Job Posting: Art Collection Cataloger/Project Manager, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

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Art Collection Cataloger/Project Manager – Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Art Collection Cataloger/Project Manager

Position pending grant funding expected July 1, 2010.The Cataloger/Project Manager will report directly to the Head of Research Resources.


* Provide direction and oversight for the implementation of an enhanced cataloging system for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s art collection.
* Manage two-year grant project with oversight of Associate Cataloger and any interns hired to assist with the project.

Project Manager (during the two-year grant project):

* Ensure compliance with protocols and standards for data entry into MIMSY XG
* Provide instruction and assistance to museum staff in the use of MIMSY XG
* Update policies and procedures for data structure, content, and value standards, as needed
* Maintain contact with other industry professionals to stay informed of standards and best practices for museum description and technological developments
* Provide quality assurance through review of regular audit reports
* Act as liaison to outside organizations regarding projects that utilize collections information in shared databases, such as OCLC’s Museum Data Exchange Project

Cataloger (at the conclusion of the grant):

* Catalog all new acquisitions
* Create and update art object and people records
* Create and update authority records and controlled vocabularies
* Provide ongoing user education for MIMSY XG
* Collaborate with other Albright-Knox collections catalogers to provide integrated access to all museum collections (archives, art, digital media, library)


* Excellent writing skills
* Strong organizational skills
* Ability to work independently, with attention to detail


* ALA-accredited MLIS degree with specialization in cataloging or archival studies strongly preferred
* Knowledge of, or experience with, museum, archives, or special collections cataloging according to national and international standards (e.g. CCO, AACR2R, MARC, AAT subject headings, and LCSH)
* Academic background in contemporary art history or related field, advanced degree preferred
* Reading knowledge of a language, other than English, preferred
* Supervisory or grant management experience preferred
* Familiarity with MIMSY XG or other computerized collections management system and fundamental understanding of principles of database structures strongly preferred

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