Owls Head Transportation Museum seeks Museum Librarian/Archivist

02 Mar 2014 6:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Museum Librarian/ Archivist

Owls Head Transportation Museum

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is seeking candidates for the position of Museum Librarian/Archivist.  The Museum Librarian/Archivist will work under the direction of the Curator to inventory, accession, catalog and input collections to the Museum’s collection database as part of the Lang Education Center.  The successful candidate will have experience working in the Museum or Library fields and experience processing library and archival collections.  She or he will have the ability to lift storage boxes and climb ladders and must communicate effectively, orally and in writing.  MLS or Bachelor’s degree in humanities, history or related field with Museum/Archive experience required.

 Title: Museum Librarian/Archivist 


  • Accessions, processes, inventories and catalogs books, periodicals, archives and manuscripts
  • Applies professional standards to the processing, arrangement and preservation of records
  • Responds to research requests from museum staff and public
  • Digitizes archival collections for incorporation in collection database
  • Orders library, archival and office supplies for the department
  • Implements basic preservation methods
  • Supervises Museum volunteers and interns

 Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of library and archival principles and practices
  • Knowledge of art history and/or museum operations
  • Must be able to lift storage boxes and climb ladders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preservation methods and theory
  • Skilled in using Adobe PhotoShop and other image editing software, scanners and digital photography

 Education and Experience:

  • Museum experience preferred
  • Masters in Library and Information Science or archival experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required in the humanities, history, or a field related to history and/or technology.

Additional Job Information

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Ethan Yankura, Curator, Owls Head Transportation Museum PO Box 277 Owls Head, Maine, 04854.
30,000 to 35,000
Mid Coast
Owls Head

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