Job Posting: Librarian/Archivist, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL

Librarian/Archivist (full time), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
We have an opening for Librarian and Archivist who will 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. To be successful in this role, you must be able 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 effectively independently and collaboratively

You must also have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies. Other requirements include:

  • 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
  • Original and copy cataloging experience
  • 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)
  • Knowledge of contemporary art is strongly preferred

This is a full time position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Please apply online at

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