Reference – Assistant – The Historic New Orleans Collection – New Orleans, LA

Reference – Assistant:

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 Reference Assistant.

The Reference Assistant assists researchers visiting the Williams Research Center during service hours and provides reference assistance to remote patrons. This position provides advice and direction on research in New Orleans-related subjects. This position also facilitates rights and reproductions requests according to THNOC’s policies and procedures. Additionally, the Reference Assistant is central to ensuring the security and proper handling of collections material in the reading room.

The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or a related degree and two years of experience working in an archives, library, or comparable position. The successful candidate should have extensive knowledge of New Orleans and Louisiana history and culture and a general knowledge of copyright and intellectual property laws. Considered candidates must demonstrate attention to detail, proficient computer skills, very strong writing skills, and proven customer service and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand and become knowledgeable of THNOC holdings and the ability to interpret and articulate this knowledge to others. Prefer a master’s degree in history, library science, or a related degree.

This is a full-time position Tuesday-Saturday. The Collection offers a competitive salary, exceptional benefits, and a dynamic, educational culture.

For consideration, please submit your resume to jobs@hnoc.org by September 3, 2015.

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