Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks a full-time Assistant
Curator in its Pictorial Collections Department. Hagley is an independent
research library devoted to documenting the history of American business,
technology, and design. Its collection of prints, photographs, film, audio,
and video materials contains over 2 million items, and is the focus of many of
our digitization projects.
The successful candidate will assist the Curator of Pictorial Collections and
collaborate with other curators to advance library initiatives. Duties include
accessioning, arranging, and re-housing AV collections; preparing finding aids
for AV collections using Archivists' Toolkit; coordinating use of Archivists'
Toolkit throughout the Library; entering catalog records in Hagley's EOS-based
library information system; working with the Curator and Digital Archivist to
upload images and metadata in Hagley's ContentDM system; assisting in
collection development and grant applications; contributing to Library
outreach efforts, including preparing articles, providing content for social
network postings, and preparing exhibits and presentations; working with
volunteers in ongoing projects; serving on appropriate Library committees;
assisting in other departmental activities, including reference and
Requirements include either an MLS, a graduate degree in an appropriate field,
or equivalent work experience. Prior archival experience or demonstrated
ability to arrange, process, and service collections required. Accurate typing
and data entry, excellent writing and interpersonal skills required.
Experience with the identification of visual formats is a plus. Familiarity
with MARC cataloging and appropriate descriptive standards (including the
upcoming RDA), Excel, and Archivists' Toolkit is preferred. Must be able to
lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds. Flexible schedule to work
occasional Saturdays is required.
For additional information and application instructions, please visit
Employer Profile: Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and
interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley's collections
document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and
political dimensions of our society from the late 18th century to the present.
The library, a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association, is
organized into six departments: Manuscripts and Archives, Pictorial
Collections, Imprints, Digital Archives, the Conservation Laboratory, and the
Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society. Current holdings
comprise 37,000 linear feet in the Manuscripts and Archives Department, over 2
million visual items in the Pictorial Collections Department, over 290,000
printed volumes in the Imprints Department, and over 300,000 digital documents
and artifacts in the Digital Collections Department. The Center sponsors
conferences and seminars and manages a research grant program. The
Conservation Laboratory supports staff engaged in collections care, staff
collections care training, and disaster recovery planning.
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