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Summer Internship Opportunity: Musuem of Fine Arts, Houston Archives

2016 Summer Archives Assistant

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. The majority of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to a paper processing project TBA. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. In conjunction with the processing of these records, the assistant will assist with the creation of an EAD finding aid and MARC catalog record.  Remaining responsibilities will include providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department.

Requirements:  Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program. Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting. Knowledge of MARC, EAD, DACS, LCSH and RAD strongly preferred. Experience using OCLC beneficial. Art history background preferred. Word processing and database skills. Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.

Application:  Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:

Lorraine A. Stuart
Archives
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX  77265-6826

Applications can also be submitted via email to archives@mfah.org

Work schedule:  Ten-week position, June 6 through August 12, 2016. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.

Salary:  Total salary for ten weeks is $3,500.

Deadline for receipt of application: April 11, 2016

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.

 

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Summer Internship Opportunity: American National Company Corporate Archives

The American National Company corporate archives is seeking assistance from a History or MLIS student for the summer.  The project is to catalogue the Archives Collection and perform some preservation tasks at the Home Office here in Galveston.

Please contact John Wolbrect at the American National Company with recommendations for job posting guidelines, salary, or if interested in the opportunity.

John Wolbrecht may be contacted at:

John Wolbrecht, CRM, CIP
Corporate Policy Administrator &
Corporate Archives Custodian
(409) 766-6828
John.wolbrecht@americannational.com

Part-Time Archivist Position

Jim Windham is seek an archivist assist part-time with two projects.

The position requires two major elements:

  1. The cataloging and organizing of Mr. Windham’s personal archives involving extensive professional, civic, and political affairs dating from the mid-1960s, with the objective of preparing them for storage and/or possible transmittal to a museum or library.
  2. The cataloging and organizing of digital archives encompassing the online publication of The Texas Pilgrim, a monthly letter of commentary on public affairs, policy, books, and American culture, now in its 16th year.

Compensation to be determined by scope and time on task.

Contact Jim Windham at txpilgrim@comcast.net or by phone at 281-589-7055.

Personal Archivist Position

The following request has made its way to AHA! Please contact Stacie at staciemckay@gmail.com if you can provide any kind of assistance.

I inherited all of my aunt’s art [40 years worth] after her passing and have been looking for an archivist to assist me in evaluating what to keep and how to keep what I have in good condition.  I have not been able to find anyone.

I recently began my search again for an archivist and came across the SSA website and thought you might be able to assist me.

I guess the first question is whether or not there are Archivists who do personal/family consultations. Then whether or not they assist in the archiving process.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions.

Stacie McKay

Past-President

Greater Houston Chapter, US Lacrosse

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Job posting: Project Archivist at TMC – McGovern Historical Center–POSITION FILLED

The Texas Medical Library seeks a project archivist to work in the McGovern Historical Center for an eight month period to arrange, process and make accessible to the public an assortment of collections. This is a contract position without benefits. A temporary, non-grant fund is available to finance this position. The project archivist will be responsible for processing and describing a variety of materials in various collections. The types of processing may range from box level to item level. The project archivist will report to the archivist heading the TMC Library’s McGovern Historical Center.  Applicants are required to have a master of library science or equivalent degree and demonstrated experience with archival principles and practices based on the standards of the Society of American Archivists.  For more information about how to apply contact the McGovern Historical Center at mcgovern@library.tmc.edu .

Job posting: Coordinator of Digital Projects, University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston Libraries is looking for a Coordinator of Digital Projects. The Coordinator of Digital Projects reports to the Head of Special Collections.  Primary responsibilities include managing the internal workflow for the department’s digital library projects and supervising assigned personnel.  The Coordinator leads departmental efforts, in collaboration with other UH Libraries departments to preserve, process, and provide access to audiovisual and digital materials, including born-digital materials.  The Coordinator also serves as Special Collections Department liaison to the Metadata & Digitization Services, Digital Repository Services, and Web Services departments.

The Coordinator of Digital Projects is a librarian position.  Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the Bylaws of the Librarians of the University of Houston.  They are expected to develop a record of service and professional involvement.  The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Required

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program
  • Demonstrated ability to develop workflows for complex projects
  • Understanding of digitization processes, digital collection workflows metadata schemas, and digital asset management systems
  • Knowledge of archival theory and best practices
  • Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description, preservation, and access for audiovisual and digital materials
  • Ability to work effectively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the organization
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills

Preferred

  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Digital Archives Specialist certificate or similar coursework or training
  • Knowledge of copyright and privacy issues related to archival materials
  • Experience digitizing archival and special collections materials

For more information, please visit: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment/coordinator-digital-projects

Revised Head of Special Collections, UH Libraries posting

The University of Houston Libraries are seeking a progressive and forward thinking leader prepared to articulate a vision and direction for a growing special collections and archives that supports the University’s objectives of advancing research, improving student success, and increasing national recognition.  The Libraries’ Special Collections enhances the traditional strengths of a rare books and archives department with a growing number of contemporary collections that reflect the vitality and diversity of the City of Houston.  The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books.  The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits.  There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments.  The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee.  The position reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.  The position is available February 2, 2015.

Appointment to an endowed professorship is possible for a candidate with an exceptional record of scholarly productivity and professional engagement.

For more information visit: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment/head-special-collections