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  • Post Date:October 11, 2019
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  • Offered Salary 40,000 - 60,000
    Employer Name National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
Job Description


The Librarian will assist in all aspects of library operations and will perform cataloging, reference, technical services, and

participate in archives management, as well as other duties necessary to fulfill the goals and mission of the LRC.

Working with the Director of the LRC, the Librarian will assist with accounting, bookkeeping, and management of

supplies. The Librarian performs duties requiring knowledge of library practices and procedures, is an ambassador for

the museum in-person and via remote inquiry, and maintains dedication to the preservation, access, and creative

implementation of the collection. Work priorities will change to reflect needs of the community and the collection.

Priorities for the Librarian are established by departmental goals and immediate needs as determined by the Library



•      Providing resource description and technical services support for the collection, including rare and unique     items, artists’ books, and artist files

Providing reference for museum staff and outside researchers

Answering inquiries over the phone, by email, and via snail mail

Managing book processing and collection maintenance

Collaborating with Director on collection development and acquisitions

Overseeing reading room

Basic accounting and bookkeeping

Assisting in training and supporting interns

Supporting institutional archives by facilitating deposit and performing processing as assigned

Assisting Digital Asset Manager to address digital collections originating in the library and archives; digitizing materials

Participating in collaborative problem solving

Other projects as assigned


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Women Studies, or related

fields with two or more years of experience (full-time or equivalent) working in a library. The successful candidate

will demonstrate the following skills/experience:

Copy-cataloging or cataloging experience

Experience in multiple library departments

Enrollment in or completion of an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science Program

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite 

Ability to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated experience of successful team collaboration in a diverse work environment and/or providing services to diverse populations

Exceptional attention to detail

Receptive to feedback and willingness to learn new skills

Desiring continuous improvement and enhancement of library skills


$40,000 – $42,000 annually


Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to [email protected] The National Museum of Women in

the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to

championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum

inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a

vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.