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Monday, December 12, 2016

F/T - Research Resources Asst, Whitney (NY)

Research Resources Assistant

The full-time Research Resources Assistant serves as the central staff member providing administrative support for the Research Resources department. The Assistant also provides reference services for Museum staff and external researchers accessing the following units within Research Resources:  
The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, the Archives, Special Collections, and Permanent Collection Documentation Office.

Other Responsibilities:
Assists in circulation and patron database maintenance in the Voyager integrated library system (ILS); schedules appointments and maintains department calendar; processes Library acquisitions; handles all departmental invoicing; oversees periodical subscriptions and acquisition; provides research and clerical assistance to department; assists in overseeing the work of Interns/Volunteers under Archive and Library staff supervision; works on additional projects relevant to Research Resources departmental priorities

2 years’ experience; MLIS degree (with art history or studio art background preferred); hands-on library and archival skills; experience or familiarity with Voyager ILS, ArchiveSpace, and The Museum System (TMS); research experience; knowledge of art history and contemporary American art; familiarity with library and archival preservation.  Understanding of the function and processes of both libraries and archives and related experience a plus; good communication skills necessary.

The Research Resources department provides access to primary resources, published resources, and other research material relating to the Museum’s support of American art and artists through its history, collections, and programming.

Please send resume and cover letter to: and state “Research Resources Assistant in the subject line.  The Museum offers a generous benefit package.

About the Whitney
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.  Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney's new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.