Job Posting: Metadata Specialist, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)

via VRA Job Opportunities

Under moderate supervision and with considerable latitude for independent judgment oversees the cataloging and metadata needs of the Visual Resources and Multi-Media Services Departments and participates in the acquisition and maintenance of the teaching and archive collections, including digital images, videos, 16mm films, slides, pictures/clippings, bookplates, photographs, and prints.

Education: Must have MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution, BA or minor in an arts-related field preferred.

Experience: Must have at least two years’ experience in (i) cataloging or metadata management in a library, museum, or archive setting and (ii) handling rare or fragile materials, such as slides, photographs, and film.  Experience managing people and projects preferred.

Skills: Must have strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, in addition to being highly organized and able to work as part of a team. Must have demonstrated expertise using Excel and database environments (e.g. Millennium, FileMaker Pro, and Shared Shelf) and applying content standards (e.g. AACR2 and CCO) and authorities (e.g. Getty, LCSH, and LCNAF).  Knowledge of digital and video image files and formats preferred.

Salary: Low to Mid 40’s plus excellent benefits package

*Applications received within the 1st 3 weeks of this posting date of 1/8/13 will be given priority*

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