Collections Assistant, Manuscript and Visual

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INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY
JOB TITLE: Collections Assistant, Manuscript and Visual
DEPARTMENT: Archives and Library
FLSA STATUS & PAY GRADE: Nonexempt A
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Collections Management
EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED: N/A
FULL TIME/PART TIME: Temporary, Part Time
Nature of work: Assist staff of Manuscript and Visual Collections Department in the
processing of collections.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Box and folder collections as requested by department members.
2. Perform light conservation work.
3. Process and write collection description for new or reprocessed collections.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
1. Proven research and communication skills and an understanding of or ability to learn
research library practices and procedures.
2. General knowledge of standard cataloging practices and principles under Library of
Congress Classification System.
3. Ability to prioritize and organize tasks, meet specific deadlines, and follow assignments
through to completion.
4. Excellent computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Office suite as well as basic office
equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Movement – Stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching in order to reach and pick
up items
Strength – Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 35 pounds
Manual Dexterity – Ability to handle fragile items with care
Wrist and Visual Stamina – Ability to type and focus on a computer screen for prolonged
periods of time
(Incumbent must be able to meet physical requirements with or without reasonable
accommodations. Reasonable request of accommodation is to be determined by IHS on a
case-by-case basis, in accordance with ADA guidelines.)
QUALIFICATIONS:
MINIMUM: Bachelor’s degree in History, Public History, Library Information Sciences, or
related field.
PREFERRED: An awareness of or interest in Indiana History. Work experience in a library,
archives, or museum setting.
Part-time
This position is limited to 15 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.
Applications
Please send a cover letter and resume to: April Kerber, Senior Director, Human Resources,
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202,
[email protected] or Fax: 317/233.0857. Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled.
The Indiana Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.
www.indianahistory.org
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