Library Technician at National Gallery of Art- Washington, DC

National Gallery of Art Library
Vacancy Announcement
Library Technician (Image Collections)

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the
Image Collections Department. The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the
development and maintenance of the department’s online catalogue and with preparation of
analog and digital images for inclusion in the department’s collections.

Duties include preparing online bibliographic records for images, verifying heading authorities,
creating digital image scans and accompanying metadata, preparing shelf labels and containers,
and adding item information to a variety of visual materials.

Applicants should have an ability to input detailed cataloging data using a personal computer,
familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles,
an ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and an ability to type and file
accurately. Reading knowledge of a Western European language other than English (French,
German, or Italian) is desirable.

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student
and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work
schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’;s work
requirements. A typical schedule is 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time
employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and
annual leave based on the amount of hours worked. The position is temporary, but appointment
can be extended for the duration of the incumbent’s educational career provided he or she meets
the eligibility requirements specified above.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries via e-mail to both
addresses below:

Gregory P.J. Most
Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art
g-most@nga.gov

Andrea Gibbs
Deputy Chief, Library Image Collections
National Gallery of Art
a-gibbs@nga.gov

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