The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. THNOC is a collection of over 35,000 library items, more than two miles of documents and manuscripts, and over 350,000 photographs, prints, drawings, paintings, and other artifacts. The Collection is currently accepting resumes for the position of database manager.
The database manager supports and maintains THNOC’s collection information system(s), including advising departments on methodology for the application of external cataloging standards within the system and creating and maintaining data entry and procedure manuals incorporating rules found in CDWA, DACS, CCO, OCLC Bibliographic Formats, AACR2 and RDA. This position is responsible for documenting and maintaining the centralized rules and standards for data entry and cataloging vocabulary, performing quality control on all databases, and developing and refining report specifications for such. The database manager also assists in the development, management, and support of other databases and automation projects at THNOC and is a key liaison between the IT/Systems Department and other departments.
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of three years of experience in museum registration, cataloging, or database management and development and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Archives or Records Management. The successful candidate shall demonstrate knowledge in database concepts and automated authority controls and standards such as AACR2, CDWA, CCO, DACS, EAD, ISAD(G), MARC, OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards, RDA, AAT, Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging, LCSH, ULAN, TGN, and TGMII. The database manager must possess exceptional communication, organizational, and attention to details skills, an ability to identify and resolve issues, flexibility to an evolving work environment, an ability to meet concurrent deadlines, a proficiency in Microsoft Office, and an ability to work under minimal supervision. Knowledge of archives and historical records administration and knowledge of MINT, collections management systems or MINISIS Inc. software products is preferred.
This is a full-time position Monday-Friday. The Collection offers a competitive salary, exceptional benefits, and a dynamic, educational culture.
For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22, 2015.