Purpose of Position Assist performing arts and art collection departments with public services, photoduplication, and collection management.
Essential Functions Answer research and reference inquiries from onsite and reading room users. Process photoduplication orders, publication permissions, and exhibition loans. Assist head of art department in managing art collection inventories and digital files. Assist heads of art and performing arts departments with exhibitions; carry out occasional research. Assist with visiting classes using art and performing arts materials; sit at Visual Materials circulation desk in Reading Room as required to answer reference questions. Page and reshelve collection materials; supervise Federal Work Study student or students.
Required qualifications High school or GED, and four years of applicable library experience, including at least two years of full-time equivalent experience at the Library Assist I level; or, Bachelor’s degree and two years of full-time equivalent applicable library experience, including at least one year of full-time equivalent library experience at the Library Assistant I level; or twelve hours of graduate coursework in Library and Information Science and one year of full-time equivalent library experience at the Library Assistant I level. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s or graduate degree with major in art and/or theater. Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Experience working in public services in a library/museum setting. Experience working with a collection management system. Knowledge of documentation standards for museums or archival materials. Superior writing and communication skills. Detail oriented. Able to work independently and with minimal supervision. Supervisory experience preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Ransom Center art and/or performing arts collections.