Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, Museum of Fine Arts Houston


  • Applies professional standards to the processing, description and arrangement, and preservation of records
  • Supervises volunteer projects and coordinates volunteer schedules
  • Oversees accessioning of records and updating of shelf maps
  • Coordinates twice yearly destruction according to set retention schedule and with approval of Chief of Archives
  • Responds to research requests from museum staff and public
  • Orders archival supplies for the department

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge and experience with MARC, MS Access, Adobe Photoshop, EAD and DACS
  • Knowledge of art history and/or museum operations
  • Must be able to lift archives storage boxes up to 35 lbs and climb ladders

Education and Experience:

  • ALA accredited Masters in Library Science with archival experience or Masters in Archival Studies required
  • 1-2 years’ additional experience processing experience strongly preferred
  • Museum experience preferred

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Job 16-134ARC, P.O. Box 6826, Houston TX 77265-6826; Fax 713-639-7508 or email:

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