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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Position: Project Cataloger

Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

REPORTS TO: Collections Cataloger
DEPARTMENT: Collections and Research
DATE: May, 2008

10 month, grant-funded position, responsible for the processing and cataloging of recently acquired items including historic photographs, ship models, boat parts, tools, clothing, furniture and miscellaneous items, providing physical and intellectual access to the Curatorial Department collection at Mystic Seaport. Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Human Resources Office, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355. For an application or additional information, please call the Human Resources Office at 860.572.5346 or visit our website at Mystic Seaport is an EOE/AA employer.
• Examine, number, measure and describe artifacts, research artifacts and associated people, vessels and subjects.
• Enter detailed catalog data and cross references into Museum’s database program, Mimsy XG using appropriate formats and standards.
• Work with photography staff, collection managers and photographic service provider to coordinate object photography, creating film and digital images.
• Observe present and emerging metadata and cataloging standards and best practices as applied to the Mystic Seaport collections, and the coordinated use of these standards within collections cataloging.
• Participate in Subject Headings and Vessel Authority Cataloging meetings.
• Ability to participate and thrive in a team setting,
• Bachelor’s degree and 4 years museum experience (or equivalent).
• Familiarity with museum practices and standards.
• Proficient with general computer programs.
• Detail oriented and able to handle and work with fragile objects with great care.
• General knowledge of American or maritime history and terminology.
• Current knowledge of applicable Museum metadata standards and practices related to metadata creation and authority control, including AACR2 (RDA), DACS, TEI and LCSH.

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