Collections Cataloger

  • Northfield, Minnesota, United States, 55057
  • Staff

About the Role:

Are you an emerging museum professional looking to make an impact? Your contribution to our team will be to research and describe the College Archives’ 3-D object and textile collections as part of an MNHS grant to make these materials discoverable and available to researchers ahead of the College’s sesquicentennial. Looking for a community that inspires and challenges you, where you can be part of a collaborative and welcoming team where no two days will be the same? Look no further than St. Olaf.

This is a 12-month term position beginning January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.


What You’ll Do:

• Create original descriptions of the 3D objects, textiles, and artworks in the St. Olaf Archives’ collections in accordance Collective Access input standards and national standards such as CCO and RDA
• Create and review metadata for digital images of 3D objects, textiles and artworks for inclusion in the College’s digital access management system
• Assists in the review and maintenance of the data in Collective Access, including the creation and editing of name and place authorities
• Advise on conservation strategies and priorities as necessary
• Create and edit object cataloging documentation


Who You Are:

You’re a great fit if you have:

• Bachelor’s degree in Humanities; graduate education in Art History, Museum Studies, or Library Science
• Paid or unpaid experience in a museum, archive, or library setting, with targeted experience in creating metadata for 3D objects or other museum collections, or relevant experience.
• Creativity with a deep curiosity and unerring attention to detail.
• Knowledge and experience creating structured metadata for use in collection management systems
• Experience using content standards and controlled vocabularies typically used for describing artworks, textiles and 3D objects, such as CCO, CDWA, or VRA Core



A helpful background includes:

• Master’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, or Library and Information Science, or demonstrated equivalency through experience and training.
• 1+ years of professional experience (or extensive volunteer experience) working in a museum setting with a focus on collections processing and cataloging

Please review the job description here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1crEQjKS2w4kRxwSErqwIlAZl_0JIKDto/view?usp=sharing

 

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

 

A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/

A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/

A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483

An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/

An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/

 

St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. You may request an accommodation. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.

 

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

 

For Staff Application Assistance:
employment@stolaf.edu
507-786-3068

For Faculty Application Assistance:
facultysearch@stolaf.edu
507-786-3356

Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3465
mcdowell@stolaf.edu

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