The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region. The Collection is currently accepting resumes for the position of General Cataloguer.
The General Cataloguer assists in the cataloguing of diverse library and archival materials at The Historic New Orleans Collection. The Cataloguer handles accessioned bibliographic and manuscript items and collections, and creates appropriate descriptive records in THNOC’s Axiell catalog. They work closely with the rest of the technical services and reading room teams on complex projects, and also offer assistance with reference needs and public outreach.
This is a full-time position working Tuesdays–Saturdays. The Collection offers a competitive salary, exceptional benefits, and a dynamic, educational culture.
The Historic New Orleans Collection offers the following benefits:
Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents (children and opposite or same sex spouse/domestic partners). Medical insurance includes treatment for gender dysphoria.
Life, long term disability, and AD&D insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account
Professional development and tuition assistance
Paid parental leave
Paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
Opportunity to work in the iconic French Quarter of New Orleans with passionate, engaged, and respectful colleagues
The Historic New Orleans Collection centers diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion at the core of everything we do. We are committed to becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace, an organization that epitomizes the best practices in our field, and a community institution that truly reflects and supports our visitors, our neighbors, and our home. To that end, we actively encourage and welcome applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups. We are committed to employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
The ideal candidate must have one year of professional cataloging experience in a research library or archives setting and significant experience in creating original bibliographic and archival catalog records, as well as experience handling rare books and archival materials. This position requires a demonstrated knowledge of current standards and guidelines for efficient cataloging including MARC and DACS. The successful candidate must also have proven research and organization skills with an ability to be detail oriented and exceptional communication skills. Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree. Prefer applicants with facility in French, German, or Spanish.
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the stewardship of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.
Founded in 1966 through the estates of General L. Kemper Williams and Mrs. Leila Moore Williams, THNOC has helped local residents and visiting tourists better understand the multicultural history of the region through thought-provoking exhibitions; original books, periodicals, and articles; and its public research center. In addition, it offers a robust programming schedule and an extensive array of educational resources for teachers and students of all levels.
THNOC operates three campuses in the heart of the French Quarter. In observance of our founders’ request to make historical resources available to all, admission is free.
As a publisher, THNOC produces award-winning original books exploring the history, art, music, culture, and decorative arts of the region. Our magazine, the Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly, surveys the region’s history as it relates to THNOC's projects and programs.