The Park City Museum in Park City, Utah has an opening for a Cataloging Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will assist the Museum by cataloging a portion of negatives from the Kendall Webb Collection. Kendall Webb was a well-known professional photographer who worked and lived in Park City for 30 years. The negatives selected for this project are from the 1940s and 1950s, and feature portraits, school activities and community events. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board. The Park City Museum has partnered with the University of Utah to digitize the negatives. The Cataloging Project Coordinator will be responsible for completing the project by cataloging and rehousing the negatives and will play an important part in the Museum’s larger goal to prepare these negatives for long-term cold storage.
- Create new catalog records and enter detailed information into PastPerfect
- Update existing catalog records to meet the Museum’s PastPerfect Data Standards
- Attach images and metadata to PastPerfect catalog records
- Complete condition reports describing current state of degradation
- Organize and maintain digital copies of the negatives
- Work to identify types of negatives, as time allows
- Sort and re-house negatives using appropriate materials, as time allows
- Scan additional prints in the collection, as time allows
- Research and advise on appropriate cold storage methods, as time allows
Additional duties may include assisting the front desk staff, operating a cash register, answering visitors’ questions, researching and writing two articles for the local paper, helping install and/or de-install an exhibit and other tasks as needed.
- Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in History, Museum Studies, Public History or related field.
- Experience with cataloging (especially photographs, negatives or slides) in a museum setting.
- Knowledge and experience with correct artifact handling techniques.
- Experience with database software (PastPerfect a plus); standard office computer skills are required.
- Excellent written communication skills and legible handwriting.
- Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently.
- Self-motivated with strong organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of museum management and procedures.
This is a part-time, contract position with a preferred start date of February 11, 2019 (somewhat negotiable). The wages will be $12/hour with a 584 hour requirement. Hours per week are flexible, but will be capped at 35 hours per week. The total number of hours (and the project) must be completed by June 26, 2019. A typical work week will be Monday – Friday and one Saturday a month.
Please send a letter of interest and resume by Monday, December 3, 2018 to: Ms. Courtney Titus, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, email@example.com (with "CATALOGING PC" in the subject line).
About our organization:
The Park City Museum is a history museum in Park City, Utah that serves a variety of visitors, including the local community and tourists. The Museum’s collection of objects, photographs and archives is remarkably diverse in type and size and offers valuable insight into the history of Park City. Programs offered by the Museum include school and youth groups, tours, lectures, family activities and special events.