Position Opening: Library/Museum Administrator, Hunterdon County Historical Society (Flemington, NJ)
Contributed By: John Matsen
Applications are being sought for an Administrator at the Hunterdon County Historical Society, 114 Main St., Flemington, NJ. The position is part time at 20 hours per week. The job description is given below. Resumes should be sent to the chairman of the search committee, John Matsen, at firstname.lastname@example.org and are due by November 15.
The Library/Museum Administrator (LMA) is a part time position that reports to the Board of Trustees of the Society.
Library access and reference: The LMA is responsible for the Society’s library located at the Doric House. Responsibilities include:
-Provides access to the library during Thursday afternoons and one Saturday per month and by appointment.
-Schedules volunteers to provide access and assistance in the library during all open hours.
-Recruits and trains volunteers in library procedures and rules.
-Writes, revises, and enforces rules for the use of the library and creates and updates research guides, bibliographies, and finding aids.
Collections management: The LMA is responsible for the Society’s collection of library materials. Responsibilities include:
-Monitors the acquisition of all new materials acquired by the Society, including library collections, manuscript collections, and museum artifacts.
-Records all accessions including the use of PastPerfect museum software.
-Works with the Curator of Manuscripts in the preservation of manuscript items
-Processes and catalogs library and museum materials.
Communications: The LMA is responsible for responding to and/or forwarding the communications to the Society.
Policies: The LMA implements the policies of the Board of Trustees of the Society and attends the meetings of the Board.
The LMA is responsible for assisting the Board of Trustees in oversight and monitoring of the following activities:
-Special events and outreach
-Conservation and preservation of materials
-Website and other technology
Keywords: library administrator, museum administrator, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, part time
Posted: October 16, 2014
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