From the World Handicap System to national amateur championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.
Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?
The USGA Golf Museum and Library is seeking an experienced hands-on library professional to enhance the work of one of the world’s premier sports libraries. The Part-Time Assistant Librarian supports the Librarian to serve the Library’s customers, and to maintain, contribute to, and help execute the tactical plans to ensure that the USGA Library remains the world’s leading center for scholarship on the history of golf.
The Assistant Librarian will be responsible for assisting in daily library functions necessary to the operations of a special collections library, including research and collections management projects. Reporting to the Librarian, this is a part time position of 35 hours per week.
What you can expect:
Library Research Support
- Supports library reference services for Museum team, USGA staff, and external scholars, including providing library materials to internal and external researchers, responding to inquiries and requests, and assisting Librarian and Historian with in-person research appointments.
Library Collections Management Projects
- Assists in executing day to day library functions related to acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, and records management
- Processes collections using best practices
- Identifies materials needing repair and conservation, ensure use of proper preservation techniques
- Supports Librarian and Historians with long-term library collections projects
- Assists in daily Library functions related to the upkeep, access, and preservation of materials in accordance with the current standards and practices
- Assists Library with digital preservation initiatives including, but not limited to, digitizing periodicals and augmenting digital collections
Upkeep Library stacks and reading room area
- Process and shelve Library materials
- Represent the USGA Golf Museum and Library to the general public and to the scholarly community at large
What you bring to the USGA:
- Master’s degree in Library Science, History or related field is required (or working towards)
- Minimum of 3 years professional library or archival experience in a museum or special collections environment
- Experience working with information technology applications, including content management systems and digital asset management systems
- Knowledge of cataloging standards
- Knowledge of archival principles and practices, preservation and conservation standards
- Knowledge of golf history preferred
- Detail-oriented with ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently
- Highly motivated individual
- Enthusiastic team player who enjoys collaborating with others
- Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
About the USGA
The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer