Librarian and Archivist

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Created: October 19, 2015


Are you someone who is:

A creative collaborator with a passion for unlocking hidden collections and connecting people with information?
Intellectually curious and enjoys research?
An organized and thoughtful information professional with a love for art and culture?
If so, then the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is looking for you!

We have an opening for Librarian and Archivist who will be responsible for maintaining the MCA Library and Archives’ daily operations and caring for collections by cataloging, processing archival materials, providing high quality reference and circulation services, participating in collection management, supervising interns, and working with the Library Director to execute short- and long-term planning and special projects. To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

Work with integrated library systems and web-based applications
Conduct high-level research using primary sources as well as digital and print resources
Provide instruction and orientations to library patrons
Work effectively independently and collaboratively
You must also have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library, archival or information studies. Other requirements include:

Minimum one year of experience working in a library or archive is required - post MLIS experience is preferred
Experience handling and processing archival material and creating descriptive records for archives
Original and copy cataloging experience
Demonstrated knowledge of current bibliographic and archival description standards (MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, DACS, LC subject headings, Library of Congress Classification, AAT, and authority control)
Knowledge of contemporary art is strongly preferred
This is a full time position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Mobility throughout the building, ability to operate general office equipment, and ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds is required

Interested? APPLY NOW!

P.S. The MCA provides a generous benefits package that includes: health, dental & vision insurance; paid vacation & personal days; free life, AD&D, short term & long term disability insurance; pension and individual retirement plans; discounted parking, pre-tax transportation programs, discounts for MCA Stage and other programs plus a wide variety of discounts at many cultural institutions in the Chicagoland area.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please.

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