The Living Computers: Museum Labs is looking for a Metadata Cataloguer to work with our team to map metadata from a MARC-based Polaris Integrated Library System to a new Museum Collection Management System.This position is slated to start in February and will last 6 months. The work schedule will be 40 hours per week, M-F, with some flexibility. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMap metadata from MARC to Collection Management System (CMS)Clean data in anticipation of metadata transferLead metadata transfer, testing, and evaluationDocument all steps of the processDemonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability Required Experience with MARC-based catalog recordsAbility to read, synthesize, and describe textual, digital, and visual information.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Attention to detailPreferredWorking knowledge of library and museum theory and practices, and the ability to apply them to specialized collections.Experience with web display of data-driven itemsKnowledge of other descriptive and technical metadata standardsKnowledge or interest in computers, software, history of technology, and/or museumsRequired computer skillsMS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)Facility learning software applications (Polaris ILS, Museum Collection Management Systems, etc.)Education/experience/certifications MLIS DegreeSpecial remarks regarding work environmentThe worksite is a museum, with a warehouse and open plan shared office space.Some objects will be dusty and dirty, and will require careful cleaning.
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