Cataloger of Western Manuscripts

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) is hiring a Cataloger of Western Manuscripts.

Recent Ph.D.s in medieval and early modern history may be interested in this position.

The job description reads:

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Cataloger of Western Manuscripts. This is a three-year, grant-funded position.

The Cataloger will participate in HMML’s effort to catalog Western manuscripts and to support the creation of authority files by HMML’s metadata librarian. The Cataloger will focus primarily on the migration and correction of legacy data for microfilmed manuscript collections. This position is supervised by and reports to the Director of Cataloging.

Founded in 1965, HMML holds the world’s largest archive of manuscript photographs in both microfilm and digital format. HMML identifies manuscript collections around the world that need photographic preservation and online access. Its archives now contain more than 500,000 complete manuscripts, ranging in size from large codices of hundreds of folios to brief documents consisting of just a few leaves.

Visit to learn more about the places, people and communities that have been part of HMML’s global story, and the manuscripts in HMML’s digital and microfilm collections.

Located on the campus of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, HMML is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that contracts with the Order of Saint Benedict (OSB) for employees and employee services. 

For more information, see the full job description on H-Net.

This entry was posted in Archival Research, Careers in History, European History, History of the Western World, Jobs and Positions, Manuscript Studies, Medieval History, Museums and Historical Memory, Paleography, Rare Books and Pamphlets. Bookmark the permalink.

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