Carnegie Museum of Art seeks a full-time Project Specialist - Art Tracks, to support aspects of a 12-month federally funded grant project, called Art Tracks, focused on the development and dissemination of standards for digital provenance. This position enhances data in the museum’s collections management system related to the provenance and exhibition history of the permanent collection and the Art Tracks project. Works closely with the Collections Database Administrator and Technical Lead to implement and maintain standards, policies, and documentation and perform periodic testing to ensure the integrity of data. Supports the research efforts of Curators in the Fine Arts department on provenance of the Northbrook Collection. Provides general administrative support for the Art Tracks project, including project organization, documentation, and communication.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The position requires a bachelor’s degree, excellent computer skills, and a working knowledge of collections management systems. Knowledge of KE Emu is highly desirable. Previous experience in a museum, library, archive or comparable organization is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Project Specialist, Art Tracks should be knowledgeable about best practices and standards in information management, with some background in art/art history. S/he must have strong planning and organizational skills; be a good problem-solver; and have the ability to communicate with multiple constituents. S/he should be equally adept at working independently and in a team-oriented environment, including maintaining collegial relationships with individuals from different backgrounds and levels of expertise. Must be able to pay close attention to detail; meet deadlines; remain calm under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature; there will be close contact with a personal computer for long periods of time.
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