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Job Postings in Canada this week


Assistant Curator (Internship), the Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

This is a Young Canada Works graduate internship (under 30 years of age, not currently enrolled, etc.).

We are looking for an energetic individual to assist in creating advances in the dissemination of curatorial theory and further knowledge of Canadian Contemporary and Historic Art in the North Central Saskatchewan region. This includes an introduction to the day-to-day responsibilities of a Curator including the organization of exhibitions from research, writing, selection of works, arranging for loans, supervising catalogue production, and designing and completing the installation of exhibits to preparing publicity and curatorial packages for exhibitions and other Gallery events and programs. The Assistant Curator will also play a key role in the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of works of art / collections and will work closely with the Director / Curator in all aspects of the position’s duties and responsibilities.


Fine Arts Department Administrative Assistant, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Reporting to the program Director, and working in close cooperation with the Undergraduate Chair, the incumbent is responsible for providing a full range of support to the Fine Art Undergraduate Program, including administrative, financial and program duties.
Culture Coordinator, City of St Catharines Cultural Services, St Catharines, ON
The Cultural Services office is responsible for the delivery of cultural and festival and events grant programs; the St. Catharines Arts Awards program, management of the Civic Art Collection; delivery of a public art program; cultural sector capacity-building initiatives; support for three Committees of City Council; and the implementation, review and revision of three culture-related plans and policies.
Library Associate, University of Guelph Archives and Special Collections
The Associates in ASC act as primary contacts responsible for the provision of access to Archival and Special Collections and related library resources for users. They provide patrons with catalogue assistance, consultation concerning specific resources, as well as co-ordination with other section staff and the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist for difficult patron requests. They respond to simple and complex reference queries from external users (from local to international), university administrators, faculty, staff, students, etc. Often this assistance involves detailed examination of documents or books in collections requiring basic levels of research/advisory skills.
Digital Projects and Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto
The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a creative, skilled person to fill the position of Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian. This is a permanent status, tenure track, entry-level position. Reporting to the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit, the successful candidate will lead collaborative teams in the design, development and incorporation of technologies to serve and foster innovation in the Digital Scholarship Unit.

Job Postings: Jobs from archivesgig

Archivist / Cataloguer Librarian, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

This position seems to be largely institutional archives for the art museum, but prefers art cataloguing experience.


Senior Archivist, Heritage Werks, Atlanta, GA

This position requires five years’ experience, but is a contract-based consultancy firm that serves a variety of clients, which I take to mean that an art specialization might be a choice thing to offer.


Museum Curator (Art / Photography), Smithsonian, Washington, DC

Surprisingly, this position requires only bachelors-level experience in curation.


Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts, the Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

This position is suited to someone who has already completed a terminal degree in English, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, or Literature, with a record of scholarly publishing, and has transitioned to LIS work.


(Thanks, archivesgig!)

Job Posting: Digital Imaging Fellow, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX


The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks a qualified individual to support the operations of the Collection Information and Imaging department related to IMLS digitization grant activities. Responsible for digital imaging activities including photographing negatives, transparencies, archival records, and ephemera; processing digital images; embedding metadata into individual image files; creating derivative image files; performing OCR on textual documents; and handling archival materials.

This is a temporary full-time, 35-hour per week position, Monday through Friday through September 30, 2016. There is the possibility of an extension beyond that date pending funding availability. Reports to Collection Information and Imaging Manager.

Satisfactory completion of post-offer drug and background screens required. Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please submit letter of application, resume, and references to HR Manager, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107. Fax (817) 665-4315 or Email human.resources@cartermuseum.org.

Job and internship postings

Cataloging Technical Assistant– Rhode Island School of Design

Intern– The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation and the Archives of Robert Wilson

Job Posting: Temporary Librarian, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary


This is a full-time position until December 31st, 2015; salary information is not provided. Applications will be collected until October 3rd, 2014.

The Alberta College of Art + Design is currently seeking a temporary Librarian to play a key leadership function as the library moves towards a Learning Commons role within the institution, including facilitating newly developed graduate programs and research. This is a temporary position to cover for a leave until December 31, 2015, and reports to the Associate Vice President, Instructional Affairs.

Position Description

As the most senior member of staff in the Library, the Librarian provides leadership for the development and maintenance of the library’s collection, utilization of new technologies, and liaising with the College’s Computing and Technical Services and teaching faculty. The position provides library relevant instruction and training to faculty, students and staff in order to facilitate utilization of library resources; provides effective, front-line supervision and day-to-day assignment of tasks for Library staff; keeps current with relevant copyright issues, informing and updating management and making recommendations regarding policy and practice across the institution; assists management with the setting and management of Library budgets; develops and delivers reference services, bibliographic instruction, and research workshops with library staff and teaching faculty and represents the Library, when called upon to do so, both internally and externally, as appropriate.

Key Deliverables for this temporary appointment are:

  • Align workflow in the Library with emerging demands across the college (such as graduate studies and research) and the sector.
  • Develop a strategy for the transition from an ACAD Library to a Learning Commons paradigm.
  • Implement key aspects of the Learning Commons transition strategy as agreed with your supervisor, such as enhancing engagement with faculty.
  • Play a key role in the NASAD evaluation process, as directed.
  • Contribute towards the development of a digital learning strategy for ACAD.
  • Contribute towards the development of a learning and teaching strategy for ACAD.


  • A Master’s degree in Library Science and at least three years’ direct experience is essential.  An undergraduate degree in an art or design field is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated competency with electronic information resources, collections management, general office systems, research skills and advanced Microsoft Office skills are essential.
  • Previous experience in customer service and technology training is essential.
  • Strong and demonstrated experience of Canadian Copyright Legislation.
  • Experience in delivering workshops and providing training.
  • Experience of digital learning.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines and provide information accurately and quickly in a variety of forms upon request.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and establish priorities of work in a complex multi task environment.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and in cooperation with colleagues, students, faculty and management.
  • Strong English communication skills.

Please submit applications via our careers page, including a current cover letter and resume by October 3, 2014 by 4:00 pm.

Chapter Opportunity: DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Mountain West Virtual Conference Call For Proposals

*please excuse cross-postings*


The ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter is extending the proposal deadline for our virtual conference Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. The new deadline is Friday, October 3rd.

Our chapter is experimenting with a new format that we hope will allow greater interactivity and immersion into the content. However, to pull this off we need a diverse set of presenters. If you have an interesting project that you are currently working on or recently finished, please consider presenting about it with us.

Here are the details:

  • 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 December 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.
  5. Each presenter will be asked to take questions for 10 to 15 minutes.

Submit your proposals by Friday, October 3rd.

Proposals to be submitted here: Testing the Waters Proposal Form

Luke Leither

Vice Chair, ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter

Art and Architecture Librarian

Willard Marriott Library

295 S 1500 E

SLC, UT 84112

Ph: 801/587-8452


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