ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Vacancy Announcement: College Archivist, Maryland Institute College of Art

Become MICA’s first College Archivist!

  • Are you passionate about organizing and providing access to physical and digital archives?
  • Have you wished you could build an institutional archive from top to bottom?
  • Do you like doing a little bit of everything?
  • Do you notice and try to perfect tiny details while also being able to share thoughts constructively and with empathy?
  • Are you invested in critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, or other social justice-oriented work?

Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library in Baltimore is looking for a highly collaborative, self-directed, change-oriented leader for our College Archivist position. 

The College Archivist will build a robust archival program at MICA (a nearly 200-year-old institution with no official institutional archive), manage our digital preservation and digitization activities, and actively participate in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach.

Two positions report to the College Archivist:

Generally, but particularly as a manager, it is important at Decker Library to honor people’s expertise and work collectively together towards solutions, meeting people where they’re at, and sharing success in the process. The right person will be invested in the well-being of everyone they come in contact with and ready to problem solve, even if you don’t immediately understand the issue at first.

We’re looking for someone who loves helping people and is open, transparent, and thoughtful with data, information, ideas, and knowledge. Social justice, diversity, and equity work is not something you just do on the side but is infused in your everyday work life. Whether it is working with our students and faculty of color, our large international student population, or our LGBTQIA+ students–you will want to ensure our materials, space, and teaching includes and honors them.

We are committed to providing support for you as well, including:

  • Financial support to enroll in training and/or attend conferences related to your work.
  • Support for carefully considered service and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented students and community groups.
  • Fostering a healthy work/life balance.

This position is full-time at 35 hours a week. ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required and 5 years of archival experience. We are willing to consider transferable skills as experience. Applications will be reviewed by the search committee in early October. The start date is negotiable.

So if you love learning and growing, making change (and waves), and the idea of building something new, please use the following link for more information and how to apply: https://mica.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Staff/job/Baltimore-MD/College-Archivist_R1580

Student Vacancy Announcement: Student Assistant Positions, National Gallery of Art

The image collections department of the library at the National Gallery of Art welcomes applicants for two (2) part-time student assistant positions. Students will have the opportunity to learn about librarianship – on-the-job, in the East Building and remotely – through a variety of tasks:

  • processing new photographic acquisitions, including born digital files
  • assisting staff with preservation of the collection
  • cataloging and digitizing photographs and other surrogates for works of art and architecture

* assisting Gallery curators, scholars in the Center for Advance Visual Study, and members of the public with their research and use of the library’s extensive image collections

The purpose of each position is three-fold:

  • to support the art-information and scholarly aspects of National Gallery of Art’s core mission
  • to introduce students to the world of libraries in cultural heritage organizations
  • to provide opportunities for interest-driven exploration of the museum and library fields

Applicants should be enrolled at least half-time as students, and able to work both onsite and from a remote computer for a total of twenty hours a week during the school term; full-time hours are available during semester breaks and summer recess. Pay is at the GS-4 level (about $17 per hour). Employees earn vacation and sick leave. Members of underrepresented groups, people living with a disability, and anyone interested in art museum and library professions are particularly encouraged to apply – or to contact us with questions.

Direct enquiries now or about employment in the future to Gregory P. J. Most, Chief of the department.

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