The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) seeks an intern to assist in the cataloging and maintenance of the ICAA’s collection of art and architecture books and its historic plaster cast collection.
Thoughtfully compiled over the years from donations from members, instructors, and friends of the Institute, the ICAA’s collection of books, monographs, sketch books and serials focuses on the classical tradition in art and architecture and serves to support the curriculum and mission of the ICAA.
The ICAA’s historic plaster cast collection is part of the seminal 19th century collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and serves as a vital and permanent resource of the Institute. The approximately 100 casts are used as a tool of pedagogy and direct inspiration for students of architecture, cast drawing painting, sculpture, drawing and their allied building arts.
Internship description and duties
- Works under the general direction of the Associate Director of Education & Special Collections (MLS)
- Responsibilities include but are not limited to cataloging and processing books, data entry, general maintenance of the library and assisting to create metadata.
- Intern must be able to commit to the position for the entire Fall semester or until the end of the 2014 calendar year.
- Intern is expected to work at least 8-10 hours per week.
- Schedule is flexible during normal business hours.
- Must be able to lift 35 lbs.
- Strong research and writing skills.
- Good interpersonal skills, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
- Ability to work independently.
This internship is unpaid but offers a food and travel stipend in the amount of $250 per month.
Individuals currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in the fields of archives & records management, library science, museum studies, or art history are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send their resume and a letter of interest indicating if formal internship for credit is sought, to Nora Reilly, MLS, Associate Director of Education & Special Collections, email@example.com.
The Lamar Dodd School of Art seeks a curator of visual resources who possesses a solid knowledge of technology and an acute interest in providing new proactive services and support to faculty and students. This position reports to the Director of the School of Art. The curator will be responsible for developing, managing, and delivering visual resources, and for managing and overseeing additional digital teaching materials. Essential functions of the Visual Resources Curator include administration of the collection and training student staff. The successful candidate will work within the Lamar Dodd School of Art with a community of over 900 undergraduate students in Studio, Art History, and Art Education, 100 art history undergraduate majors and minors, 100 graduate students, and more than 45 tenured faculty in these three disciplines.
It is anticipated that the future projects for this increasingly dynamic position will require multiple skills, including the ability to manage complex, multi-year projects, to work in close collaboration with the faculty, administration, and staff of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and to build relationships with the UGA. Libraries and with faculty and students across campus who may be investigating the visual arts. Projects may include digitizing the Lamar Dodd School of Art’s significant historic art slide collections, and collaborating with the UGA Libraries to develop print and digital resources and services on site in the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This challenging and rewarding opportunity requires both creative flexibility and independent individual initiative.
M.A. or B.A. in art history, architecture, visual studies or a related field. Substantial experience working with visual resources collections with knowledge of the issues around the creation, maintenance, and access of a visual resources collection, including familiarity with standards for visual materials. Experience working with digital imaging technologies and library management. Reading knowledge of multiple languages, ideally including one Romance language and German. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a collaborative setting. Strong organizational and management skills, including the ability to initiate, track, and manage complex, multi-year projects successfully.
MLIS or course work leading to an MLIS degree. Experience with image collection management and presentation software. Knowledge of digital images best practices. Familiarity with Macintosh operating system and proficiency with PowerPoint, PhotoShop, and web content and learning management systems (eLC). Understanding of copyright issues related to image collection management. Previous supervisory experience or team leadership.
We will receive applications for this position through the University of Georgia employment website, under the position title “Program Coordinator II” (https://www.ugajobsearch.com ).
Review of applications will begin on May 19, and will continue until the position is filled.
- Gain experience in the area of cataloging and authority control
- Gain knowledge of the intricacies of collections management
- Gain an understanding of the organization and inner workings of a specialized museum library
- Perform copy-cataloging of books
- Maintain the name and subject authority files and reconcile bibliographic records as needed
- Enhance previously cataloged records with table of contents notes
- Identify and relocate preservation copies of books in specified call number ranges
- Check the local subject heading card file against OCLC and identify headings to submit through SACO
- Interest in the cataloging profession
- Currently enrolled in a library or information science program
- Coursework/experience in descriptive cataloging and classification
- Familiarity with library catalogs
- Strong organizational skills and attention to details
- Excellent communication and time management skills
- Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions
- Ability to work with foreign language materials
- Ability to work in a Windows environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
- Ability to lift 25 pounds and push a book cart