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Library & Archives Administrator (Part-Time)
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth seeks a part-time (3 days per week) professional information specialist to assume library and archives duties. Candidates should possess knowledge of art history and/or visual arts, particularly for art post-WWII.

General duties:

  • Conduct searches for information and materials
  • Respond to reference queries, both in person and remotely
  • Monitor the research area as needed, ensure the proper handling of records/materials, and assist researchers as needed
  • Retrieve manuscript boxes, books, periodicals, and other materials for use by researchers; re-shelve materials after use
  • Identify and take action on records and items requiring preservation and rehabilitation
  • Provide clear written and oral communication on a regular basis with all Museum departments
  • Present instructional classes to departments on how to use library and archive services
  • Maintain and organize collections and workspaces
  • Understand and apply current copyright laws and standards and conduct copyright permission requests for materials when needed

Library duties:

  • Stay abreast in museum library trends
  • Provide reference for museum staff, volunteers, and researchers
  • Apply RDA cataloging rules to the library’s collections using OCLC Connexion and Worldcat.
  • Process materials with barcodes, stamps, and labels
  • Conduct circulation, collection management, instruction, outreach, and social media duties

Archival duties:

  • Adopt and implement a Records Management Policy and Social Media for Archived Images Policy for materials, notably born digital materials
  • Produce and administer a Records Survey for the museum’s individual departments to use to describe what is in their records series
  • Design and apply a plan on how to arrange materials at the file folder and series levels
  • Prepare form and routine written responses and may draft responses to more complex inquiries
  • Use word processing software to prepare archival electronic finding aids and description
  • Make photocopies or digital reproduction for researchers, staff, and the public

Preferred Technology & Equipment Knowledge

Aleph Integrated Library System, OCLC Connexion, scanner, Microsoft Office 2013, Adobe Photoshop

Required Education
Education requirements are a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program. The Museum Librarian will report to the Head Registrar.

Individuals interested in the opportunity should submit a CV or résumé to http://www.themodern.org/contact/careers/apply.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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