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  • Maintains all correspondence and paperwork regarding the inventory of the collections, which includes but is not limited to original code sheets and inventory records, artifact master change sheets, computerized printouts, etc. related to all aspects of inventory required for future reference or for archival purposes.
  • Maintains all procedures and governing rules for inventories regarding the collection, and is responsible for completing annual inventories under the direction of the Registrar.
  • Catalogs new accessions which have been approved for the permanent collection, to include unpacking and inventory; consultation with the curatorial staff; independent research for purposes of identification; artifact condition reports; proper catalog and accession lot number assignment; preparing objects for numbering; coordinating pest management for new accessions; preparing objects for imaging; assuring that paper and computer records accurately document collection items; data entry.
  • Maintains the Museum's paper collection documentation and electronic inventory records using commercial and customized software as provided.