Available Employment Opportunities
Positions will remain posted until filled or until a sufficient pool of qualified candidates has been established. Please refer to the job number when you submit a resume or complete an application for a posted position.
Positions Available as of May 17, 2013
Position: Senior Conservator, Paintings
Job Number: 047-13
Classification: Regular, Full-Time, Salaried, 37.5 hours per week
Working under general supervision, plays a leading role in assessing and planning the physical care and preservation of art collection materials with an emphasis on paintings and objects. Performs conservation treatments on paintings. Works closely with Library and Art Division staff; may train staff and interns. Reports to the Head of Conservation.
Essential Functions: Coordinates efforts to assess and report on the condition of the Huntington’s art collection and to plan necessary new laboratory space; prepares detailed preservation and treatment plans. This work may be carried out in collaboration with outside specialists as well as Art and Library division staff. Examines, analyzes, and performs paintings conservation treatments in accordance with AIC guidelines. Provides full written and photographic documentation of treatments in accordance with AIC guidelines. Participates in conservation department activities such as education programs, emergency response, and environmental control. Researches and recommends laboratory equipment and supplies. Assists in general organization, maintenance and management of paintings conservation laboratory. Conducts or assists with workshops, seminars, and other training. May train and supervise interns. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master’s degree from a recognized conservation program. Thorough knowledge of conservation theory and practice, and materials science as it applies to paintings materials Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments on paintings as demonstrated through a portfolio. Excellent communication and organizational skills; demonstrated computer and related technology skills. Evidence of professional activity, most typically through membership and participation in AIC. Experience: Eight years professional experience, including planning and managing projects. Supervisory experience desirable.
The Huntington Art Collections is comprised of approximately 40,000 works of European art from the 15th to the early 20th century and American art from the late 17th to the mid-20th century in all media. The European collections are displayed in the Huntington Art Gallery, the original Huntington residence. American art is on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. Temporary exhibitions are presented in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery. Smaller temporary displays are mounted in the Works on Paper room of the Huntington Art Gallery and in the Chandler Wing of the Scott Gallery. The Library Collection enjoys an international reputation for its rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other primary materials supporting original scholarly research in Anglo-American history, literature, and art, the history of science and technology, the history of the book, and the history of exploration and cartography.
First consideration will be given to applications received by March 1, 2013. Please submit application, letter of interest, and resume to:
The Huntington Library
Human Resources Department -- Job #047-13
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Position: Security Officer (5 positions available)
Classification: Regular, Part-Time, Hourly, 24 hours per week – Job ##084-13, #093-13, #094-13, #095-13 and #101-13
Working under direct supervision, candidate will be assigned to work in galleries or gardens to protect visitors, collection and property. Duties may include performing security patrols by foot, answering visitor inquiries, responding to emergencies according to defined procedures; and monitoring movement of staff, visitors, assets, equipment and materials.
Essential Functions: Patrols assigned areas to protect visitors, collections and property. These areas may be regular or special posts; assignments may change daily and within a single shift. Observe, detect and report on damage to property as well as safety and or security hazards. Maintain a high level of customer service to staff and visitors. This position requires standing for long periods of time (up to 6 hours per shift) and wearing of a radio earpiece at normal volume setting; greeting visitors, providing information, direction and other assistance to ensure visitors have a positive experience. May be assigned outdoors and at construction posts which may include inclement weather, dust, dirt and noise. Enforces Huntington and Security policies and regulations within guidelines provided, using good judgment and excellent public relations skills; refers unresolved concerns or problems to supervisor; responds to alarms according to established guidelines. Assists staff, visitors and others in the safe evacuation of buildings and other areas; responds to incidents and emergencies according to Huntington policy – same for On-Call Security Officers; may be asked to administer first aid to staff or visitors; may be asked to perform security responsibilities for special events, construction activities, filming, and other special functions, at any hours of the day, and during any days of the week; Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent; able to understand and explain policies and procedures thoroughly and clearly; able to speak and articulate clearly for radio and personal communication; must be able to hear communications accurately over the radio and in person; must be able to read written documentation, pamphlets, and computer screen; able to see with clarity up to 75 feet; sufficient mobility and strength to patrol assigned areas for up to 6 hours standing, and to assist others to evacuate buildings and other areas, including such activities as holding a heavy door open for several minutes at a time and climbing stairs; able to exercise good judgment at all times; have a high level of integrity; be tactful and courteous in dealing with visitors, staff, vendors, readers and others; Valid California driver’s license; able to work a varied schedule which is subject to change.
Experience: Experience interacting with others in a professional setting, where courtesy, a positive demeanor, and tact are required. Experience in a security-related field preferred but not required. CPR and First Aid qualifications preferred. Experience in building evacuations and emergency response preferred.
: 085-13 Department
: Regular, Limited-Term, Salaried
The Exhibition Coordinator serves as the project manager for the institution’s major exhibitions, including but not limited to exhibitions scheduled for the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery, West Hall of the Library, the Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries, and the Works on Paper Room of the Huntington Art Gallery. The Exhibition Coordinator works with the exhibition curator along with the Business Office and Advancement Office to assemble and manage the budget. Working with a team of staff from across the institution, the Coordinator manages and oversees the schedule for a variety of activities including loans, documentation, gallery design and installation, marketing and communications, opening events, and other programming related to the exhibition. The position reports to the Director of the Art Collections. The team working with the Coordinator will generally consist of, depending on the exhibition, appointed staff from Advancement, Finance, Communications, Facilities, Conservation, Education, Library, Art, Botanical, Facilities, and Bookstore, among others.
Essential Functions: Working under general supervision, the exhibition coordinator oversees the coordination, management, and implementation of temporary exhibitions as well as reinstallations and changing displays in the permanent collections. Exhibit Coordinator meets with appropriate curator, registrar, designer, and preparator at inception of exhibition to confirm responsibilities and dates; develops work breakdown structure for each exhibition, as well as deadlines and production schedule, working with larger institutional team (Advancement, Communications, Publications, etc.). Exhibit Coordinator works with curator to allocate budget in a manner that properly covers all aspects of exhibition, reviewing number of exhibition items, facilities and construction needs, design, consultant, and vendor fees, and associated other costs. Exhibition coordinator tracks activities; writes reports; tracks budgets. Working with curator, develops contracts, requests bids for outside vendors and contractors as needed, arranges for on-call staffing as needed. Evaluates progress on regular basis, meeting with team members as required. Follows exhibition through to opening; monitors display throughout the run of the exhibition to determine if maintenance necessary (on AV equipment; labels, etc.) Manages deinstallation. Debriefs with staff following close of exhibition.
Qualifications: Skills required: Demonstrated ability to manage complicated, multi-faceted projects; Demonstrated ability to develop contracts and museum loan documents; Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, with high-level diplomatic and communications skills (written and verbal); Demonstrated ability to manage high-pressure, tight-deadline, lean-budget projects; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and more than one exhibition project at a time. Educational requirements: BA in related discipline – art, art history, humanities, business preferred; and at least 2-3 years’ of project management in a museum setting; Special expertise required: Fluency in software related to project management desired, including MS Outlook, MS Word and Excel; Contract development experience required; Project management experience required, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.
Position: Summer Processing Intern
Job Number: 087-13
Classification: Temporary, Hourly, 20-37.5 hours per week
Essential Functions: The Summer Processing Intern will work on high-level processing of the Robert Erburu Papers. This project will start the process of organizing and arranging the extensive (400+ records center boxes) collection of Robert Erburu’s business and personal papers. It will focus on appraisal and arrangement of the collection, including physical arrangement of boxes and folders. Most of the project will be spent working with the collection in the Manuscripts stacks. Time permitting, the intern will assist the curator in the creation of an MPLP finding aid and a MARC for our online cataloguing.
Requirements: Enrollment in a Master’s Degree program in Library & Information Science program with an emphasis on and coursework in archival studies. Completion of one year (or equivalent credits) in the program. Must be able to bend, lift and carry materials up to 40 lbs. and climb ladders and steps stools to remove and replace boxes on shelves.
Preferred Qualifications: Interest in and/or knowledge of 20th century Los Angeles business and non-profit history. Experience in intellectual organization of a large collection. Ability to work full-time during the summer (five days/week) for 12 weeks.
First consideration will be given to applications received before May 20, 2013.
Position: William A. Moffett Curator of Medieval & British Historical Manuscripts
Job Number: 088-13
Classification: Regular, Full-time, Salaried, 37.5 hours per week
Working under the direction of the Chief Curator of Manuscripts (head of department), responsible for the acquisition, cataloging, preservation, and interpretation (to both scholarly and general constituencies) of the Library’s medieval and British historical manuscripts. Supervises library assistants and volunteers as/when they are available. Gives presentations about subject holdings to various internal and external groups.
Essential Functions: Provides research and reference assistance to scholarly users in person and by mail. Supervises and facilitates the creation of tools of access to collections, including cataloges, lists, interpretive essays, and other forms of finding aids, both conventional and electronic. Interprets collections to scholarly and academic users through consultations, conferences, talks, seminars, exhibitions, publications, etc. Creates exhibitions for both scholarly and general audiences. Interprets collections for general public through talks, tours, and meetings for visitors, library supporters, special interest groups, etc. Responsible for collection development of British historical manuscripts from ca. 1100 – 2000; also for advising on the development and purchase of general/reference support materials, both conventional and electronic. Works with Chief Curator of Mss. and Preservation staff in establishing policy for, and initiating projects involving, preservation and conservation of medieval and British historical manuscripts. Keeps current with relevant historiographical concerns, issues, developments, and trends in professional communities; contributes to the profession. Works with Director of the Library, Chief Curator of Mss., and/or Advancement staff to identify, win, and implement grants and other projects useful to the collections and the institution. Responsible for working effectively with potential donors to the collection or to the institution at large. Represents department, library, and institution effectively through contact with users, public, professional organizations, etc; maintain professional presence in academic and library communities. Oversees work of library assistants, curatorial assistants, and volunteers as necessary and available. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Graduate degree in British history and/or MLIS or graduate degree in archival studies. Specific academic subject knowledge of post-1066 British history (and especially of the period ca. 1400-1800). This knowledge is usually obtained through a graduate degree in history or equivalent training and experience. Ability to work with rare materials and to follow established library and archival procedures. These skills are usually acquired through the completion of an M.L.I.S. degree or equivalent training and experience. Ability to read the various styles of handwriting used in English manuscripts ca. 1400-1650 (chiefly Anglicana and Tudor secretary hands). Some knowledge of Latin as used in late medieval and early modern English legal, administrative, and religious records strongly preferred. General familiarity with Middle English literature preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to prioritize competing tasks effectively while working with numerous constituents in a busy and engaging research setting. Understanding of rare books and manuscripts collections required. Experience in a research or academic library, including a thorough knowledge of national professional cataloging standards and procedures (e.g. creating MARC records) preferred. Experience working in British-based archival collections (either as researcher or as staff) preferred. Experience in collection development and understanding of rare materials preservation issues preferred.
Position: Information Coordinator
Job Number: 096-13
Department: Reader Services
Classification: Regular, Full-time, Hourly, 37.5 hours per week
Working under minimal supervision, has primary responsibility for managing Reader Services databases and files. Compiles statistics on a monthly and annual basis. Coordinates communications with readers. May provide other services to readers and perform clerical and collection maintenance tasks. Has frequent contact with readers and staff. Works on a flexible and rotating schedule, including Saturdays and evenings. Reports to Associate Director of the Library.
Essential Functions: Manages reader database and other files, both electronic and paper, maintained by the Reader Services department. This duty includes designing and maintaining databases, data entry, managing equipment, creating documentation, compiling statistics, and general troubleshooting. Compiles monthly e-newsletter and maintains information regarding events of interest to the scholarly community. Works with Technical Services and the Manager of the General Collection to manage the Millennium circulation system; creates reports. Registers and orients new readers; renews reader privileges. Provides backup to the Reader Registrar in managing applications, correspondence, and the departmental calendar. Service to readers, prospective readers, staff and the public may include answering queries in person or by phone and email and use of library catalogues and databases. Takes part in the Ahmanson Reading Room rotating schedule. Collection maintenance may include clerical and physical tasks relating to the care of the reference collection. Other duties as assigned. Reader Services staff must be prepared to back up other staff in providing essential services to the Library’s constituency.
Qualifications: Experience and/or training with common office applications, such as Microsoft Excel/Office Suite, Access, Filemaker Pro, SQL/ODBC, HTML and CSS, networking and web skills strongly preferred. Familiarity with library systems such as Millennium and Aeon desired. Accurate, detail-oriented clerical skills and demonstrated writing skills. Ability to relate easily and communicate clearly and tactfully with staff, readers and the public. Ability to handle and lift fairly heavy books and maneuver book trucks. Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities preferred.
Experience: One year of clerical/database experience required. One year of library work experience preferred.