Job posting: Digital Asset Librarian, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Digital Asset Librarian

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking a Digital Asset Librarian to activate and expand access to our world-class art collections and the digital media that is produced from them. Working under the general direction of the Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives and in close collaboration with the Information and Interpretive Technology (IIT) department, this position will oversee the development and implementation of an institution-wide digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Librarian will sustain the DAMS and all workflows associated with it from metadata standards, system maintenance, training and outreach initiatives, to supporting internal and public awareness, understanding, and use of the Museum’s digital media assets.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with both individuals and departments to research, recommend, implement, develop and sustain a DAMS. The Digital Asset Librarian will collaborate with key stakeholders to codify and implement digital media asset metadata standards and workflows. In close partnership with IIT, he/she will select a system and plan system customizations, upgrades, integrations, testing, and maintenance; provide day-to-day and long-range administrative and strategic oversight of the DAMS. He/she will play a key role in any vendor or developer communications and management; lead user training and assist users with all aspects of the system; develop and maintain systems and product documentation and user workflows and policies.

Qualified applicants will have: a Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent professional experience, with strong digital content, metadata, systems, and/or comparable focus; demonstrated experience in implementing an institution-wide DAMS, managing metadata, born-digital and digitized media assets; a general understanding of network operating systems, SQL and Web tools and applications, e.g., API, PHP; demonstrated experience with user support and services, collections management systems, web technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening and questioning skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact well with both technical and non-technical colleagues, system vendors and general users; excellent organizational, follow-through and communication skills, including training, writing procedures and documentation; proven ability to multi-task, adhere to project timelines, work under pressure, and quickly make difficult decisions; proven ability and commitment to working independently, yet collaboratively and pan-institutionally.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.


Job posting: PT Digital Collections Content Coordinator, Dallas Museum of Art

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Part-Time Digital Collections Content Coordinator for Decorative Arts and Design
Reports to:  Interpretation Manager
Department:  Education
Classification:  Part-time, Non-Exempt

Scope of the Position:
The Dallas Museum of Art seeks a Digital Collections Content Coordinator for a 20 hour per week, grant-funded position.  This position will be a temporary role with the museum through November 30, 2016, subject to change with prior notification from the museum.  Working as a part of the Digital Collections Content Team under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator is responsible for producing digital collections content focused on our Decorative Arts and Design collection that reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship while remaining accessible to a broad public audience both online and in the galleries. Using tools created by the DMA’s software and technology teams, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will create, digitize, and aggregate content to support the interpretation and understanding of art works from the Museum’s permanent collection and long-term loans.

Working closely with the Collections Database Registrar, the Digital Collections Content Coordinator will also review collections metadata records to improve the quality and consistency of collections metadata across the permanent collections in accordance with best practices in the field for collection cataloguing.

DMA Mission:

The Dallas Museum of Art is both a responsible steward of cultural heritage and a trusted advocate for the essential place of art in the lives of people locally and around the globe. The DMA is transparent, ethical, and takes informed risks. It promotes research, dialogue, and public participation, helping to reveal the insights of artists from every continent over the last 5,000 years.

Essential Functions:

  • Digitize, aggregate, and author digital content in support of the DMA’s Decorative Arts and Design collection and in order to ensure quality and consistency of collection content.
  • Review of object metadata in the Museum’s collection management system (TMS) by checking facts, validating consistency, and verifying primary image selection.
  • Collect data and information from verifiable sources related to DMA artworks.
  • Take direction from the Interpretation Manager in order to achieve the critical aspects of an interpretive strategy that fulfills the needs of the DMA’s online collection.
  • Work with DMA’s Collection Database Manager and Imaging Department to ensure that collections data and images are consistent, accurate, and complete whenever possible.
  • Work closely with DMA Curators under the leadership of the Interpretation Manager to ensure that digital collections content reflects the highest standards of quality and scholarship.
  • Participate in ongoing evaluations that integrate visitor research and evaluation into the design and development of digital interpretive content for the permanent collection.
  • Collaborate with Editorial staff and follows house style in all written materials.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in Art History or related field required.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in decorative arts and design or American art required.
  • Experience working in a museum setting in a curatorial, education, or digital media role desired.
  • Excellent writing and strong research skills; strong digital content skills and experience using web tools preferred.
  • Prior experience in meeting strict deadlines under limited supervision preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Proven ability to work productively within a team required.

The Dallas Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Job posting: Catalog Assistant 4, Yale Center for British Art

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Original Posting Date 11-Feb-2016
Supervisory Organization Yale Center for British Art – Collections
STARS Requisition number 35910BR
University Job Title Catalog Assistant 4
Posting Position Title Sr Catalog Asst Ref Lib British Art Ctr
Bargaining Unit L34 – Local 34 (Yale Union Group)
Time Type Part time
Duration Type Regular
Compensation Grade Labor Grade D
Work Location Central Campus
Worksite Address 1080 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)
Total # of hours to be worked: 25
Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard) Mon-Friday 5 hours each day
Position Focus: The Reference Library and Archives provides library and information services to all departments of the Yale Center for British Art, students and faculty of Yale University, outside researchers, and the general public. The Library collection numbers nearly 40,000 volumes devoted to British art, artists, and culture from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Roughly 1000 titles are added to the collection yearly (books, ,journals, microform, auction and dealer catalogues, and e-resources) and the Senior Catalog assistant catalogs all of these materials into Yale’s online library system.  Working as part of the Library team (including the Chief Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Senior Archivist, Library Assistant – Acquisitions, and Library Assistant – Public Services) the Senior Catalog Assistant performs essential functions of the Library. The successful candidate will be well-organized, a good communicator, a good team member, and with a strong attention to detail–ideally, someone who has a genuine interest in art and culture and who has cataloging experience, both copy and original.

The Senior Catalog Assistant creates MARC 21 records in Voyager, the Yale Library catalog system. S/he uses Yale and Library of Congress cataloging guidelines and conforms to the RDA Resource Description and Access cataloging standard.  The Senior Catalog Assistant will often use copy cataloging to add records to the system, but will also be asked to create original catalog records and needs to have a strong knowledge of a broad range of cataloging tools and an understanding of national and Yale standards. The Senior Catalog Assistant is part of a team that provides pre-order searching for potential acquisitions, S/he also readies books and journals for binding; prepares spine labels for new additions to the collections; maintains a shelf list; oversees and corrects student shelving; and leads an annual inventory of the collection. The Senior Catalog Assistant is responsible for one shift (3-4 hours) at the reference desk each week, assisting patrons of all types with reference and information questions. The Senior Catalog Assistant will work closely with Yale cataloging units across the University and particularly with the Catalog Librarian and the Senior Catalog Assistant in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department of the YCBA to resolve MARC record discrepancies and to coordinate YCBA cataloging policy. The successful candidate will be the YCBA Reference Library’s source of information on cataloging procedures and policies. The Senior Catalog Assistant will assist with accessions of archival materials, arrange and describe collections, perform minor preservation tasks, and coordinate the logistics of moving collections material between locations. The Senior Catalog Assistant will also provide reference assistance in order to aid staff and researcher access to the Institutional Archives collections.

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Essential Duties 1. Serves as a source of information on established procedures and policies. 2. Oversees, instructs and coordinates activities of staff. Creates new, descriptive catalog records, primarily in literature, without supplied bibliographic data. 3. Performs member copy cataloging tasks as well as Library of Congress copy cataloging tasks and revises records with database copy. 4. Identifies problems and seeks resolution with other library units to resolve conflicts or inaccuracies in the catalog or database. 5. Resolves problems with complex bibliographic and holdings record. 6. May add or modify bibliographic and holdings information. May perform a range of cataloging functions. 7. Searches for bibliographic data with incomplete information or source material in catalogs, files, and databases. 8. Performs clerical function incidental to library activity.
Required Education and Experience Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate’s degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Proven proficiency creating copy and original MARC21 catalog records. Highly developed attention to detail and substantive analytical abilities.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Proven proficiency in: cataloging description, LC classification,and subject analysis.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Flexible team player that can communicate and work well with the YCBA Reference Library staff, the departments of the YCBA, the Yale Library and the general public.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Willingness and ability to acquire knowledge of the Reference Library collections and adjust cataloging policies and procedures to the needs of its constituencies.
Required Skill/Ability 5: Ability to multi-task, to prioritize assignments, and to work well independently.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Previous experience with Yale cataloging, Voyager system, OCLC, RDA. Experience with archival procedures for accessioning, arrangement, description and archival encoding and data standards.  Experience creating records in ArchivesSpace or other collections management systems. Interest working with born-digital archival materials. Educational background/interest in art and culture. 
Physical Requirements Ability to use step ladders while lifting and moving boxes up to 40 lbs.
Weekend Hours Required? No
Evening Hours Required? No
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Job posting: Digital Collections Project Assistant, Library Company of Philadelphia

Digital Collections Project Assistant

The Library Company of Philadelphia, an internationally-renowned research library specializing in American and Global history before 1900, is currently seeking a Digital Collections Project Assistant to help migrate its digital collections from Digitool to Islandora, an open source digital repository. Working under the IT Manager and the Digital Collections Librarian, the project assistant’s duties will include, but not be limited to:

*assisting in the implementation and development of the migration process;

*packaging of content;

*metadata cleanup;

*organization and conversion of files;

*monitoring the system for quality assurance/control;

*developing workflows for future use;

*communicating with vendors;

*working with an IT consultant on system implementation;

*training and assisting users with all aspects of the new system.

This is a one year grant-funded position that is scheduled to begin June 1st, 2016. Based on the applicant’s availability, the start date may begin in May. Salary commensurate with experience. No benefits.  Review of applications will begin on April 1st and continue until the position is filled.  


  • M.A. in Library and/or Information Science or equivalent professional experience.
  • A minimum of two years of work-related experience in digital collections and/or digital asset management;
  • Working knowledge of platforms for storing and managing digital assets (experience with Islandora is highly preferred).
  • A general understanding of metadata standards and schema including MARC, Dublin Core and MODS; also experience working in XML.
  • Strong computer and organizational skills, attention to detail, and experience with spreadsheets.
  • Comfortable working in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with staff and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, and to adhere to project deadlines.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience digitizing and creating metadata for special collections material.
  • Experience with Drupal; Archivematica; BagIt, Bagger or other file transfer programs; Filemaker and other software that serve similar functions.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digital preservation, standards for media content, and user experience.


Please submit a cover letter and resume (listing at least two references who may be contacted) in pdf format to Nicole

The Library Company of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Posting Bonanza

***Edited 2/26/2016*** Pratt Institute position added, forgot to include it with the others…

Quite a few openings have surfaced over the last couple of days. Rather than post each one individually, here’s a list of links:

Library Collections Technician – Visual and Multimedia Resources
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

Digital Imaging Assistant
Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Metadata Assistant (part-time)
University of California, Los Angeles

Digital Imaging Archivist
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Associate Curator, Digital Content
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Librarian (Digital Curation)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, DC

Job Posting: Image Cataloger (part-time), American Museum of Natural History, New York City

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Position Summary
The Museum Library’s is seeking a Image Cataloger to catalog image records and input descriptive metadata for historic hall images in its Digital Special Collections Omeka database. Additionally, the Cataloger will create modular components for EAD finding aids for exhibition hall records and supervise interns on the project. The position is for 15 to 20 hours per week, for a period of up to 18 months to begin in March 2016. Digital Special Collections may be viewed by visiting:

Required Qualifications
An MLS or MLIS degree with library experience including digital imaging or digital libraries, and image cataloging.

Experience with Omeka open source software.

Familiarity with descriptive metadata.

Interest in historic photographs and archival collections.

Interest and/or familiarity with the history of the AMNH.

Familiarity with authority work.

Strong research and writing skills.

Good interpersonal and supervisory skills, responsible, reliable, detail-oriented.

Ability to work flexibly and independently.

A commitment to the project through the duration of the funding. Ability to work up to 20 hours per week, including Fridays.

Job Posting: Visual Resources Librarian, University of New Hampshire

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Summary of Position
The person in this position manages the Visual Resource Center within the Department of Art and Art History. Contributes to the development of a core digital image collection to support the curriculum, including image production, user support for digital assets, general hardware and software troubleshooting, and consultation on best practices for daily use of digital resources. Reports to the Art History Coordinator and the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree and two years experience in the visual arts or library and information science or related field, or Bachelor’s degree plus four years relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred.

A strong background in digital imaging and computer troubleshooting skills with competence in both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS environments. Experience with principles of color-managed workflows, digital copy photography, reflective and transmissive scanning techniques, and batch editing/automation techniques. Expert skill in use of common image manipulation and presentation software. Experience with relational database software, data entry, and reporting. Expertise with digital library resources such as ARTstor required. Supervisory and administrative ability required.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:
A background in Art History is preferred and an interest in the visual arts is essential.