KHS is currently undertaking a comprehensive inventory of the museum collection that contains an estimated 100,000-150,000 individual pieces. The project will entail inventorying, describing, and photographing items in the museum collection to help gain physical and intellectual control over the KHS collections. The project will culminate with every object in the KHS museum collections becoming accessible to researchers through the KHS Objects catalog (www.history.ky.gov/objects).
A successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Art History or a related field. Other minimum requirements include: 1-2 years of experience handling museum collections, cataloging collections, and working with volunteers. The candidate should have 1 year of experience with the operation and maintenance of collections management software programs, Past Perfect 5.0 is preferred. The project does include moving some heavy items so the successful candidate should be comfortable lifting items that may weigh 30-50 pounds. The candidate should also have familiarity with writing for social media platforms such as blogs and Facebook.
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The Bard Graduate Center is seeking a full-time Technical Services and Systems Librarian. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of technical services workflow, including original and copy cataloging, database management, coordinating the implementation of new library software, and the local system administration of the ILS and OPAC. This position also oversees the development of our new Blacklight discovery tool, working across departments and collaborating with outside developers to ensure continued development. Additional duties include working closely with library staff on collection development and reference service.
Job Posting: Manager of Collection Information/Digital Media, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NYPosted: October 29, 2014
The Manager of Collection Information manages all aspects of the Museum’s collections management system (TMS) and its implementation. This position has primary responsibility for managing the Museum’s collection cataloguing system, and plays a critical role in the development, maintenance, and use of collection information. Working closely with Museum staff in Curatorial, Digital Media, IS&T, and the Registrar’s office, this position will define data management needs, provide user support, and will establish and maintain cataloguing and workflow standards. S/he will oversee staff on the TMS team and will also collaborate on all projects that require electronic access to the Museum’s collection information.
4-6 years of experience preferred.
This position is located in Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution. The employee applies current archival principles, concepts, standards, best practices, and methodologies to identify and assess the Archives’ archival audiovisual recordings….
Must have knowledge of American art and cultural history, particularly contemporary art and artists that employed audiovisual technologies into their artwork or documented contemporary art events, happenings, exhibitions, and artists’ interviews.
Photography Curator / Archivist, the Mariner’s Museum, Newport, VA
Responsible for the administration of photographic collections, which include negative film collections, motion picture films and videos, and photographic prints. This includes acquisition, and de-accession, preservation, conservation and description, reference service, outreach, exhibition, publication, security, loans, and maintenance of the collection. Manages special projects, including database and digitization projects.
Archivist / Curator / Lecturer, Arizona State University
The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a scholar/researcher/archivist to act as Curator for the Cross Cultural Dance Resources Collection and to teach courses in research methods and related fields. This position is a full-time non-tenure-track appointment at the clinical assistant professor level beginning fall 2015.
Digital Content Creator (Archaeology), Museum of Ontario Archaeology, London, ON
Utilizing the museum’s extensive collections and archives, the Digital Content Creator will be responsible for creating digital content on a range of topics related to Ontario’s archaeological heritage. This project involves;
• Researching and compiling information (text, images, audio, and video) about important archaeological sites in Ontario.
• Researching and compiling information (text, images, audio, and video) about archaeological experiences.
• Creating, editing, and preparing content for distribution in a digital format.
Library Services Assistant (Video), DHX Media, Toronto, ON
As the Library Services Assistant, you will assist the Library Services Coordinator in the day-to-day operations of the distribution library including cataloguing and resource description, weeding the physical collection, vault clean-up, and readying materials for transfer to vault storage. The Library Services Assistant will also assist with the implementation of our metadata schema and with uploading media asset information to our online database.