Job Opening – Assistant (03/2011)

2011 March 11

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, Texas

The MFAH is seeking a Summer Archives Assistant to aid in the daily operation of the museum’s archives. Half of the assistant’s hours will be devoted to processing manuscript collections. Work will be conducted in accordance with standard conventions. The remaining half of the assistant’s hours will include developing an online exhibition based on processed materials, providing reference services and assisting with other duties necessary to the operation of the Archives Department. The Summer Archives Assistant is invited to attend behind-the-scene tours and lectures hosted by the Education Department.

= Current enrollment in accredited Masters in Library Science or Archives Studies program.
= Completion of basic archives course at graduate level or prior work experience in archival or special collection setting.
= Knowledge of MARC, DACS, LCSH and AACR2r strongly preferred.
= Experience using OCLC beneficial.
= Art history background preferred.
= Word processing and database skills.
= Ability to lift twenty-five pound boxes and climb ladders.

Work schedule: Ten-week position, June 6 through August 12, 2011. (Some flexibility in starting and ending dates.) Hours are 9am – 5pm, M-F.

Salary: Total salary for ten weeks is $3500.

Deadline for application: April 8, 2011

Please submit a letter of application, current resume, an official college transcript, a sample of writing or work, and a letter of reference to:

Lorraine A. Stuart
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826

Interviews with final candidates residing out-of-state will be conducted by phone.

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