Librarian, National Museum of Women in the Arts

By IS Lab October 30, 2019

Website National Museum of Women in the Arts


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 Director.


• 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

Salary Range

$40,000-$42,000 annually


Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and resume to

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.

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