MUSEUM SPECIALIST (ART), GS-1016-9NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
Library – Image Collections
Vacancy Announcement no. 07-77
Closing date: 11/16/2007
Salary: $46,041 - $59,852 P/A
The position is located within the Library’s Department of Image Collections of the National Gallery of Art. Maintains and develops an extensive study collection of slides, photographs and digital images of American and British art to 1900. Performs original descriptive and subject online cataloging of images using the Library’s online catalogue (Mercury) and image database (Oculus), with all information being coded into machine-readable formats. Contributes to the development of two online authority files – a subject and institutional/personal name file and an artist file. Assists in the implementation of the Gallery’s image classification and subject heading system for art historical images. Researches and upgrades the Department’s American and British art to 1900 collections and identifies photographic images needed to enhance the collection and recommends their purchase. Assists Gallery staff, fellows, and visiting scholars by providing reference assistance for locating images. Monitors the physical condition of the image collections and takes action to conserve or replace damaged images. Catalogs images for assigned National Gallery temporary exhibitions and updates records upon publication of exhibition catalog.
For full information about how to apply for this position, see www.nga.gov/resources/employ.htm and see Vacancy Announcement no. 07-77.