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erika.katayama
04-05-2013, 07:33 AM
Project Manager, Boston Furniture Archive
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, Delaware

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  Two-year, benefits-eligible position to develop and oversee the Boston Furniture Archive, an on-line digital database of Boston furniture made between 1630 and 1930.  Responsibilities include: investigation of decorative arts databases across the country and development of a format for digitized records that works best for the Boston Furniture Archive within the framework of Winterthurís Decorative Arts Photographic Collection (DAPC); formulation of a two-year plan for the Archive that makes the most effective use of available funding for the project and ensures that the Archive is available on-line by the conclusion of the two-year project; establishment and oversight of a team of volunteer and paid interns who will assist in the cataloging of Boston furniture in Massachusetts and/or library research at Winterthur; and management of the overall project.  He/she will also serve as a member of the team affiliated with the project, Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture.  The Archive begins with approximately 500 Boston furniture files in Winterthurís DAPC.  Through the identification of additional examples of Boston furniture during field work in Massachusetts and library research at Winterthur, it is envisioned that this database will grow to approximately 3000 records.  JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Minimum education:  BA/BS in Art History, History, or related field.  Minimum knowledge/skills:  Understanding of computerized cataloging systems and exceptional people skills are essential.  Strong knowledge of American decorative arts and especially American furniture made before 1930 and object cataloging is a must.  Good working knowledge of online databases.  Good supervisory skills. In addition, strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, and the capacity to work both independently and in a team.  Able to engage a broad spectrum of the public in the project through public speaking.  Ability to develop project timetables and manage these timetables and budget.  Able to travel to Massachusetts as required.  Able to handle and move collections objects and furniture.  Possess valid driverís license.  Strong writing skills.  Minimum experience:  A minimum of 3 years in any combination of museum project management, cataloging, collections database or related experience.  Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2013.  Letters of interest and resumes can be sent to jobs@winterthur.org (jobs@winterthur.org)