Cataloging Assistant (Part-time Contract) – National Gallery of Art

Division of Imaging and Visual Services
Washington, D.C. 20565

Position Vacancy: Cataloging assistant (part-time contract)

Catalog individual and collections of images in our digital asset management system, Extensis Portfolio. Validate record entries created by other catalogers, proof existing metadata and ensure consistency with cataloging standards. Generate reports from Extensis Portfolio and other systems. Help manage cataloging workflow and suggest improvements to the cataloging process. Assist in training and provide cataloging support to other Gallery departments. Create and update records in the department’s application for managing outside requests for digital images (Filemaker Pro). Help test and develop new systems for making the departmental image
collections accessible to museum staff.

Bachelor of Arts in appropriate field. Will consider undergraduate applicants with substantial progress towards degree and commensurate experience. Familiarity with digital image cataloging and digital imaging terminology e.g. IPTC metadata. Strong administrative aptitude and excellent writing abilities. Excellent computer skills: Macintosh computers, digital imaging applications, Microsoft Office, database applications, FileMakerPro preferred. Must be able to work independently and proactively. Current art history, museum studies, or library science graduate students are invited to apply. This position is part-time, about twenty hours per week, on a flexible schedule for this academic year. The salary is negotiable, and the position is open until filled.

Please submit resumes and/or questions to:
Bob Grove
Head, Digital Services
Division of Imaging and Visual Services
National Gallery of Art
2000 B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785

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