Digitization Fellow of Cataloging

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is seeking candidates for a Digitization Fellow of Cataloging which supports digitization and provides public access to the correspondence and ephemera contained within the museum’s Artist Archives collections. This is a 2-year full time position with benefits. He/she is responsible for handling archival materials; creating KEMu database records to represent archival objects; performing OCR on textual documents; cross-referencing related database records; and publishing records and images to the museum’s IMu interface.

Responsibilities

• Document and catalog archival materials in collection management system according to museum and industry standards.
• Apply established metadata standards to new or legacy collection records for ingesting into collection management system.
• Assess and prioritize archival materials for digitization.
• Coordinate day-to-day movement of archival materials.
• Perform OCR on textual documents.
• Cross-reference archives records with related records for the museum’s art collection, exhibitions, and artists within KEMu.
• Publish records and images to the museum’s IMu interface.
• Import digital multimedia files to collection management system for in-house and public access.
• Assist the project team with interface and data organization planning and best practices.
• Make judgments about proper object handing and representation in collection management system.
• Collaborate with project team to determine best practices, benchmarks, and project workflows.
• Work closely with project team to manage photography workflow and object handling. Record and interpret cataloging statistics for project reports and reviews.
• Assist with maintenance of archival files and records as needed.
• Maintain confidentiality regarding all sensitive museum information; other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Skills and Requirements

• Knowledge of standard archival collections cataloging practices.
• Experience using collection management systems, particularly KEMu.
• Experience transforming and migrating data from legacy sources.
• Experience using Windows.
• Proficiency with MS Office products.
• Excellent written communication skills

Key Characteristics/Traits

• Attention to detail.
• Willingness to collaborate with project team and other museum staff.
• Ability to work quickly and independently to meet specific deadlines.
• Interest in using technology to engage with museum audiences.
• Interest in museum collections and exhibitions.

Qualifications/Education

• Minimum undergraduate degree in art history, English, history, library sciences, or related field; MSIS or MLS degree preferred.
• Experience handling archival or other rare/fragile materials in a museum, library, or educational setting.

Other Job Requirements

• Must pass post-offer drug screen and background screen.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and employment references to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax (817) 665-4315, email human.resources@cartermuseum.org. EEOC.