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Friday, August 7, 2015

F/T - Brooklyn Museum - Museum Archivist/Manager of Library Special Collections (Brooklyn)

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The Brooklyn Museum is seeking a professionally trained archivist with a Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent graduate degree. The successful candidate will have five years of experience working with archives and special collections preferably in a museum setting overseeing the acquisition, organization, cataloging and processing of archival collections. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, working with staff and the public. Proficient technical skills, including experience with MS Access and ability to manage and manipulate data; knowledge of current archival issues and trends, particularly in relation to electronic records and descriptive standards. Accuracy with detailed work essential; strong organizational and administrative abilities.

Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Principal Librarian, the Museum Archivist is responsible for the archives of the Brooklyn Museum. The Archivist is responsible for overseeing the Museum’s records management program including key electronic records created by the Brooklyn Museum staff. The Archivist will work as a team member with the Libraries and Archives Staff and will assist with with collection development, and grant writing for the Archives and Library Special Collections. The Archivist will implement policies and procedures regarding the maintenance and use of archival records; arrange and describe records; catalog special collections and provide online access to those collections; support digital projects, including electronic records management; manage and maintain archives collection databases; manage image collections, including interaction with Digital Collections and Services and Technology staff to facilitate inclusion of Library and Arch ives images in the Museum’s online systems; process image reproduction requests; prepare surveys, finding aids and inventories; provide reference services to the Museum staff and the public; and train and supervise Archives staff, volunteers and interns.

Regular Work Schedule: 35 hours, Monday through Friday.
Start Date: September 14, 2015

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to