Job Posting: Archivist, Helen and Morris Belkin Art Gallery at UBC, Vancouver

This Archivist position at the The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a 40% FTE ongoing position. The posted salary range is $57,417.00 – $68,929.00  — so, $22,966 – $27,571 when pro-rated. It asks for a minimum of five years’ relevant experience, but work in a gallery or museum or participation in a contemporary arts scene would be applicable, so I think our readership probably qualifies. Just an FYI, I would totally apply for this job.

The deadline for applications is September 2nd, and the position is slated to start October 1st. You’ll need a cover letter and resume to apply.

www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/19115

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC is mandated to research, exhibit, collect, publish, educate and develop programs in the field of contemporary art.  The Belkin Art Gallery houses the University’s permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art, one of the largest public collections of art in British Columbia. Complementing its collections of art, the Belkin houses an archival collection relating to the post-war history of art in Vancouver and the avant-garde narratives of the 1960s and 1970s. The Belkin’s holdings provide a resource for exhibitions, teaching, and learning, and scholarly research.

Reporting to the Director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Archivist oversees the Gallery’s archives, a repository for records relating especially to contemporary art since the 1960s, including papers of artists, art historians and collectors, and material in multiple media (textual, graphic, moving image and sound), which is used as a research facility for researchers, staff and students. The Archivist is responsible for managing the archive’s day-to-day operations, developing long-term plans, and implementing records management for the Gallery, and oversees the registration, conservation,
appraisal, loans, travelling exhibitions, access, security, and storage related to the archives collection.

The Archivist presents lectures to undergraduate and graduate classes in the School of Library, Archival,
and Information Studies and Departments of Anthropology and Art History, Visual Art and Theory.  The Archivist works closely with the Gallery’s Registrar and cooperatively with all staff.  The position contributes to the policy and priorities of the Gallery’s Archives and record management practices and procedures.

.    A Masters of Archival Studies is required for this position.
.    A minimum of five years related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
.    Knowledge of archival arrangement, description, and creating finding aids according to the Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
.    Knowledge of standards and practices for preventative conservation of archival materials, and preservation techniques and treatments.
.    Knowledge of records management policies and procedures.
.    Knowledge of BC’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
.    Knowledge of art history, contemporary art and contemporary art practices.
.    Experience hiring, training, and supervising staff, work-study students, and professional experience students.
.    Experience working in a professional gallery or museum.


A warm welcome to Monica Kenzie, the newest Job Postings Liaison!

Monica will joining the ArLiSNAP team as a Job Posting Liaison, keeping us up-to-date on employment opportunities. 

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Hello everyone! My name is Monica Kenzie and I’m excited to be serving as a new ArLiSNAP Job Postings Liaison! I graduated this spring from the University of Michigan School of Information with a Master of Science in Information. My arts background includes a BA from the University of Michigan in Art History and experience working in a variety of arts institutions in many different capacities. I served as director of a contemporary art gallery in New York City, communications assistant at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and have held several internships and volunteer positions as well at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Folkways Institute and the Detroit Historical Society. For about a year and a half, I have been working part time at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the research library and archives cataloguing, working with archival collections and performing reference services. I am currently looking for a full time position, so I know the all the hard work that goes into job hunting! As I continue my search, I plan on sharing my journey, and of course job postings and continuing education opportunities as well, to help fellow new-comers find great jobs and keep learning. Hopefully I will have a success story soon to share, and I would love to hear yours as well! I am looking forward to meeting you all and wish everyone searching the best of luck! Please don’t hesitate to email me with any suggestions or tips to share! Cheers!
Monica Kenzie


Job Postings: Video and Audio Technology Specialist and Film Library Technician, New York University, NYC

https://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Position Title:
Video and Audio Technology Specialist 
FT/PT:
FT
Position Summary:
Manage the technology infrastructure for Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media Center’s video and audio collections and services. Design, implement, and maintain quality control over procedures and training for permanent and part-time staff, to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to assist the public in the use of the Center’s technology and facilities. Design and implement routines and projects to optimize conservation, preservation, and long-term use of the Center’s collections, including but not limited to digital reformatting of audio and video materials for purposes of access, conservation, and preservation.
Qualifications/Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Education:
College major or coursework in music, cinema, or art; Graduate degree in audio/video preservation.
Required Experience:
Minimum three years experience managing complex workflows in a customer service environment; Experience with audio and/or video engineering and preservation.
Preferred Experience:
Library work experience. Understanding of academic culture, with the ability to interact cooperatively with a diverse population of faculty, students, and professional colleagues.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Hardware and software for the production and end use of audio and video; Preservation best practices for audio and video recordings, including metadata capture; Analog to digital conversion workflows; Use of library information systems; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Basic office computing applications; Ability to work collaboratively within a large multi-departmental organization.
Position Title:
Film Library Technician IV

SupOrg – Division Equivalent:

TS1035 – Tisch School of the Arts
FT/PT:
FT

Position Summary:

Provide technical support for assigned area of operation in the Department of Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Operate a wide variety of television, media, new media, and computer technology equipment including specialized equipment requiring significant training. Instruct students and faculty on operating equipment; conduct individual and group training workshops, and demonstrate use of equipment. Advise students and faculty on equipment that would best meet their technical needs. Perform skilled maintenance and repairs on complex equipment and parts.
Qualifications/Required Education:
High School diploma and some relevant technical training or equivalent
Preferred Education:
relevant certification
Required Experience:
2-3 years of related experience. Experience providing customer support in a production-related environment.
Preferred Experience:
Experience in film and/or television production or equipment rental facility.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Knowledge of and ability to operate a wide variety of production equipment. Skilled at troubleshooting and performing moderately complex repairs. Ability to train others in equipment use.

The First-Ever NMC Horizon Report for Libraries

If you don’t know the New Media Consortium, you should: they’re doing great work in researching and predicting new technologies and trends in cultural heritage. (See their Museum Horizons report from late last year if you’re into 3D tech, interactivity, augmented reality using your mobile devices, etc.)

They’ve released a Horizons report for libraries, which is apparently their first! You’ll notice it’s for academic and research libraries, not necessarily public or special, but, baby steps. There are lots of interesting assessments of ongoing problems, like capturing digital records of research, keeping up with alternative research avenues, collaboration and embedded librarianship, etc.

If you want to check it out, I recommend looking at pages 20-21 for a quick discussion of embedded librarianship, incorporating literacy lessons into curricula, and how to collaborate with teachers to provide a more comprehensive education.

http://www.nmc.org/publications/2014-horizon-report-library

From the press release:

Lyon, France (August 20) — Today the New Media Consortium (NMC) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich are releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition at a special session of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 80th General Conference and Assembly. This is the first edition of the NMC Horizon Report that delves into the realm of academic and research libraries in a global context.

 The report describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving library leaders and staff a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The format of the report was designed to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership, and practice.
“Education professionals across the world have used the higher education editions of the NMC Horizon Report for years as a springboard for discussion around important trends and challenges,” says Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the NMC and co-principal investigator for the project. “Finally we have been able to produce a report aimed directly at the needs of academic and research libraries – and what we have found is that academic and research libraries are leveraging new technology in some very important and creative ways.”
Key Trends Accelerating Technology Adoption for Academic and Research Libraries
The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition identifies “Increasing Focus on Research Data Management for Publications” and “Prioritization of Mobile Content and Delivery” as fast trends driving changes in academic and research libraries over the next one to two years. The “Evolving Nature of the Scholarly Record” and “Increasing Accessibility of Research Content” are mid-range trends expected to accelerate technology use in the next three to five years; and “Continual Progress in Technology, Standards, and Infrastructure” and the “Rise of New Forms of Multidisciplinary Research” are long-range trends that will be impacting libraries for five years and beyond.
“The trends identified by the expert panel indicate that libraries are doing a better job at making their content and research accessible, whether through mobile apps, enriched catalogs, linking data, and user friendly websites or by creating more spaces and opportunities for discovery,” notes Rudolf Mumenthaler, Professor for Library Science at HTW Chur and co-principal investigator for the report. “The outcomes of the report are very compelling and it is an honor for HTW Chur to be deeply involved in this project.”
Significant Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption In Academic and Research Libraries
A number of challenges are acknowledged for presenting barriers to the mainstream use of technology in academic and research libraries. “Embedding Academic and Research Libraries in the Curriculum” and “Rethinking the Roles and Skills of Librarians” are perceived as solvable challenges – those which we both understand and know how to solve. “Capturing and Archiving the Digital Outputs of Research as Collection Material” and “Competition from Alternative Avenues of Discovery” are considered difficult challenges, which are defined as well understood but with solutions that are elusive. Described as wicked challenges are “Embracing the Need for Radical Change” and “Maintaining Ongoing Integration, Interoperability, and Collaborative Projects,” which are complex to define, much less address.
“ETH-Bibliothek is proud to be a partner of this report,” shares Andreas Kirstein, Vice Director and Head of Media and IT Services at ETH-Bibliothek, and co-principal investigator of the project. “By articulating some of the most daunting challenges that academic and research libraries face, we are already making progress toward solving them.”
Important Developments in Technology for Academic and Research Libraries
Additionally, the report identifies “Electronic Publishing” and “Mobile Apps” as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. “Bibliometrics and Citation Technologies” along with “Open Content” are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; “The Internet of Things” as well as “Semantic Web and Linked Data” are seen emerging in the third horizon of four to five years.
The subject matter in this report was identified through a qualitative research process designed and conducted by the NMC that engages an international body of experts in libraries, education, technology, research, business, and other fields around a set of research questions designed to surface significant trends and challenges and to identify emerging technologies with a strong likelihood of adoption in academic and research libraries. The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition details the areas in which these experts were in strong agreement.
“This first library edition of the Horizon Report marks some important evolutionary steps,” says Lambert Heller, head of Open Science Lab at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover and co-principal investigator of the project. “Academic and research libraries are now being seen as incubators for experimenting with emerging technologies and are even leading the way at many university campuses across the world.”
The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition is available online, free of charge, and is released under a Creative Commons license to facilitate its widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution.

Call For Proposals — ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Virtual Conference

*please excuse cross-postings*

The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter is now accepting proposals for our Fall virtual conference titled: Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. 

In the spirit of experimentation, this virtual conference will be structured differently than others you might have participated in. In order to take full advantage of the virtual forum and to accommodate people’s busy schedules, Testing the Waters will be part asynchronous and part synchronous. Here’s how it will work:

  • Presenters will have their talks prerecorded by a member of our chapter and posted to a private site online. 
    • Conference attendees will be given access to the site and will be able to watch all the presentations at their leisure. 
    • Each talk will be accompanied by a discussion board for questions and comments. 
    • Sessions will be recorded in late October and posted in November.
  • A live Q&A session will happen in November with all the presenters.
    • Each person will have a set amount of time to take and answer questions.
    • This session will be moderated by a member of the Mountain West chapter.
    • The Q&A Session will be recorded and posted to the site if attendees are unable to watch in real time.

Please consider submitting a proposal and being part of our experiment! We want to hear how you have experimented in your professional lives. Have you tried something new lately that the ARLIS community should hear about? Have you made changes, small or large, in your professional life? Let’s shake off our old habits and try something new together!

 

Requirements:

  1. Proposals should relate to the theme: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship.
  2. Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes.
  3. Presenter will work to find a time to record their presentation with a designated member of the Mountain West chapter.
  4. Presenter must be available for a live, virtual Q&A session on December 5th. Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.

Submit your proposals by Friday, September 19th

 

Proposals to be submitted here: Testing the Waters Proposal Form 


Volunteer (?) Opportunity: American Theatre Archive Project, New York City (also across America and Canada)

The following was sent out on the SLA Arts / Design / etc listserv re: the NYC team, but I had never heard of the American Theatre Archive Project before. If you visit their website you can see all their initiatives in various cities, and probably join in, if you’re so inclined.

 

American Theatre Archive Project (ATAP) NYC Team Wants You!

Want to be part of a troupe of New York City archivists and librarians with a passion for theatre?

Do you have a knowledge of basic archival principles, the ability to survey collections, some familiarity with theater terminology; are you able to attend at least half of our monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at the New Amsterdam Theatre?  Then ATAP is an organization where your talents will truly make a difference.

Founded in 2009, the American Theatre Archive Project supports theatre makers in archiving records of their work for the benefit of artists, scholars, patrons, and the public.

An initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), ATAP is a nationwide network of archivists, dramaturgs and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Lucille Lortel Foundation, ATAP teams (usually an archivist and documentarian) have completed surveys and developed plans for the archives of Roundabout Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane Theater, and New York Theatre Workshop (with more to come).

Our Goals

  • To preserve records of current theatrical process and product for future generations.
  • To employ theatre legacy to develop theatres’ fiscal health and support new work.
  • To promote a better understanding of theatre as a vital element of cultural history.
  • To encourage scholarly research in contemporary American theatre.
  • To increase funding for establishing and maintaining theatre archives.
  • To support collaborations among theatre archivists, practitioners, and scholars.

ATAP holds training sessions and has developed a manual and brochure for theater companies.

To learn more and see our manual and brochure, please visit our website:

http://americantheatrearchiveproject.org

Please join us for the love of theater!

Contact:   atap.ny@gmail.com

Next Meeting:  Monday, Sept. 8th at 6:30 New Amsterdam Theatre Lobby
to Set Goals and Plans for the Coming Year


Job Postings: Reproductions Coordinator and Reprodutions Technician, Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum has two new job openings in their Rights and Reproductions department. Details are listed below:

LICENSING AND REPRODUCTIONS COORDINATOR

JOB SUMMARY:
The Licensing and Reproductions Coordinator increases the visibility of CHM collections and generates earned revenue by providing for the delivery of reproductions of CHM collection materials for publication, media, research, licensing, and other commercial and non-commercial uses, both internal and external.  The Coordinator also seeks out and supports income-generating licensing and product development opportunities and initiatives in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
*         Receive and prioritize internal and external requests for reproductions and use rights, negotiate usage terms and fees, process contracts and payments, and ensure on-time delivery of reproduction orders
*         Prepare original materials for digitization, including retrieving requested collection materials, checking rights status, scheduling photographic work with the Photo Lab, and generating caption, credit line, and other descriptive and administrative metadata
*         Ensure that original collection materials are handled appropriately according to safe object handling protocols and returned to appropriate storage locations following reproduction
*         Accurately organize and safely maintain files of reproduction negatives, slides, and transparencies
*         Utilizing digital asset management system, enhance, verify, and create descriptive and administrative metadata for digital objects following national and local metadata/cataloging protocols and procedures
*         Accurately maintain databases and other systems for documenting service activities and tracking order status and payments
*         Lift, carry, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
*         With Department Head and supervisor, participate in the development of policies, procedures, and strategies governing digitization, order fulfillment, and digital assets management
*         Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, interns, and work study students

*         Create a team spirit and enhance communication within the Collections Department so that staff members work collaboratively and in a supportive manner across departmental and functional area boundaries

*         Contribute to and promote a positive culture at CHM by demonstrating the values of CHM in interactions with colleagues, external partners, and all audiences and through the products developed and services delivered.

OTHER DUTIES:
*         Prepare financial reports and weekly transmittals to the Accounting Department
*         Serve as liaison with external research and licensing agencies and other external contractors
*         Serve on interdepartmental staff committees
*         Other duties as assigned

For information on qualifications required and applications instructions, please go to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10414991

LICENSING AND REPRODUCTIONS TECHNICIAN (PART-TIME)

JOB SUMMARY:
The Licensing and Reproductions Technician provides clerical, customer service, and research assistance to support the delivery of reproduction and licensing services for internal and external constituents, ensuring that collection materials are handled in a safe and prudent manner, digital assets contain accurate and complete metadata, and that services are delivered efficiently, on time, and in a helpful and professional manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
*         Respond to internal and external requests for reproductions and use rights, provide customers with information on licensing usage terms and fees,  prepare licensing contracts, and record and route payments received
*         Prepare original materials for digitization, including retrieving requested collection materials, checking rights status, and generating caption, credit line, and other descriptive and administrative metadata
*         Ensure that original collection materials are handled appropriately and returned to appropriate storage locations following reproduction
*         Maintain physical files of reproduction negatives, slides, and transparencies
*         Utilizing digital asset management system, enhance, verify, and create accurate descriptive and administrative metadata for digital objects following national and local metadata/cataloging protocols and procedures
*         Maintain databases and other systems for documenting service activities and tracking order status and payments
*         Lift, carry, and otherwise move boxes or objects weighing up to 25 pounds
*         Create a team spirit and enhance communication within the Collections Department so that staff members will work collaboratively and in a supportive manner across departmental and functional area boundaries
*         Contribute to and promote a positive culture at CHM by demonstrating the values of CHM in their interactions with colleagues, external partners, and all audiences and through the products developed and services delivered

OTHER DUTIES
*         Other duties as assigned

For information on qualifications required and applications instructions, please go to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10414781


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