The Ohio History Connection seeks a Catalog Coordinator.

The Catalog Coordinator is responsible for managing the collections catalog software, data and information for the Ohio History Connection. The Coordinator will report to the Manager of Digital Services and work with other managers and team members on use, implementation and development of the library, archives and museum catalogs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the library, archives and museum catalogs, including maintenance, development and statistical reporting.
  • Manages relationships with catalog vendors, including contract negotiation, implementation and development of software.
  • Develops and maintains custom public interface for all catalogs, including integrated discovery layer.
  • Supports coordinated cataloging efforts across the organization, including managing and communicating priorities and expectations for internal stakeholders.
  • Advances workflows in coordination with collection managers for data integration across catalogs, data sources and other web platforms to increase information access and use by the general public.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to develop and implement efficiencies in technology use and workflow.
  • Regularly leads and attends meetings related to job functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field required
  • Master’s in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on information management preferred
  • 2-3 years’ experience managing databases, preferably in a library, archives or museum setting, and/or integrated library systems
  • Experience with one or more of the following collection management systems preferred: CollectionSpace, ArchivesSpace, WorldShare Management System, Mukurtu, Preservica
  • Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IS systems and their specifications
  • Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software/applications/products)
  • Experience with one or more of the following computer programming languages: HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript
  • Outstanding communication abilities


Personal Attributes:

  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Focused on customer service (internal and external) with attention to quality and details.
  • Commitment to equity and access.
  • Resourcefulness and initiative.
  • Problem solving and decision making.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Incredible attention to details important.
  • Even-tempered in moments of stress.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Discrete and prudent in discerning confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with vendors to assure project goals are achieved in a timely fashion.


Salary range: $39,000+

Job classification: Full-time, salary

To apply: Please apply online and upload resume/CV, cover letter, and any additional application material for consideration - www.applicantpro.com/openings/ohiohistory/jobs/1619405/OH-Ohio/Columbus/Catalog-Coordinator. Deadline to apply is February 5, 2021.

Posted: January 8, 2021
Deadline: February 5, 2021

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