Manuscript Processing and Digitization Assistant – Peabody Essex Museum

By Rebecca Moffit December 9, 2020

Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the nation’s most dynamic art museums. For over 220 years, PEM has been a community anchor and gathering place where anyone can learn, derive inspiration, and gain a deeper appreciation for shared human experiences from around the globe and through time.

PEM’s Phillips Library is seeking a temporary, project-based Manuscript Processing and Digitization Assistant (MPDA). As an integral member of the library staff, the MPDA will complete the processing of the Pingree Collection, a substantial archive of the merchant, shipping, and timber management activities of the Pingree family. Core duties include arranging, describing, preserving, rehousing, and creating finding aids for these collections–all according to standards and best practices. They will collaborate with library staff to identify digitization priorities, and digitize materials. Candidates must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable working independently and in a small team environment.

The project is funded for approximately two to three years.  This part-time position, approximately 21 hours per week, may increase in weekly hours during the course of the project. The employee is required to climb ladders, balance, kneel, and crouch, and must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds. This position demands standing, sitting, and repetitive motions. There will also be some exposure to dust and inactive mold. The Phillips Library is located in PEM’s state-of-the-art Collection Center in Rowley, Massachusetts, so reliable transportation is recommended.

PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

To apply please visit: https://www.pem.org/employment/open-positions

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