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Monday, October 18, 2010

F/T - Archivist - Metropolitan Opera

Job Post US-NY-NYC Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera is looking for an Archivist with
responsibilities which include managing the existing Archives database
as well as implementing improvements; cataloging materials for
storage; and preparing and installing displays/exhibitions throughout
the Met.

*Manages the MetOpera Database. Ensures integrity and accuracy of data
and system, working with the I.S. Department to troubleshoot problems.
Develops and installs improvements to the system.
*Prepares and installs displays and exhibits throughout the opera house.
*Maintains the historic costume collection including the handling,
storage, and display of costumes dating from the 1890s to the present.
*Arranges and handles preservation of archival materials including
documents, photographs, and costumes.
*Answers inquiries from within and outside the opera house through
various research methods.
*Assists researchers and media/press by supplying information on past
performers, opera, etc.
*Assists Director of Archives with special projects and activities.

Additional Qualifications:

*BA with a MLS in Library Science preferable.
*Archival/Museum experience.
*Knowledge of opera and Met history preferred.
*Excellent computer and strong organization skills required.
*Well versed in MS Office applications.
*Comfortable working in a database environment.
*Ability to lift heavy materials and retrieve items from high shelves.

How to Apply:

Please send resume with cover to:

or fax to
(212) 870-7405

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