Web Archiving Technician

Post Date:
August 14, 2019

Part-Time

NYARC (New York Art Resources Consortium) |Web Archiving Technician
21 hours/week during fall/spring academic semester; $15.25/hour
Anticipated start date in September 2019.

Background

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,400 works of art from the ninth to the nineteenth centuries, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The residence is one of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions. The Collection with its furnishings and works of art has been open to the public since 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Adjacent to the museum is The Frick Art Reference Library, an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 360,000 books and periodicals, and 100,000 auction catalogs. Today it is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collecting and is open to interested individuals from all over the world. Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.

Position Summary

Using Archive-It and other tools, the Technician will build and refine web-based collections, perform quality control, and participate in cataloging of web resources and the development of descriptive metadata practices. Create bibliographic records of web resources using OCLC Connexion. Create and update administrative records. Provide written reports and evaluations.

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited Master’s Degree program in Library/Information Science, Art History, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated interest in web archiving and metadata creation in a research library or comparable environment
  • General knowledge of software applications supporting integrated access to online collections and associated technologies
  • Knowledge of current trends and emerging technologies in web archiving
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members in a consortial environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in library or archives; knowledge of web archiving tools and techniques; knowledge of scholarly literature of art history; coursework/training in metadata

Benefits in Employment with the Frick Collection

All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, we provide employees and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and an on-site discounted employee dining service. Part-time employees are also eligible to accrue sick in accordance with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Application Process

Application Process, send resume and cover letter to:

Library Administration
jobs@frick.org
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
NY, NY 10021

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.