Career Opportunities

Project Archivist

The Museum is seeking a Project Archivist to work on appraisal, housing, organization, and cataloguing of Norton Museum archival materials. This is a full-time, non-exempt grant funded position, reporting to the Curator of American Art.

The basic responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Evaluation of archival materials dating back to the museum’s founding in 1941.
  • Institution of proper housing for archival materials.
  • Organization of archival materials including writing a finding aid for the collection.
  • Establishment of archival protocols so that the collection can be maintained by Norton staff going forward.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent is required, as well as

  • Demonstrated experience appraising collections according to archival principles.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling fragile materials.
  • Understanding of conservation and preservation needs of archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook, and facility with learning other software programs; good customer service skills; pleasant telephone etiquette; ability to work with public, peers, supervisors, Trustees & donors are all requirements.  The successful candidate must also be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Light physical effort is required; such as the ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Interested candidates, please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to wattickj@norton.org  

 


Part-time Gallery Guard
Responsible for safeguarding the Museum’s art work, greeting visitors, giving informative answers to visitors, observing and reporting any irregularities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Safeguard the museum’s works of art and assets through the use of effective security patrols.
  • Understand all museum procedures and assist visitors.
  • Officer must be able to follow directions and react quickly during emergency situations while assisting visitors/ staff.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the security Supervisor on unusual conditions or situations.
  • Speak clearly over a two-way radio and be understood by other members of the force.
  • Officer must be able to work effectively and courteously with diverse groups of visitors and staff.
  • Routinely completes daily patrol schedule for areas assigned within time frequency provided.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Security Supervisor.
  • Conduct oneself in the best interest of the Museum.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be available to work week-ends and an occasional evening shift.
  • Ability to read, write, speak fluent English, and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Officers must be able to stand or walk a patrol during the shift…there will be minimal seating available.
  • Demonstrate ability to act and communicate courteously and professionally with visitors and staff.

Please send resume, along with relevant portfolio samples to wattickj@norton.org  

 

The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.