Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation

Rare Book Cataloger

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is looking for a Rare Book Cataloger to work on a grant project and will have the responsibility for describing, preserving and providing access to the Arboretum Library’s rare book and print collections. The cataloger is responsible for original and copy cataloging of print material in book and serial formats. The Rare Book Cataloger works with the Arboretum Librarian to set cataloging priorities and then to catalog the oldest and rarest items to facilitate customer access to Arboretum Library rare book collections. The purpose of this rare book cataloging is to describe the copy in hand; important for both identification purposes and patron interest.

Specific duties include:

•Cataloging monographs and serials in the Arboretum Library Rare Book Collection.  Performs original and copy cataloging and classification of monographs and serials in all formats using Resource Description & Access (RDA), Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books) (DCRM (B)), LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging guidelines as appropriate, Library of Congress classification, Library of Congress subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC/MARC tagging.

  • Manages volunteers who assist with functions related to rare book cataloging, processing, and collection management.
  • Participates in instructional and outreach activities to promote knowledge and use of the rare book and print collections during the time period of the grant.

Work is temporary, part-time, for the duration the grant.  The candidate must have the capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a small special library and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Required qualifications include:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with library experience).
  • Three years cataloging experience with a working knowledge of online library systems, AACR2r, RDA, LCC, LCSH, DCRM, OCLC MARC format. A significant portion of that work experience should be in special collections in an academic, research or special library setting.

Click here for the full job description.  Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and hourly wage requirements to Susan C. Eubank, Arboretum Librarian at Susan.Eubank@Arboretum.org. The deadline is December 15, 2016.

Tram Driver

The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is looking for an experienced driver to drive a 38-passenger tram on the grounds of the Arboretum. The ideal candidate is friendly, safety conscious and a good communicator.

Typical duties and responsibilities will include driving tram with guests, conducting daily safety and pre-trip inspections, pre-trip cleaning and light maintenance, taking tickets, managing tram loading, providing tour narration, assisting guests with strollers and wheel chairs and answering basic questions about the Arboretum. Driver must be able to deal professionally and effectively with all types of people.

Work includes Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for 4 hours each day with occasional evenings for weddings and weekdays and for special tours. The working environment includes exposure to noise, odors, drafts, variable outside temperatures and occasional inclement weather.

Must be 18 years of age with a Class B driver’s license with a Passenger endorsement and possess a clean driving record. Driver must pass a Department of Transportation physical exam and pre-employment alcohol/drug screening. Six months of experience driving a tram is preferred.
Salary DOE

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Robin Sease, Manager of Visitor Education Services at robin.sease@arboretum.org


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