Job: Archivist, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

05 Nov 2018 2:50 PM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Archivist will work on appraisal, housing, organization, and cataloguing of Norton Museum archival materials. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, reporting to the Curator of American Art

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluation of archival materials dating back to the museum’s founding in 1941.
  • Institution of proper housing for archival materials.
  • Organization of archival materials including writing a finding aid for the collection.
  • Establishment of archival protocols.
  • Other reasonable duties as requested.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Education:  Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent

Training and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience appraising collections according to archival principles.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling fragile materials.
  • Understanding of conservation and preservation needs of archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet and impose deadlines, working with minimal supervision

Job Knowledge:

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook, and facility with learning other software programs; good customer service skills; pleasant telephone etiquette; ability to work with public, peers, supervisors, Trustees & donors required.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a PC. Light physical effort required; ability to lift and/or move 15 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to wattickj@norton.org

The Norton Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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