As of this afternoon, I'm the new cataloguer (intern) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Library, which is used by the museum staff and occasional visitors by appointment. I'll work with the registrar department and Ft. Worth's Cultural District Library Consortium to catalogue stacks of untouched acquisitions and reorganize the collection into new shelf units that match the rest of the hip office furniture.
So how did I get this position? Good timing, first of all: they'd been talking about finding someone the very day before I cold-emailed the HR person. But I can't undermine my deft ability to talk tech-cataloguing among old bosses who're still wondering whether they'll need to print new cataloguing cards or not. Oh, and I can't undermine the power of the touch of artsy tie-pin flair I worked into my vintage dark-grey wool suit and woven plaid tie. I wore a giant safety pin as a tie clip--a priceless touch of class cost me a dollar or so, and I know the interviewers loved it.