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Project Cataloger (Grant Funded)

Job Title: Project Cataloger (Grant Funded)
Reports To: Todd Gustavson, Curator, Technology Collection
Status: Full time, 37.5 hours per week for 26 months.
Posting Date: September 23, 2021 until filled

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Curator of the Technology Collection, the Project Cataloger is responsible for cataloging approximately 1,450 cameras from the Cinematographic Equipment Collection. The Project Cataloger is expected to catalog objects according to staff instruction and in alignment with standards as identified in the Technology Cataloging Manual. Position is full time, 37.5 hours/week for 26 months; includes benefits.

JOB DUTIES:

  • The Project Cataloger’s primary duty is to catalog objects using the museum’s collection management database (TMS) and in accordance with the cataloging guidelines outlined in the Technology Cataloging Manual.
  • The Project Cataloger may also conduct object-based or provenance research which may entail working with other museum staff to obtain relevant information.
  • Works closely with Project Director, Technology Collection Manager, and Project Photographer to maintain efficient workflow.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work takes place in an office environment with moderate to light noise, but duties within collection storage may require work in high, precarious places with exposure to extreme temperature conditions due to climate requirements for the collection.  The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (up to 40lbs), pushing/pulling (up to 40lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, and repetitive motion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • B.A. degree required; M.A. degree preferred in a related field such as art history, visual studies, or photographic collections management, or equivalent work experience.

Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in museum cataloging, preferably of cameras or similar objects, and of using a museum collection database
  • Knowledge of the history of cinema and/or photography is highly desired.
  • Experience in proper handling of collection items is required.
  • Knowledge of standard museum practices, protocols, and ethics preferred.
  • Knowledge of preservation protocols desired.

To be considered for this position, please email a cover letter and a current CV or resume to Todd Gustavson, Curator, Technology Collection at tgustavson@eastman.org.

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