Missouri History Museum
  • 19-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Photos & Prints
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 23.00
  • Hourly
  • Temporary full-time

Comprehensive benefits package


The Missouri Historical Society commits to a process of listening attentively to one another and leveraging best practices and resources across our organization to promote a culture of inclusion where individuals from all racial and ethnic identities; ages; nationalities; social and economic statuses; sexual orientations; gender identities/expressions; religious, political, and ideological perspectives; and abilities are able to be engaged, feel valued, and thrive. click here for the full Commitment to Racial Equity

Position Summary:

The Missouri Historical Society seeks and temporary full-time Inventory Technician for the Photos and Prints Departments. The Inventory Technician is responsible for updating locations and record hierarchies for folder and item-level records and reconciling duplicate item-level records in the Photos and Prints Collection. The Technician will also review and inventory the donation backlog to update locations and ensure that all donation paperwork is in order.

This position works a full-time schedule for 10 months (January 1 - October 31, 2022).

Essential Functions:

  • Update and review folder and item-level locations and hierarchies
  • Reconcile duplicate item-level records
  • Reconcile inconsistencies in folder-level records
  • Update locations and review relevant paperwork for backlogged donations


  • Degree in related discipline (Library Science, History, American Studies, or Material Culture) preferred but not required
  • Experience working with image collections in an archival setting including knowledge of proper identification, handling, and care of photographic and print materials preferred
  • Experience working with historical visual material
  • Experience working with databases preferred


  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated worker
  • Knowledge of archival methodology

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

*External job boards: Please click this link, Photos and Prints Technician to apply.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Services Provided On A Non-Discriminatory Basis

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