2018–2020 Samuel H. Kress Fellowship
Fixed duration position: September 2018–August 2020.
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field.
The Kress Fellow will work at each institution for 8 months each for a total of 24 months in the Fellow position. The Fellowship begins in September, 2018 and concludes at the end of August, 2020.
- Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials, and support circulation activities.
- Serve as member of the Working Group for NYARC Discovery search tool that is part of NYARC’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded web archiving program to capture, archive, and provide access to born-digital art research materials.
- Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.
- Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Reports to the Chief of Public Services at the Frick, the Reader Services Librarian at MoMA, and the Brooklyn Museum Archivist and Librarian. The Fellow will collaborate with senior staff to co-develop responsibilities, expectations, and projects for each rotation assignment. The Fellow will receive regular feedback on performance and development. The Fellow will actively participate in Library committees, meetings, and events.
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred in 2017 or after.
- Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
- Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.
Salary and Benefits
This is a paid, full-time (35 hours/week) position, and health benefits are included. In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive travel funds to the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).
June 15, 2018
Finalists will receive notification via email.
Submit CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “2018-2020 Samuel H. Kress Fellowship” in the subject line.