Part-Time Project Assistant

Title: Part-Time Project Assistant, William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares textual materials  for inclusion into the Digital Collection Management System by indexing and assigning metadata.
  • Scans original documents and artifacts, processes images,  indexes the content, assigns metadata, and uploads into the Digital Collection Management System.
  • Assists with subject research for metadata and collection development.
  • Assists with process of requesting and recording permissions from relevant institutions and owners to include non-public domain resources in the digital archive.
  • Assists in coordinating work with volunteers and partner institutions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of digital content management systems, metadata schema, and controlled vocabularies preferred
  • Knowledge of American art, decorative arts, or history preferred
  • Dependability and great attention to detail and accuracy are essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be physically able to lift heavy books, climb ladders, and work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time

Education and Experience:

  • B.A. degree in a Humanities field required
  • Experience with spreadsheet software and database entry required
  • Work experience in a library or archive is preferred

Additional information and full job listing can be found under the Library heading at  https://www.mfah.org/about/current-openings/

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