<p><u>Position Overview:</u><br /><strong><u>This is a temporary, full-time position for one year</u>.</strong> Funding is from a grant from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Program, administered by the Minnesota Historical Society. The collections cataloger will create a digital collection management system including digital images of all Jaques works in Minnesota, including holdings at the Bell Museum, Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, MN; the St. Louis County Historical Society in Duluth and the Minnesota Museum of Mining in Chisholm. Statewide, the collection includes approximately 1200 objects as well as many related documents.<br /><br />Under direction of the Curator of Exhibits, the Collections Cataloger oversees all aspects of the funded archiving and digital collections project. The Collections Cataloger will 1) assist in the implementation of data standards and data entry guidelines, 2) organize, compile and digitize source documents related to the works in the collection, 3) enter compiled data in collections management system, 4) confer with Curator and other staff to ensure accuracy of data and 5) supervise student assistant who will complete most routine data entry. Basic data from the system together with images will be publically accessible through the UMN Libraries Media Archives.<br /><br /><u>Major Areas of Accountability (with percentages):</u><br /><br /><em>Digitization Project Coordination (40%)</em><br />• Develops overall work plan with milestones for project completion<br />• Work with museum staff, staff from partner organizations and contractor “Whirl-i-Gig” to adapt the open-source software “Collective Access” to create a digital collection management system for use in cataloging the Jaques art collection<br />• Work with partner organizations to incorporate their collections into the system<br />• Work with UMN Libraries to link database to their UMedia website.<br />• Work with Curator to prepare information for project reports<br />• Train museum staff on the use of the collection management system<br /><br /><em>Metadata Creation (40%)</em><br />• Sequence collections for digitization and set priorities<br />• Supervise student assistant’s data entry and oversee quality control checks on data<br />• Oversee metadata production and create original metadata as needed<br />• Scan artworks and other documents as needed<br /><br /><em>Content Research and Archiving (20%)</em><br />• Works with Curator of Exhibits to research the significance of the collection of artworks, artifacts and documents<br />• Create archival filing system for original materials<br /><br /> </p>
<p><u>Essential Qualifications</u><br />• Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, library science or related fields and 2 years of museum experience; or a combination of related education and work experience equal to six years<br />• Training and experience in the use of digital database systems<br />• Highly organized and self-motivated with strong attention to details<br />• Ability to lift 20 lbs.<br /><br /><u>Desired Qualifications</u><br />• Experience working with library or museum collections<br />• Knowledge and experience in handling works of art<br />• Experience scanning artworks and documents<br />• Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Library Science or Art History<br />• Experience in cataloging works of art, historical collections or other museum collections<br />• Experience using and/or creating databases for museum collections</p>
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