Library Associate (Part-time) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas. Thomas J. Watson Library is The Met’s research library. With its collection of more than one-million volumes, extensive digital collections, and online resources, Watson Library is one of the world’s most comprehensive art libraries. The library’s mission is to support the research activities of the Museum staff and to offer access and outstanding services to an international community of students and scholars.

The Library Associate will assist in enhancing the library’s collection on Indigenous American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Latinx art and artists through searching, ordering, receiving, and processing newly acquired publications identified through a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded grant project. This position will perform basic preservation on newly acquired publications, will digitize public domain works related to the project, and will collaborate with library staff on outreach, public programming, and social media initiatives to highlight and promote the work of these underrepresented groups.

Salary is competitive ($25/hour) and benefits are offered. This is a temporary position consisting of 20 hours per week for a 12-month period of time with the potential to perform some work remotely.

A full position description with requirements and qualifications is available at this link: https://libmma.s3.amazonaws.com/Library+Associate+Watson+Library+October+2021.pdf.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements outlined in the position description, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: lib.search@metmuseum.org. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant.