Librarian & Archivist / Employment

February 28, 2022

Organization Name: Pilchuck Glass School

Organization Location: Stanwood, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Librarian & Archivist
Part-Time, yearly, non-exempt status

Pilchuck Glass School (PGS) is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the middle of 15,000 acres of a working tree farm. PGS is located an hour north of Seattle and maintains an administrative office in the city’s historic Pioneer Square.
From May through September every year, our summer and fall program offers a series of courses as well as residencies for established artists in all media. Summer sessions vary in length and offer concurrent courses in a variety of glass working processes for artists of all skill levels. Small classes taught by world-renowned artists and instructors emphasize experimentation and teamwork while fostering individual initiative and expression. PGS also offers residencies for both emerging and established artists during the fall and spring. Increasingly, PGS is introducing new programming to populations that have traditionally lacked access to this type of educational experience.

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Reports to: Director of Marketing
The Librarian & Archivist will be based on Pilchuck’s historic campus in Stanwood, WA. They will work closely with Pilchuck’s Marketing department and will also work cross-departmentally to help support programming and development activities as they relate to the school’s library and archive. Occasionally, they will attend staff meetings and programs and events held on campus and in our Seattle office.
The Librarian & Archivist will be responsible for the school’s vast collection of historic images and video footage, as well as the physical library and artwork collection. They will explore avenues for utilizing digital content from our archives and assist in the creation of compelling content from our materials.
This is a part-time, hourly position with an estimated average of 25 hours per week. Compensation will range from $25–$30 per hour (DOE). This position accrues paid vacation and sick time.
Position Responsibilities
• Maintain Pilchuck’s collection of physical and digital materials, including books, DVDs, recordings, images, documents, prints, and more
• Serve as the primary expert on Pilchuck’s collection of archival photos and video, including cataloging these materials and making them more accessible
• Act as primary support to the Marketing Department for creation of online content and communications
• Assist in identifying and creating digital content and virtual programming around Pilchuck’s 50th Anniversary (Oct 2021 – Oct 2022) and ongoing historic storytelling
• Assist staff, students, and community with questions and needs related to the library and archive
• Identify and implement a digital asset management program (DAM); support maintenance of future DAM program
• Maintain and update library practices, technology, and collections

• Assist in the creation of future funding proposals
• Collaborate with internal teams and community partners on mutual projects
• Other duties as assigned

• A self-starter who can work well both independently and as part of a team
• Detailed and organized individual who thrives on tight deadlines and in-depth tasks
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and meticulous organizational and time management skills
• Experience with digital content, social media, and video editing
• Comfort with learning and adapting to new technologies and software
• Creative thinker balanced with strong attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications
• Library knowledge and training
• Proficient computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet browsers with a focus on digital assets, storage, and management of data
• Familiarity with photo and video editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere)
• Interest in continually learning and acquiring new skills
• Minimum of an AA Degree with preference for a BA or higher—relevant experience will be considered.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
• Frequent bending (putting away and straightening books on lower shelves). Standing for periods while helping patrons
• The ability to walk and ascend and descend stairs and ramps in the office and on campus
• Must have close vision to read and write on paper and on screens

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis starting February 7 with the last day to apply February 28, 2022. Email resume, cover letter addressing relevant experience, and contact information for three references to Donna Davies, Deputy Director, at The email subject line should say “Librarian & Archivist, [last name]” All attached files must include a label with your last name.

Pilchuck Glass School is committed to inclusion and equal opportunity.

Pilchuck Glass School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and participants. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Pilchuck encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status political ideology, or other protected class.

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