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Library and Archives Assistant, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT



• Sorts, shelves, and shifts library and archives materials according to their classifications
• Creates and maintains inventories of materials in library and archives collections
• Catalogs, processes, and circulates library periodicals
• Updates library catalog records
• Locates and pulls library and archives materials for staff and patrons
• Performs clerical functions incidental to library and archives activities
• Assists library and archives visitors in conducting research and locating resources
• Rehouses materials in the library and archives, following preservation and conservation best practices
• Maintains library and archives statistics
• Identifies resources for social media posts
• Assists with public programs
• Helps create bi-annual newsletter

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Attention to detail
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Bachelor’s degree in History, Art History, Archives, Library Science, or related field.
• Some experience producing archival finding aids according to national descriptive standards preferred
• Experience providing library and archival reference services
• Preferred advanced degree in Library Science
• Familiarity with Library of Congress classification
• Strong computer and technology skills
• Ability to work independently
• Flexible to changing situations
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
• Prior library and archives experience
• Some cataloguing experience preferred

Status: Part Time

How to Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter noting the reason for your interest and salary requirements,
plus your resume to: [email protected]