and other staff in a dynamic environment.

    This is a part time position for 20-25 hours per week, based on experience. This position reports to the Preservation Services Manager.

    Responsibilities

    Create custom protective enclosures for a variety of collection materials.

    Prepare, mount, and install bound and flat paper objects for exhibit.

    Perform basic stabilization of paper-based materials such as flattening, mold remediation, and mending in adherence with the AIC Code of Ethics.

    Maintain physical and intellectual control over artifacts in the lab.

    Maintain lab time tracking and statistics; manage and organize digital files.

    Assist in conservation lab maintenance: preparing chemicals, cleaning, administrative tasks.

    Collect and upload environmental monitoring data from the full suite of data loggers installed in storage and exhibit spaces.

    Assist with outreach programs including workshops, tours, and social media.

    Assist with disaster management planning and implementation.

    Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years prior experience in a cultural institution or comparable setting handling works of art on paper and/or rare library materials.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated computer skills including proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite is preferred.

    Ability to lift 40 pounds.

    The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Jennifer Sainato, Preservation Services Manager, at jsainato@cjh.org. No phone calls, please.

    No phone calls, please.


  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archive Fellow
    (April 10, 2018)

    The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Studio Museum has earned a reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena and is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

    Reporting to the Studio Museum's Registrar and working in close collaboration with the Lead Consulting Archivist and Project Archivist, the Archive Fellow will support the processing of The Studio Museum in Harlem's estimated 850 cubic feet of institutional records and assist in the creation of an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid. The Archive Fellow will work in consultation with the Project Archivist to define and follow processing standards and plans, create standardized descriptions, and ensure consistency and quality for the overall project.

    This is a full-time, grant-funded position funded over three years.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • In close conjunction with the Project Archivist, coordinate the organization of a large, complex, multi-format manuscript collection
    • Assist in inputting, assigning, tracking, and systematizing archive material metadata, following archival metadata standards
    • Assist in establishing a work-flow for archive processing
    • Prepare and distribute monthly reports to track progress
    • Collaborate with Registrar (and relevant Studio Museum departments) to support the archive’s emerging role in all database and digital asset management systems
    • Assist with the physical move and relocation of the archive
    • Coordinate digitization, as needed
    • Support reference requests from Studio Museum staff and external institutions
    • Aid in the supervision of Archive Intern(s)
    • With the Project Archivist, develop a timeline for the year, with specific deliverables and milestones

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • BA in Art History/Museum Studies, preferably with an Archives Certification
    • Interest in pursuing an MLS or MLIS
    • Familiarity with different DAMS and/or similar type Digital Asset Management Software
    • Demonstrated knowledge of working with collections of contemporary art
    • A general understanding and knowledge of the principles of archival appraisal, survey, arrangement, description and preservation
    • Direct experience with processing collections and establishing an EAD finding aid
    • Consistent accuracy and attention to detail
    • Expertise in the use of a broad range of information systems, services and databases relevant to archives and special collections
    • Effective written and oral communication skills
    • Familiarity with digitization projects
    • Team orientated individual, with a focus on flexibility, versatility, and an ability to work collaboratively
    • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, climb a ladder, stoop and reach in a variety of physical locations

    Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

    The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

    To apply: Please email cover letter and resume in one PDF to job.archive.fellow@studiomuseum.org


  • AVP

    Thursday, April 05, 2018 9:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Consultant
    (April 5, 2018)

    AVP is seeking Imaging Assistants in Syracuse, NY to assist in the inventory of an audio collection held by Syracuse University Libraries (SUL). There are currently two positions available from approximately May 21, 2018 to June 25, 2018.

    This position will be full time from approximately May 21, 2018 to June 25, 2018 on the Syracuse University campus. Imaging Assistants will work onsite at SUL capturing high quality visual documentation of audio assets. Training and supporting documentation will be provided as part of the on-boarding process. The work will involve repetitive, ordered actions and standing for extended periods. There will be a degree of lifting, bending, reaching, squatting, and potentially climbing ladders.

    Successful Candidates Must:

    Be familiar with basic concepts and processes of digital photography, including focus, framing, changing camera settings, memory card management, and image review

    Be able to understand and follow detailed process instructions

    Be able to work efficiently and with attention to output

    Be comfortable handling fragile materials

    Be comfortable with repetitive and physically active labor

    Be punctual, reliable, and able to commit to full time work the length of the project

    An interest in legacy audio recordings, Latin American music, photography, and/or media archiving are a benefit.

    To Apply: Please go to https://weareavp.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2ojaokur8nw


  • Thursday, April 05, 2018 9:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Director of Collections
    (April 5, 2018)


    Director of Collections, American Jewish Historical Society - NYC

    The American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest ethnic and cultural society in the United States, was founded in 1892. AJHS’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible materials that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present. AJHS collections total more than 10,000 linear feet of archival materials, 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts, and thousands of digital assets.

    In 2000, the American Jewish Historical Society joined a collaborative home at the Center for Jewish History, comprised of five in-house partners. The Center for Jewish History is committed to a unique shared services model and supportive infrastructure that enables discovery of all five partner collections through one shared reading room and one shared systems landscape, and that facilitates access and preservation through the provision of digitization, archival processing, conservation, and metadata services to partners.

    The American Jewish Historical Society seeks a visionary and proactive Director of Collections to both lead AJHS’s team and shepherd and grow AJHS’s collection. The Director will be committed to collaboratively advancing and innovating the cooperative framework of the Center as a whole and will join a large, internal community of professionals dedicated to maximal access to all collections for the benefit of researchers. The Director reports to the Executive Director of AJHS.

    Responsibilities:

    • Oversee a current team of five full-time staff, several part-time staff, as well as interns and volunteers. This includes providing direction and determining priorities for staff; facilitating collaboration among staff; improving efficiencies; and continually evaluating and fine-tuning workflows, often in collaboration with Center staff.
    • Set strategic goals for the department with input from the Executive Director and departmental staff, and as appropriate, in alignment with the goals of the larger Center community.
    • Participate in AJHS- and Center-led fundraising around collections, including conceptualizing new projects, writing grant proposals, building and controlling project budgets, and reporting on progress.
    • Determine and monitor spending in the departmental budget.
    • Focus on acquisitions and appraisal; develop and maintain relationships with collection donors; plan for and manage the proper stewardship of incoming collections; and determine updates and shifts in the collecting policy.
    • Work with AJHS team and AJHS Academic Advisory Council to advance the interpretation of the collections through programming and exhibitions.
    • Works with AJHS team and Center on archival processing, cataloging, on-site and off-site collections storage, disaster preparedness, and provision of specialized reference.
    • Set priorities for digitization, archival processing, and preservation of AJHS materials carried out by Center staff, and negotiate paid project work with the Center.
    • Participate with the broader Center community in decision-making and policy around access, collection development, preservation environment, digital preservation, disaster preparedness, exhibitions, technology, and security.
    • Advocate for the needs of the collections, staff, and researchers, including active outreach efforts, management of statistics on output and impact, and provision of quarterly reports to the AJHS board.
    • Represent AJHS and its collections to the general public, scholarly community, and professional community; establish and maintain relationships with other institutions; attend professional meetings when appropriate; and stay current on professional trends.

    Qualifications:

    • American Library Association-accredited graduate degree or graduate degree in another appropriate discipline (e.g., archival science).
    • Expertise in American, Jewish or American-Jewish history.
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience managing staff.
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience managing projects from planning to completion.
    • Strong background in acquisitions and appraisal, and preferably in description, exhibitions, and outreach.
    • Familiarity with current standards used in libraries, archives and museums for description, preservation, and digitization, including best practices in fair use.
    • Commitment to fostering a collaborative work environment and presenting diplomatic, adaptable, and pragmatic approaches to problem-solving.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Desired familiarity with at least one language represented in the AJHS collections, such as Yiddish and Hebrew.

    Hours are primarily 9 am -5pm Monday through Friday. Must be willing to work additional hours as workload demands or for special events. Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive health and dental insurance benefits.

    AJHS is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Annie Polland, Executive Director, at apolland@ajhs.org. No phone calls, please.

    About the American Jewish Historical Society.

    Founded in 1892, the American Jewish Historical Society's holdings include approximately 20 million documents, 60,000 books, thousands of photographs, paintings and other objects that bear witness to the remarkable contributions of the American Jewish community to American society from the 16th century to the present. The mission of AJHS is to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish experience and to serve as a national information resource through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history.


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