Architecture, Art & Design Library Specialist– New Jersey Inst. of Technology

The Architecture Library Specialist is responsible for the CoAD (College of Architecture and Design) Library in the absence of the Director and provides library tasks and services. The position works a closing shift schedule (currently 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm during fall and spring semesters). The schedule may include any hours or days of the week that the CoAD Library is open and may be changed as needed.

Provide reference service to the faculty and students in the absence of the Director of the CoAD Library. Interprets and explains library policies (circulation, fines, damage, etc.) to the library users; assists them in locating library materials and with equipment operation.
Teaches information literacy within designated CoAD courses as needed and creates related instructional materials and tutorials.

Supervises and maintains journal and book processing.

Coordinates the CoAD Library with the main library’s policies, technologies and processes in circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves etc.

Maintains the order of library collections (books, journals, videos, slides, materials samples, etc) as well as adequate equipment and supplies.

Creates and maintains web pages, and digitizes images and documents.

Assures the security of the library, staff, patrons, and equipment during hours of operation.

Shares responsibility for circulation, shelving, binding, equipment lending,reserves, interlibrary loan.

Works occasional weekends such as student open house events.

Responsible for the maintenance and development of the Littman Library Image Database and Digital Archive of Newark Architecture including, but not limited to, supervising students as needed.

Attends the meetings of the University Librarian, when possible, and takes minutes as needed.

To apply: https://njit.jobs/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405561418811


Job Posting: Audio-Video Preservation Fellowship, San Francisco

This is a one-year fellowship, 20-25 hours per week, paid but with no specific salary information.

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is accepting applications for its Preservation Educational Resources Fellowship. The Fellow will work for a period of one year within the Preservation Department, assisting with the development of  a suite of educational resources designed to assist individuals and organizations alike in taking initial steps to assess and establish a preservation plan for their audiovisual materials….

We wish to work with a library, archives, film production or history student/recent graduate who aspires to learn about preservation planning and archival audiovisual formats and who demonstrates the strong desire to help us advance the field of moving image preservation.

Duties will include:

  • Researching existing audiovisual preservation tools and educational resources

  • Assisting with the research and acquisition of various samples of audiovisual formats

  • Assisting with the identification and documentation of conditions that can impact the well-being of audiovisual materials (during both storage and also playback)

  • Participating in, and providing support for, the production of educational resources (including print materials, instructional videos, and web content).

Skills acquired will include:
Knowledge of audiovisual preservation best practices and familiarity with the field of media preservation. A thorough understanding of the preservation of audiovisual materials (including equipment, format identification, proper care and handling and cleaning techniques, and playback and storage best practices).

Experience desired:

  • Video or audio production or post-production

  • Training in preservation or archives (particularly video or audio preservation), library education/ experience or current training in audiovisual archives or museum studies.

If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC Preservation Department at preservation@bavc.org

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94110


Job Posting – Reference and Instruction Librarian – Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Position Type:  Full Time

Position Title:  Reference and Instruction Librarian

Assigned Area of Responsibility:  SCAD Atlanta

Category:  Staff

Work Year:  Year Round
SCAD libraries are focal points for inspiration, information, study and research. The university seeks a reference and instruction librarian to support these growing and rapidly changing environments.

 

Reporting to the head librarian at SCAD Atlanta, you will apply your strong public service orientation and customer service skills to assist talented students and professors in their academic pursuits.

 

On a daily basis, you will provide patron service at the reference desk, in classes and over the Web; conduct research workshops and orientations; and instruct patrons on how to best take advantage of the library’s print and electronic information resources.

 

We invite you to develop new programs for library instruction; maintain reference service statistics; coordinate library donations; assess and develop overall library services including outreach initiatives; develop the library’s collections by subject area; and liaise with departments throughout the university.

 

You will also represent SCAD through local and national library organizations and participate in library and university-wide events and activities.

 

Requirements:

- M.L.S. degree from an ALA-accredited program

- Undergraduate or graduate degree in a subject taught at SCAD

- Familiarity with traditional and electronic information resources

- Working knowledge of effective search strategies and innovations in library instruction

 

Full application details and to apply: https://scadjobs.scad.edu/postings/8236


Scholarships and Grants!

Scholarship Opportunity

Once again California Rare Book School (CalRBS) is able to offer Kress Foundation-Dr. Frankllin Murphy Scholarships for Week 3 to those art librarians, art historians, and graduate students preparing to enter these fields.  The scholarships cover tuition for one course and provide $1,000 toward the travel expenses of attending.  They are competitive.  Apply by September 15, at www.calrbs.org.

CalRBS 2014 Course Schedule

Week 3 (November 3-7, 2014)
San Francisco/Berkeley

“Books of the Far West, with an Emphasis on California” taught by Gary Kurutz at the California Historical Society

“History of the Book in East Asia” taught by Peter Zhou & Deborah Rudolph at the Starr East Asian Library, UC Berkeley)

“History of Typography” taught by Paul Shaw at the Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Questions???  www.calrbs.org

Reminder: VRAF Professional Development Grant

Application deadline for this grant is Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014-2015 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for two VRAF Professional Development Grants, one to support the advancement of an emerging professional and the other to support the work of an established career professional.  These grants can be used to support conference attendance, enrollment in a workshop, or participation in research activities.  More information, including the application form, is included below. For consideration, submit your application to Linda Callahan, lcallaha@mtholyoke.edu, by Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, you may also contact Linda Callahan, lcallaha@mtholyoke.edu. The recipients of the VRAF Professional Development grants will be announced by Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Guidelines and Application Form: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/professional_development_grant/

Application Form:
http://vrafoundation.org/downloads/VRAF_PDGrantCall_for_Applic2014.docx
http://vrafoundation.org/downloads/VRAF_PDGrantCall_for_Applic2014.pdf


Studio Librarian– University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

The UTC Library seeks a motivated, creative and user-focused professional to fill our Studio Librarian position at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC). As part of UTC’s all-new forthcoming library, The Studio serves as a creation space that will support multimedia design and related emerging technologies. The librarian in this position will plan, develop, and implement service initiatives to enhance the Studio as a learning environment and guide patrons in the use of Studio and library resources.

The position is available October 1, 2014.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Department Head of Research and Public Services, and working in coordination with the Team Lead for the Studio in this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.

As Studio Librarian

  • Develop and maintain the Studio as an effective student learning environment.
  • Guide Studio patrons in use of technology resources.
  • Partner with campus faculty, staff, and students as a technology facilitator, workshop trainer, designer, and a developer of multimedia materials.
  • Provide instructional design, development, and digital services.
  • Work with faculty on instructional design/development projects.
  • Promote educational technology and the Studio services to the campus.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend multimedia and emerging technologies for campus and library needs.
  • Assist in the development of the vision, goals, objectives, and actionable Studio Team events.
  • In partnership with Library IT, maintain computers, hardware, and software delivery and production platforms.
  • Promote student success and retention through advocacy of use of library services and resources.
  • Guide and coach Studio staff specialist and student assistants in skills, methods, and best practices to better serve patrons utilizing the Studio.

As Research and Public Service Department Member

  • Participate in Research and Public Service Department meetings and initiatives.
  • Support public services operations as needed and appropriate in Circulation, Information Commons, and Instruction.
  • Design and create multimedia content for instruction, outreach efforts, and library-wide needs.

As Library and University Citizen

  • Participate in providing reference, liaison, and outreach services to University Community.
  • Participate in library-wide planning and committee work.
  • Participate in UT library system-wide planning.
  • Participate in UTC governance, service, and be professionally active.
  • Conduct scholarship consistent with a tenure-track appointment.
  • Engage in continuing professional development.

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • One year of relevant work experience, including demonstrated experience in multimedia development.

Required Hard Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary multimedia software and hardware, including: Macintosh, Windows operating systems, Digital Video and Photography, Digital Audio Workstations, Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Final Cut Pro, MS PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and other presentation software, video and audio digitizing interfaces, etc.
  • Knowledge of current best practices relating to multimedia.
  • Experience with subject guide platforms, blogging platforms, chat reference software and other commonly used library systems.
  • Experience as a successful project manager and the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time.
  • Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property and privacy laws as they relate to published and unpublished materials.

Required Soft Skills

  • Possess the initiative, flexibility, and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to handle complex, analytical and detailed work.
  • Possess a positive attitude, be future-oriented, and embrace change.
  • Effective writing and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff and students.
  • Strong customer service focus, a passion for the profession, and a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community.

See the full description here.


Librarian– American Academy of Art

Librarian 

The American Academy of Art located in downtown Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time librarian. The librarian will assist in the planning, organization and implementation of various library services and programs in support of the educational goals of the Academy. A successful applicant will coordinate library educational services including information literacy programs in collaboration with the Academy’s faculty. The position requires experience in all aspects of library services along with collaboration and teaching with the Academy’s faculty.

Applications are expected to have prior library services experience and an M.L.S. degree. This is a full-time position with salary and excellent benefits. Please forward a C.V. and cover letter to Duncan Webb, Academic Dean, dwebb@aaart.edu. Review and interviews begin immediately.

The American Academy of Art 

The American Academy of Art is a school built on a tradition of professionalism and excellence. We are a thriving creative community of skilled faculty, dedicated staff and talented students. Our faculty and staff have come together collaboratively working toward a common goal: equipping our students to be leaders in the art world.

We believe in the importance of forming a foundation in the classical academic tradition. The early coursework for our students focuses on developing essential skills not only in art technique, but also in the humanities and sciences. From this foundation, we encourage the development of creative and critical thinking that will allow students to use their foundational skills to communicate their own unique artistic ideals.

Our faculty and staff represent a diversity of cultures and artistic styles that we hope will inspire our students to broaden their minds and their artistic range during their years at the Academy and beyond. We encourage our students to consider the impact that they can have on their culture and society through their work.

Since our founding in 1923, our programs have evolved with contemporary artistic styles and technological advances, but the same vision of artistic excellence that inspired our founder remains. Our halls are lined with the works of many of our successful alumni, and each year that legacy grows as our graduates find rewarding careers in the art field and take their place as leaders.

For additional information about the American Academy of Art, visit www.aaart.edu

Full post here.

 


Professional Development Opportunity – 60+ Graduate-Level Courses Offered Online through i.School Open Classes Program at San Jose State University

Update Your Knowledge and Expand Your Professional Opportunities

 

There’s just about one week left to sign up for courses offered in the exclusively online i.School Open Classes program at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.

 

If you are looking for professional development opportunities that fit your interests and learning objectives, we encourage you to review the fall 2014 course list. There are more than 60 graduate-level courses covering a variety of topics. And all the courses offer an in-depth learning experience that can help you address workplace challenges. Plus, you’ll earn college credit.

 

As stated by Jessica Berger who participated in the Open Classes program this summer, “The i.School Open Classes program is incredible. In just these few weeks, the course work is already helping me improve my skills as a librarian assistant.”

 

Choose courses in any of the following areas:

 

The deadline to sign up for fall classes is July 23, and a school representative will contact you to confirm enrollment by August 6. Fall session courses run from August 25 through December 18, 2014.

 

Open Classes courses are electives offered in our school’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association, and Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) program. All courses in the i.School Open Classes program are delivered exclusively online.

 

The i.School Open Classes program is open to everyone with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Enrollment is based on space availability and is not guaranteed. Course fees are $474 (USD) per unit, and most courses are 3 units. Fees are subject to change.

 

Quick Links:


Job Posting – Visual Resources Curator, American University,Washington, DC

Visual Resources Curator (11708) – American University, Washington, DC

Position Title: Visual Resources Curator (11708)

Position Number: 11708
Department: Art
Salary Range: commensurate with experience
Work Hours per Week: 35

Open date: 6/25/2014
Band: Senior Coordinator/Senior Analyst
Position Type: Full-time Staff

For full details and application process please go the AU website; all applications must be completed online: https://jobs.american.edu/JobPostings.aspx

Position Description:
The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing digital humanities initiatives.  The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises employees, provides training for faculty in use of digital media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for specifying and acquiring technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library Science or related field required
BA in Art History preferred.

Minimum requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in visual media management
  • Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments required
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support
  • Experience with visual database management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team environment

Job Posting – Librarian, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SanFrancisco, CA

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are looking for a Librarian.

The Librarian supervises and provides direction for the operations of the Museums’ main library and study center functions and facilities located both at the de Young and Legion of Honor; manages the activities of library staff, volunteers, and interns; administers an art historical research collection on subjects ranging from ancient to contemporary art; and performs duties including collection development, cataloging, and documentation of library resources.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Master’s Degree in Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited library school, as well as a minimum of five to eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an art or museum library setting including: staff management, financial management, public services, collection development, and facilities and digital resource planning. An advanced history of art degree is preferred. Experience in archives management and processing a plus.

For a detailed job description, and to apply, please visit:http://famsf.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=qI6A7


Job Posting: Assistant Archivies (contract), Whistler Museum, BC

This is a Young Canada Works jobs for a recent graduate under 30 years of age:

http://aabc.ca/resources/job-board/assistant-archivist-temporary-whistler-museum/

It’s a six month contract cataloguing photographs and slides, and the deadline to apply is July 25th.

Term of employment: $15.00/hr for 40 hrs/week – 6 month position – 8 Sept 2014 – 20 Feb 2015 (There can be some flexibility with the start date as long as the candidate can complete 24 weeks before March 23rd 2015.)

Overall responsibility: to catalogue a large archival fonds of photographs. The collection dates from approximately 1986-1999 and is comprised of 35mm slide film.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Arrangement and description of a large archival collection
  • Cataloguing into our online database (ICA-AtoM) using the Rules of Archival Description (RAD)
  • Re-house photographs into archivally safe housing.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Recent graduate (must have graduated in the past 2 years)
  • Minimum 4 years of post-secondary education
  • Interest in history and/or museum studies
  • Internally motivated and demonstrates initiative
  • Reliable and professional work standards
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Customer service skills
  • Works cooperatively with others and is flexible
  • Computer literate

The following would be an asset but are not essential:

  • Masters or Diploma in archives management or similar

  • Experience with Museum and/or archive principles, materials, methods and practices

  • Knowledge of RAD

 


Job Posting: Head, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art

Head, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art

Open Rank Faculty University Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head of Ricker Library of Architecture and Art will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and other scholars using the Ricker. The Head of Ricker is a member of the University Library’s Arts and Humanities Division.

 

As Architecture and Art Librarian, the successful candidate will:

·         Provide leadership for the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art;

·         Lead and manage collection development and management in architecture, architectural history, art history, studio arts, design and related disciplines;

·         Liaise with the University Library Visual Resources Collection, School of Architecture, School of Art and Design, Krannert Art Museum, and other units in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and across campus;

·         Provide information literacy services for architecture, architectural history, art history, studio arts, design and related disciplines;

·         Manage the provision of and contribute to  effective, responsive reference service

·         Coordinate the Ricker Library web site management, digital projects, development and management of additional collections, specific library programs and operations, and participate in other projects and activities;

·         Work with Library Advancement to secure additional funding for the Art and Architecture Library;

·         Contribute to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service, and collaboration with appropriate colleagues and organizations

 

As Unit Head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art, the successful candidate will:

·         Oversee all administrative aspects of the unit;

·         Mentor, motivate, supervise, and train staff in the unit;

·         Direct the selection, training, evaluation, and deployment of support staff members and graduate assistants/hourly staff in Ricker Library;

·         Prepare regular and on-demand reports for the Ricker Library, including but not limited to strategic plans, annual goals, annual reports, and budget proposals and request;

·         Collaborate collegially and cooperatively with other personnel throughout the Library, including those in the Ricker Library, other unit heads, the Associate University Librarian for User Services, and the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services.

 

 

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

·         ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent;

·         Advanced degree in Art History, Architecture, or related field;

·         3 years of relevant experience working in a research library or a related setting;

·         Demonstrated skills in managing programs and bringing projects to completion;

·         Evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for tenure and promotion at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Managerial and organizational skills required to oversee an extensive program of acquisitions, collection management, and public engagement activities;

·         Knowledge of at least one foreign language of importance to the field of art history;

·         Demonstrated understanding or familiarity of current theory and practice of art and architecture librarianship;

·         Knowledge of current trends in scholarship and teaching of art and architecture;

·         Clear understanding and vision for the use of new technologies (digitization and beyond) in the field art and architecture librarianship;

·         Experience of building and sustaining library or research collections in all formats;

·         Experience providing instruction or workshops in an academic library or similar research environment;

·         Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment;

·         Experience in grant writing and development;

·         Evidence of bibliographical and scholarly accomplishment

 

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by August 29, 2014. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Job postings

Archivist, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Collections Assistant, Architecture Archive, Cooper Union

Manager, Research Collections – Art History, NYU

Librarian, Art Institute of Virginia Beach


Unpaid (for-credit) Internships: The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

http://clients.njoyn.com/CL2/xweb/XWeb.asp?tbtoken=Z1pdShgXCB90FgN4QiRcCFJKBhZEcCIuc0hYJVAIExUpUEJtK0BodxN0BQkbURRRSXAqWA%3D%3D&chk=dFlbQBJe&clid=51300&Page=JobDetails&Jobid=J0714-0069&BRID=77185&lang=1

If you’re in school and would like to get internship or practicum credit at THE big art museum, the application process is now open. There are separate applications for each internship period (the earliest, linked above, is October – December of this year, the deadline for which is September 1st). The other internships are posted here:

http://clients.njoyn.com/CL2/xweb/XWeb.asp?tbtoken=Z1pdShgXCB90FgN4QiRcCFJKBhZEcCIuc0hYJVAIExUpUEJtK0BodxN0BQkbURRRSXAqWA%3D%3D&chk=dFlbQBJe&clid=51300&page=joblisting

Interns are given a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire valuable work experience in a museum environment under the direction of specialists. Duties and content are chosen to suit the intern’s academic background, interests, career plans and to fit with the projects underway at the Gallery at the time. Interns may work in the official language of their choice.

As an intern, you will work under the supervision of a National Gallery of Canada staff member who specializes in your field of interest. You will be introduced to the daily activities of the section and be responsible for a specific project.

The internship is non-remunerated and the intern is responsible for their own living costs (housing, meals, travelling costs, etc.).

The internships, vary in length and format, depending on the program of study of each candidate and the ongoing projects at the Gallery. It is essential to verify what are the requirements of your academic institution for the granting of credits.

I don’t know anyone personally who has completed this internship; if anyone reading has done it, or would be interested in reading an interview about the experience, let me know in the comments!


Job Posting: Digital Asset Specialist / Product Photographer, Joe Fresh, Toronto

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobid=762367&partnerid=25172&siteid=5235&JobSiteId=5235&JobSiteInfo=179299_5235

This position isn’t something I’d usually post, but it looks like it could be great for someone who started out in photography and/or design and then moved into visual resource management:

The Digital Asset Specialist works within the Content Team assisting with the development and maintenance of digital web content to help drive customer acquisition and engagement. This Colleague is an expert at image production and manipulation to achieve the highest image quality and creative goals in the digital realm, including photography, retouching, post production work on digital photography, Data Asset Management, and a variety of design studio elements. This Colleague must demonstrate a positive, professional attitude and have the ability to work under pressure, within extremely tight deadlines.

Major Responsibilities:

• Oversees and updates online digital content that is customer facing, product-specific;
• Works with internal teams, external partners and third-party agencies to identify digital asset requirements including creative direction and technical requirements;
• Creates digital assets using in-house equipment which includes cameras, lightbox and relevant software.
• Develops creative direction for website photography, styling, lighting, angle of each digital assets whether producing the digital assets in house or providing direction to external vendors, managing overall quality;
• Secures digital assets from internal Loblaw systems and external partners as required; .
• Modifies both created and secured digital assets as required. Modification includes clipping path, retouching, colour masking, colour correction or other as required; Responsible for maintaining eCommerce digital assets and metadata within the company’s Digital Asset Management System;
• Responsible for producing best in class creative solutions across company website including establishing and maintaining standards for design and production best practices;
• Suggests new ideas; identifying the possibilities of new initiatives, processes and innovative programs.

Job Qualifications:

• B.A . in Graphic Design or related field
• 2-5 years photography experience preferred
• 1-3 years of related experience
• Possess a strong sense of design fundamentals including color, composition, typography, and in-depth knowledge of web design principles
• An entrepreneurial attitude, who is self-motivated, independent, able to deftly multi-task, and work in a fast paced environment.
• Exceptional verbal, written and visual communication skills to work with cross-functional teams to plan, collaborate, develop and refine ideas
• A dedicated team player with strong interpersonal skills and commitment
• Strong portfolio that demonstrates creative skills (provide examples)


Job postings

Part Time Circulation Assistant– The University of the Arts

Circulation Assistant– The University of the Arts

Architecture Library Assistant– Illinois Institute of Technology

Professional Specialist/Digital Humanities Project Manager– Princeton University

Visual Resources Curator– American University

Visual Resources Digitization Assistant– Northwestern University (posting number 23510)

Senior Digital Image Curator– University of California, Berkeley (posting number 18086)

Collections Specialist/Librarian– The Center for Book Arts

Media Assistant (Academic year)– Maryland Institute College of Art

Catalog/Reference Librarian– The Art Institute of Chicago

Digital Projects, Specialist– University of Notre Dame

 


Professional Development: the VRAF Internship Award

Similar to (but different from) the VRAF Professional Development Grant is the VRAF Internship Award, which is a fantastic way to fund or supplement an un- or underpaid internship in arts and visual resources work.

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts.The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at the host site. A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Who May Apply

Students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or another applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.

I would strongly consider applying even if your (planned or proposed) internship is only tangentially related to visual resources or arts librarianship: metadata, digitization, conservation, rights management, administration, or plain old cataloguing.

Only one VRAF Internship is awarded per year.  Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship.  This Institution must be approved by the VRAF Internship Award Committee.  VRAF and VRA are not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process.

This Internship Award will be granted during the 2014 to 2015 academic year.  The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 200 hours.  The intern will choose to initiate their internship in the fall of 2014 or the winter or spring of 2015.  The internship must begin within 30 days of the official beginning of the selected academic session of the participant’s home institution and be completed within one academic semester or two academic quarters.  Exceptions are allowed by agreement between the selected intern and the VRAF Internship Awards Committee. In all cases, the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

This language can be complicated: if you’re a recent graduate, why would you need to start the internship within the beginning of a semester? (What’s your “home institution” in that case?) Especially if the award isn’t necessarily going towards internships for graduate credit? Unfortunately, I hold no answers for you; you’ll have to work towards “agreement” with the awards committee.

To apply for the award, please submit the following:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].
  3. An essay of up to 300 words addressing the applicant’s professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief description of the proposed project is desirable.
  4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  5. Recommended, but not required: Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.

Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:
Margaret Webster
Visual Resources Consulted
Phone: 607-257-3365
Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

  • 7/31/2014; Deadline for submission of applications to the VRAF Internship Award Committee.
  • 9/12/2014; VRAF Internship Award Committee announces the award recipient for 2014 to 2015.

 


Job Postings: Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver) needs a Circulation Assistant and a Library Assistant

http://www.ecuad.ca/about/careers/jobs/313762

http://www.ecuad.ca/about/careers/jobs/313761

Both positions require a Library Technician diploma; further details can be found at each link. The deadline for both positions is July 4th (that’s tomorrow!) — I apologize for not posting these more in advance, but I’ve just gotten back from a trip across the country. Also, summer heat wave. Very convenient excuse.

 


Job Posting: Learner Engagement Program Assistant, The Interior Design Continuing Education Council

https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=296336&l=2

The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) has what seems to be a telecommuting (but don’t quote me on that!) position working in customer service. The deadline for applications is July 18th.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer all inquiries related to continuing education by phone and email in a timely fashion.
  • Provide high quality, consistent customer service to internal and external audiences.
  • Maintain and update electronic records for CE Registry users to ensure records are complete and accurate.
  • Guide and counsel the interior design community of learners with regard to general policies and procedures.
  • Assist with development and distribution of electronic quarterly newsletters and updates.
  • Identify and merge duplicate records and send new learner letters monthly.
  • Practice due diligence and make informed independent decisions within the scope of the job.
  • Perform additional assignments as assumed or requested by the Executive Director.

    Qualifications:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree program and a minimum of two years administrative work experience that includes superior customer service to professionals and the public. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, sound judgment and sense of urgency.
  • Advanced level computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create reports and presentations for the Executive Director.
  • Experience in web-based applications and Microsoft CRM is preferred.
  • Understands and supports the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Problem solving skills are required to resolve issues proactively and independently.
  • Prioritize assigned work and the ability to adjust or switch priorities during busy work periods

Job Posting: Media Asset Coordinator, Rogers Media, Toronto

http://jobs.rogers.com/job/Toronto-Media-Asset-Coordinator-ON/72003900/

Rogers has a full-time regular position opening at their 1 Mount Pleasant headquarters in Toronto.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage ingesting of all original footage for Sportsnet production at the CBC location
  • Manage Sportsnet’s section of the Avid production system at CBC location
  • Coordinate transfer of material designated for archiving from Avid back to Quantel production system
  • Enforce naming conventions, retention dates and other policies on Avid production system
  • Regular analysis of stoarge usage, movement and capacity in Avid system
  • Provide input / reccomendations on the management of storage devices, workflow, policies & procedures, and additional storage requirements based on growth rates
  • Communicate and interact with existing staff to clarify needs and priorities in managing the storage of media assets, as well as to reinforce the business rules and workflow.
  • Provide on-going training to staff on all production-related systems.

Qualifications

  • Solid broadcasting experience with an aptitude for information technology.

  • Experience working within a Media/Archive Library organizing and cataloguing the media, either tape based or preferably, in a digital file format.

  • Extremely detail oriented

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to problem solve

  • Organized

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work within short timeframes

  • Experience with Quantel, Ardome, DART, Volicon, Avid and Qtube a definite asset.


Job postings

Librarian– The Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati

Special Collections Archivist II– The Getty

Carter Burden Project Cataloger (temporary, part-time)– The Morgan Library & Museum

Collections Metadata Assistant (temporary, part-time)– The Morgan Library & Museum

Architectural Drawings Collection Assistant– Columbia University


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