Job - Armenian Cataloger, The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, USA

Publish Date: Feb 17, 2020

Deadline: Apr 01, 2020

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John's University (SJU) invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Cataloger of Armenian Manuscripts. This is a three-year, grant-funded position.
The Cataloger will participate in HMML's effort to catalog recently digitized Armenian manuscripts and to support the creation of authority files by HMML's metadata librarian. The Cataloger will do both original cataloging of digital surrogates as well as the correction of existing catalog records. This position is supervised by the Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts and reports to the Coordinator of Cataloging Projects.
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library holds the world's largest archive of manuscript photographs in both microfilm and digital format. HMML identifies manuscript collections around the world that need photographic preservation and its archives now contain more than 200,000 complete manuscripts, ranging in size from large codices of hundreds of folios to brief documents consisting of just a few leaves.
HMML preserves and shares the world's handwritten past to inspire a deeper understanding of our present and future. Visit to learn more about the places of fieldwork sites, the people and communities that have been part of HMML's global team, and the manuscripts in HMML's digital and microfilm collections.

Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, is located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Some SJU staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities.  Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.
SJU is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice.  The university is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at SJU. Learn more in our Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.
With a total enrollment of approximately 1,600 students, SJU has a unique coordinate partnership with the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women. SJU and CSB are committed to the holistic transformational development of men and women within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. 

Saint John's University offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.
  1. Catalog manuscripts in Armenian according to HMML metadata standards.
  2. Support the creation of authority files and controlled vocabulary during cataloging.
  3. Provide expertise when necessary on the Armenian language, naming practices, and manuscript tradition.
  4. Work closely with HMML staff on relevant aspects of project workflow.
  5. Submit monthly reports on cataloging.
  6. Answer patron questions concerning the Armenian digital manuscript collections.
  1. Earned doctorate in History, Armenian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies, Mediterranean Studies, or MLIS equivalent.
  2. Excellent knowledge of Armenian language and paleography.
  3. Native or near native English language proficiency and good communications skills.
  4. Experience in working with manuscripts and cataloging manuscripts.
  5. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly spreadsheet methodologies), Google Sheets, Google Drive, and other commonly used menu-based software.
  6. Experience with using digital tools for research in the humanities and ability to understand and work with HMML's digital platforms and tools.
  7. Attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness in work habits; ability to manage multiple, complex tasks; ability to work in a collaborative team environment; and willingness to utilize communications tools to facilitate working remotely with speedy response times.
  1. Knowledge of DCRM(MSS) and AMREMM cataloging standards.
  2. Knowledge of Georgian or Greek or Church Slavonic.
  3. Experience working with databases and database management.

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