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Job Posting: Director of Archive, San Francisco Opera

http://sfopera.com/About/Employment—Volunteering/Administration/Archivist.aspx

REQUIREMENTS:
§ Master’s Degree in Library Science with a concentration in archives
management
§ Preferred degree in history
§ Minimum ten years’ archiving management experience
§ Able to establish, grow and advocate for the Company’s first official
Archive
§ Able to ensure the Archive is a living/ongoing resource for the
Company, its supporters, artists, academia, and the public
worldwide
§ Serve as a key role in the preparation of the Company’s upcoming
Centennial (2022/2023)
§ Able to establish best practices for the evolving San Francisco
Opera Archive
§ Familiar with all phases of archive management
§ Detailed understanding and experience with the most current
archival records management technology
§ Detailed knowledge of media records management and tools
§ Excellent familiarity with archiving software and tools
§ Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all
artists, staff, public and volunteers in a professional,
collaborative, confidential manner
§ Serve as a key staff member of the Company.
§ Able to manage and direct the volunteer archive corps
§ Management and organizational skills, including the ability to work
independently, prioritize competing tasks, exercising good judgment
and the ability to thrive well in a fast-paced, rapidly changing
environment
§ Excellent computer skills including strong familiarity with Microsoft
Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
along with Photoshop and archival software
§ Comprehensive knowledge of opera and classical performing
arts preferred


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.

Unpaid Internship: Archives Assistant, The Dennis Hopper Art Trust, Hollywood, CA

https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/hollywood-ca-archive-intern-the-dennis-hopper-art-trust/

Job Opening Title: Archive Assistant Intern
Institution/Organization Name: The Dennis Hopper Art Trust
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Hollywood, Ca, USA
Application Deadline:
Years of experience required: entry level okay

The Dennis Hopper Art Trust Archive is looking for 1-2 interns to work approximately 10 hours per week (Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am-4pm to start for training with Archivist). More hours are available if interested or needed for academic credit.
The DHAT Archive is in need of responsible and precise individuals to assist with archival data & image entry, photo research and scanning for import into a new Art and Archive database.

This position is available to begin immediately and will continue for the Summer semester. There is a possibility that the position can carry over to or begin again in the Fall for internship credit for the right candidate.

Contact Name: Jennifer Vanoni
Contact Email:jennifer(at)dennishoppertrust.com


Job Posting: Librarian and Archivist (FT), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago seeks a full-time Librarian and Archivist to be responsible for maintaining the MCA Library and Archives’ daily operations and caring for collections by cataloging, processing archival materials, providing high quality reference and circulation services, participating in collection management, supervising interns, and working with the Library Director to execute short- and long-term planning and special projects.

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies required. Minimum one year of experience working in a library or archive is required – post MLIS experience is preferred. Experience handling and processing archival material and creating descriptive records for archives is required. Original and copy cataloging experience is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current bibliographic and archival description standards (MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, DACS, LC subject headings, Library of Congress Classification, AAT, and authority control) is required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to: work with integrated library systems and web-based applications; conduct high-level research using primary sources as well as digital and print resources; provide instruction and orientations to library patrons; work with statistics; and work effectively independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and will have successfully demonstrated initiative and attention to detail. Knowledge of contemporary art is strongly preferred. Mobility throughout the building, ability to operate general office equipment, and ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds is required. Full-time schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.
Please apply at http://www2.mcachicago.org/employment


Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Term), Harvard’s Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA

https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176086815

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for processing archival collections, including arranging and describing, cataloguing, rehousing, tracking locations and transferring to storage. The position is also responsible for managing digitization projects of the Museum’s large holdings of photographic collections. The position is needed to prepare Peabody archival collections for a proposed renovation, to track and move collections, and to establish intellectual control over the backlog of unprocessed archival collections and new accessions. This position will rehouse, catalogue, track and coordinate move of photographic material to off-site storage locations. Rehouse as needed, catalogue, track and coordinate move of map collection and oversize plans, prints and drawings (8,000+ items). Process (arrange, describe, rehouse, catalogue) archival collections to prepare for storage. Perform research pertaining to materials as needed to gain intellectual control. Oversee image scanning projects by student and LHT employees; provides training in technical procedures. Performs quality control of TMS (The Museum System) data associated with digital projects. Assists with the daily activities in the Peabody Museum Archives as needed. Other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:
Two years experience as a collections technician, archivist assistant or related position in an archive, library or museum working directly with archival collections

Additional Qualifications:
Knowledge of issues of handling, storage, and preservation of fragile archival collections. Solid knowledge of established archival standards and best practices for processing archival materials. Proficiency with relational databases such as TMS (The Museum System), and knowledge of basic metadata and descriptive standards for anthropological collections. Technology skills, including digital imaging hardware and software, , Microsoft Office, XML, HTML and EAD. Familiarity with archaeology and anthropology disciplines. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and communicate effectively with museum staff. Excellent organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and focus on designated tasks to meet project deadlines. Ability to lift heavy boxes.

Additional Information:
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources

A strong internal candidate has been identified

This is a term position with a scheduled end date of Dec. 31, 2016


Job Posting: Archives Assistant (Temp., P/T), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

The Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking candidates for a temporary part-time Archives Assistant position. The position is 14 hours per week for six months, working on a project to survey archival materials held by curatorial and other departments throughout the Museum under the direction of the Chief Librarian and Managing Archivist.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Survey archival materials in Museum offices to determine number of distinct collections, their physical extent and condition, preservation needs, and research potential
  • Enter information about archival collections into survey database.

Requirements and Qualifications

Experience and Skills

  • Basic knowledge of preservation and conservation practices for historical records required.
  • Familiarity with archival surveys, and with standards for the arrangement and description of archival collections required.
  • Experience entering information into Microsoft Access or similar database required.
  • Strong oral communication skills required.

Knowledge and Education

  • BA degree in art history, history or related field required.
  • Some coursework completed towards Masters Degree in Library Science, Information Science, or History/Archival Management required.

Please send a cover letter and resume to lib.search@metmuseum.org , with “archives assistant” in the subject line.

http://libmma.org/portal/temporary-part-time-archives-assistant-20150618


Job Posting: Archivist for the Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407424000

The mission of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America’s Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. Under the leadership of Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, the roles and responsibilities of the Architect of the Capitol cover an expansive and diverse portfolio. The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC provides a welcoming and educational environment for millions of visitors through the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and the US Botanic Garden. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care. Learn more at www.aoc.gov.

This position is assigned to the Architect of the Capitol, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Curator Division, Records Management and Archives Branch and serves as an Archivist in the Records Management and Archives Branch.

Incumbent is responsible for the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and management of the permanently valuable historical records of the Architect of the Capitol. Because the Architect of the Capitol is exempted by law from sending the agency’s permanent records to the National Archives, the Archivist performs a range of duties normally undertaken by the staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Duties include:

– Evaluating and accessioning historical paper and electronic records as documentary evidence of the administrative history of the agency and the history of the Capitol Complex.

-Organizing, maintaining, and preserving the permanent records of the AOC in textual and electronic format following the highest archival standards.

-Researching the history of the United States Capitol utilizing the historical records of the agency.

-Assisting the Chief of the Records Management and Archives Branch on matters of records retention and management, archival storage, and planning of microfilming/scanning projects as well as overseeing the daily work of Archives Technicians and summer employees.

-Performing reference services in the records of the Architect for AOC staff and contractors, congressional staff, government agencies, scholars, and the public.

-Conducting research in the historical records and published sources and drafting clear and concise responses to reference requests.

-Working with others to implement and maintain an electronic document and records management system to manage records across the AOC and researching new methods of representing descriptive information for access, incorporating finding aids, databases, and the AOC Guide to Historical Records.

-Conducting agency records inventories in order to update the records schedules in AOC jurisdictions.

-Developing and implementing the agency’s oral history program.

-Presenting results of research in the form of inventories, reports, and presentations.

***A Master’s Degree in archival or library science is preferred***


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