Project Cataloger, Full TimePost Date: November 8, 2023
- Organization Name: Connecticut Museum of Culture and History
- Organization URL: https://connecticutmuseum.org
- Job Type: Full Time
- Contact Email Address: email@example.com
- Contact Phone Number:
- Deadline: November 30, 2023
- Reports to: Project Archivist and Manager, American Revolution Papers Digitization Project
- Department: Collections
- Classification: Non-exempt
About the American Revolution Papers Digitization Project:
The American Revolution Papers Digitization Project was planned in anticipation of the country’s 250th anniversary, and will elevate, contextualize, and make more accessible a collection of nationally significant 18th‐century manuscript holdings in the Connecticut Museum’s collection that relate to the political, military, professional, personal, and cultural lives of Connecticut’s diverse population.
The Project Cataloger will play an important role in the implementation of the American Revolution Papers Digitization Project to digitize and catalog archival material related to the American Revolution. The incumbent will be responsible for processing collections, performing research, creating online catalog records, contributing contextual and administrative metadata to records, developing finding aids, and digitizing materials.
This is a full time, three-year federally funded contract position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent’s specific duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Arranging and cataloging manuscript collections using institutionally-adopted techniques, technology, and standards – including paper and digital formats;
- Creating inventories and finding aids to facilitate access to archives and manuscript collections;
- Conducting research and writing descriptions on historical events and people included in archival collections.
- Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Science, History, American Studies, or a related field;
- Knowledge of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, OCLC, or Bibliovation and the Connecticut Digital Archive preferred;
- Experience using digitization equipment;
- Familiarity with and knowledge of processing manuscript collections, including how to properly handle historical and/or fragile documents;
- Ability to read cursive and/or eighteenth-century handwriting;
- Exceptional attention to detail;
- Flexibility and excellent time management skills;
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills; as well as a proven ability to keep accurate and detailed records;
- Excellent writing and editing skills;
- Ability to assess problems and develop possible solutions in conjunction with other members of the team;
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment;
- Affinity for excellent internal and external customer service;
- Exhibit proven reliability and trustworthiness;
- Positive demeanor;
- Knowledge of people and events that took place during the American Revolution is preferred, but not required;
- Ability to lift 30 lbs.
$21 to $23 per hour, $38,220 to $41,860 annualized. Three-year federal grant-funded position.
Eligible for generous full time employee benefits including paid vacation and sick time, participation in employer-contributing 403b plan, and health, life and disability insurance.
Full time, Monday through Friday, mainly on-site in Hartford, CT.
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until position is filled. Final candidate subject to background and reference check.
How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Presutti, Director of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 30, 2023.
The Connecticut Museum is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.