Closing date: January 4, 2013
Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks a full-time Assistant Curator in its Pictorial Collections Department. Hagley is an independent research library devoted to documenting the history of American business, technology, and design. Its collection of prints, photographs, film, audio, and video materials contains over 2 million items, and is the focus of many of our digitization projects.
The successful candidate will assist the Curator of Pictorial Collections and collaborate with other curators to advance library initiatives. Duties include accessioning, arranging, and re-housing AV collections; preparing finding aids for AV collections using Archivists’ Toolkit; coordinating use of Archivists’ Toolkit throughout the Library; entering catalog records in Hagley’s EOS-based library information system; working with the Curator and Digital Archivist to upload images and metadata in Hagley’s ContentDM system; assisting in collection development and grant applications; contributing to Library outreach efforts, including preparing articles, providing content for social network postings, and preparing exhibits and presentations; working with volunteers in ongoing projects; serving on appropriate Library committees; assisting in other departmental activities, including reference and reproduction.
Requirements include either an MLS, a graduate degree in an appropriate field, or equivalent work experience. Prior archival experience or demonstrated ability to arrange, process, and service collections required. Accurate typing and data entry, excellent writing and interpersonal skills required. Experience with the identification of visual formats is a plus. Familiarity with MARC cataloging and appropriate descriptive standards (including the upcoming RDA), Excel, and Archivists’ Toolkit is preferred. Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds. Flexible schedule to work occasional Saturdays is required.
For additional information and application instructions, please visit http://www.hagley.org/employment.html