Special Projects Library Assistant, Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL

This position is funded through the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program. The full-time, temporary position will last from date of hire (anticipated March 2014) through September 2016.

Reporting to the librarian, the Special Projects Library Assistant is dedicated to achieving the goals of the CLIR-funded “Cataloging the Vertical Files of the Anton Brees Carillon Library” project which includes, but are not limited to, creating finding aids for “hidden” materials, creating original cataloging records for a variety of resources, and working with students and volunteers.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE. Bachelor degree required. Some Master’s-level course work in Library Science, Archives, or other related field preferred. Minimum of one year of experience in a library or archive setting, preferably technical services. Previous experience of coordinating/overseeing projects preferred.

KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS.  Familiarity with current library and archival standards in cataloging and metadata creation including, but not limited to, EAD, MARC, Dublin Core, AACR2rev, and XML. A basic knowledge of music. Proficiency with the MS Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.). Experience with library cataloging and digital resource management software (e.g., Mandarin Oasis, OCLC Connexion Client, CONTENTdm). Must be detail oriented. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong administrative, organizational, and supervisory skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple tasks with excellent organization and follow-up skills. Professional appearance and proven presentation skills. Must have the ability to climb stairs.

ABOUT BOK TOWER GARDENS. Bok Tower Gardens is a non-profit, public garden located in Central Florida. Dedicated in 1929,the National Historic Landmark was a gift from Dutch immigrant Edward Bok, Pulitzer-prize-winning author, social reformer, conservationist and world-peace advocate. The historic Olmsted gardens was planned as a bird sanctuary and meditative garden surrounding an Art Deco and Neo-Gothic 205-foot carillon tower of pink marble and tan coquina stone. The 60-bell carillon and its facilities is the finest in the world.

APPLICATION.  This position will remain open until filled. The full job description can be found along with organizational background information at www.boktowergardens.org.  Resumes accompanied by letters of interest may be submitted by mail, fax, or email to:

Human Resources | Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd. | Lake Wales, FL 33853

Fax (863) 676-6770 | Email ryoung@boktower.org