Vacancy Announcement: Librarian (Monographs and Metadata Specialist), National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art is seeking applicants for a permanent, full-time professional position in the library’s cataloging section.

Librarian (Monographs Cataloger & Metadata Specialist)

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer, in the Library’s Technical Services Department (PL-T). The primary purpose of the position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs. The incumbent will be responsible for bringing vision and implementation to metadata projects that will expand access to all library collections, and to identify opportunities within relationships to other NGA collections.

The incumbent:

  • Performs original descriptive cataloging, as well as semi-original and copy cataloging based on existing records, using national and local descriptive standards and NGA cataloging policies.
  • Applies principles of data management, standardization, and linking to descriptive records in order to improve access, searching, and relationships between items and collections of items.
  • Contributes to the development of authority records maintained by the library or contributed to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • As a member of the Cataloging Section, the incumbent also implements and contributes to the creation and maintenance of the National Gallery of Art Library’s classification for artist monographs

Detailed information about the position’s duties and qualifications as well as application instructions are available via the USAJOBS links provided below. Applicants must provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement in order to be considered.

The announcements will open at 12:01 am on January 24, 2020. This announcement has an application limit of 100 applications; therefore, applicants need to apply as soon as possible. If the application limit isn’t met previously, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020.

NGA-20-46A (Open to all U.S. citizens)

NGA-20-46B  (Persons with federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities.)

Note: Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each. Current Federal employees who do not meet the time-in-grade requirement should apply to announcement NGA-20-46A.

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