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Vacancy Announcement: Digital Projects Coordinator, National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art is seeking applicants for a permanent, full-time professional position in the library’s administrative department. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the library division’s digital projects coordinator.

Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator) (GS1410-11)

The incumbent reports to the executive librarian and serves as project manager in conjunction with the division’s department heads in developing, implementing, and maintaining a systematic digitization program.

The incumbent:

  • Coordinates the development, implementation, maintenance, and preservation of the library’s digital collections, which include digitized rare materials and special collections, image resources, and born-digital content;
  • Formulates procedures for the creation, accessioning, intake, and long-term preservation of the library’s digital assets;
  • Manages application of division and institutional standards and guidelines for creating, managing, assessing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections to Gallery staff and the scholarly community;
  • Assesses the efficacy of existing workflows and recommends improvements to processes related to digitization and metadata creation in a variety of formats.

 Detailed information about the position’s duties and qualifications as well as application instructions are available via the USAJOBS links provided below. The job announcement will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Applicants must provide ALL supporting documentation at the time they apply to the vacancy announcement in order to be considered.

NGA-19-152A (Open to all U.S. citizens)

NGA-19-152B (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-19-152A.

Vacancy Announcement: Library Technical Services Department (Student Assistant), National Gallery of Art

Library Technician (Technical Services)

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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