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Assistant Librarian, M+ Museum [R5337]

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Assistant Librarian, M+ Museum [R5337]

M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.

You will be responsible for: 

  • performing original and copy cataloguing in all formats in English, Chinese and other languages; 
  • supervising the day-to-day running of the library, accurately dealing with the shelving, order and management of the space; 
  • assisting in describing digital resources using appropriate metadata schemas; 
  • cataloguing library materials and correcting existing bibliographic records as needed; 
  • working on the library’s inventory, updating and maintaining accurate records; compiling monthly statistics as required; 
  • processing interlibrary loan requests; 
  • processing and acknowledging gifts; 
  • assisting with all Library acquisitions and materials ordering; 
  • assisting library users with research needs and library instruction; 
  • supervising library interns and volunteers when required; and 
  • contributing to the research for public events in the Research Centre and assisting with their organisation. 

You should: 

  • possess a recognised university degree in Library or Information Sciences, or related field; 
  • have at least 3 years of experience working in a museum or art related library; 
  • good understanding of integrated library systems; experience of ALMA and PRIMO library systems is desirable; 
  • possess relevant working knowledge of library terminology and standard library practices, including AACR2/ RDA cataloguing rules, MARC 21 bibliographic record structure and Dewey Decimal Classification; 
  • experience of maintaining an electronic catalogue and performing original and copy cataloguing based on current standards; 
  • ability to work meticulously and independently as well as work as part of a team; 
  • excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and flexibility; and 
  • excellent written and verbal communication in English and Chinese. 

For interested parties, please submit your application with detailed CV on or before following date

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible by clicking the link Careers (myworkdaysite.com). The review of applications will continue until post is filled.

 

03-07-2024

 

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Your data may be accessed by our appointed recruitment consultants who have agreed to keep confidence of all personal data in not less than the standards applicable to us. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from the submission date may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

For more information, please visit https://www.westkowloon.hk or contact:

Crystal Yu /+852 22000114