The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago seeks a full-time Librarian and Archivist to be responsible for maintaining the MCA Library and Archives’ daily operations and caring for collections by cataloging, processing archival materials, providing high quality reference and circulation services, participating in collection management, supervising interns, and working with the Library Director to execute short- and long-term planning and special projects.
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies required. Minimum one year of experience working in a library or archive is required – post MLIS experience is preferred. Experience handling and processing archival material and creating descriptive records for archives is required. Original and copy cataloging experience is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current bibliographic and archival description standards (MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, DACS, LC subject headings, Library of Congress Classification, AAT, and authority control) is required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to: work with integrated library systems and web-based applications; conduct high-level research using primary sources as well as digital and print resources; provide instruction and orientations to library patrons; work with statistics; and work effectively independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and will have successfully demonstrated initiative and attention to detail. Knowledge of contemporary art is strongly preferred. Mobility throughout the building, ability to operate general office equipment, and ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds is required. Full-time schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.
Please apply at http://www2.mcachicago.org/employment