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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com
The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.