Founded in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society is a learned society that supports a preeminent national research library specializing in American history, life, and culture from settlement through the year 1876. The library serves a world-wide community of scholars. The Society is committed to maintaining a level of outstanding reference service to its readers and other library constituents that has been our hallmark for decades.
The American Antiquarian Society has an immediate opening for a rare-book cataloger. The Society’s North American Imprints Program is currently creating a detailed union catalog of U.S. imprints published from 1801 through 1820. The position is grant-funded; funding is in place through January 31, 2014, and additional funding will be sought for continuation of the project.
Successful applicants are expected both to create new MARC records and to enhance existing MARC records, working both from original books and pamphlets and from digital and microform surrogates. AAS utilizes Endeavor Information Systems’ Voyager integrated library system.
Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, as well as experience with the MARC formats, with AACR2, and with “Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books.” The MLS is required for this position; familiarity with Voyager and knowledge of Microsoft Access and/or SQL is desirable; a background in American history is highly preferred.
Compensation: This is a full time position, available immediately. Minimum $35,000, based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include health and life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave; retirement plan options; professional development opportunities. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To apply: Submit a letter of application and resume electronically to email@example.com with subject line “Search Committee, NAIP Cataloger.” Please include contact information for three references. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
Please visit the Society’s employment opportunities page for a complete listing of current job openings.