We are seeking a Collections Technician. This position assists the registrar in the overall physical care and preservation of the collection. The collection technician is a key member of the collections team, supporting select activities and initiatives of the Office of Cultural Properties and University Museums providing direct assistance with preventive maintenance and conservation techniques. Under general supervision, this position accomplishes tasks independently, informing supervisor of any concerns, progress, and problems. The position works with the cultural property holdings of Homewood Museum, Evergreen Museum & Library, and University Campus Collection, which includes objects located on campuses of Homewood and Peabody Institute. The collection includes over 18,000 objects and is used in teaching, research, and exhibition by students, faculty, staff, and scholars across various disciplines.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Contribute to the preservation of collections and ongoing maintenance of exhibition and storage spaces, object cleaning, custom housing, environmental monitoring, object examination and reporting, and minor treatments such as polishing silver.
Develop a digital condition reporting system, generate technical reports on the condition of select objects, and update object records accordingly in the collection management database.
Assist in identifying collection care priorities and planning project workflows in collaboration with the registrar and the curator. Participate in the implementation of collection projects.
Assist other tasks such as object photography, labeling, moving, organizing, and inventory.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Two years related experience, with some exposure to automated library systems preferred.
Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Classified Title: Library Assistant II Working Title: Collection Technician Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OD Min/Mid/Max Hourly Range: $15.70/ $21.65/ $27.55 (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: 10000064-Collections & Academic Services Personnel area: Libraries
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This position does not offer sponsorship.
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