Digitization Fellow, Cataloging

The Amon Carter Museum of American art seeks a Digitization Fellow in Cataloging. This position supports the operations of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art to digitize and provide public access to the correspondence and ephemera contained within the museum’s Artist Archives collections. 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. This is a Full Time, Grant Funded Temporary position.

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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to human.resources@cartermuseum.org, fax to 817-665-4315 or mail to Human Resources, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. No walk-ins. EEOC