Collections, Digital Resource Assistant


I ndiana Historical Society Job Description December 2015 JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT/AREA: REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED: FULL/PART TIME: FLSA STATUS & PAY GRADE: Collections, Digital Resource Assistant Collections, Digital Resources Director, Digitization N/A Temporary, part-time, up to 29 hours per week Non-exempt B ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.

Working with the Director, Digitization to research and help coordinate digital collections, prepare 2.


IHS staff as scheduled. Perform other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: 1.

Working knowledge of acquisition, registration, and accessioning practices as they relate to historical research libraries. 2.





material for scanning, enter materials into CONTENTdm, the online software for the digital collections. Assist in the general reference duties of the library and provide reference service to the public and Knowledge of ethical, legal, and copyright issues as they relate to historical research collections. General knowledge of standard cataloging practices and principles under Library of Congress Classification System. Ability to handle job’s physical demands, which include reaching, bending, stooping, and lifting heavy items Team player with ability to manage, lead, motivate, and delegate. Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, for diverse audiences. QUALIFICATIONS: MIMIMUM: Bachelor’s degree in Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or related field. Experience processing and/or cataloging archival or library material in all formats, especially visual material. Experience working in a library reference room. PREFERRED: Master's degree in Library Sciences, Museum Studies, or a related field. Experience working with historical collections. Knowledge of Indiana history and history of the Old Northwest. Part-time This position is limited to 29 hours/week and is a temporary position for up to 3 years. Pay is $12/hour. No group health or dental benefits are provided for this position. Other benefits include free parking, staff discounts in the Basile History Market and the Stardust Café, reciprocal benefits at other cultural institutions in Indianapolis. The Indiana Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.