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COLLECTIONS CATALOGER

Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Position Description: 
The Collections Cataloger is responsible for multiple projects involving Boston Children’s Museum’s artifact collections. The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: cataloging, documenting, researching and inventorying museum artifacts; taking digital images and scans; and preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The Cataloger will largely be working with materials that have been identified for deaccession and data entry for materials in use for exhibits and programs. Additional responsibilities may include contacting other institutions regarding transfer of materials and appropriately housing and cleaning items in storage.

The Cataloger will attend staff, department, and other meetings as needed and may assist BCM staff and outside visitors in storage. Additional tasks may be assigned by the Curator of Collections as needed.

Qualifications: 
  • High school diploma required; college degree/experience preferred
  • Strong interest in or course work in Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, History, or Public History
  • Working knowledge of office procedures and equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Windows applications
  • Strong organization skills; detail oriented
  • Ability to interact positively with diverse staff and visitors
  • Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment and make good decisions under pressure
  • Familiarity with digital imaging, databases, and scanning a plus
  • Familiarity with online document sharing sites (e.g. Google Docs, Drop Box) a plus
  • Proficiency or interest in social media a plus

Hours: 
This is a part-time (2-3 days per week), temporary position with potential to go through 6/30/18.