Job Opening – Manager, Cataloguing and Documentation (03/2010)

2010 March 6

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY

A full-time position is available managing the cataloguing and documentation office. Responsibilities include: Managing primary acquisition documents; implementing research methodologies; gathering primary data through questionnaires; general planning and development of major cataloging projects; and supervision of cataloguing staff. Work with staff members of curatorial, collections management, development, communications, accounting, and rights and reproductions to ensure the permanent collection is adequately and carefully documented.

Requirements: MA in Art History (PhD preferred), with concentration in modern, contemporary, and/or American Art; minimum 5-7 years of professional museum experience in collection cataloguing and research. Demonstrated familiarity with cataloguing rules, classifications, and terminology control; must demonstrate proficiency in TMS and understand the shared protocols of cataloguing and collections databases.  Excellent oral and written communication skills; superior research skills with strong attention to detail and ability to organize information; project management skills; ability to work effectively with all levels of staff.

If interested, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources Department
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021

No calls please.  EOE.


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