Publications/Jul 24, 2015

Collections Cataloguer, Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks Collections Cataloguers to join a team dedicated to providing full digital access to the encyclopedic holdings of the Museum.

The Collections Cataloguer (CC) will be responsible for retrospective cataloguing across collections in the Museum Collections Information System (TMS) utilizing best practices in the cataloguing of works of art. As part of the Museum's Information and Technology department, and reporting to the Manager of Collections Information, the CC will focus on transcribing a critical mass of analogue information about the Museum's encyclopedic collections from source documents such as curatorial files and accession records.

  • Perform data "clean-up" as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of data standards and data entry guidelines.
  • Organize, compile, and digitize (as needed) source documents relating to individual works of art in the collection.
  • Enter compiled data in collections information management system adhering to established standards and guidelines.
  • Confer regularly with collections information staff to ensure accuracy of information and the use of appropriate authority tools.
  • Attend weekly team meetings.  

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in art, art history, museum studies, information sciences, or related discipline
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently to produce consistent, high-quality results over long-term project
  • A high degree of organization, self-motivation, and great attention to detail is critical
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest in museums, art history, visual culture
  • Proficiency using multiple operating systems (Windows and Mac OSX) and basic software including Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite

There are two vacancies and each is a one-year term position.