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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: 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.

Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian, Lafayette College, Easton, PA


The Visual Resources Librarian, embedded within the Department of Art, coordinates the creation, management, and use of Visual Resources for art history and studio art instruction at Lafayette College, as well as for faculty and students from other academic departments.  Manages digital imaging lab within the Department of Art.  Participates in the Library’s instruction program, serving as campus lead for visual literacy education.  Contributes to the development of disciplinary image collections to support the curriculum, including image production, using and displaying digital assets, and consultation on best practices for daily use of digital resources.

Job Posting: Library Assistant II, Ferris Hodgett Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland


The job post (and the library website) is not explicit, but the Ferris Hodgett Library appears to contain the Art Exhibitions Catalogue collection, the graphic novels, film and streaming media, art image resources, and sheet music collection.

This is a permanent position with an annual salary of $31,718 – $44,476.

The successful applicant will assist in the provision of Ferriss Hodgett Library services and will perform general circulation, reserve and library operation duties. Duties include providing services to library users; inputting reserve records; assisting with data entry; opening and closing the library; circulating materials from Periodicals, General and Reserve Collections; providing a variety of general clerical duties; and performing other related duties as required. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Some experience (up to 1 year) in basic library work and completion of relevant courses towards: a 2-year library technology diploma, a 2-year community college diploma, or a university degree (6-12 credit hours) OR Experience (1-3 years) in basic library work and completion of some relevant courses towards: a 2-year library technology diploma, a 2-year community college diploma, or a university degree; OR any equivalent combination of experience and education/training.

A strong customer service orientation and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and follow both written and oral directions are required.

Job Posting: Acting Subject Specialist / Library Assistant, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary


As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this is a temporary position.  The starting range of pay is a full time equivalent salary of between $39,740 – $42,563, dependent upon skills, education and experience.

The unfortunate thing about this job posting is that it involves being a subject specialist, but does not specify which subject(s) ACAD is looking for at this time.

This temporary part-time role (24 hours/week) reports to the Associate Vice President, Instructional Affairs and will contribute to the College’s efficient and effective functioning of the Library by ensuring that print collections are maintained in good repair and order, and that circulation records are accurately maintained.

The Subject Specialist/Library Assistant provides faculty, staff and students with subject-related advice for effective access of library resources, and instruction in the use of library catalogues and systems.

Key components of the role will include:

  • In accordance with established procedure, oversees circulation of the library  collection, inclusive of books, periodicals, reference publications, electronic resources, films and videos.
  • Provides  subject related advice, assistance, and instruction to faculty and  students with respect to referencing the library collections and in the accessing of information from catalogues, indexes, reference materials, databases, the internet and other sources.
  • Provides support to students and faculty with regard to network access and computer  queries, and troubleshoots and reports computer and network problems to  the Computing and Technical Services department.
  • Coordinates the collection and reproduction of repro-text course packs, and maintains and submits reports of print and online course reading materials to Access Copyright.
  • Arranges for the external repair of damaged library material or executes repairs internally if appropriate. Laminates book jackets, and processes new and donated library material, inclusive of stamping, securing security strips, labels and barcode stickers.
  • Contributes to the general efficiency and effectiveness of the Library as part of the library team and provides assistance and support to other library staff as required or assigned.


  • BFA, BA or a suitable combination of education and experience, preferably with a minimum of two to three years’ experience in a library or collection management environment. Experience in a post-secondary institution, public gallery or museum is an asset.
  • Demonstrated advanced competency with electronic information resources and general office systems.
  • Strong English communication skills.
  •  Proven effective customer service skills are essential.
  • Ability to work effectively in cooperation with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

Job Posting: Arts & Humanities Liaison Librarian, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON


The U of T Mississauga Library is seeking a contract Librarian with a background in Arts & Humanities and/or Social Sciences to work on a contract basis with a dedicated team of Librarians and Staff. The successful candidate will provide Reference and Research Services to students, faculty and community users on a variety of topics using print and electronic resources, assist with the development and instruction of Library users in a classroom setting, engage in collection development and liaise with faculty in assigned subject areas, and carry out other special projects as negotiated.


Qualifications and requirements
Required – Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree or equivalent. Experience and willingness to work in a collegial environment is essential. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated commitment to public service, initiative, flexibility and ability to work effectively under pressure.

Prefererred – Applicants should be knowledgeable in the provision of reference service using Arts, Humanities, and/or Social Sciences electronic and print resources, and should have experience doing classroom-based library instruction and liaison with faculty. Work experience in an academic library is preferred. The successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy the challenge of a dynamic and busy workplace.


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