- Department: Photography
- Reports To: Curator-in-Charge - Department of Photography
- FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
- Start Date: TBD
- Posting Dates: January 22, 2014 to February 07,2014
Responsible for the maintenance of the library and rare books collection of George Eastman House. Chief cataloger of the museum's library collections and acquisitions. Contributes to exhibitions, publications and public programs developed by museum curatorial staff. Collaborates with other staff to provide an integrated approach to technology and other museum initiatives.
- Administration Oversee library projects, as directed by the Curator-in-Charge of the Department of Photography. Contribute to the development of and enforce library policies and procedures. Train, oversee, and schedule support staff, interns, PPCM student workers, and volunteers. Lead the work of library staff, student workers, and volunteers to ensure that work meets standards. Provide input when preparing the library budget and monitor all budget allocations. Manage library facilities and equipment.
- Acquisitions Manage the collection of current literature and periodicals. Oversee bibliographic searching, ordering, and processing of all new acquisitions (including subscriptions to serials). Under direction of the Curator-in-Charge - Department of Photography, prepare quarterly reports for Library Collection Committee's approval of proposed acquisitions.
- Conservation Support Monitor library environments (including in reference stacks and rare book vault) through PEM2 readers and report fluctuations to the Head of Conservation Department and the Facilities Manager.
- Collection Management Catalog and classify of library collection material. Provide instruction to students and interns when cataloging and classifying collection material. Oversee stack management, arrangement of collection and re-shelving. Collaborate with museum's chief conservator to establish policies and oversee projects to further the care, housing, storage, and use of rare book and manuscript materials. Participate in the development of a plan for compact storage in the rare book vault.
- Technology Provide advanced-level support in the development of technology strategies related to all of the library's cataloging systems, including Voyager, WorldCat, and OCLC. Manage Voyager Online Public Access Catalog modules and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) cataloging and interlibrary loan modules. Perform system implementations, upgrades and integration of new modules, as needed. Provide advanced-level support in the development and maintenance of catalog and database systems for the library in the Conservation Department. Participate and represent library in Strategic Online Planning Committee, including with respect to development of new web pages for library. Investigate online reference database services.
- External Relations Act as library liaison with Rochester Regional Library Council, SUNY/OCLC (NYLINK), University of Rochester (Voyager system), and other organizations. Participate in identifying and preparing grant proposals, in collaboration with Development Department.
- Research Services and Teaching Provide reference assistance to museum staff, interns, volunteers and the public. Assist researchers with literature searches using databases, printed resources and the internet. Submit and process all interlibrary loan requests for materials not owned by George Eastman House, as requested by staff and students. Participate in teaching classes from RIT, University of Rochester, and other educational institutions in the area.
- Curatorial Support Support curators in exhibition and publication projects, as requested.
- Editorial Contribute articles to Films & Events, as requested. Write and edit other texts, as required.
- This position oversees the work of one part-time employee and several part-time students/volunteers. May direct their work. Ensures that work meets the standards of quality and quantity. Makes recommendations regarding personnel actions, such as hiring, disciplinary action, overtime, changes in pay and terminations.
TECHNOLOGY/ EQUIPMENT/ TOOLS
|Type of Technology, Equipment, Tool |||| Software Skill Level|
|Voyager Catalogue Search||Advanced|
|Online Cataloging Software (OCLC)||Advanced|
|Digitization Software and Processes||Familiarity|
|Electric Compact Shelving||Intermediate|
- This position regularly requires standing, walking, sitting, carrying (maximum 20 lbs.), climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, speaking, hearing, seeing, and motions that are repetitive. Position will also occasionally require lifting (no more than 30 lbs), pushing/pulling (40 lbs), balancing and commercial travel.
- Work takes place primarily in an office environment
- Master's degree in Library Science required.
- Educational background in History of Photography, Film History, and/or Art History preferred.
- At least five (5) years of progressive responsibility in research library required.
- At least five (5) years of experience with cataloging and maintaining library collection or archives required.
- Experience with rare book and manuscript collections preferred.
- Experience with AACR2, LC Rule Interpretation, OCLC MARC format.
Skills and Competencies Requirements
- Customer focus
- Attention to detail
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Collaborative work approach.
- Successful grant writing
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Knowledge of history and current practice of photography; familiarity with the literature of cinema
Please submit your resume with cover letter for consideration to William Green at email@example.com.
George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Department: Motion Picture Department
- Reports to: Lori Donnelly, Film Programmer
- Status: Full Time
- Start Date: As soon as possible
- Posting Dates: January 2, 2014 - January 31, 2014
The Museum is seeking a highly motivated individual, with a strong sense of technical and strategic leadership, and a demonstrated drive to achieve the highest possible quality in the archival exhibition of moving images. The Chief Projectionist is responsible for the exhibition of moving images of all formats in the Museum's screening facilities.
- Coordinates and supervises the inspection of all film prints and other moving image materials screened in the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House's main film exhibition venue
- Ships all film prints delivered for Dryden Theatre screenings
- Maintains the motion picture projection equipment in the Museum's auditoriums and galleries
- Assures that the motion picture and audiovisual programs of the George Eastman House are presented in compliance with the highest technical and curatorial standards
- Actively participates in the training and mentoring activities of volunteers, interns and students enrolled in The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation
- In consultation with other Museum staff, oversees the hiring and scheduling of part-time projectionists
- The Chief Projectionist's daily working schedule coincides primarily with the Museum's public film programs, which occur daily including weekends, during evening hours and reports directly to the Film Programmer
- Additional duties may be assigned as necessary
- Thorough knowledge of archival film projection practices and technology; outstanding skills in the operation of film handling equipment, including 35mm and 16mm changeover projection; handling and projection of other film formats; knowledge and ability to project video and digital formats
- Ability to oversee the maintenance and repair of all projection equipment in use in the Museum's theatres and galleries
- Knowledge and understanding of the presentation of public motion picture theatrical events, with special emphasis on quality of projection, sound, theatre lighting
- Professional experience with film distributors and scholars, filmmakers and special guests of the Museum
- Skill in handling and repair of all film formats, including nitrate-based film prints
- Ability to perform multiple tasks under the constraints of time and high presentation standards
- Knowledge and understanding of the field of motion picture preservation, film archive standards, and policies
- Ability to coordinate and supervise a team of projectionists, and liaise with other Museum staff in the presentation of the Museum's public film programs
- Ability to lift, carry and transport weights up to 50 pounds
Send the following information, via email, to Lori Donnelly, Film Programmer, Motion Picture Department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A letter of intent
- A complete resumé;
- Contact information for two professional references.
George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Department: Collection Management
- Reports To: Wataru Okada, Director of Collection Management
- Status: Full Time
- Start Date: Immediately
- Posting Dates: : February 13, 2014 through February 27, 2014
Coordinate the transportation of collections and related artifacts; closely track and record the movement of shipments. Manage and maintain the museum's centralized shipping services in support of diverse collection activities and improve the overall security of the museum collection.
- Process and coordinate collection-related shipments and transportations requested by curatorial departments. Monitor and record the movements of multiple shipments on a real-time basis. The type of shipments and associated collection activities include, new and pending acquisitions, incoming and outgoing loans, exhibition rentals, conservation treatments and evaluation, film preservation, digitization, theatrical screenings, and other types of collection access and dispersals.
- Whenever appropriate or required, obtain multiple quotes from specialized fine art shipping companies and ensure economical and safe transportation of artifacts while working closely with curatorial staff members.
- Create, organize and update a roster of preferred fine art shipping companies and other commercial transporters. Search for competitive prices and safer, efficient methods of transportation on a regular basis.
- Working closely with security officers and Mailroom personnel, contribute to the improvement of security in and around the museum's loading dock.
- In conjunction with Mailroom personnel, greet shippers and drivers as needed. Notify appropriate personnel of shipment arrivals, and ensure the timely quarantine and securing of delivered collections and artifacts.
- Working closely with the Object Preparation team and the Manager of Exhibitions, coordinate the storage and organization of crates in the museum's Holding Room.
- Maintain a working relationship with the customs broker and/or import-export consultants (Masterpiece International). Renew the museum's Continuous US Customs Bond annually.
- Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Collection Management and the Manager of Collection Records.
- Bachelor degree in Museum Studies or related field.
- Minimum 1 year of experience in shipping or project coordination in a museum setting.
- Experience in handling museum collections or similar artifacts is a plus.
- Working knowledge of import/expert, US Customs Bond is a plus.
- Proficient with the use of various computer software and mobile devices.
- Extensive knowledge of conservation and handling requirements for a wide range of film, tape, digital and paper items.
Submit resume and cover letter to Wataru Okada, Director of Collection Management at: email@example.com
George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer