Cataloging Assistant, Harvard University


The Slides and Digital Images Department of the Fine Arts Library is seeking a part-time cataloging assistant to create and enhance descriptive cataloging of western visual materials. Under the supervision of the assistant curator, the cataloging assistant will provide original cataloging and subject indexing of images in analog and digital formats, performed in accordance with Harvard’s online system (OLIVIA). The cataloging assistant will research and establish entries for names, work titles, locations, sites, etc., so that data will conform to appropriate
authority files. Other tasks may include, but are not limited to, retrieving slides for scanning and other related projects as needed.

This position is 10-15 hours/week.


Strong background in Western European art history with  reading knowledge of at least one other European language.  The candidate must be detail-oriented with strong  analytical skills. Previous experience in cataloging or related work preferred.



If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Aaron Weinberger at

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