The primary function of this position is to rehouse and photo document objects in the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum to increase access to the museum collection for the purposes of study, teaching, research and visitation by Johns Hopkins University faculty, students, staff and members of the general public.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create archival housing containers using appropriate archival materials for objects to ensure the long-term preservation of the collection.
Maintain inventory of rehousing supplies and materials and order supplies and materials as needed
Consult with staff on procedures, design, and execution of storage mounts
Track progress of rehousing and location data using museum database
Research design of storage mounts and materials as needed
Verify objects accession numbers and assure proper labeling of housing
Assist with installation and de-installation of objects as needed
Photo-documentation of Objects
Refine and implement photography workflow
Appending metadata to images using Adobe Bridge to ensure images are organized and easily retrievable.
Maintain photography equipment
Maintain the organization of digital images on server
Provide images to researchers and the public
Track photography status of objects in database.
Post on museum social media accounts including Facebook and museum website
Present work to museum visitors
Supervise undergraduates on rehousing and photo-documentation of collection
Develop workflow and projects for students
Provide quality control of products developed by students
Ensure projects are completed in timely manner
Communication closely with the Associate Director and Collections Manager about the status of various aspects of the project
Maintain log of rehoused and photo-documented objects
Prepare rehousing and photography to supervisory staff
Provide other administrative support as needed including occasional staffing of the museum during visiting hours
Assure museum space and workstation is kept clean and tidy
Bachelor's Degree in archaeology, art, art history, museum studies or a related field highly preferred. Requires two years of experience working with artifacts in a museum context. Experience in collections management or conservation preferred.
Knowledge and Skill:
Knowledge of current archival housing practices
Basic skill in constructing housing for museum collections
Understanding of museum documentation and record keeping
Ability and willingness to learn new digital skills in programs including but not limited to Filemaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, Wordpress and Pages
Attention to detail is essential
Excellent communication skills required
Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals, from faculty and researchers to undergraduate students.
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