Library and Archives Specialist at Philadelphia Museum of Art Library and Archives
Library and Archives Specialist
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Library and Archives
This is a full-time position with an expected start date of January 2017.
As a key member of the Library and Archives team, the Library and Archives Specialist assists with operations across the department. Working under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, the Specialist is responsible for performing a wide range of tasks and procedures primarily related to: interlibrary loan; paging and shelving; metadata creation; copy cataloging and serials. The Specialist will also support and perform library, archival and copyright reference research; and help with records management.
Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability in maintaining records and data in various information, library, and archival systems, as well as a familiarity with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, MARC, AACR2/RDA, LCSH, LC authorities, and LC classification and shelf listing. A Bachelor’s degree is required. This position requires experience in copy-cataloging procedures or database maintenance guidelines. An ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an aptitude for technology.
Library and Archive Information
The Philadelphia Museum of Art was the first of its kind in the United States to establish a library from the time of its inception, and today, the Library and Archives is considered one of the major and most important art reference libraries in the country. The department’s holdings include over 225,000 books, periodicals, and auction catalogues ranging from the 16th century to today, over 190,000 cataloged digital images, and 3,000 linear feet of archival materials.
For the complete job announcement and how to apply, go to http://philamuseum.org/jobs/#op639