Assistant Public Art Cataloger – Philadelphia Mural Arts Program – Philadelphia

Specific Responsibilities
● Cataloging public artworks in Mural Arts’ collection
○ Historical cataloging tasks include, but are not limited to, adding and editing descriptive metadata to object records
○ Creating and updating authority records for artists (e.g. names, URLs, and biographical information) and places (e.g. address/GIS data)
● Conducting research into mural projects as necessary to assist in data clean-up tasks
● Communicating regularly (via email and/or Zoom) with the Public Art Cataloger about project progress

Preferred Qualifications
● MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent advanced degree or certification
● 1+ years cataloging experience in library, archives, or museum setting
● Knowledge of best practices in archival and cataloging standards; knowledge of or willingness to learn about best practices in historic preservation standards
● Knowledge of the use and application of standardized vocabularies and thesauri
● Adequate knowledge of digital asset management systems and content management systems
● Familiarity with CollectionSpace CMS and the Public Art Archive a plus
● Experience using Google Workspace (esp. Docs and Sheets), Google Maps, Google Street View (for locating GIS data), and other cloud-based systems
● Familiarity with and interest in public art and social practice, and Philadelphia public history
● Research experience a plus
Mural Arts seeks candidates who value and demonstrate the following core competencies: committed problem solving, deep thinking & fearless creation, inquisitive learning, thoughtful communication, mindful collaboration, personal accountability, and a commitment to actively prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

How to Apply
interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Cooper Moore at by August 12, 2022. Please enter “Assistant Public Art Cataloger application” in the subject line. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.