Junior Cataloguer

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Employment Classifications

Full-Time, Exempt (On-Site)

Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm



The deadline to apply is October 9, 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Registrar with the intake and accessioning of posters for the permanent collection, including the preparation of donation letters
  • Research and catalog Poster House’s growing collection of posters in the TMS database system (approx. 20 entries per day), with appropriate tagging, keywords, artist identification, printing information, size, country of origin, and other metadata 
  • Write alt text for objects within the TMS database
  • Assist the Registrar with duties related to the regular photo shoots of collection objects with a professional photographer and art handler 
  • Maintain photographic records of posters in TMS, both for reference and public-facing records. 
  • Participate in acquisitions committee communications 
  • Research and communicate with outside design agencies around the world to obtain examples of printed advertising posters for the Living Archive
  • Work with our web designers and operations staff, helping to troubleshoot data merger issues with TMS and fine tuning the public-facing e-museum experience
  • Update the internal TMS handbook as needed
  • Assist with other projects or tasks as assigned 

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate degree preferred by not required, with a specialty in Museum Studies, Art/Design History, History, or Library Science
  • Knowledge of material culture and accepted standards and practices for storage, conservation, and handling of paper documents 
  • Demonstrated research and writing skills, with the ability to perform quality historic research quickly and accurately 
  • Basic knowledge of, and experience with, current practices and innovations in museum collections management 
  • Computer proficiency on Mac OS and experience with a variety collections management databases
  • Two years of experience using arts database programs; knowledge of TMS collections management system preferred but not required
  • Well-organized, methodical, detail-oriented, able to work independently and cooperatively 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize duties, and create a workflow

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Tasks essential to the job include: 

  • Handling and moving posters to and from flat files with care
  • Hanging posters on a large magnetic wall for photography
  • Unboxing large posters and handling frames to assess condition
  • Using a computer for data entry and basic communication functions
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time in a quiet, windowless storage space
  • Lifting packages and objects up to 50lbs and handling delicate art work with care


Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds.


Poster House is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy.