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Subject: Position at Bryn Mawr

Position at Bryn Mawr

From: Marianne Weldon <mweldon<-a>
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Collections Information Manager
Bryn Mawr College

Full-time, 18-month position beginning January 2009.

Bryn Mawr College seeks an experienced collections information
manager to oversee establishing a new collections management system
for the 60,000 objects in the College's art and artifact
collections. The project will include installation of a new
collections management system, EmbARK, and migration of numerous
existing Access databases and image files.  The Collections
Information Manager will report to the Collections Manager for Art
and Artifacts, and will work with both the Curator and Collections
Manager on design and implementation of the database and development
and codification of data entry procedures and standards. The
position will oversee review and editing of collections data; entry
of new data; training of undergraduate and graduate student
assistants; and establishment of procedures for ongoing collections
data entry work.

Bryn Mawr's art and artifact collections include fine art,
archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, decorative arts objects,
and geological artifacts. The collections are intended to enhance
the educational mission of Bryn Mawr College and to serve as a
resource for diverse academic departments, including History of Art,
Archaeology, Classics, Anthropology, Fine Arts, Growth and Structure
of Cities, Geology, History, and Languages. Objects from the
collections are utilized for research by faculty, students, and
outside scholars; for exhibitions on the campus and the Internet;
and for loans to regional, national, and international exhibitions.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a field related to the college's
collections. Masters degree in museum studies or related field
desirable. Excellent computer skills, editing skills, and experience
with relational database programs required. Knowledge of collections
management and registration practices required. Experience managing
a similar collections data migration project is highly desirable, as
is experience supervising student workers. Candidate must be
extremely detail-oriented and precise.

Bryn Mawr was founded in 1885 and is located 11 miles west of Center
City Philadelphia, PA.  It includes an undergraduate college of 1300
women and graduate programs in the arts and sciences and social work
for approximately 400 women and men.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2008 and continue
until the position is filled.

Salary: $38,000, comprehensive benefits package, plus 22 days paid

For consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of
at least three professional references to:

   colljobs<-a t->brynmawr< . >edu

Marianne Weldon
Objects Conservator and Collections Manager
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:33
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Received on Wednesday, 26 November, 2008

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