The primary function of this position is to rehouse and photo
document objects in the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum to
increase access to the museum collection for the purposes of study,
teaching, research and visitation by Johns Hopkins University
faculty, students, staff and members of the general public.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Create archival housing containers using appropriate archival
materials for objects to ensure the long-term preservation of the
- Maintain inventory of rehousing supplies and materials and
order supplies and materials as needed
- Consult with staff on procedures, design, and execution of
- Track progress of rehousing and location data using museum
- Research design of storage mounts and materials as needed
- Verify objects accession numbers and assure proper labeling of
- Assist with installation and de-installation of objects as
Photo-documentation of Objects
- Refine and implement photography workflow
- Appending metadata to images using Adobe Bridge to ensure
images are organized and easily retrievable.
- Maintain photography equipment
- Maintain the organization of digital images on server
- Provide images to researchers and the public
- Track photography status of objects in database.
- Post on museum social media accounts including Facebook and
- Present work to museum visitors
- Supervise undergraduates on rehousing and photo-documentation
- Develop workflow and projects for students
- Provide quality control of products developed by students
- Ensure projects are completed in timely manner
- Communication closely with the Associate Director and
Collections Manager about the status of various aspects of the
- Maintain log of rehoused and photo-documented objects
- Prepare rehousing and photography to supervisory staff
- Provide other administrative support as needed including
occasional staffing of the museum during visiting hours
- Assure museum space and workstation is kept clean and
Bachelor’s Degree in archaeology, art, art history, museum studies
or a related field highly preferred. Requires two years of
experience working with artifacts in a museum context. Experience
in collections management or conservation preferred.
Knowledge and Skill:
- Knowledge of current archival housing practices
- Basic skill in constructing housing for museum collections
- Understanding of museum documentation and record keeping
- Ability and willingness to learn new digital skills in programs
including but not limited to Filemaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop and
Bridge, Wordpress and Pages
- Attention to detail is essential
- Excellent communication skills required
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals, from
faculty and researchers to undergraduate students.
This is a six month position.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject
to a pre-employment background check.
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