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Job Opportunity at Dumbarton Oaks: Part-Time Archival Assistant

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (http://www.doaks.org/) in Washington, D.C. is seeking a part-time Archival Assistant to assist ICFA staff with archival processing and preservation projects of Byzantine collections and other administrative tasks. Under the supervision of the Archivist, the part-time Archival Assistant will assist with the assessment, arrangement, description, and preservation of Byzantine archival collections, which comprise administrative records and fieldwork materials produced or created by Byzantine scholars, archaeologists, and photographers.

For the full job description, please see: http://www.doaks.org/about/employment/part-time-archival-assistant-byzantine-collections. For more information about ICFA and its collections, please see: http://www.doaks.org/icfa or our blog: https://icfadumbartonoaks.wordpress.com/. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, contact information for three references, and a work sample (e.g., finding aid, online exhibit, blog, etc.) to HumanResources@doaks.org.

~Shalimar Abigail Fojas White, Manager, Image Collection and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Scholar-In-Residence Program at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Application Deadline Extended: March 2, 2015

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens announces a new scholar-in-residence program. PhD candidates or higher and any qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. There is no application form. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a proposal, not to exceed 500 words, stating the necessary length of residence, materials to be used and/or studied, and the project’s relevance to Hillwood’s collections and/or exhibition programincluding, but not limited to: art and architecture, landscape design, conservation and restoration, archives, library and/or special collections, as well as broader study areas such as the history of collecting or material culture. The project description should be accompanied by two letters of recommendation and will be reviewedby the selection committee.

There are three potential types of awards:

Type #1: 1- 2 weeks
Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; housing near campus; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs.

Type #2: 1-3 months
Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs; a stipend of up to $1,500 per month depending on length of stay.

Type #2: 3-12 months
Hillwood will arrange and pay for travel costs to and from the museum; shop and café discounts; free access to all public programs; visa support (if necessary); a stipend of up to $1,500 per month depending on length of stay.

Hillwood is in a special class of cultural heritage institution as a historic site, a testament to the life of an important 20th century figure, an estate campus, magnificent garden, and a museum with world renowned special collections. Founded by Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), heir to the Post Cereal Companies that later became General Foods, the Museum houses over 17,000 works of art. It includes one of the largest and most important collections of Russian art outside of Russia, comprising pieces from the pre-Petrine to early Soviet periods, an outstanding collection of French and European art, and jewelry, textile, fashion and accessories collections. As part of the visitor experience, and in conjunction with a robust offering of public and educational programs, the Museum presents two changing special exhibitions annually that bring together objects and thematic content that highlight the acknowledged strengths of its permanent collection.

Scholars will have full access to Hillwood’s art and research collections. The Art Research Library has over 38,000 volumes including monographs, serials, annotated and early auction catalogs, and electronic resources; the Archives contain the papers of Marjorie Merriweather Post, her staff, and family members.

For inquiries or to submit an application please contact one of the following:

Wilfried Zeisler
Associate Curator of 19th Century Art
wzeisler@hillwoodmuseum.org

Kristen Regina
Head of Archives & Special Collections
kregina@hillwoodmuseum.org

Position Available: National Gallery of Art Library

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Reader Services Department.

Library Technician (Circulation)

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a wide variety of circulation and reader services for Gallery staff and outside readers.

Duties include retrieving materials from the stacks and reshelving returned materials, providing information and instruction on circulation procedures governing use of the Library collection, and maintaining automated and manual departmental files.

Knowledge and Skills:

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections, online catalogs, and circulation desk procedures, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

Qualifications:

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbents earn sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Interested applicants should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services
National Gallery of Art Library
email: l-doumato@nga.gov

Position Announcement: Image Cataloger and Support Specialist, Princeton University

Image Cataloger and Support Specialist
Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology
Princeton University

This position is responsible for cataloging, collection development, public service, and maintenance of the image collection under the general supervision of the Director of Visual Resources, Department of Art and Archaeology. Duties include original cataloging, classification, and subject indexing of images. The art image cataloger/support specialist works closely with the faculty to fulfill their image needs for teaching and research. The cataloger works on all aspects of making images available including uploading digital images and data and supporting users of images in multiple software applications (Almagest, PowerPoint, ARTstor). Technical and support responsibilities include assisting with use of audio-visual and computer equipment and projection as needed.

For further details including qualifications or to apply for the position, please go to: http://jobs.princeton.edu, and search Requisition #1400568.

Position Announcement: Archivist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Experienced Archivist

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced archivist to participate in developing and managing innovative approaches to professional archival responsibilities in the Gallery Archives of the National Gallery of Art, especially in working with electronic records and digital information systems, and in describing and analyzing Gallery history and records in various media, and using best archival practices to provide information about archival holdings to the public and researchers via on-line and other writings, exhibitions and features. The incumbent also will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Gallery Archives program including preserving records in every physical form; understanding and managing traditional architectural and institutional records, digital and analog images, and electronic record-keeping systems; providing records guidance to Gallery offices; and evaluating, preserving and organizing complex bodies of historical records.

This is a permanent private funded position that does not incur federal status, but does afford the complete federal benefits package including the Federal Employees Retirement (FERS) program.

Series and grade: NF-1420-12
Salary range: $75,621 to $98,305/ Per Year

Qualifications: Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-1420-12.

This requires at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service or a Masters degree in archival science or with a major that includes at least 18 hours in archival science, history and /or political science or government. Specialized experience is experience working as an archivist in a cultural institution and working with institutional records.

Additional Experience: In addition to a minimum of one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as required by the GS-12 qualification standards, candidates must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible independent professional experience as an archivist in a cultural institution and working with institutional records.

Academy of Certified Archivists Archival Certification is preferred.

For more information and to apply for the position go to USAJOBS at the following link.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/377089100

Position Available: Library Technician (Technical Services), National Gallery of Art Library

Library Technician (Technical Services)

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Technical Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide clerical support for a wide variety of acquisitions, cataloging, and technical processing activities.

Duties include unpacking and receiving newly acquired library materials, performing bibliographic searching in local and worldwide library networks, entering cataloging information using a personal computer, producing labels and adding item-level information (barcodes) for cataloged titles, and assisting with the maintenance of departmental manual and automated files.

Applicants should have a familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles; familiarity with the operation of personal computers; an ability to recognize and transcribe detailed bibliographic information; an ability to type and file accurately; and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members.

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested in this position should send a résumé and any inquiries by email to:

Roger Lawson, Administrative Librarian/Head of Technical Services
National Gallery of Art Library
email: r-lawson@nga.gov

Job Opportunity at Glenstone: Assistant Archivist

Located on 200 acres in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone strives to provide visitors with a unique experience through the seamless integration of art, architecture, and landscape.

Glenstone is currently seeking an Assistant Archivist to assist in the management of daily business operations of the archives in a not-for-profit cultural institution. This is a full-time, permanent position reporting to the Chief Archivist-Librarian. Glenstone offers a competitive salary and total compensation package that includes health care and a 401(k) matching program. Please see the position description for job responsibilities and required qualifications.

To apply, electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references, to HR@glenstone.org, or mail to:

Human Resources Generalist
Glenstone
12002 Glen Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Deadline for applications is August 8, 2014.

Fall 2014 Internship Opportunities at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is currently recruiting interns for the Fall 2014 term:

Image Cataloging Intern
Intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata for implementation ICFA’s new collection management system, AtoM@DO

Archival Intern, Finding Aid Conversion
Intern will assist the Archivist with the conversion of long-form finding aids into hierarchical multi-level archival descriptions in AtoM@DO

Archival Intern, Oversize Materials
Intern will assist the Manager and Archivist with the inventory, arrangement, and rehousing of oversize architectural drawings, tracings, and rubbings

For more information about joining the ICFA team, please see our website: Internship Policies.

~Shalimar Abigail Fojas White, Manager, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Smithsonian Libraries Internship Opportunity

The Smithsonian art libraries has an internship opportunity for the fall. More information at the Smithsonian Libraries can be found at: http://library.si.edu/about/internships-and-fellowships

Applications for all projects will be collected through the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (https://solaa.si.edu/). Be sure to select “Smithsonian Institution Libraries” as the unit and “Smithsonian Institution Libraries Internship Program” as the program. Applications are due August  22nd. Selections will be made by September 1st, with flexible start dates around mid to late September. Please see the main internship page for additional information.

Art Libraries Corporate Vertical Files Access
Dates preferred: September – December 2014
Location of internship: AAPG Library, but also field visits to HMSG, AfA, NMAI, and NPM libraries.
This project is ideal for the following candidate: MLS student or graduate with some metadata training; art background a plus but not necessary.

Brief description of project:
The Smithsonian Libraries’ art and artists’ files are an exceptionally valuable resource for art historical research on both art and artists and often are the only obtainable sources of information for these subjects. In 2004, several efforts were combined to produce a single electronic list of holdings contained in the various art, history, and culture libraries at the Smithsonian. The resulting database provided access to over 70,000 files dedicated to artists that contain exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, résumés, artists’ statements, and exhibition catalogs. However the file collections also contain files dedicated to institutions, museums, corporations, and collections that are not accessible electronically. This project will work with the branch librarians and the discovery services department to establish metadata standards and begin creating corporate records for files at various branches to provide access to library users. Intern will end project by producing procedure guidelines for entering records (with branch-specific instructions if needed) and blog report of project.

Doug Litts, Librarian, Head
Smithsonian American Art Museum/
National Portrait Gallery Library
Smithsonian Libraries
littsd@si.edu
Phone: 202-633-8236
202-633-8230
Fax: 202-633-8232

Vacancy Announcement: Library Technician (Circulation), National Gallery of Art Library

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Reader Services Department.

Library Technician (Circulation)

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a wide variety of circulation and reader services for Gallery staff and outside readers.

Duties include retrieving materials from the stacks and reshelving returned materials, providing information and instruction on circulation procedures governing use of the Library collection, and maintaining automated and manual departmental files.

Knowledge and Skills:

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections, online catalogs, and circulation desk procedures, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

Qualifications:

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbents earn sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Interested applicants should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services
National Gallery of Art Library
l-doumato@nga.gov

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