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Vacancy Announcement: Library Technician (Image Collections – Student Assistant), National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art Library
Vacancy Announcement
Library Technician (Image Collections)

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Image Collections Department. The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the development and maintenance of the department’s online catalogue and with preparation of analog and digital images for inclusion in the department’s collections.

Duties include preparing online bibliographic records for images, verifying heading authorities, creating digital image scans and accompanying metadata, preparing shelf labels and containers, and adding item information to a variety of visual materials.

Applicants should have an ability to input detailed cataloging data using a personal computer, familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles, an ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and an ability to type and file accurately. Reading knowledge of a Western European language other than English (French, German, or Italian) and some knowledge of art history is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. A typical schedule is 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked. The position is temporary, but appointment can be extended for the duration of the incumbent’s educational career provided he or she meets the eligibility requirements specified above.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries via e-mail to both addresses below:

Gregory P.J. Most
Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art
g-most@nga.gov

Andrea Gibbs
Deputy Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art
a-gibbs@nga.gov

Vacancy Announcement: Library Technician (Technical Services), National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Technical Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for a wide variety of acquisitions, cataloging, and technical processing activities.

Duties include unpacking and receiving newly acquired library materials, performing bibliographic searching in local and worldwide library networks, entering cataloging information using a personal computer, producing labels and adding item-level information for cataloged titles, and assisting with the maintenance of the department’s manual and automated files.

Applicants should have a familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles; familiarity with the operation of personal computers; an ability to recognize and transcribe detailed bibliographic information; an ability to type and file accurately; and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members. Familiarity with bibliographic and subject vocabulary in French, German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Sarah Osborne Bender
Head of Technical Services
National Gallery of Art Library
email: s-bender@nga.gov

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