Local History and Museum Specialist
About this Job
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The ASCPL is hiring a Local History and Museum Specialist who will be a vital partner in the development and opening of the new Akron History Center (AHC) in downtown Akron with duties including helping to create and maintain procedures for museum operations; creating and maintaining agreements with AHC partners regarding the curation and rotation of exhibits; coordinating tours of the AHC and helps with other seasonal event exhibit rotations; working with Downtown Akron Partnership and other organizations to recruit, train, and schedule volunteers to meet AHC needs; and coordinating with multiple internal and external partners about AHC needs. The role also plays a part in the creation, rotation, and promotion of exhibits in the Special Collections agency at Main Library, including promoting exhibits via social media; processing, digitizing, and creating metadata for archival collections; and reviewing and maintaining material to be included in Archives Catalog and Summit Memory.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Required: Bachelor’s degree in History, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or related field. Knowledge of the principles and practices of archival and museum standards. Knowledge of the standards and best practices for the care, management, and exhibition of historic materials, including artifacts. Knowledge of archival and digital preservation practices. Knowledge of local history resources. Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom as they apply to public libraries. Ability to plan and conduct programs for Library customers. Ability to create public displays of information using physical, video, and digital tools and use image processing software and digital collection management systems. Ability to create- and manage a range of programs for AHC and Library customers. Skill in customer service. Ability to engage new audiences and promote AHC and Library services to all customers. A valid driver's license, automobile insurance, and reliable personal transportation. Ability to pass criminal background and education verification checks.
Preferred: Master’s degree in History, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or related field. 2 to 5 or more years of relevant experience.
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset. We’ve been recognized nationally as one of the finest public libraries in the United States due to our excellent customer service, collaborative community involvement, and high level of customer and employee satisfaction.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, voluntary benefits (health, dental, and vision), ASCPL-provided life insurance, and retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).
How to Apply
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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled
For consideration, applicants for this position must either submit a resume and a cover letter indicating previous applicable experience and training or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Email resumes to [email protected] or mail them to: Human Resources, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High Street, Akron OH 44326-0001. For more information about the ASCPL system, visit our website at www.akronlibrary.org.
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Posted On: Jul 20, 2023 / This posting expires: Sep 2, 2023