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Thursday, August 14, 2014

F/T - Collections Info Assoc, Princeton U Art Mus (NJ)

Collections Information Associate (Long Term Temp), Princeton Univ Art Museum – NJ

With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature over 92,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

The Collections Information Associate is responsible for documenting collections in the Museum Collections Information System (TMS) utilizing best practices in the cataloguing of works of art and archiving digital assets. The CIA, reporting to the Manager of Collections Information and Access, assists in project-specific cataloguing, ensuring the proper archival storage and description of museum didactic and interpretive materials, and in the support of all Collections and Exhibition Information Activities.
This is a 16 month term position with possibility of renewal. Application deadline is 08-19-2014

- Catalogue works of art in Museum’s Collections Information Management System (TMS).
- Verify captions for works of art requested for publication.
- Support research and study of the Museum’s collections through adhering to best practices in museum cataloguing and digital asset management.
- Ensure interpretive texts published in gallery labels and Museum publications are properly catalogued in TMS.
- Organize and compile complete exhibition didactic package for archiving as well as for dissemination to an online audience.
- Assist with creation and maintenance of Exhibition Checklists in TMS.
- Assist in ensuring the accuracy and consistency of object and exhibition information on the Museum’s website.
- Other duties as required.

- Knowledge of and experience managing collection and archival information.
- Expertise in data standards, archival protocols, and excellent communication skills are required.
- 2 years experience in Museum Cataloguing; The Museum System Collections System, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
- Bachelors degree is required.

Masters degree in Art History, Archeology, Museum Studies or related field is preferred.

Finalist will be required to successfully complete a background check.
To apply: