The Archival Assistant is a part-time (20 hours per week) position that provides support to the staff of the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC). Primary duties involve intake and processing of institutional archives and the LRC’s Archives of Women Artists.
This is a temporary, part-time position for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal.
Receiving and indexing new accessions of materials
Processing physical archival materials
Creating collection inventories
Monitoring, preserving, and protecting collections
Arrangement and rehousing of collection items in a variety of media
Description of records (including creation of finding aids and bibliographic records)
Assisting with the preservation of born-digital archives
Aiding researchers by locating and making archival materials available
Staffing the reference desk
Other duties as assigned
This position requires candidates enrolled in, or recent graduates of, an ALA-accredited library school or an accredited archives program, or have equivalent work experience in an archives setting. Familiarity with principles of archival and records management, knowledge of art history and/or museum studies is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience:
Excellent writing, communication, and comprehension skills
Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail
Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
Ability to research and identify artifacts
Ability to become knowledgeable about the history of NMWA, its exhibitions, and programming
Ability to show initiative in archival administration
Physical requirements: ability to lift heavy boxes and comfortable working on a ladder
Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to HR@nmwa.org. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.