Job Posting: Assistant Visual Resource Manager, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)

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The Assistant Visual Resource Manager in the Department of Greek and Roman Art is responsible for managing the departments myriad collections of archives, books, offprints, and electronic publications housed in the Onassis Library.  This includes responsibility for tracking the annual cost center budget and direct spending commensurate with projects and needs of the collection and services.  The individual works in collaboration with Watson Library staff to facilitate cataloguing, digitization, and acquisitions. In addition, this position works on the archives acquired by the Greek and Roman Department in collaboration with the Museum’s Archives Department, and reviews and appropriately integrates other materials directly related to the research, publications, and exhibitions of the Greek and Roman Department. The duration for this role will be through June 30, 2014.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintain the departmental resources, answer inquiries, make them available to and supervise visitors
  • Consult with the Watson Library regarding acquisitions for the Onassis Library according to the needs of the Greek and Roman Department staff, track standing orders
  • Attend to preservation, binding, and conservation
  • Collaborate with the Watson Library for cataloguing, general library policies and services
  • Acquire and organize department-related archives, in consultation with the Museum’s Archives Department
  • Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

  • Required 3-5 years professional experience with demonstrated achievement in an academic or museum environment
  • Proven ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects
  • An in-depth understanding of resources used by curators of ancient art; proven interpersonal, communication, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Experience in overseeing operating budgets
  • Strong service orientation

Knowledge and Education:

  • MA or MLS is required; additional Masters in the Humanities, ancient art history, classics, ancient history is preferred
  • Familiarity with archival procedures
  • Working knowledge of German and French, ancient Greek and Latin if possible

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