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Collections Management Archivist, The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

Collections Management Archivist


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Level: 3

Department: R504

Clearance: Secret

Hiring Manager: Michele Smith

Working on a corporate records and archives team, this position includes collaborating with colleagues in a knowledge management division to develop and implement strategies for managing, describing, and enabling the appropriate discovery and reuse of high value assets. This includes working closely with colleagues to manage taxonomies and implement metadata frameworks that can enrich discovery and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Works with colleagues to manage the implementation, day-to-day application, and periodic enhancement of ingest, maintain, and dissemination workflows for the capture, management, reuse, and preservation of high value assets, especially assets with enduring value.

Ensures the consistent and scalable application of metadata standards and local metadata practices to high value assets. This includes working closely with colleagues to implement metadata workflows and processes into a variety of asset management, data management, and collaboration applications.

Works closely with colleagues to identify assets of high value and develop and implement strategies to enable their discovery and reuse.

Responsible for the day-to-day management of high value assets, especially assets with enduring value. This includes arranging, describing, and cataloging assets and overseeing the work of others.

Collaborates with colleagues to develop and implement strategies for effectively managing audio visual assets. 

Manages outreach efforts on the role of taxonomies and ontologies.

Manages collaboration across working teams to address and resolve metadata issues.

Manage corporate-wide vocabularies in collaboration with enterprise vocabulary governance group.


Required Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of metadata standards, including bibliographic and archival description standards.
  • Experience arranging and describing archival collections and digital repository assets.
  • Experience with collection management systems and digital repositories.
  • Experience working with taxonomies and controlled vocabularies.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to present complex technical and metadata information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.

Desired Skills:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to analyze complex data issues and determine appropriate policies, standards and solutions to enhance experiences for users.
  • Experience with semantic technologies and knowledge representation.

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