ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Fall Meeting in Washington D.C.

Save the date!

Friday November 4, 2022

9:30a-4:30p

We’re still developing the schedule, but the day will include local tours, membership presentations, and a hybrid business meeting.

Call for Presentations: https://forms.gle/gxaqrwo9wsQxF7kK9

Please consider sharing your work with your colleagues! Presentations can be 5-10 minutes in length, and can include powerpoint, etc. You’ll notice there is no requested theme—we would really like to see what bubbles up without this and potentially have a wider range of topics, so please think about sharing anything related to your work in an art library, such as collections, space projects, social media, mentoring or staffing, acquisitions, Covid-specific adaptations, etc. If you have questions, feel free to reach out! Please send reply to the call before 9/26 to be notified and give ample time to prepare.

New Commons Group + Listserv for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter has a new listserv!

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter Group is live on ARLIS/NA’s Humanities Commons, and includes a discussion board to replace conversations that would have taken place via listserv. If you would like to continue to receive emails on chapter topics, please join the group!

To move to the new group, please join ARLIS/NA Commons using the same email address you use for your ARLIS/NA membership. If you already have a Humanities Commons login, you can email hello@hcommons.org to request that your account be linked to the ARLIS/NA Commons.

After July 25, 2022, the current LSV listserv will be defunct, and all listserv communication will be through the Commons platform.

Send an email to group-arlis-na-mid-atlantic-chapter@reply.arlisna.hcommons.org and a new forum topic will be posted in ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and sent out to those who elect to receive email notifications (hint: elect to receive email notifications!)

  • Compose a new email from the same email address you registered with.
  • Put the address above in the “To:” field of the email.
  • The email subject will become the topic title.

Job Posting – NEH Archives Intern, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is pleased to announce a nine-month, graduate-level internship in Archives. This position is being generously funded through a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant. The internship is expected to run from Sept. 2022-May 2023 for an average of 24 hours/week.

The NEH Archives Intern will focus on cataloging and preserving the archival collection of a Virginia-born, African American artist. This archival collection will be directly related to an upcoming exhibition. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand their professional skills as a librarian, archivist, collections manager, or other related position and will have the opportunity to participate in the arrangement, description, and preservation of archival collections in the VMFA Library.

The intern will be able to attend meetings and staff activities to gain a fuller understanding of the various functions of the Library as well as projects with related departments such as Conservation, Education, and Curatorial. At the end of the internship, the intern will deliver a presentation about their work to an invited audience of VMFA staff.

Salary

$18.00/hour

Minimum Qualifications

This internship is designed for a graduate student who is pursuing studies in an accredited master’s program in library science, museum studies, or art history.

Additionally, the successful candidate will have the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in using archival collections in a library or archives environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks with little onsite supervision.

Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate should be enrolled in an accredited graduate program, and should have a bachelor’s degree in art history, American history, studio arts, and/or related humanities field.

Special Requirements
Selected candidates must pass a criminal history background check.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested individuals must submit an on-line application by 11:59 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 7, 2022.

Please submit contact information for three (3) references. Provide full name, phone number, and e-mail address. Reference information may be included with the résumé or cover letter; or it may be attached in a separate document in the “other” field in the portal. Professional and educational references are preferred. References should be able to attest to your knowledge, skills, and abilities, especially qualifications relevant to this position.

Please contact the HR office at recruitment@vmfa.museum if you need assistance. VMFA is an EEO/AA and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer. Diverse and inclusive hiring practices are at the heart of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.