Employment Opportunities

Associate Librarian

As part of a planned succession process, the Society seeks a qualified individual to serve as associate librarian who, upon successful completion of an orientation process expected to last twelve months, will be named the Society’s head librarian. As associate librarian, the candidate will work collaboratively with curators and library managers to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Society’s collections, policies, and priorities. Projects undertaken during the orientation will prepare the associate librarian for the responsibilities of the head librarian.
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11/1/2016

 

Cataloging Assistant (half time position)

The cataloging assistant is a support position. Under the direction of the Head of Cataloging and the Project Cataloger, the cataloging assistant provides assistance to a wide variety of cataloging department activities designed to improve access to the Society’s collections.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Print or type call numbers on tabs and envelopes for specified collection items
  • Create brief records and assign call numbers to books and pamphlets in specified collections
  • Edit records in the online catalog as instructed
  • Assign call numbers to antiquarian books and pamphlets
  • Provide suitable housing as needed and prepare collection materials for shelving
  • Shift collection materials

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skill/s and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Touch-typing and general computer literacy
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite – Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of general office environment and procedures
  • Ability to manage a variety of assignments simultaneously (“multi-task”)

EDUCATION:
Minimum of High School diploma (or equivalent); some college preferred; previous office or library experience preferred

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Familiarity with Roman numerals

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability to sit / work at a computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to climb ladders, to stoop, to kneel, to bend
  • Ability to push, pull and lift up to 40 lbs

COMPENSATION:
Non-exempt, 20 hours per week. Benefits include some paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave; retirement plan options; professional development opportunities.

To apply:
Submit a letter of application and resume electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with subject line “Search Committee, Cataloging Assistant.” Please include contact information for three references.

The American Antiquarian Society is a learned society founded in 1812 that supports a research library specializing in American history, life, and culture from settlement through the year 1876. The library serves a world-wide community of scholars. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

11/2/2016

 

General Employment Information

Carol-Ann Mackey
Director of Human Resources
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 471-2164
Email: cmackey@mwa.org

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