Job Opening – Research Assistant (02/2012)

2012 February 18

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

In keeping with the Museum’s mission of cataloguing and documenting the works in our care, the Research Assistant would conduct research on accessioned objects using resources such as files, auction catalogues, books, correspondence, etc. He/she would be responsible for entering this information into the Museum’s database, TMS. Most importantly, the Research Assistant would oversee the day-to-day administration of entering digital images of drawings and prints into TMS, which would then be accessible to the general public through the Museum’s website. This is a part-time position, fourteen hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
•Manage the day-to-day administration of entering digital images of un-photographed drawings and prints into TMS
•Research and catalogue drawings and prints in the collection
•Enter fully catalogued drawings and prints into TMS
•Handle and transport works of art
•Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
•Knowledge of art history with a special emphasis on drawings and prints required
•Proficiency in French, German, or Italian preferred
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, TMS, and digital photography required

Knowledge and Education:
•MA in art history preferred

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to employoppty@metmuseum.org with the position title in the subject line.

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