Washington, D.C.: RFQ Contract Digital Archivist (Contract), National Museum of the American Indian

Seeking independent contractor for approximately 1,840 hours of professional, technical, and non-personal services to: appraise NMAI’s historically significant digital institutional records for disposition; prepare permanent, official records for long term preservation and access; ingest the institutional records into the Smithsonian Institution’s Digital Asset Management System or transfer to Smithsonian Institution Archives; and dispose of records with limited or short-term value in accordance with established records retention … Continue reading Washington, D.C.: RFQ Contract Digital Archivist (Contract), National Museum of the American Indian

Flint, MI: Archivist, Flint Cultural Center Corporation

Responsible for the Archives & Manuscripts and Prints & Photographs collections held by the Perry Archives, a part of Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Responsibilities include the arrangement, description, cataloging, and housing the holdings of the Perry Archives, as well as providing reference services to researchers and staff. Link to job posting. Open until filled. Continue reading Flint, MI: Archivist, Flint Cultural Center Corporation

Bentonville, AR: Library Director, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

The Library at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art seeks a visionary Director who is passionate about connecting people and content. This position calls for a future-facing individual who will change the perception and reality of art museum libraries in alignment with Crystal Bridges’ mission to welcome and provide access to all. The successful Library Director will create an identity and robust plan for an … Continue reading Bentonville, AR: Library Director, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Colorado Springs, CO: Archivist and Collections Curator, United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum

The USOPC Archivist & Collections Curator is responsible for collecting and preserving the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s history, serving as the USOPC’s steward of archived assets. This position runs the operations of the state-of-the-art archives that track, process, inventory, and retrieve the USOPC’s history. Central themes of the role include fulfilling domestic and international requests for information or resources, actuating loans, collaborating with the … Continue reading Colorado Springs, CO: Archivist and Collections Curator, United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum

Boston, MA: Associate Archivist, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography

Prepares for and hosts research visits by faculty, visiting scholars, students, Native American tribal members, the general public, and museum staff.  Responds to research requests in person and by email. Processes collections, including collection arrangement, re-housing, and description via TMS entries (The Museum System database), finding aids in ArchivesSpace, and MARC records for Hollis. Provides education in using and handling primary sources and orientation to the … Continue reading Boston, MA: Associate Archivist, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography

Los Angeles, CA: Media Preservation Technician (P/T), LACMA

Some duties include: review incoming Time-Based Media Questionnaires, formats/deliverables, and installation documentation and advise on any concerns related to the acquisition; register and condition screen new TBM acquisitions; catalog media assets with descriptions, significance/context within the work, and physical conditions in the collection management system; extract and manage technical and provenance metadata for digital files and executables; work with the Incoming Loans (IL) Registrar to … Continue reading Los Angeles, CA: Media Preservation Technician (P/T), LACMA

Culver City, CA: Digitization Project Manager (grant-funded for a 3-year term), The Wende Museum

Establish a digitization workflow, purchase equipment, and implement a Digital Asset Management System, working with the Head of Collections. Oversee digitization projects, including hands-on digitization, post-processing, quality control, and digital asset management. Create and edit finding aids for digitized materials, working with Collections staff. Supervise interns and volunteers. Create digitization policies and corresponding documentation, based on industry best practices. Assist with creating and refining rights, … Continue reading Culver City, CA: Digitization Project Manager (grant-funded for a 3-year term), The Wende Museum

Washington, D.C.: James Smithson Fellowship, Smithsonian

2020 Theme: Open Access. The James Smithson Fellowship Program was created to offer early career opportunities for post-doctoral researchers interested in gaining a better understanding about the interplay between scholarship and public policy through a Smithsonian lens.  While this fellowship provides an immersion experience working with Smithsonian researchers and relevant collections, it also affords fellows a hands-on opportunity to explore relationships between research and public policy through … Continue reading Washington, D.C.: James Smithson Fellowship, Smithsonian

Tulsa, OK: Collections Cataloguing and Imaging Assistant (P/T, 2-year term), University of Tulsa, Gilcrease Museum

Participates in all phases of cataloguing and imaging assigned as part of the digitization program of work for this project. Assists with movement and preparation of items for the digitization process. Assists with cataloguing the collections, writing descriptive texts, and other metadata creation according to national and local standards developed for this project in the TMS database and as assigned by the project team leader. … Continue reading Tulsa, OK: Collections Cataloguing and Imaging Assistant (P/T, 2-year term), University of Tulsa, Gilcrease Museum

San Marino, CA: Curator of Photography, Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

Develops the Library’s rare and special collections in photography through gift and purchase, as well as the supporting general reference collections in this area. Provides research and reference assistance for the collection to scholarly users (in person and electronically) and participates in the review of Huntington fellowship applications for appropriateness to the photography collections. Interprets collections to scholarly users and the wider public through talks, … Continue reading San Marino, CA: Curator of Photography, Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens