The Warren Anatomical Museum seeks a Cataloging Assistant:
Institution: Warren Anatomical Museum, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Address: 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115
Duration: Six months with optional renewal, starting August 20, 2018
Reports To: Curator, Warren Anatomical Museum
Hours: 17 hours per week
Wage: $15 per hour
Description: The Warren Anatomical Museum in the Center for the History of Medicine is seeking a cataloging assistant to support its curatorial and collections management activities. Under the supervision of the museum curator, the cataloging assistant will primarily be responsible for researching and inventorying the Museum’s legacy collections, entering these artifacts into its TMS database, and creating object records for these holdings in the Center for the History of Medicine’s Omeka web publishing platform, OnView. Additional tasks may include assisting the curator with inventorying newly acquired collections prior to accessioning, and providing TMS data entry support for the Museum’s wet tissue cataloging project.
Qualifications: Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree, and must have achieved or be pursuing a Master’s degree in museum studies/museology or a related field. Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to work independently is essential. The applicant should be Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access proficient. Previous museum experience and library and archival research skills preferred.
To apply: Send a letter of interest and resume to the Center for the History of Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Warren Anatomical Museum Cataloging Assistant