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Curator, Recorded Sound & Media, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) seeks applications for a unique and exciting position as Curator of Recorded Sound and Media. The successful candidate will combine a passion for time-based media in all formats and genres with excellence in outreach and teaching with primary sources. Reporting to the Chief Curator of the SCRC, the Curator of Recorded Sound and Media will provide curatorial guidance for the audio, film, video, and born-digital collections across the SCRC including the Belfer Audio Archive and University Archives.

The Diane Arthur Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive was founded in 1963 with a collection of 150,000 recordings. Today the Belfer maintains equipment capable of playing back historical audio and media formats, preserves this media through systematic digitization, and provides students with access to these historical materials through its state-of-the-art classroom. The original Belfer collection is now managed by the SCRC alongside the University's other rare and unique recorded sound and media holdings which now total over 300,000 items including formats from the earliest experimental recordings on tinfoil to modern digital media. As these media are increasingly utilized in instruction and research at Syracuse University, this position will support student, faculty, and scholarly engagement with the collections through hands-on instructional sessions, social media, and online platforms. The incumbent will actively contribute to the SCRC's annual program of collection-based exhibitions and events, which include listening parties, public lectures, performances, and workshops.

For more information, or to apply, please visit www.sujobopps.com/postings/74405 

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Digitization Archivist/Instructor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

Responsibilities:
The Digitization Archivist/Instructor position reports to the Head of Special Collections. This non-tenured position will select, prepare, and oversee digitization projects to increase the accessibility of the holdings of the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection (UAAMC), Louisiana Collection, and Rare Book Collection. Acquire, process, and preserve collections in digital format. Develop a plan for the conversion of analog holdings to digital formats.

Work on the implementation of an institutional repository for UL Lafayette. Plan, develop, implement, and document all aspects of the records management program at the university. 

Provide reference service to the collections. Prepare online exhibits utilizing the collections' holdings. Create online finding aids. Assist in processing manuscript collections and University archives. Seek grant funds to support the work of UAAMC. Participate on library and university committees.

Starting Salary: $45,000

The University Library has a faculty of 18 and a support staff of 38. Additional information about the Library is available on the Library's web site at https://library.louisiana.edu.

The work may require standing for long periods; lifting and moving library materials weighing 25 to 50 lbs.; pushing carts up to 100-300 lbs.; and stepping on and off a step stool.

Qualifications:
Required: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or significant progress towards an MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program. Knowledge of digitization processes, metadata creation, and digital content management systems. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.

Desired: Additional coursework in archives management. Knowledge of professional records management principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to learn and master new and legacy systems quickly. Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written, analytical, and organization skills and be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with other library and university departments.

Applications:
When applying, please include letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references. We will begin reviewing materials in May 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Ad# (req313)

To apply, please follow this link: louisiana.csod.com/ats/careersite/...

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Digital Preservation Specialist, Hudson Archival, Port Ewen, NY

Join our small dynamic company specializing in digitization and archiving of historic materials for major museums and libraries.

Full-Time and Part Time positions available.

Monday through Friday - 8AM -4:30 PM. $11-12/hr depending on experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate high-end digital cameras, flatbed scanners and film scanners.
  • Image QC
  • Metadata indexing

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Manage multiple priorities with attention to detail
  • Learn software programs quickly

Required skills include:

  • Windows 7 or higher; MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficiency in typing

Additional skills that would be helpful include:

  • Knowledge of image color correction; Photography; Adobe Photoshop or Digital Photo editing
  • Knowledge of archival standards for handling fragile documents

Please send resume w/cover letter to Michael Macauley, Director of Digital Studio: mmacauley@hudsonarchival.com 

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Intern, Textual Reference, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

 

Research Room Internship, 18-RR-02

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

 

In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. The internship is part-time at two days a week and interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560, paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start June 15th and end August 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the fall. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight May 20, 2018 (timestamp). 

To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

 

These should be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov; any questions may be sent to that email address. Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Archives Assistant, Ghost Army Legacy Project, Salem, MA

The Ghost Army Legacy Project (ghostarmylegacproject.org) is a small non-profit in Salem, MA, dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of the WWII deception unit known as the Ghost Army.

We are currently looking for a part-time archives assistant (8 hours/week)  to help with several ongoing projects.

Work includes accessing new donations to our archive, cataloging current donations, and otherwise helping to manage the archive. The archivist will work with Rick Beyer, President of GALP. The archivist must have training in basic archive practices be familiar with the Past Perfect computer program.

The schedule is flexible.

Undergraduate and graduate students looking for archive work experience are encouraged to apply.

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Project Archivist, Franco-American Collections, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Project Archivist (Temporary, Part-time), Franco-American Collections, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

 

The Archives and Special Collection department of the Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College seeks a part-time (20-29 hours/week) Project Archivist for processing an archival collection documenting Franco-Americans in New England.

 

The anticipated start date for this temporary (approx. 8 months) project position is the week of July 9, 2018. Work on this project will be accomplished during the hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Scope of Work

The Project Archivist will be responsible for processing a collection of materials created and collected by the Association Canado-Américaine (ACA), a former fraternal benefits society, and others in Manchester, New Hampshire. This collection contains approximately 600 cubic feet of unprocessed and underprocessed materials in a variety of formats documenting the social, political, and religious contributions of the Franco-Americans in New England.

 

Responsibilities

The Project Archivist will survey and inventory the collection; arrange, describe, and perform basic preservation on archival materials; organize and reshelve materials in the storage area; and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution with a concentration in archives and records management; students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Reading knowledge of French is required. Fluency is preferred.
  • Experience processing archival collections. Experience processing archival collections in French is preferred.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of DACS and familiarity with MARC.
  • Experience using collection management software such as Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
  • Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.

 

Compensation

This is an hourly position. No benefits are offered. Rate is commensurate with experience.

 

Application:

Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position and outlining relevant experience, including French language skills.
  • A resume or CV of education and employment history.
  • Three professional references, including current phone, email addresses and affiliations.

 

To apply, please visit: https://www.anselm.edu/hr

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Records Manager, Sedgwick County, KS

Sedgwick County Kansas is looking for a new Records Manager. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this position please share this posting.

Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Division of Information Technology & Support Svcs
Job Title: Records Manager
Salary: $42361.28 Annually

To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying. 

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Manages the County's Records Management program, as set out in the County Records Management Policy. Develops, proposes and implements subsidiary policies to extend the Policy to all types of e-records. Works closely with elected officials and all other customer departments to implement Policy, so as to effectively and efficiently manage records throughout their life cycle, from creation to ultimate destruction or archival retention, and in meeting the diverse needs of citizens, policy makers, management and administrative users for access, preservation and disposal. Presents the Records Management class and maintains class content. Develops new records series and records retention schedules, when needed, together with customer departments, Legal counsel and other stakeholders, and propose to State Records Board for inclusion on State's schedule for local governments. Provides leadership for County inactive physical records storage and archival preservation. May serve as the Freedom of Information Officer for Sedgwick County Government (a role set out in the Kansas Open Records Act) and manage the KORA compliance program with guidance of Legal counsel.

Essential Job Functions:

Manage Records Management programs to cost effectively store, provide access, retain and dispose/archive records consistent with County policy and State law.

  • Seek to reduce physical volumes stored and costs of commercial records storage.
  • Maintain control procedures to restrict access to authorized employees for stored records.
  • Monitor and maintain Courthouse Records Center security access records for KCJIS, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and other purposes.
  • Participate in developing and implementing systems to manage e-records as e-records and apply retention scheduling to e-records.
  • Present the Records Management class twice each year to County and City of Wichita employees.
  • Supervise subordinate staff in operating the Courthouse Records Center and County Archives.

Develop, propose and implement policy, procedures and processes to apply the same standards to e-Records as apply to physical records for retention and disposition.

  • Develop, propose and implement subsidiary policies for managing all forms of e-records consistent with the Records Management Policy, State law and best professional practices.
  • Implement and maintain the revised Electronic Records Systems Validation (ERSV) policy and process to implement Records Management for e-records resulting from scanning paper source materials.

Collect archival records and other materials that tell the story of Sedgwick County Government and make these materials accessible to researchers, both internal and external.

  • Acquire new materials through outreach to County departments and elected offices for preservation and access.
  • Arrange and describe collections through creation of box inventories and finding aids.
  • Preserve existing collections using technologies such as scanning to create accessible copies, while protecting original materials.
  • As requested and when appropriate, provide other community outreach.

Competencies:

Analytical Thinking: Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results. Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on other resources as necessary.

Decision Making/Problem Solving: Breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships. Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions. Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions. Takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Presentation Skills: Effectively presents ideas, information and materials to individuals and groups. Effectively prepares and provides structured delivery; facilitates workshops or meetings in a structured manner, can facilitate and manage group process. Is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings; commands attention and manages group process during the presentation; is cognizant of audience response and able to adapt content and style accordingly.

Strategic Planning: Understands how an organization must change in light of internal and external trends and influences; keeps the big, long range picture in mind; builds a shared long-range organizational vision with others. Committed to course of action to achieve long-range goals and influences others to translate vision into action.

Teamwork: Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements: A Master's degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration, History or Library/Information Sciences or equivalent.

Years of Experience: At least five years progressive experience in public services serving in responsible management and/or administrative roles at any level of government, with at least three years in role(s) directly relevant to Records Management and Archives.

License, certifications, etc.: Must complete training and obtain/maintain license to operate the County Courthouse forklift.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Relevant Master's degree, specifically Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS), Master of History with archival training coursework or equivalent. University courses and/or professional seminars in e-records management concepts, issues and best practices, including AIIM professional certificate programs.

Years of Experience: Three or more years of relevant experience in both public and private sectors in environments providing direct experience in actively creating, maintaining and using records. Direct professional work experience in managing e-records.

License, certifications, etc.: Certified Archivist (CA), Certified Records Analyst (CRA) or Certified Records Manager (CRM)

 Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Must receive training and obtain license to operate forklift; proficient in Microsoft Suite.

Usual working days/hours: M - F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  Sedgwick County Courthouse, 525 N Main

The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.govDo not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20001798

Open Date: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/19/2018 11:59:59 PM

Please apply through HRE Partners. Job description and the instructions to sign up are at the link below. www.hrepartners.com/jobdetails.aspx?id=31030

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Project Archivist, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Job ID:  2018493

Title:     Project Archivist             

Rank:     Program Specialist II (UCP 7)

Area:     University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation

 

The University of Connecticut Library seeks an innovative and knowledgeable individual to serve as Project Archivist. Under the direction of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, and within the larger context of the unit, the Project Archivist is responsible for all activities related to the Maurice Sendak collection and performs the bulk of the work to integrate the collection into the UConn Archives and Library's management and access systems, as well as developing and leading outreach activities related to the collection. For example, the Project Archivist is responsible for developing ideas for outreach and educational uses of the collection; and preparing, mounting, and documenting exhibitions in multiple formats and for multiple audiences. Additionally, the archivist is responsible for managing requests for materials that involve more than reading room access. This includes executing loan agreements and collateral paperwork, and for receiving and returning material to storage, and working with the Literary Agent to prepare material for re-publication.

 

Along with all UConn Library staff, the Project Archivist makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University. This five-year, end-date position is funded by a grant from The Maurice Sendak Foundation and comes with a full benefits package.

 

About the Sendak Collection and the UConn Archives and Special Collections

 

In February, 2018 UConn and the Maurice Sendak Foundation signed an agreement to house and maintain the finished artwork for Maurice Sendak's published books, and as well as manuscripts, sketches, and other related materials created by Sendak, considered the leading artist of children's books in the 20th century. The artwork and source materials for books such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, will serve as a resource for research by students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public through the Archives & Special Collections in the UConn Library. Special Collections at UConn include the Northeast Children's Literature Collection, an archive of notable authors and illustrators of children's literature native to or identified with the Northeast and East Coast of the United States, including James Marshall, Tomie DePaola, and Richard Scary. The collection, established in 1989, preserves every aspect of children's book production - from the initial correspondence to preliminary drawings, finished art, dummies, mechanicals, proofs, galleys, and manuscripts.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plans and executes public outreach activities that highlight collection.
  2. Manages digitization program for the collection.
  3. Collaborates with faculty to integrate collections into undergraduate and graduate courses.
  4. Provides advanced research consultation related to the collection, including responding to reference questions and meeting with researchers one-on-one.
  5. Promotes the collection making use of current tools, such as social media.
  6. Responsible for the receipt and intake of newly acquired materials.

 

 

SHARED EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STAFF 

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree in an academic discipline related to archives and public programming for example, ALA-accredited MLS degree with an archives concentration or a graduate degree in museum studies, fine arts, or public history.
  2. Three years' professional experience in a cultural heritage setting.
  3. Experience in developing outreach programs for a variety of audiences.
  4. Experience in developing digital collections in a library/archives/museum environment.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a diverse group of researchers, donors and staff.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Subject knowledge of children's literature of the mid-late 20th century.
  2. Knowledge and experience in managing digital resources and digital repository applications.
  3. Experience working with a children's literature collection in an academic setting.
  4. Knowledge of or experience in publishing, especially in children's literature publishing.
  5. Active involvement in area at the regional or national level in the applicant's area of specialization.

 

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time, end-date position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of July 20, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. 

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. (reference search #2018493) and include a cover letterdetailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 20, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018493)

 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 20, 2018.

 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .

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Intern, Digital Exhibits, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Digital Exhibits Internship (unpaid)

Summer/Fall 2018

 

Description: 

The primary role of the Digital Exhibits intern is to research and curate an exhibit using digitized materials in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), which will be featured on the AAPB website at americanarchive.org.

 

AAPB Curated Exhibits provide an access point to digitized AAPB video and audio materials brought together around a theme, topic or event of cultural and historical significance.

 

The intern will begin by surveying the AAPB collection to identify potential topics for a curated exhibit. The intern will then present their findings to AAPB staff at WGBH and the Library of Congress and will collaboratively identify a selected topic with AAPB staff. The intern will then write, identify, and gather the necessary components of an exhibit, including images, narratives, related resources, and catalog records. AAPB staff will provide feedback and guidance on these components to be edited into final versions by the intern. Once the components are finalized, the intern will be trained on Github and will publish their exhibit on the AAPB website. After the exhibit is published, the intern will collaborate with the Associate Director to promote the launch through methods such as Facebook Live events, blog posts, and social media.

 

The intern will be supervised by Casey Davis Kaufman, Associate Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining experience with digital audiovisual resources, research, creating exhibits, using Github, and promoting digital resources through social media.

 

Please note: In our experience, most curated exhibits internships typically last for 1.5 semesters if the intern works one day a week.

 

Exhibit Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and good communications skills.
  • Internet savvy, with good research skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices.

 

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by May 15, 2018 to Casey Davis Kaufman at casey_davis-kaufman@wgbh.org.

 

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2012, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 50,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Managing the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

 

Organization Description:

WGBH is public service media for New England-- on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions.

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Director, Archives & Library, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI

Position: Director, Archives and Library, The Henry Ford (Dearborn, Michigan)

Responsible/Reports To: Senior Director of Historical Resources

Supervises: The Henry Ford's Archives and Library staff

Overview

Works Closely With:

  • Curators, Registrar, Collection Manager, Chief Conservator
  • Ford Motor Company's Heritage Brand Manager
  • Internal and external stakeholders

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and management of The Henry Ford's Archives and Library staff
  • Ensuring growth, stewardship and services of Archives and Library
  • Digital programs and oversight and Improving collections accessibility
  • Monitoring budgetary requirements, costs, and efficiencies
  • Effective communications with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identification of new audiences and program opportunities, and market ideas

Areas of Expertise:

  • Archival, museum, and collections-related practices, professional standards and methods
  • Professional, ethical and legal issues surrounding collections acquisitions, deaccessioning, access, collections digitization, and intellectual property

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree - information management, archives administration, or related field
  • Five years experience - archival and library collections and digital collections management
  • Five years of administrative and supervisory experience in a cultural institution
  • Strong written and oral communications skills

Useful Experience:

  • Outreach experience across a variety of subjects and collection areas
  • Development of collateral materials and product and/or program ideas
  • Familiarity with exhibition concepts and various media
  • Creative thinking about encouraging use of archives and library resources

To Apply: Please contact ledgerly@winthropgroup.com for full description.

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Assistant Archivist, Southborough Historical Society, Southborough, MA

The Southborough Historical Society located in Southborough, Massachusetts has an immediate opening for an Assistant Archivist. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The Archivist will also provide reference and other assistance as needed. The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills, as well as a degree (or be working towards a degree) in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Experience with Mac systems preferred, especially Filemaker.

This is a one-year funded 14K position with possible renewal and a highly flexible schedule at $35/hour.

To apply, send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references to info@southboroughhistory.org.

No phone calls accepted.

Southborough Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

​​The Southborough Historical Society is located in Southborough, Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston on the Mass Pike. While we are on the Boston-Worcester commuter rail, the museum itself is located 3 miles from the station, so conveyance is required.

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Photographic Archives Assistant, Special Collections, Harvard Business School Baker Library, Boston, MA

Photographic Archives Assistant (Processing Temp/LHT)

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits)

Description: Come work with us on the iconic Polaroid Corporation Photograph and Visual Materials Collection at Baker Library Special Collections! The archives of the Polaroid Corporation document the evolution of one of America's most famous and innovative companies. Duties include basic photograph identification, organizing the photographs and preparing spreadsheet inventories, and writing basic description. The Assistant will also carry out basic preservation measures including re-foldering, sleeving photographs, and rehousing materials.

 

Qualifications:

Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Requires an interest in and curiosity about photographs. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Preferred: Prior experience working with photographic collections in a museum, archive or library. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival description, particularly with identifying, categorizing and organizing photographic collections. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. 


Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $15 per hour.


To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian (msamouelian@hbs.edu) or Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please.

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Intern, Town of Marblehead Historical Commission, Marblehead, MA

Town of Marblehead Historical Commission Intern Work Scope - Archival Facility Planning Project

The Town of Marblehead Historical Commission has a summer (11 week) 2018 internship position available to assist the Commission in a multi-organization archival facility planning project. The planning project is being led by well-known archival consultant Michele Pacifico and will result in a master plan in 2019 for creation of a Marblehead Town-Wide Archival Facility serving a number of public and private organizations in Marblehead.

The Commission seeks an individual working towards a degree in a field related to creation or management of archival facilities. The ideal candidate will be working toward a Masters Degree in Library or Information Sciences or closely related fields, have some archival experience and be familiar with Microsoft Office and use of a PC.

The position work scope includes

  1. Development of a cataloging spreadsheet for use by participating institutions which do not presently use museum quality cataloging software.
  2. Develop a list of preferred archival storage materials to be used by all participating institutions, recognizing that cost will be a factor for many organizations.
  3. Assist participating institutions in preparing their archival materials for future transmittal to the archival facility. This includes: a. Establishing institution storage size needs b. Assisting institutions in learning how to catalog their holdings using the previously developed cataloging spreadsheet c. Assisting institutions in use of suitable archival storage materials
  4. Assisting Town of Marblehead departments in organizing their archival materials, including providing the Finance and Assessors Departments with direct archival materials organizational help.
  5. Research Archival Facility policies and procedures and provide recommended policies and procedures in consultation with the Consultant and other experts, consistent with the present Archival Facility Principles.

The intern will work directly with the Chairman of the Historical Commission and the Marblehead Town Planner, and consult as required with consultant Michele Pacifico.

The position is located in Marblehead, MA with office space in a municipal office building. Duration of the position is 11 weeks, from June 4, 2018 through August 24, 2018, excluding July 2 - 6. Hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Wednesday - with some flexibility in scheduling. Compensation is a total stipend of $2000, paid in 3 equal installments once a month.

Applicants should submit a resume with their education and work experience and a cover letter describing how the skills they will bring to this position benefit the project and how this position will benefit them. Applications should be submitted by e-mail only to Chris Johnston, Chairman of the Marblehead Historical Commission at historic@marblehead.org. Applications will be accepted until May 11, 2018.

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Open Position, Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine (https://www.countway.harvard.edu/chom), Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, is currently seeking applications for one (1) LHT position (17 hours per week) to support acquisitions and accessioning work. Working with the Acquisitions Archivist and the Archivist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the LHT will:  re-house unique manuscript and archival materials; create folder lists; carry out preservation photocopying and other preservation tasks; work with rare books cataloging staff; complete data entry and administrative tasks; and intellectually contribute to catalog records, EAD/XML finding aids, and other retrieval tools as required. The Center is located near Simmons College on the Harvard Medical School campus.

 

Requirements: Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program with an archival concentration. Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. LHTs are required to periodically move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard. Employees must also be tolerant of library-related allergens.

 

Compensation: $15.00/hour. Appointment is for six months from the date of hire with the possibility of renewal.

 

Interested parties should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Deputy Director, at emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Library Archives Officer and Chief Librarian, Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY

POSITION DETAILS

The Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute, housed at Hunter College, whose mission consists of two components. One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experience of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.

The Centro Library and Archives is responsible for comprehensively collecting, organizing, maintaining and making available primary and secondary sources on the Puerto Rican experience. The Library and Archives shares and supports Centro's overall mission. The Library collects in all areas of Puerto Rican Studies and in all formats. It is particularly strong in the area of migration and the diasporic experience. The library also acquires materials related to other Latinos in the United States. The Archives' strengths are principally in the area of social history, but holds important collections that highlight culture and the arts.

 

The Chief Librarian and Archivist reports to the Center Director. In addition to the CUNY Title overview, the Chief Librarian and Archivist for the Centro Library and Archives has the responsibilities of but not limited to :

  1. Overall Management of the Centro Library and Archives
  • Overseeing delivery of services by full and part time staff, student assistants and consultants
  • Hiring, supervising and encouraging professional staff development
  • Preparing budget requests, writing grants and identifying external resources to complement the Centro Library and Archives' operational budget
  • Promoting library resource development (identifying resources, purchasing and requesting donations of books and reference materials)
  • Developing Archives collections (identifying collections, pursuing donations and/or acquisition of collections), negotiating archival collections donations and pursuing relations with potential donors.
  • Assessing staff, services, facilities, collection conditions, use of digital technologies and programs for the delivery of library and archives information services on short and long term basis
  • Fundraising, lobbying potential donors and serving as the fiscal manager of grants and special allocations assigned to the Library and Archives
  • Outreaching to patrons and developing public relations activities (e.g. Gallery events, lectures and panels) of the Library and Archives
  • Leading the Centro Library and Archives in fostering relationships with Hunter Library, College administration and CUNY-wide programs
  • Speaking on behalf of the Centro Library and Archives in public forums and presentations
  • Providing leadership and advice to state and national leaders in the field of Puerto Rican/Latino Studies and library and archives research centers
  • Working with diverse population composed of students, academics, community and donors, and assure accessibility of resources and services to all

2. In addition, s/he is a member of the Centro Coordinating Committee (staff advisory group to the Centro Director)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • MLS and/or MA from accredited school preferred;
  • Training in Library and/or Archives but with knowledge and interest in both areas.
  • S/he must demonstrate a profound interdisciplinary understanding of the Puerto Rican experience; a broad knowledge of U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.
  • Eight years or more of relevant experience, including Library /Archives.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Fully conversant with library/archives technology.
  • Fundraising and grant management experience preferred.
  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English.

 

CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW

Directs a specialized academic and/or research center.

  • Designs, implements and monitors curriculum for programs sponsored by the Center
  • Oversees the design and delivery of courses and workshops; assesses learning outcomes
  • Develops and manages Center's budget and operations
  • Implements ongoing faculty and/or student development activities
  • Plans, develops, and initiates strategies for generating resources and/or revenues
  • May seek and acquire grant funding to further advance Center initiatives
  • Manages professional and clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

CUNY TITLE

Higher Education Officer

FLSA

Exempt

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

 

HOW TO APPLY Go to: https://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/centro-library-archives-officer-and-chief-librarian-centro-de-estudios-puertorriquenos-academic-center-director/4CA71CD9E8304C01AAAD75F910618B97/job/

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE

The committee will review complete applications on February 8, 2018. The search will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 

Job Title: Centro Library Archives Officer and Chief Librarian - Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

Job ID: 18127

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Multiple Positions, New York City Department of Records & Information Services, New York, NY

All resumes and cover letters must be submitted through the NYC Jobs Portal.

Search for Job IDS:

  • #339793
  • #339606
  • #339742

Job #1: PUBLIC RECORDS AIDE

The NYC Municipal Archives seeks conservation technicians to re-house, inventory, and digitize a collection of historical architectural building plans that date from the 1860s to the 1970s. Under supervision, the technicians will remove the rolled plans from storage, surface clean, flatten, enter descriptive information into a spreadsheet, arrange according to permit identification numbers, re-house and label. The technicians will also assist with digitizing selected plans, and identifying items requiring conservation treatment. Preferred candidates will have experience processing archival materials. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented and organized. These are temporary positions - approximately 15 months. N.B. This position will include climbing ladders, handling dusty and dirty materials, and moving and lifting heavy over-size plan bundles that weigh as much as 50 lbs

Job #2: PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER

The NYC Municipal Archives seeks a Public Records Officer to lead a team of conservation technicians re-housing, inventorying and digitizing a collection of historical architectural building plans that date from the 1860s to the 1970s. Tasks include removing the rolled plans from storage, surface cleaning, flattening, entering descriptive information into a spreadsheet, arranging according to permit identification numbers, re-housing and labeling. Duties will also include selecting plans for digitization and identifying items requiring conservation treatment. As the team leader this position will have responsibility for ensuring the work flow is maintained, supervising and scheduling subordinate staff, and coordinating with conservation, digital laboratory, and archival processing staff. Candidates should have knowledge of architectural plan reproduction processes and experience conducting conservation surveys. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented and organized. This is a temporary position - approximately 15 months. N.B. This position will include climbing ladders, handling dusty and dirty materials, and moving and lifting heavy over-size plan bundles that weigh as much as 50 lbs.

#3: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

The Public Programming and Development officer is responsible for preparing and implementing a strategic plan for programming, outreach and education initiatives at the Department of Records and Information Services. The Public Programming and Development officer duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage plans for individual events, series and on-going programs and education projects
  • Develop opportunities for outreach within New York City communities
  • Proactively coordinate with internal teams on a variety of matters that intersect with public programming and education initiatives
  • Plan and implement a development strategy for new and renewed funding sources to support programming, education, and other agency projects
  • Provide direction and communication to team regarding ongoing projects and tasks
  • Support efforts of the agency, working collaboratively and in a team environment
  • Write, edit, and design publicity materials for events, programs, and education projects
  • Manage staff and interns

External Candidates please go to www.nyc.gov/careers

Current NYC employees please go to www.nyc.gov/ess 

NO E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS, FAXES OR PERSONAL INQUIRIES PERMITTED. NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED. APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) APPROVAL.

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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Processing Archivist, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

Temporary Processing Archivist

Town of Concord, MA

The Town of Concord is seeking a part-time Processing Archivist position for a temporary project (18 hours/week; approximately 471 hours total) to organize, arrange, describe, and house in archival storage supplies 3 recently donated collections, and to prepare an electronic finding aid in MS Word for each.

Requires equivalent to Master's in Library Science w/archival concentration and 3 years manuscript processing experience in an historical archive or special collections. 

Pay rate: $24.32/hour. 

Job description and application materials are available at https://ma-concord.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Processing-Archivist-Concord-Free-Public-108

Application Deadline: 4/20/2018 @ Noon

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Archivist, Boston University Law Library, Boston, MA

Temporary, part-time archivist position at BU Law Library

  • Preserve, arrange, catalog, and create finding aids for archival print and rare book collection
  • Coordinate with Collection Services department to further ongoing efforts in electronic records management, and contributions of archival material to IR
  • Make recommendations to Director and Associate Directors on archival best practices 
  • Manage digitization and collection programs

Requirements: MLIS, including coursework in archives or current MLIS student with archives concentration. Technologically literate, with cataloging experience or coursework and ability to work independently.

This is a paid position and may not be used to satisfy the practical experience requirement for the archives concentration at Simmons.

Estimated 10-20 hours/week, will work out specifics with applicant. Not more than 20 hours/week. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Position will end 6/30; may be extended depending on availability of funding.

Interested applicants should send resume and availability to Ellen Frentzen, emric@bu.edu.

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Interns, DSNY, New York, NY

The NYC Department of Sanitation {DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through efficient management of the City's solid waste and environmentally sound long-range planning to handle New Yorkers recycling and garbage. DSNY is the world's largest sanitation department, collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables every day. DSNY also clears litter, snow and ice from some 6,000 miles of streets, removes debris from vacant lots and clears abandoned vehicles from City streets. 

Applicants must be current students; they will need to show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester.

DSNY offers two paid summer internships:

  • Records Management Intern - Office of the Commissioner
  • Archival Intern, Artist-in-Residence Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Email resume and brief cover letter indicating the title of the position to mlee2@dsny.nyc.gov. 

More information can be found here.

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Intern, Records Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments, Honolulu, HI

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the Honolulu intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business April 20, 2018.

 

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for two Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. One intern will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

 

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in-house experts. The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

 

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. The Honolulu interns will prioritize the big-picture potential of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records room. For example, they will continue the goal of creating a sustainable filing system. They will also work together to digitize and purge records, as well as maintain the online catalog of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service references. Other tasks include digitizing maps, downloading content from CDs and DVDs, and generally working to decrease the volume of mixed media accumulated in the records room.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
  • Superb organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.
  • Ability to use excel and Microsoft suite programs.
  • Experience with archival content management platforms.
  • Adhere to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.
  • Work experience in archival science or records management.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with scanning equipment and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
  • An interest in environmental issues, biology, or conservation.
  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.

 

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hrs./week) schedule is preferred. Position begins between June 18th -June 25th, 2018.

 

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid; please see below information for travel coverage.  Depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship. 

 

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. We also provide compensation for public transportation to and from work via reimbursement for the monthly bus pass.

 

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouses can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment. The Honolulu bunkhouse is located in walking distance from Waikiki and is a 30 minute bus ride from work.

 

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located about half an hour away by bus, near the Waikiki neighborhood.  Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and library. There are many great restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in throughout Oahu. Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

 

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.  The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Maggie Tucker at margaret_tucker@fws.gov.  

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Honolulu Application"

The deadline for applications is close of business April 20, 2018.

CONTACT:

Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231

Honolulu, HI 96850

(808) 792-9525

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Head, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Head of Archives & Special Collections, UConn, Storrs, CT - Repost

 

The University of Connecticut Library seeks an innovative, motivated, and knowledgeable individual to lead its University Archives & Special Collections. Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation, the Head of Archives & Special Collections provides direction and leadership to six professional staff and works to develop collaborative partnerships across the Library, University, and external organizations to extend the reach of our collections and address the major issues facing archives & special collections in the current era.   

 

The Head of Archives & Special Collections creates innovation and change while respecting the principles and traditions of the profession, and articulates this vision to internal and external stakeholders.  In particular, there will be a focus on the statewide digital preservation repository program (CTDA), the Library's scholarly communications programs, including the Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Design at UConn, and the Library's conservation and digital capture labs. This position serves a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University, ensuring development of, and ongoing access to, many of the Library's unique and distinct collections for use by students and researchers.

 

Application period closes May 6, 2018. More Information

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Archivist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

University Archivist

The University of Virginia library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual, who will have responsibility for building UVA's University Archives and who will articulate a vision for collecting opportunities beyond the official records of the institution. In order to achieve a more complete record of the University of Virginia and its myriad activities, one that focuses on diverse voices and experiences, the archivist will understand the need for and lead the effort to fill gaps in the institutional record by seeking material documenting student life, the university's place and role in the larger social and cultural context within Virginia and the United States, and most critically, seek and collect evidence of individuals and groups who are underrepresented in the archive. The University Archivist will understand that collection efforts will seek all formats of material, and will pay special attention to email, websites, and other types of digital records. The archivist may have opportunities to directly supervise student assistants and interns. 

Responsibilities:

Collection Development:

Reporting to the AUL for Archives and Special Collections and located within the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the University Archivist will provide leadership for the selection, transfer, description, and preservation of official University Records of enduring value. In doing so, the University Archivist will collaborate with a number of individuals, including the University's Records Manager, University Administration, library colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The University Archivist may work with a variety of individuals to acquire personal papers and organizational records that document the University of Virginia's history in a broad context. 

Access and Discovery:

The University Archivist will arrange and describe newly transferred records and papers, including digital material, using ArchiveSpace. In collaboration with colleagues, the archivist will establish priorities for processing as well as make determinations for the level of processing for both incoming transfers and donated material. While looking forward to building the collection, the archivist will work toward improving discoverability of material in a collection backlog. The archivist will maintain consistency and uniform application of processing policies and standards, and will keep an eye on emerging trends and best practices. 

Instruction:

The University Archivist will be an enthusiastic promoter of using primary source materials in the classroom, and will work with other Special Collections staff and with faculty on developing archival and primary source literacy among students. The archivist will develop resources to support the objectives of classes that focus on collections held in the University Archives, and will seek effective ways to evaluate and assess engagement and learning outcomes. 

Outreach:

The University Archivist will be the primary promoter and representative of the archives to the University community and to external organizations and individuals. The archivist will collaborate with other staff to curate University history-centered exhibitions, and prepare University-history focused content for a variety of outlets including social media and websites. 

Public Service:

The University Archivist will have regular hours at the reference desk and will work alongside colleagues in assisting students, faculty, fellows, and scholars with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs. The archivist will serve as the primary contact for research inquiries pertaining to University history.  

 

Qualifications, Required

  • ALA- accredited MLIS/MIS in library and information science or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with applicable experience 
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an archival or special collections environment working directly with collections
  • Experience in appraisal, processing, reference, and outreach activities
  • Ability to work with born digital material and to preserve digital formats
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Microsoft Office

Qualifications, Preferred

  • Experience working with University Archives, web archiving, and digital repositories
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with instruction
  • Archival certification
  • Knowledge of Archivematica or similar digital archiving tool
  • Knowledge of ePADD
  • Knowledge of Avalon media system
  • Knowledge of basic records management best practices 
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace (or Archon, Archivists Toolkit) and Aeon
  • Experience with Archive-It or similar web archiving tool

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0622811, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright, Human Resources Business Partner, at (434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Intern, Mattatuck Museum, New Haven, CT

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut is seeking a summer intern to work in the museum archives. The Mattatuck Museum is both an art and a local history museum with manuscript, printed and photographic archives dating from the late 17th century to the present.Please send resume and cover letter to: Michael C.Dooling, Archivist, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702,

Email: michael@mattmuseum.org 

View full posting at: https://www.mattmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Benevento-Internship-Announcement-2018.pdf

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Collection Interns, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA

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The Academy Oral History Projects Department invites current students of moving image archive studies or library science to apply for the Oral History Collections Summer Internship. We are seeking an organized and enthusiastic Intern to assist the Oral History Projects department in the development of a large preservation and access initiative specifically for oral histories with filmmakers. The focus will be in preparing audiovisual interviews that have been deposited at the Academy Film Archive for future access. For more information on these collections, please click here.

This internship is part of the Academy Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members.

To learn more, please visit the Academy Gold page: http://www.oscars.org/learn/academy-gold-program

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Archive Assistant, New Hampshire Public Radio, Concord, NH

To apply, click here.

Overview:

New Hampshire Public Radio has been documenting New Hampshire history since 1981. There are tens of thousands of stories in our archives, many of them are locked in media that are not easily accessed. The Archive Initiative seeks to unlock those media through digitization and meta-data capture, and make them more easily accessible to the public.

The Archive Assistant assists the Production Manager in managing NHPR's ever-increasing archive of audio. In addition to organizing the assets, the assistant will also digitize audio stored on legacy media, and collect and create meta-data. The assistant will inventory collection materials, and digitize archival materials related to New Hampshire's only public radio service, with special attention to The Exchange and Perspectives collections. We're looking for a detail-oriented history buff to help us sort through it all.

New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. NHPR's newsroom, digital team and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015 and 2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Digitize audio stored on legacy media
  • Capture or create relevant meta-data
  • Describe records in a traditional finding aid as well as in a digital catalog
  • Scan and digitize archival materials
  • Re-house and arrange original materials
  • Create box and/or folder lists
  • Identify items to share on social media channels

 Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to use a scanner and audio playback devices
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good organizational abilities and strong attention to detail
  • Basic familiarity with archival methods preferred
  • Interest in radio and New Hampshire history a plus!

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Archivist, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

SEIU Archivist / Archivist I

 

Wayne State University seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of SEIU Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. Located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center, Wayne State University is a Carnegie I research university that enrolls more than 32,000 students. The Reuther Library collects, preserves, and provides access to historical records documenting the modern American labor movement, the social and political development of southeastern Michigan, and the history of Wayne State University.

 

The Archives for the Service Employees International Union document the evolution of the union from its origins in 1921 as the Building Service Employees International Union to the present. During its history, this union has organized service workers employed as janitors, healthcare workers, security guards, public sector workers, office workers, elevator operators, window cleaners, groundskeepers, doormen, and stadium employees, amongst others. The union currently organizes 2.1 million members in these and numerous other service industries.

 

The collaborative relationship between the Reuther Library and SEIU began in the early 1980s, and the Reuther Library became SEIU's official repository in 1992. Since then, the Reuther has collected the records of the union's international headquarters in Washington D. C., some locals, and the personal papers of prominent union officials.

This externally-funded position will be hired at the rank of Archivist I and reports to the Director of the Reuther Library. It is an AAUP-AFT represented position with eligibility for promotion.

 

The Wayne State University Library System embraces an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people and diverse perspectives. Wayne State University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Provides access to the institutional history of SEIU through the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of its records and the creation of finding aids, inventories, databases, or other reference tools;
  2. Assists SEIU with records management and electronic records;
  3. Interacts with SEIU, serving as their main contact for reference. May include occasional travel to SEIU's international and affiliate headquarters regarding their records program and related projects;
  4. Performs extensive outreach with an aim to disseminate information about the SEIU Archives to the public;
  5. Creates and manages digital content for the Reuther Library's website;
  6. Participates in general reference services in the Reuther Library reading room;
  7. Participates actively in the shared decision-making for library planning, resource management, and program and policy development;
  8. Trains and supervises students, volunteers, and interns assigned to work with the SEIU Archives;
  9. Actively participates in the archival profession through presentations, publications, and/or active membership in professional organizations;
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned

 

Required:

  1. Master's degree from an accredited institution in library/information science, archival administration, history, or a related field, with graduate archival study;
  2. Demonstrated experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository arranging and describing print and electronic collections, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, which must include demonstrated production of descriptive outputs applying appropriate archival or library standards, such as DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, LCSH, MARC, Dublin Core, or METS;
  3. Clear understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving;
  4. Experience using archival content management tools such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist's Toolkit, or Archon;
  5. Familiarity with American labor history or social history;
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of users, donors, and constituencies;
  7. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  8. Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment;
  9. Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence;
  10. Demonstrated commitment to expanding skills and professional growth;
  11. Ability to meet expectations for promotion as part of the Reuther Library academic staff;
  12. Demonstrated ability to understand the perspectives of others and acknowledge the differences, complexities and opportunities in those backgrounds, cultures, values and viewpoints even when he/she is not familiar or disagrees with them;
  13. An awareness of multicultural issues and a broad knowledge of diversity across the information industry. The willingness and ability to lead, serve, engage others in a multicultural environment;
  14. Ability to lift 40 lbs independently or with assistance.

 

Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to advancing professional knowledge, through formal training, continuing education, or professional certification, such as Digital Archives Specialist (DAS), Arrangement & Description (A&D), or Certified Archivist (CA)

 

Please apply through the Wayne State University employment system using listing number 043393 or searching for SEIU Archivist I.

 

Read more and find application details at: http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/14086

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Intern, Mechanism Archives & Records, UN Careers, The Hague, Netherlands

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, more commonly referred to as the MICT, is a body of the United Nations established in 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), after the completion of their respective mandates. The MICT comprises two branches. One branch covers functions inherited from the ICTR and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The other branch is located in The Hague and inherited functions from the ICTY. 

General information on the MICT internship program may be found on the MICT website's internship page, http://www.unmict.org/en/recruitment/internship-programme, which includes:

  • Programme Guidelines;
  • Application Procedures;
  • Terms and conditions of the MICT Internship Programme;
  • Internships in Context.


This position is located in the Archives and Records Section of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague. It is under the supervision and direction of an Archivist.

A MICT internship is UNPAID and full-time. Core working hours for interns are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. The duration of a MICT internship can range from a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months, according to the needs of the intern's assigned office.

Responsibilities

Interns within MARS will have the opportunity to work on a variety of programmes and projects centred on archival and records management activities. Depending on the individual's background, interest and the needs of the office, tasks may include the following:

  • Assisting in developing outreach and advocacy products.
  • Creation of Finding Aids for Tribunal Archives. 
  • Records management tasks (physical or digital).
  • Assisting with preservation of physical records.
  • Assisting with preservation of digital records.
  • Assisting with metadata migration and enhancement of Tribunal audiovisual records.
  • Assisting with digitisation and quality control review of audiovisual records.

Competencies

  • Professionalism - Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Client Orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Candidates for an internship in MARS are required to be enrolled in, or have completed in the last 12 months, a relevant diploma/degree programme in archives, records management or information management. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participating in the programme, and must be at least 18 years old. Previous experience in an archive or information management work environment is an asset.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the MICT. Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French and/ or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is an asset.

Assessment

Short-listed candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application. Due to the high volume of applications received, candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted.

Special Notice

A complete online application including ALL of the documents listed below is required. Please note that documents may only be in English or French, and that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application submitted via https://inspira.un.org:

  1. Completed MICT Intern Acceptance and Undertaking;
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation;
  3. Copies of university transcripts (including courses taken and grades received). Please list the dates you are available in the cover letter on your application and indicate whether you would be interested in internships in other sections of the MICT. 

Please contact us at internship@un.org if you have any problems uploading these documents.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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Archivist, Old South Church, Boston, MA

Old South Church in Boston

Part-time Archivist

Participate in preserving the history of Boston by managing in the maintenance of historical records of Old South Church. Specific duties include:

  • Working with an existing catalog, the archivist will assign continue to add accretions to an existing vertical file and series of the historical collection.
  • Catalogue rare books and Old South Church historical publications. 
  • Assist with preparations for anniversary celebration, which could include exhibits, research coordination, and rights determination for publication.
  • Process collection of visual materials including works of art and photographs.
  • Process other backlogged collections.
  • Coordinate records collection with Old South Church staff.

We seek either a professional archivist with MLS or an advanced student in an archival program. Must be comfortable working independently and lifting 30-40 pounds. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products, Google Drive, and familiar with archival standards such as DACS and EAD.

Begins April 2018.

$20/hour at 8 hours per week.

Schedule is very flexible Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 7 pm.

Please send resume and cover letter to: helen@oldsouth.org and mbrown0608@gmail.com

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Archivist, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Position Description: The University of Notre Dame Archives is seeking a librarian-in-residence to assist with archival outreach and campus engagement with the goal of raising awareness and encouraging the use of archival collections in undergraduate classes and research projects. Under the general direction of the Head of the University Archives, the residency librarian will work on a wide array of faculty and student outreach initiatives which may include promoting, developing, and conducting archival instruction and general orientation to archival research, developing archival workshops, and creating an online tutorial. In addition, project work will focus on raising the visibility and discoverability of archival collections with a special focus on the exploration of institutional diversity as well as personal perspectives of people with diverse experiences, identities, and backgrounds. Duties may include developing LibGuides, campus presentations, tours, and digital exhibits. Finally, this position will assist the records management team in collecting initiatives geared toward documenting diversity of student life, community, and culture.

Required Qualifications

  •  ALA-accredited MLS/MIS degree or a graduate degree in archival studies.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in the field of archival, special collections, or museum management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interest in addressing wide-ranging audiences including students, faculty, student organizations, and alumni.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively with multiple constituents.
  • Strong interest in primary source literacy in relation to University Archives and related Catholic manuscripts collection.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in a broad range of academic subjects used in promoting archival, special collections, or museum collections.
  • Interest or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies associated with active or immersion learning in an archival, special collections, or museum environment.
  • Interest in marketing outreach and educational services through websites, social media, exhibitions, and other public program initiatives.


Further details & application instructions:
Position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website: apply.interfolio.com/49278

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

This position posting and additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries' website: www.library.nd.edu/about/employment

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Archivist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

University Archivist                                                                          

The University of Virginia library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual, who will have responsibility for building UVA's University Archives and who will articulate a vision for collecting opportunities beyond the official records of the institution. In order to achieve a more complete record of the University of Virginia and its myriad activities, one that focuses on diverse voices and experiences, the archivist will understand the need for and lead the effort to fill gaps in the institutional record by seeking material documenting student life, the university's place and role in the larger social and cultural context within Virginia and the United States, and most critically, seek and collect evidence of individuals and groups who are underrepresented in the archive. The University Archivist will understand that collection efforts will seek all formats of material, and will pay special attention to email, websites, and other types of digital records. The archivist may have opportunities to directly supervise student assistants and interns. 

Responsibilities: 
Collection Development- Reporting to the AUL for Archives and Special Collections and located within the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, the University Archivist will provide leadership for the selection, transfer, description, and preservation of official University Records of enduring value. In doing so, the University Archivist will collaborate with a number of individuals, including the University's Records Manager, University Administration, library colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The University Archivist may work with a variety of individuals to acquire personal papers and organizational records that document the University of Virginia's history in a broad context. 

Access and Discovery-The University Archivist will arrange and describe newly transferred records and papers, including digital material, using ArchiveSpace. In collaboration with colleagues, the archivist will establish priorities for processing as well as make determinations for the level of processing for both incoming transfers and donated material. While looking forward to building the collection, the archivist will work toward improving discoverability of material in a collection backlog. The archivist will maintain consistency and uniform application of processing policies and standards, and will keep an eye on emerging trends and best practices. 

Instruction-The University Archivist will be an enthusiastic promoter of using primary source materials in the classroom, and will work with other Special Collections staff and with faculty on developing archival and primary source literacy among students. The archivist will develop resources to support the objectives of classes that focus on collections held in the University Archives, and will seek effective ways to evaluate and assess engagement and learning outcomes. 

Outreach-The University Archivist will be the primary promoter and representative of the archives to the University community and to external organizations and individuals. The archivist will collaborate with other staff to curate University history-centered exhibitions, and prepare University-history focused content for a variety of outlets including social media and websites. 

Public Service-The University Archivist will have regular hours at the reference desk and will work alongside colleagues in assisting students, faculty, fellows, and scholars with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs. The archivist will serve as the primary contact for research inquiries pertaining to University history.  

 

Qualifications, Required

  • ALA- accredited MLIS/MIS in library and information science or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with applicable experience
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an archival or special collections environment working directly with collections
  • Experience in appraisal, processing, reference, and outreach activities
  • Ability to work with born digital material and to preserve digital formats
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Microsoft Office

 

Qualifications, Preferred

  • Experience working with University Archives, web archiving, and digital repositories
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with instruction
  • Archival certification
  • Knowledge of Archivematica or similar digital archiving tool
  • Knowledge of ePADD
  • Knowledge of Avalon media system
  • Knowledge of basic records management best practices
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace (or Archon, Archivists Toolkit) and Aeon
  • Experience with Archive-It or similar web archiving tool

 

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/

Search by posting number 0622811, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright, Human Resources Business Partner, at (434) 243-3509.

 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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Archivist, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Note: Applications received by April 8 will receive first consideration. 


Wayne State University seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of SEIU Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. Located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center, Wayne State University is a Carnegie I research university that enrolls more than 32,000 students. The Reuther Library collects, preserves, and provides access to historical records documenting the modern American labor movement, the social and political development of southeastern Michigan, and the history of Wayne State University.

The Archives for the Service Employees International Union document the evolution of the union from its origins in 1921 as the Building Service Employees International Union to the present. During its history, this union has organized service workers employed as janitors, healthcare workers, security guards, public sector workers, office workers, elevator operators, window cleaners, groundskeepers, doormen, and stadium employees, amongst others. The union currently organizes 2.1 million members in these and numerous other service industries.

The collaborative relationship between the Reuther Library and SEIU began in the early 1980s, and the Reuther Library became SEIU's official repository in 1992. Since then, the Reuther has collected the records of the union's international headquarters in Washington D. C., some locals, and the personal papers of prominent union officials.

This externally-funded position will be hired at the rank of Archivist I and reports to the Director of the Reuther Library. It is an AAUP-AFT represented position with eligibility for promotion.

The Wayne State University Library System embraces an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people and diverse perspectives. Wayne State University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities

  1. Provides access to the institutional history of SEIU through the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of its records and the creation of finding aids, inventories, databases, or other reference tools;
  2. Assists SEIU with records management and electronic records;
  3. Interacts with SEIU, serving as their main contact for reference. May include occasional travel to SEIU's international and affiliate headquarters regarding their records program and related projects;
  4. Performs extensive outreach with an aim to disseminate information about the SEIU Archives to the public;
  5. Creates and manages digital content for the Reuther Library's website;
  6. Participates in general reference services in the Reuther Library reading room;
  7. Participates actively in the shared decision-making for library planning, resource management, and program and policy development;
  8. Trains and supervises students, volunteers, and interns assigned to work with the SEIU Archives;
  9. Actively participates in the archival profession through presentations, publications, and/or active membership in professional organizations;
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned

Required:

  1. Master's degree from an accredited institution in library/information science, archival administration, history, or a related field, with graduate archival study;
  2. Demonstrated experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository arranging and describing print and electronic collections, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, which must include demonstrated production of descriptive outputs applying appropriate archival or library standards, such as DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, LCSH, MARC, Dublin Core, or METS;
  3. Clear understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving;
  4. Experience using archival content management tools such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist's Toolkit, or Archon;
  5. Familiarity with American labor history or social history;
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of users, donors, and constituencies;
  7. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills;
  8. Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment;
  9. Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence;
  10. Demonstrated commitment to expanding skills and professional growth;
  11. Ability to meet expectations for promotion as part of the Reuther Library academic staff;
  12. Demonstrated ability to understand the perspectives of others and acknowledge the differences, complexities and opportunities in those backgrounds, cultures, values and viewpoints even when he/she is not familiar or disagrees with them;
  13. An awareness of multicultural issues and a broad knowledge of diversity across the information industry. The willingness and ability to lead, serve, engage others in a multicultural environment;
  14. Ability to lift 40 lbs independently or with assistance.

Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to advancing professional knowledge, through formal training, continuing education, or professional certification, such as Digital Archives Specialist (DAS), Arrangement & Description (A&D), or Certified Archivist (CA) 

Please apply through the Wayne State University employment system using listing number 043393 or searching for SEIU Archivist I.

Read more and find application details at: http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/14086

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Audiovisual Archives Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship

LISTING NUMBER 18-AV-02

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern's primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

 

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼" reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media. In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

The Audiovisual Archives has an opening for one intern to work 16 hours per week. Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 18-AV-02, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

 

Application deadline is midnight, 1 April 2018. This posting is open until filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-18-AV-02-[Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 15 May 2018. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

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Film Archivist, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media

Position Description

The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks an innovative, experienced, and energetic Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media to join the collections staff in a permanent, full-time position. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director of Collections and Interpretation, the Film Archivist is responsible for the management, cataloging, preservation, acquisition recommendations,  and promotion of the RIHS's moving image, film, and audio-visual collections. They will cultivate relationships with filmmakers, researchers, curators, donors, and collectors, through partnerships and programming, to advance the RIHS's mission to promote and preserve its collection of more than 9 million feet of moving image film and over 2,000 sound recordings (from oral history projects to jazz performances). They will also take the lead in planning to acquire, catalog, and archive born-digital recordings which are in line with the collecting scope of the RIHS.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree (preferably in history or a related humanities field); Master's degree in Library Science, history, photograph and film preservation, or related field; a minimum of 2 years of direct professional experience in the care and management of historic film collections.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have knowledge of current archival standards, practices, theory, and implementation with respect to audio-visual collections, including appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation and access. Further qualifications include experience with and demonstrated knowledge of best practices for creating digital surrogates and supporting data storage; familiarity with current editing software, databases and data entry standards; proficiency in historical research; a dedication to collaborative work; excellent communications skills (both oral and written); and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities

The Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media will respond to reference and research queries related to the film and audio collections; formulate and update policies for use, reproduction, and preservation of the collections; apply current processing methods to arrange, catalog and describe the collections; manage interns and volunteers working with the collections; prioritize workflow for digitization and assist in fundraising and grant-writing to support preservation and promotional projects; and participate in professional development and represent the RIHS at regional and national conferences.

The Collections

The film archive was created in 1969 with the donation of news film from station WPRI, and has since grown with the acquisition (by gift or purchase) of silent films, home movies, industrial film, promotional films (for business and tourism), documentaries, amateur theater productions, and educational film, as well as the archives of stations WJAR (the NBC affiliate), WTEV (now WNLE, the ABC affiliate), and WSBE (Rhode Island PBS). In total, the RIHS stewards a collection of over 9 million feet of moving image film footage, ranking it among the top five regional film archives in the United States.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

Benefits 

Health care insurance, single plan starting the 1st of the month following date of hire. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty-four (24) months of employment. Life and disability Insurance.  Sick time, holidays, and vacation time.

EEO Statement

The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@rihs.org with "Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 

No phone calls, please.

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Project Archivist, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY

Description

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ("Foundation"), a non-profit organization that makes grants in five core program areas (higher education and scholarship in the humanities; arts and cultural heritage; diversity; scholarly communications; and international higher education and strategic projects), seeks a Project Archivist. The Project Archivist will be contracted to work on a three-year temporary assignment within the Nathan Marsh Pusey Library.

Position Details: Reporting to the Foundation's librarian, the Project Archivist will be responsible for planning and carrying out a survey and appraisal of the Foundation's archival records, creating a processing plan for these records, and completing the arrangement and description of those series of records identified as a priority through the survey.

The Project Archivist also will contribute to internal initiatives to evaluate and plan for the long-term disposition of the Foundation's archives, and will assist in creating resources documenting the Foundation's history based on the archival material.

Responsibilities

  • Survey the Foundation's records, producing an inventory, assessment, and overview of processed and unprocessed material
  • Develop a prioritized plan for processing archival holdings
  • Arrange and describe those series of records identified to be a priority
  • Assess the preservation requirements of the Foundation's archival records, and implement or make recommendations for preservation of records in analog and digital formats
  • Record archival holdings in ArchivesSpace, and create or revise finding aids
  • Work with staff to plan for ongoing archival acquisitions in coordination with the Foundation's records retention policy and schedule
  • Create resources documenting the Foundation's history
  • Contribute to the Foundation's internal planning initiatives regarding archival development

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related field, with a concentration in archival studies
  • At least two years of professional experience arranging, processing, and describing archival records.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in archival appraisal, survey, arrangement, description, and preservation.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying professionally recognized standards and best practices in describing archival content, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF.
  • Familiarity with current approaches to and tools for managing digital content for access and preservation.
  • Familiarity with the landscape of twentieth-century arts, culture, humanities, higher education, and philanthropy in the US.
  • Experience using ArchivesSpace as an archival collections management tool.
  • Facility with Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Photoshop.
  • Expertise in a range of applications, systems, and services relevant to archives, and an enthusiasm for exploring new tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, strong organizational and planning skills, and the ability to work independently.

 

Location

New York, NY

URL

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=theandreww&jobId=90100&lang=en_US&source=CC3

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=theandreww&jobId=90100&lang=en_US&source=CC3.

We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position.

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Archive Assistant, Department of Public Works, Portland, ME

Summer Internship: Archive Assistant

Department of Public Works, Engineering Archives, City of Portland, Maine.

The archive consists of the historic records and the active records of the Department of Public Works and some records from other departments. The city dates back to the 1623 when the region was first settled and has had three names Casco, Falmouth and finally Portland. The city separated from the greater region of Falmouth when it was incorporated in 1786, so the origins of the department makes it one of the older public works departments in the country. The collection is physical and digital, with some of the plans on linen, paper or Mylar and others in digital form stored on CDs and in databases. Some of the records date back to the late 18th and beginning of the 19th century with the number increasing from 1850s onward. The collection consist of over 90,000 engineering drawings, plan sheets, and maps that document the city and city infrastructure above and below the ground. There are also thousands of site plan documents, site reports and survey field books, etc. The collection also includes a large archive of photographs that document DPW's engineering projects. The collection and records' finding aids are a mix of old (card indexes), a scanned form of the card files and a new database. New items are being added daily to the database and the older items are being scanned and added to the database.

Job Description

The intern will have the opportunity to work in an archive that is, like many, still trying to catch up with the modern digital archive world. The work would be hands-on both cataloging, scanning and working with the department's engineers and surveyors, and with the general public answering questions, researching and finding old and new plans and drawings for their projects. The intern will work under the supervision and mentorship of the Engineering Archivist.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program with a significant emphasis in archival management/studies.
  • Applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Ability to work carefully and with attention to detail. Ability to work equally well independently and with supervision. Ability and willingness to understand the mission of the Engineering Division and Archive and to follow all procedures and policies related to security and collection care. Ability to deal with the public in a friendly and informative manner.

Preferred proficiencies:

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access and with data entry.
  • Understanding of the unique requirements of handling drawings, plans and maps, on various mediums - from linen paper to Mylar.
  • Basic understanding of, and ability to read engineering drawings, plans and maps.
  • Experience using large format scanners a plus.

Requirements:

  • Be able to work with others.
  • Work at a standing work station.
  • Lift 40lb.

This is a fixed term full time (37.5hr a week), 13 week appointment, starting in June and ending in August. The position will be paid at $15.00/hr.

Please email CV, letter of interest and two references to: Dr. George Carhart, Engineering Archivist, Department of Public Works: gcarhart@portlandmaine.gov 

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Public Historian/Archivist, New York University, Division of Libraries, New York, NY

Description

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University seeks a skilled and knowledgeable professional for a 1-year (with a possible extension), Public Historian appointment. The Tamiment Public Historian is responsible for digital humanities projects, including the creation and maintenance of web design and collection building for Digital Taminent, which is expected to include more than 20 websites. The positions overarching goal is to create, build, highlight, and increase use of these collections. New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War is a community of scholars, students, activists, and concerned citizens working on projects relating to the Cold War. Based in the Tamiment Library, one of the United States' most important special collection documenting the history of radical politics and labor in the United States, the Center's mission is to reassess the standard Cold War narrative by situating it within the wider context of the struggle for social and political change whose origins go back well before World War II. The Center awards travel grants, dissertation, and post-doctoral fellowships for projects using the Tamiment Library's collections; sponsors a seminar for scholarly work in progress, and organizes occasional conferences, lectures, book talks, and film screenings.

 

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, the successful candidate will:

  • Research, make recommendations, build and maintain websites that feature Tamiment's oral, print, and photo/film history collections
  • Devise a plan for the digitization of all oral history collections.
  • Coordinate exhibits and social media aspects (FB, Twitter, and a blog) of Tamiment's outreach.

Qualifications

Education: Master's degree in Public History, Archival Studies, Library Science or equivalent. Required Experience: Established record of digitization planning, website development, public relations and reference services. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of WordPress and Omeka. Interest in the fields of labor and political radicalism in twentieth century United States.

Compensation

Attractive benefits package including tuition remission and generous time off. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

Location

New York, New York, USA

 

URL

https://library.nyu.edu/about/collections/special-collections-and-archives/tamiment-wagner-archives/

To Apply

To ensure consideration, submit your CV, cover letter and list of three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/46688 This search will remain open until filled.

Company Information

NYU is one of the larger members of the Association of Research Libraries, with 319 FTE staff, 63 of whom are faculty librarians. Librarians responded to 97,000 reference queries in the last year, including via 24-hour cross-globe virtual reference. Librarians reached 20,000 attendees through instructional sessions, and thousands more through orientations and similar events. The Libraries serves a large and diverse population of 40,000 students and faculty across 18 schools and colleges- including, for example, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tisch School of the Arts, the Stern School of Business, the Meyer College of Nursing, the Wagner School of Public Administration, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, etc.- and from every U.S. state and more than 133 countries. NYU is one of the largest private universities in the U. S., and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, the Manhattan Research Libraries Initiative, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Digital Library Federation, as well as regional resource sharing consortia. The Libraries also provides an integrated library management system for the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union.

For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to https://s3.amazonaws.com/nyulibraries-www-assets/nyu-libraries-strategic-plan.pdf 

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University is one of the oldest special collections in the United States devoted to the history of left politics, labor, and social protest movements. Its holdings include oral histories, film, and more than 75,000 monographs, 20,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 15,000 periodical titles, an 850,000 item pamphlet and ephemera collection, and a million photographs. Its collections document the history of labor with an emphasis on the New York area, and the history of radical politics: socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the cultural left, the New Left, the post-New Left, the struggle for civil rights and civil liberties as well as the social and cultural contexts in which these movements functioned. It is the repository for the Archives of Irish America, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, and a growing Asian American labor collection. NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Contact Information

Enrique Yanez, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, libraries.careers@nyu.edu212-998-2450

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Archives Intern, New York Public Radio, New York, NY

Description

Interns at New York Public Radio (NYPR) are given a robust internship program with hands-on responsibilities.  The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with a substantive, meaningful work experience so that each intern concludes the internship period with demonstrable skills in his/her area of interest, plus knowledge of public radio, in general.

Established in the year 2000, the New York Public Radio Archives are the organization's link to its rich and storied past. The department currently maintains a catalogue of more than 70,000 broadcast recordings, dating from June 1927 to the present. Most of these recordings cover the activities of station WNYC as one of the nation's earliest public broadcasters, and WQXR as one of the nation's premier classical-music stations. The Archives also maintains a collection of photographs, memorabilia, reports, news items, program guides, institutional records, and promotional materials.

This internship will provide an opportunity for a qualified student to collaborate with the Archives' staff on several digitization and access projects.  Over the course of the summer, the intern will learn about audio preservation from the ground up --from cataloging standards, to playback with legacy machines, to final editing for presentation on the station's website. The breadth and depth of tasks at the Archives allow us to be flexible, so our interns can focus on whichever aspect of the asset's life-cycle they find most interesting.

What your internship will entail: 

  • Hands-on experience in archives management
  • Applying analog-to-digital workflows for archival audio preservation
  • Implementing standards-based media cataloguing
  • Contributing to the archives social media presence: writing blog posts or curating its Tumblr page.
  • Restoration and playback of legacy audio materials
  • Duplicating and quality controlling CDs
  • Assisting Archives staff in organizing holdings in the vault
  • Identifying orphan materials

Requirements: 

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with public radio
  • Interest in audio archives
  • Familiarity with physical and digital audio formats
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as Dublin Core
  • A good sense of 20th-century history
  • Enrollment in an accredited library school or archives program to earn course credit
  • Consistent availability of at least 15 hours per week
  • Proven willingness to learn new skills

If you would like to be considered for this role you must submit your completed online application, a recent copy of your resume, a cover letter expressing why you would like to join the team at NYPR.

For more information about our Internship Program, please click here.

This job posting closes on Friday, March 23, 2018.

New York Public Radio must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy. 

New York Public Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

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Visual Materials Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00601
County(ies): Dane

Job Working Title:

ARCHIVIST 18-00601
Visual Materials Archivist

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: This position is 13-04 and will pay an hourly wage between $17.25 to
$28.46/hour.

Special Qualifications:
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of
employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be
related to the job.

Contact:
John Obligato, HR Specialist Senior, 608-264-6409,
john.obligato@wisconsinhistory.org

Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: 3/25/2018


The Wisconsin State Historical Society <http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/> is considered one of the nation's finest historical institutions. The Wisconsin Historical Society is looking for an Archivist to arrange, described, and catalog their leading visual materials collections housing significant local and national collections.

Position Summary:
The Society, located in beautiful and livable Madison, Wisconsin, and
situated next to the University of Wisconsin campus, has an iconographic
collection numbering more than 3,000,000 photographs, engravings, woodcuts, posters, cartoons, drawings, architectural collections, and ephemera. The collections include local photographers H.H. Bennett, Charles Van Schaick and Angus McVicar, with images focusing on daily life in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Moreover, the collection has exceptionally strong collections national in scope: Civil Rights, such as records of the Congress of Racial Equality and the Highlander Folk School; Labor Movements, such as the Socialist Labor Party and American Federation of Labor; and 19th century expeditionary photography. The Archivist is responsible for arranging and describing, improving the intellectual control through catalog records and online finding aids, for all visual materials. Additionally, the Archivist will serve as the subject expert in all aspects of visual materials use and care to university faculty, local historians, authors, genealogists, archivists, librarians and museum professionals, and other clienteles. Other major duties include team lead descriptive work in the digital lab, giving workshops and presentations, mounting online and physical exhibits, and assisting with acquisitions of visual materials and reference duties.

Qualifications:
A minimally qualified candidate will have experience:

  • Appraising and arranging visual materials
  • Working with the photographic process within the history of American photography



A well-qualified candidate will have experience:

  • Selecting, appraising & acquiring visual materials
  • Presenting to groups on the subject of photography and on the care, handling and storage of photographs
  • Working with donors

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Archivist, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

The Museum of Northern Arizona is seeking a dynamic, forward thinking, user-centered Archivist to be responsible for implementing policies and procedures designed to provide access to, care for, organize, preserve, manage, and maintain the Museum's archives and library resources. Serving as the Archivist, plans, refines, implements, and upholds archival policies and procedures with regard to professional processing, documentation, and access to archival materials. Serving as the Institutional Records Manager, the Archivist oversees the implementation of the Records Management Policy. Serving as the Librarian, aids library patrons, plans, refines and implements policies and procedures consistent with professional library standards. As part of the Collections team, supports Collections Departmental efforts.
 
This position is open until filled but first review of applications will begin 8 March 2018.

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Intern, Preservation Research, Image Permanence Institute, AMIA, Rochester, NY

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Association of Moving image Archivists, has established the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research. The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. IPI was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

The purpose of the IPI Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

The IPI intern will gain knowledge of IPI activities, which include research on media stability, condition evaluation of collections, environmental assessment, and the development of management tools for various media.

Intern activities at IPI might include designing and conducting research, developing preservation strategies for collections, or assisting with ongoing IPI research projects.

Scholarship Information

The student selected as the IPI Intern receives a $5000 stipend to be used for living expenses during the three-month internship and reimbursement of travel fares to and from Rochester, New York related to the IPI Internship.

Eligibility To be eligible, a student:

  • must be enrolled (full time or part time) in a moving image preservation/archival educational program; or must be accepted into such a program for the next academic year.
  • must have completed at least half of their program's course load before the time of the internship.
  • must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his/her academic program.
  • must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in moving image preservation.

Important factors in the selection of recipients include: a student's commitment to pursuing a career in moving image archiving; the quality of a student's academic record; and the strength of a student's program of study as it applies to moving image archiving.  

Applications

Applications for the IPI Internship are available from the AMIA office and on the website beginning in February each year and due no later than May 1st . The Internship is awarded in late July. 

Apply online.

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Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Archives and Manuscripts

Attention all emerging scholars and new professionals in records and archives management -- the following Call for Proposals is open for submissions from around the world.

 

Archives and Manuscripts invites submissions for a theme issue dedicated to research and writing from emerging scholars and new professionals, on the broad theme of archives, records, and information management. Recent graduates, post-graduate and honours students in records and archives management programmes within Australia or around the world are invited to submit papers based on course assignments, projects, theses or other kinds of research work carried out as part of their education. Submissions will also be considered from recent graduates, based on work just completed as part of their academic programme. Recent graduates are defined as those who have graduated from undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate archives, records, or information studies programmes within the last two years.

 

The guest editors welcome a broad spectrum of submissions on any topics related to records and archives management, including, but not limited to, topics such as:

  • records, archives, and information concepts, theories and principles
  • the history of records, recordkeeping or archives management
  • professional activities, roles, skills, responsibilities and needs
  • records and archives systems, technologies or infrastructures
  • the impact of digital technologies on records and archives management digital preservation
  • new ways of teaching and learning about records and archives management
  • the impact of changes in theory on records and archives practice
  • access, reference and use of archives and records
  • users of archives, community(ies) of users and public needs and priorities
  • organizational cultures and social structures and their impact on records and recordkeeping
  • personal records and recordkeeping activities
  • the future of the profession.

 

How to submit your abstract

Submission Deadlines: 

Abstracts must be submitted no later than: 4 May 2018.

Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than: 1 June 2018.

Full paper submissions: 24 August 2018.

Confirmation of inclusion in the special issue: 1 December 2018.

 

The issue is scheduled to be published in March 2019.

 

Submission Process

Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A statement confirming the author's status as a student or recent graduate, including the name of the educational institution and/or programme of study and date of graduation, if applicable.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • An abstract of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.

 

Please submit your completed abstract by 4 May 2018 via the Archives and Manuscripts online submission site, ScholarOne Manuscripts.

 

If you are having difficulties with using the portal, please contact the General Editor, Katrina Dean or the Assistant Editor, Hannah Hibbert.

 

For accepted abstracts, the finished papers should be from 6,000-10,000 words, including notes and appendices, prepared according to Archives and Manuscripts editorial guidelines, which are available on the Instructions for Authors page. All submissions will follow a full peer review process.

 

For links to online submissions and for more information, go to http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/jmo03718-raam-si-cfp-writing-on-records-and-archives-from-emerging-scholars.

 

On behalf of the editorial team, Laura Millar is happy to receive informal enquiries and questions in advance of the deadline.

Please contact her at laura_millar@telus.net if you have any questions or ideas about your potential contribution to this special issue of Archives and Manuscripts.

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Archivist, Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, Cambridge, MA

Organization: Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
Deadline: March 30th, 2018 at 4:00pm
 

The CRA is a government redevelopment agency founded in 1956 under the authorization of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 121B. As a redevelopment agency, the CRA revitalizes underutilized and blighted areas, encourages new development, invests in public infrastructure, and promotes sound growth in Cambridge. Over the past 62 years, the CRA has undertaken major redevelopment initiatives in the Kendall Square and Wellington- Harrington neighborhoods, as well as a number of smaller-scale housing and infrastructure projects in other areas of Cambridge.

To better understand CRA history and preserve historic documents, the CRA is seeking an experienced archivist to categorize and reorganize its records. Additionally, the CRA seeks to streamline its current records management system to increase the efficiency of filing and accessing documents. The selected entity should be familiar with Massachusetts Public Records Law and be comfortable working with a variety of document types, including but not limited to photographs, building and site plans, legal development and land-use agreements, CRA Board meeting minutes and motions, memos, personnel records and written correspondence.

The Archivist should have an education in archival and records management, experience working with governmental, real estate or similar agencies, and an understanding of Massachusetts Public Records Law. Having a background in urban planning, geography, real estate, and/or Cambridge history is preferred.

RFP responses must be submitted by email to Alexandra Levering (alevering@cambridgeredevelopment.org), and include a cover letter and resume for individuals working on the project, two (2) references, demonstration of experience, and an estimated project timetable, work plan, and budget based off the preliminary scope provided. (See full RFP for details)

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Call for Applications: AMIA Scholarships

AMIA believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.

This year four scholarships will be offered: the Sony Pictures Scholarship, the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship, The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship, and the George Blood LP Women in Audiovisual Archiving and Technology Scholarship.

In addition, the Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research will offer a student who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

For further information, deadlines and applications, please visit the AMIA web page: http://www.amianet.org/programs-and-initiatives/scholarships

Application deadlines are May 15th.

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Lecturer, Archives, Records Management and Information Governance, UCL DIS, London, England

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Information Studies (UCL DIS) seeks to appoint a new Lecturer in Archives, Records Management and Information Governance to carry out high-quality research, teaching, public engagement and academic administration, with a teaching focus on the MA in Archives & Records Management.

UCL DIS would particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to teaching and research in some or any of the areas of community archives, participatory heritage practices, data curation, personal and corporate digital recordkeeping, records and information management, information governance, information security, information rights law, and historical development of the records profession. UCL DIS also welcomes any cognate areas which applicants bring which will extend or deepen its teaching and research programmes in archives and records management, information governance and in the interdisciplinary applications of these to other disciplines within the department.

This appointment is available from the 1st September 2018.

For more info, see here.

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Archival Assistant, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard's Houghton Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Archival Assistant. The incumbent reports to the Houghton Library Head of the Manuscript Section. With limited supervision, the Archival Assistant arranges and describes roughly 800 posters from the Santo Domingo Ludlow Library collection.

Note: This is a full time, 90 day temporary position. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arranges posters into thematic groupings and according to size
  • Describes posters into Excel spreadsheet for later transfer to ArchivesSpace
  • Coordinates with end-processing for appropriate preservation and housing of posters

Basic Qualifications

  • BA required
  • Familiarity working with library or archival materials
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system

Additional Requirements:

  • MLS (or equivalent) preferred
  • The incumbent must be detailed oriented; able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work so as to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with a small and dedicated work group.

EEO Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Send your cover letter and resume to Adrien Hilton, adrien_hilton@harvard.edu.

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Projects Archivist, Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago Library is seeking an experienced archivist for a one-year term appointment, with the possibility of renewal, to process selected large and complex archival and manuscript collections, especially collections of academic faculty papers.

Under the direction of the Head of Archives Processing and Digital Access, Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), the Projects Archivist provides intellectual access and processing for archives and manuscript collections. Collaborates and contributes to the development and implementation of strategies, standards, and programs for making available collections in all formats. Manages student staff. Participates in establishing priorities for the archives and manuscripts unit. Supports collection development activities; participates in programs of the Special Collections Research Center.

Essential Functions:

Processing and Intellectual Access for Archives and Manuscripts Collections: Arranges, describes, and catalogs collections in all formats; contributes to development of strategies for streamlining processing to increase access to collections; prepares finding aids and other descriptive access tools, sets processing priorities in accordance with established goals; appraises content of collections; develops processing plans and defines levels of description for individual collections; assures appropriate housing and storage of collections; refers items for preservation treatment; participates in planning for space and facilities for collections; participates in grant and donor funded projects.

Hires, trains, and assesses performance of student staff; sets goals for staff to achieve processing priorities; ensures that goals are met, resolves issues that arise.

Contributes to SCRC and Library goals; reports on processing and other projects; supports and participates in Special Collections donor relations activities for archives and manuscripts collections; participates in Special Collections programs, including reference; serves on Library committees and groups as appropriate; maintains and develops knowledge of current developments in archival processing, metadata standards, electronic records management, and preservation. 

The successful candidate must have: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of three years of related archival and manuscript experience; demonstrated experience processing large and complex collections, especially of academic faculty papers; demonstrated commitment to professional development.

The Search Committee will evaluate the candidate's ability to:  conceptualize and organize large collections in diverse formats and meet processing goals and deadlines; knowledge of standards for description of manuscript and archival materials; writing skills; judgment and discretion; communication and interpersonal skills including ability to interact with donors; and ability to work effectively and collegially. Additionally, the Committee seeks candidates with supervisory experience, familiarity with EAD for encoding of finding aids, ability to lift a 40-pound box.

 

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, Requisition #03651 or via Quicklink: https://tinyurl.com/ycfgnjzg

Contact Shauna Babcock, Library HR, sbabcock@uchicago.edu, with questions.

Review of applications will begin March 26, 2018. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

Salary and Benefits: 
Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

For more information, see here.

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University Archivist, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center has an open faculty position within the Special Collections and Archives unit for a University Archivist.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in an archives or special collections environment.
  • Experience in digitization and metadata creation for archives and special collections.
  • Experience working with CONTENTdm or equivalent digital assets management system.
  • Familiarity with electronic records management issues, digital preservation tools, and web archiving practices and tools (HTTrack, Archive-It, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national archival and descriptive standards and best practices, such as EAD and DACS.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with the UT Southwestern community.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Special Collections and Archives staff, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Experience with grant writing and project management.
  • Must be able to lift boxes of records weighing up to 40 pounds each.

Job Duties:

The area of focus and responsibilities for the position are, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the appraisal and acquisition of UT Southwestern's archival collections.
  • Develop and evaluate policies and procedures for the Archives.
  • Prioritizes and manages the processing and description of University collections and resources in a wide variety of physical and digital formats.
  • Promotes awareness of UT Southwestern Archives and the archives lifecycle through a wide variety of outreach activities (Open House events, tours, presentations, #AskAnArchivist day via Twitter, alumni reunions, etc.).
  • Provides archives reference services (coordinating research visits, digitizing selected content, etc.) to clients.
  • Identifies archival records of permanent value through institutional and state records retention schedules. May also collaborate with the record creators (departments, divisions, etc.) and/or the Records Management Coordinator.
  • Finds opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with the Archives through campus initiatives, special projects, grant funding, etc.
  • Employs tools and techniques, such as oral history interviews, to fill gaps within or complement the official institutional record.
  • Provides limited training and supervision for projects with other staff members within the unit or practicum students as required.
  • Assists the Office of Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs to identify and transfer records of archival value. May participate in special projects or working groups as needed.
  • Works with partners such as the Texas Digital Library, TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online), and the JFK Resource Consortium.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please go to jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/job/....

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Collections Management Intern, Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT

Hill-Stead Museum is seeking a graduate student, or highly-qualified college senior, who can assist in identifying appropriate collections management software to help facilitate an upgrade of current systems.

The intern will work under the supervision of the Curator but should expect to work independently. The intern may be asked to survey area museums to gauge what systems sister organizations use, schedule face-to-face or telephone conversations to query users about their experiences and schedule follow-up appointments, as appropriate, that Hill-Stead's curator will join, for in-depth discussion. The intern may be asked to source, set up and use trial systems with a select subset of Hill-Stead collection records to determine suitable systems for consideration.

If you are interested in learning more about this internship, please contact Curator Melanie Bourbeau directly at bourbeaum@hillstead.org.

 

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Intern, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC

AAMC Archives Summer Internship

 

The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to AAMC staff and members of the public. Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Our Archives acquires, processes and provides access to documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.

This is a full-time (35 hours/week) archival internship.This project involves updating two collections in our digital asset management system (DAMS) CONTENTdm, uploading documents and creating metadata for the documents. The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

 

The intern will learn how to use a DAMS including creating a collection, uploading documents, and creating metadata. DAMS are widely used in archival repositories, so these are important basic skills to learn. The intern will also gain experience scanning documents, another basic skill very useful to archival studies. Through this internship, the incumbent will also learn how a special library and archives works. Direct supervision will be provided by a certified archivist. 

 

Responsibilities: 

The intern will update the Federal Testimony and Digital Publications collections so they are current by uploading documents into the DAMS and creating metadata for each item. The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

 

Qualifications:

Attention to detail and good verbal and written skills are required. We are seeking a student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program with experience working with DAMS (knowledge/experience with CONTENTdm specifically would be helpful) and digital objects. Some archival coursework or experience is preferred.

 

To apply, please use this link: https://aamc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AAMC/job/Washington/Internship--Archives_10003092

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Archivist, Huhugam Heritage Center, Chandler, AZ

Job Title: Archivist

Closing Date: 03/22/2018

DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not be considered.

Job Number: 18-145

Job Type: Regular

Full-Time Department: Huhugam Heritage Center

City: Chandler, AZ

Location: 21359 S. Maricopa Road

Area of Interest: Museum

Salary Type: Base Pay

Salary/ Hourly Rate: $ 45,435

Salary Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS: Will assist with public events, will require occasional evenings and weekends. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Responsible for the management and development of the Huhugam Heritage Center Archives & Library. Duties include identifying, inventorying, organizing, and describing records and to preserve their archival integrity and accessibility for reference and use. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and implements long and short-range goals pertaining to the Huhugam Heritage Center Archives & Library.
  • Responsible for maintaining archives and library collections database incorporating current advances in storage technology.
  • Organize process and describe archival records including digital media and develop classification systems for material.
  • Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.
  • Coordinate with GRIC offices and/or entities to process archival records properly and in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions pertaining to records management, properly transferring archival materials and other retention and disposition processes.
  • Supervise Archives & Library staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

  • Considerable knowledge of archival and records management principles.
  • Thorough understanding of applicable resolutions, ordinances, and laws including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA).
  • Thorough knowledge of organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office suite and Re:discovery Proficio database software.
  • Knowledge and ability to work cooperatively with community resources;
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Masters degree from an accredited college or university in History, Library Science or a closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in archival management or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the core functions of the position; and one (1) year supervisory experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Required to pass a background check. 

Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver's license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the application.

Supervisory, Salaried Position

Reports to Director or designee

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

  • Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network
  • Prescription Program
  • Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150 (family) deductible for basic and major services
  • Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero copay
  • Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.

Other Voluntary Benefits -

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the required documentation to the completed Employment Application.

Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)

Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)

Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)

Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)

HUMAN RESOURCES WILL NOT MAKE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS BEING SUBMITTED. 

Visit our GRIC website and apply online: www.gilariver.org

To view PDF, see here.

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Summer Intern, Bank Research Archives, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

Summer Intern - Bank Research Archives

The Research Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time paid internship for graduate students majoring in archive management or public history.  Students will work with the Bank's archivist and duties will include, but are not limited to: processing textual and audiovisual materials, creating finding aids, conducting inventories, scanning documents and photographs, and assisting the archivist as needed.

 

Qualifications:

Students currently enrolled in archives management or public history graduate program. Working knowledge of the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation is highly desired, as well as someone who is organized and attentive to detail.

 

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years. 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time. 

 

Principals only, no agencies please.


Contact Katherine.Creamer@bos.frb.org for more information.

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Special Collections Librarian, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Petersburg, FL

Special Collections Librarian

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Special Collections Librarian to manage and provide oversight for the special collections and university archives. This is a full-time library faculty position (12-month appointment), with professional responsibilities in librarianship, service, and scholarship. The Special Collections Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively, and collaborate with library and faculty colleagues as well as with external partners and donors to advance library goals and initiatives.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Special Collections Librarian oversees activities related to organization, development, preservation, and outreach activities for the special collections and archives. She/he will remain well-informed about trends in the areas of special collections, archives, and scholarly publishing. 

Key responsibility areas include:

  • Building, organizing, and creating access tools for special collections, including Digital USFSP,
  • Establishing appropriate practices and procedures for collection acquisition, preservation, and security,
  • Developing and maintaining excellent donor relations and records, throughout the life cycle of the gift process,
  • Serving as an instruction and collection development liaison with assigned academic departments,
  • Fulfilling assigned reference and instruction responsibilities,
  • Providing outreach to the regional community and engaging in external projects as appropriate,
  • Participating in research & service, and
  • Supervising special collections staff, interns, student employees, and volunteers.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant library/archives experience
  • Experience with a digital archive
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current archival standards, practices, and technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of collection management
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An additional graduate degree, preferably in history
  • Advanced coursework in archival management
  • Research and professional service accomplishments that meet expectations for candidate to earn rank of associate librarian in accordance with Promotion Guidelines for Librarians at USFSP
  • Demonstrated experience with Digital Commons & SelectedWorks (bepress)
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with online instruction and/or library research guides
  • A strong user-centered focus and genuine interest in the special collections/archives research community
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams
  • Outreach experience developing working partnerships with external partners
  • Research publications and presentations at the national, state, university, or departmental level

 

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution.  Welcoming...Diverse...Inclusive

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Select the below link to access our careers site.
  2. Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
  3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.


gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/...

If you are a current employee of our organization please use the following link instead:
gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/...

 

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Review of applications will begin March 1st. Position is open until filled.

USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution

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Alhfam Archives Internship, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands on experience archiving the records of the Association of Living History, Farm, and Agriculture Museums (ALHFAM).

The intern will help preserve, arrange, describe, and catalog the collection, and develop finding aids. Orientation to the museum and archives will be provided. The intern will also have the opportunity to experience the working of New England's largest outdoor living history museum. This is a two day a week internship.

For more information about this internship please go to the Old Sturbridge Village website and visit https://www.osv.org/content/college-interns.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $1,000.00

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Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Historical Society is recruiting for an Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist to join the Government Information team.

 

Information about the position and how to apply can be found here: http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=94114&jobid=93628&org=245&class=57200&index=true

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Lecturer, History, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

For more information, click here: https://umb.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94345&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1518467986119

The University of Massachusetts Boston History Department is seeking an experienced archivist for the position of Lecturer in History and Director of the Archives Track, an important component of our History MA program. We are looking for an engaged and experienced Archives professional with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to help develop the Archives program as a part of our broader graduate curriculum. Primary duties include supervising student internships, advising Archives Track students, guiding student capstone projects, recruiting prospective students, teaching one graduate course in the Archives track curriculum each semester, promoting the program regionally and nationally, recruiting adjunct faculty to teach in the program, and collaborating with our Public History Track, the University Archives and Special Collections department in the Healey Library, and community partners.

Requirements:

Applicants must possess at least the terminal degree in the Archives field, either an MA in Archives or master's degree in library science with archives concentration, or must have an appropriate equivalent degree and/or well documented equivalent experience. An advanced degree in History is a significant plus. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with community groups and community-based archives and possess significant experience in this area. 

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions.  As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews.  For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:

https://hr.umb.edu/uploads/documents/Background_Check_Policy_october_2015_FINAL_revised_9_16_15.pdf

The position will begin September 1, 2018. Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online. Consideration of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please address any specific questions to Professor Vincent Cannato, the History Department's Graduate Program Director, at Vincent.cannato@umb.edu. UMass Boston is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.


Application Instructions:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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Librarian, UHM Library Services, Manoa, HI

Title: Librarian II (Archivist for University Records)

Position Number: 0083582

Hiring Unit: UHM Library Services

Location: Mānoa, Hamilton Lib, Univ Archives & Manuscripts Department

Date Posted: February 05, 2018

Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 12, 2018

Salary Information: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 11 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General

Other Conditions: To begin approximately July 2018, pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.

 

The University Archives & Manuscripts Department of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library provides primary source material for research to the students, faculty, and staff of the Mānoa campus, campuses within the university system, and national and international researchers. The holdings include non-circulating materials related to the management of the University of Hawai'i System as well as manuscript collections such as the Hawai'i Congressional Papers Collection, Hawai'i War Records Depository, and Japanese American Veterans Collection.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to join the University Archives & Manuscripts Department. Working in coordination with the rest of the Department, the Archivist will:

  1. Hold responsibility for the selection, appraisal, processing, and promotion of the administrative records and faculty and student papers that comprise the collections of the University Archives.
  2. Coordinate backlog processing projects to retrospectively accession, arrange, and describe 'hidden' University Archives collections, preparing finding aids based on local and national standards (EAD and DACS), and contribute to standardizing processing practices across Library collections.
  3. Participate in public service hours in the University Archives and Manuscripts' Moir Reading Room as well as fulfilling internal and external reference requests.
  4. Work with other members of the University Archives & Manuscripts Department to develop and coordinate instruction and outreach services to the University and greater Hawai'i community.
  5. Work closely with university offices, faculty, alumni/ae, and other donors to identify, appraise, and acquire materials of research interest.
  6. Work alongside faculty and staff across departments to provide content management for the Library's open-source archive software.
  7. Collaborate across departments in planning, evaluating, and implementing digital preservation policies based on best practices with emphasis on capturing/creating metadata and identifying analog materials throughout the Library's archive and manuscript collections for reformatting to digital and/or migration to more stable media.
  8. Write grants or participate in other fund-raising activities in support of the University Archives & Manuscripts collections.
  9. Work with department faculty to maintain and update the University Archives & Manuscripts' web page and blog content.
  10. Librarians have faculty status and must meet requirements for tenure and promotion including professional development, research, and service.

 

Minimum Qualifications 

  1. ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.

 

Desirable Qualifications

  1. At least 6 months of experience arranging and describing institutional records.
  2. Ability to initiate and design projects and bring them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  3. Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively with faculty and with administrative, professional, and support staff in a diverse and dynamic academic community.
  4. Ability to work effectively with creators of institutional records.
  5. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to think critically.
  6. Familiarity with an archival collection management system (such as ArchivesSpace).
  7. Familiarity with current U.S. metadata content and structure standards relevant to archival control, notably DACS and EAD.
  8. Familiarity with the processing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records.
  9. Familiarity with providing reference service.
  10. Ability to train and supervise temporary, part-time, student, or volunteer assistants.
  11. Familiarity with providing outreach at cultural heritage institutions.

 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Applications may also be submitted by e-mail at library@hawaii.edu. Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Address:

Human Resources Specialist

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library

2550 McCarthy Mall

Honolulu, HI 96822

 

Inquiries:

 

808-956-7207

 

For complete posting go to: workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/28314/4749027/1/... 

 

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

 

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

 In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at: ope.ed.gov/security, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

 

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Archivist, Southborough Historical Society, Southborough, MA

The Southborough Historical Society located in Southborough, Massachusetts has an immediate opening for an Archivist. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The ED will also provide reference and other assistance as needed. The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and mac-based computer skills, as well as a degree in Library Science, Library Information Science or Museum Science from an ALA- accredited library school. Knowledge of American and New England history required along with 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting. This is a 10-15 hour a week ($30/hour), 1-year grant-funded position, with optional 1-year extensions. To apply, send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for two references to info@southboroughhistory.org The application deadline is March 15, 2018. Southborough Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

www.southboroughhistory.org

Southborough is a pleasant New England town located approximately 20 miles west of Boston on the Boston-Worcester Commuter Rail Line.

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Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media

The Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island

Position Description
The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks an innovative, experienced, and energetic Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media to join the collections staff in a permanent, full-time position. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director of Collections and Interpretation, the Film Archivist is responsible for the management, cataloging, preservation, acquisition recommendations,  and promotion of the RIHS's moving image, film, and audio-visual collections. They will cultivate relationships with filmmakers, researchers, curators, donors, and collectors, through partnerships and programming, to advance the RIHS's mission to promote and preserve its collection of more than 9 million feet of moving image film and over 2,000 sound recordings (from oral history projects to jazz performances). They will also take the lead in planning to acquire, catalog, and archive born-digital recordings which are in line with the collecting scope of the RIHS.

Requirements
Bachelor's degree (preferably in history or a related humanities field); Master's degree in Library Science, history, photograph and film preservation, or related field; a minimum of 2 years of direct professional experience in the care and management of historic film collections.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have knowledge of current archival standards, practices, theory, and implementation with respect to audio-visual collections, including appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation and access. Further qualifications include experience with and demonstrated knowledge of best practices for creating digital surrogates and supporting data storage; familiarity with current editing software, databases and data entry standards; proficiency in historical research; a dedication to collaborative work; excellent communications skills (both oral and written); and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities
The Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media will respond to reference and research queries related to the film and audio collections; formulate and update policies for use, reproduction, and preservation of the collections; apply current processing methods to arrange, catalog and describe the collections; manage interns and volunteers working with the collections; prioritize workflow for digitization and assist in fundraising and grant-writing to support preservation and promotional projects; and participate in professional development and represent the RIHS at regional and national conferences.

The Collections
The film archive was created in 1969 with the donation of news film from station WPRI, and has since grown with the acquisition (by gift or purchase) of silent films, home movies, industrial film, promotional films (for business and tourism), documentaries, amateur theater productions, and educational film, as well as the archives of stations WJAR (the NBC affiliate), WTEV (now WNLE, the ABC affiliate), and WSBE (Rhode Island PBS). In total, the RIHS stewards a collection of over 9 million feet of moving image film footage, ranking it among the top five regional film archives in the United States.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits 
Health care insurance, single plan starting the 1st of the month following date of hire. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty-four (24) months of employment. Life and disability Insurance.  Sick time, holidays, and vacation time.

EEO Statement
The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@rihs.org with "Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 

No phone calls, please.

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Call for Applications: Midwest Archives Conference, Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited 

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to:

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY 40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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Archives Assistant, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Job Description

Safdie Architects is seeking a motivated, detail oriented, Archives Assistant to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position reports to the Archivist and focuses primarily on management of firm assets in digital and analog formats. The office is located between Inman and Porter Squares in Somerville, MA, and is easily accessible by T and numerous bus lines.  Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.safdiearchitects.com . For students working towards a Master's degree in Library Science with a focus in Archives Management, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Duties:  Assist with collections management, scanning, digital asset management, preservation, records management, and project close-out activities.

  • Preserve, rehouse, and catalog archival material in various formats.
  • Digitize and process collections including, original artwork, and photographs (slides, negatives, prints).
  • Apply standardized metadata using Adobe Bridge, Open Asset, or other Digital Asset Management System.
  • Organize and inventory architectural drawings and project documentation.
  • Other activities could include assisting with management and preservation of born digital records.

 

Desired Skills

  • Applicants must have ability to work both on their own and directly with a supervisor, have excellent attention to detail in their work, be well organized, and be able to adjust with shifting office priorities.
  • Coursework or experience with metadata creation, controlled vocabularies, preservation of archival material including paper, photographs, A/V a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel required; familiarity with DAMS desired.
  • Knowledge of handling fine art, architectural records and of the architectural design process considered an asset.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and willingness to perform physical tasks as well as focused data entry tasks

                                                                                                                                                                         

Schedule

Starting immediately, 10-20 hours per week, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday.

Opportunity for additional hours during summer.

 

Salary

$16.00/hour. No benefits.  Internship credit may be possible.

 

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Kathy Winsor Bohlman, Archivist employment@safdiearchitects.com

 

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Archivist, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Washington DC

The office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist to evaluate, assemble and manage the contents of the Congresswoman's Congressional collection. This is a full-time, term-limited appointment for approximately 8 months. 

The ideal candidate will have at least one to two years of experience and a demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, and familiarity with archival standards. 

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and references to Tsongas.Jobs@mail.house.gov noting "Congressional Archivist" in the subject.

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Assistant Curator, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard's Houghton Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Assistant Curator to support building, managing, and promoting use of the Library's post-1800 collections. Reporting to the Gore Vidal Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, the incumbent performs a range of curatorial, outreach, administrative, and record-keeping functions. Part of a highly visible and active curatorial department, the incumbent will actively collaborate with all areas of the Library's activity, including Public Services, Technical Services, Public and Scholarly Programs, and other curatorial departments.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, please see here.

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Archivist, Austin History Center, Austin, TX

    This position will be filled as an Archivist I or Archivist II based on experience.

    Under limited supervision, this position processes archival collections related to the African American Community; provides reference services to the public, and provides public programming related to African Americans.

    1. Identifies, acquires, organizes, and processes archival collections related to African American heritage in Austin/Travis County.
    2. Develops and implements pubic programs and events related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.
    3. Provides public liaison activities including lectures, media appearances and interviews related to African American history in Austin/Travis County.
    4. Collaborates with other organizations to plan and implement programs related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.
    5. Leads or assists in planning exhibits by organizing and interpreting historical records for public presentation related to African Americans in Austin/Travis County.
    6. Plans, coordinates and supervises volunteer projects.
    7. Answers reference questions in person, over the phone an via email concerning general Austin/Travis County history as well as serves as a subject specialist for Austin's African American population.
    8. Collects oral histories documenting African American history in Austin/Travis County.

    NOTE: A DACS-compliant archival finding aid is requested as the OPTIONAL DOCUMENT for submission.

    All new employees are required to attend City of Austin Public and Austin Public Library training as scheduled, and should arrange their outside schedule to accommodate those training.

    NOTE: A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any relevant experience that you wish for us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. NOTE: A cover letter and/or resume will NOT substitute for an incomplete job application.

    For more information, click here.

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    Archivist, Missouri State University Libraries, Springfield, MO

    Archivist 

    Missouri State University Libraries 

    The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks an Archivist to be involved with all aspects of collection development and collection care for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist is actively involved with collection development decisions based on knowledge of regional history and culture, awareness of archival standards and trends, and understanding user needs. The Archivist recognizes the expanding role of Special Collections as a repository for a broad range of cultural resources. Responsibilities include processing collections to archival standards. The Archivist is also responsible for initiating and participating in outreach, reference, and collection development activities for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist also leads and coordinates the University Archives.

     

    Educational requirement: A Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program (or equivalent) or a graduate degree in history (or related discipline) is required. 

     

    Other requirements include:

    • Experience in processing archival collections, including experience in arrangement, description, and online access;
    • Experience with other aspects of archival work, including research assistance, outreach, and collection care;
    • Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
    • Familiarity with various computer applications, as well as archival and metadata standards;
    • Knowledge of the wide range of collection formats found in Special Collections and Archives, including manuscript collections, organizational records, digital holdings, rare books, and artifacts;
    • Supervisory experience;
    • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

     

    MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students [missouristate.edu/about/], located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000 https://www.missouristate.edu/about/spfdozarks.htm .

     

    This is a 12-month, full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. For a complete job description and to apply, visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/. Candidates desiring further information are encouraged to contact the Committee Chair, Anne Baker, at AnneBaker@missouristate.edu or 417-836-4299.

     

    Date of first consideration: February 26, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

     

    Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution

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    Archive Associate, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA

    library.tulane.edu

    The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is Tulane University's main library and supports undergraduate and graduate programs in humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering by providing research services and access to collections. It is also a major cultural resource for researchers and scholars from Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Its unique collections in areas such as Latin American studies, jazz, and New Orleans history draw researchers from around the world. As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Tulane's libraries are ranked among the top 115 research libraries in North America.

    Under the direction of the Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library, the Archival Associate will be focused on a grant funded initiative to digitally preserve and support public access and outreach to an audio collection in the Latin American Library, and will work on a variety of tasks related to this project while maintaining the collection in good order. 

    Learn more about the project here: http://library.tulane.edu/news/latin-american-library-awarded-clir-grant...

    This is a 2-year position.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    Bachelor's degree OR high school diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant experience.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: 
    1. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in English and minimum near-native command of Spanish;
    2. Creativity and forethought in problem solving project issues;
    3. Ability to work independently and manage multiple project assignments within specific deadlines
    4. Excellent writing and organizational skills
    5. Ability to function fully and competently at technology competency Level I outlined in HTML Core Technology Competencies for Employees (see http://library.tulane.edu/sites/library.tulane.edu/files/documents/HTML_Staff_Technology_Competencie...)

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
    1. Experience generating metadata for archival projects;
    2. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Office Suite, specifically Excel software or comparable spreadsheet software

    Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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    Roselani Media Preservation Intern, 'Ulu'ulu Moving Image Archive, Kapolei, HI

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Roselani Media Preservation Internship at 'Ulu'ulu Moving Image Archive!

    The student selected as the 2018 Roselani Intern must be committed to the preservation of our media history and enrolled in a moving image or archival academic program. Working side-by-side with experienced archivists, the intern will gain practical experience in a moving image archive.

    The intern will receive a $3,000 stipend.

    Application Form and Instructions may be downloaded here.

    Key dates:
    February 1 - April 1: Applications accepted
    April 15: Selection made
    May - September: Internship takes place over 6-8 consecutive weeks (200 hours)

    Interested in what a Roselani Media Preservation Internship is like? Meet some of our former interns:

    2017 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2017/09/06/introducing-our-2017-roselani-intern/

    2016 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2016/08/15/introducing-our-2016-roselani-intern/

    2015 Roselani Intern - https://hkgarchives.org/2015/09/08/roselani-intern/

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    Call for Applications: SAA Mosaic Scholarship

    The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2018.

    The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

    Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting.

    For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: https://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic

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    Archivists, The Winthrop Group, New York, NY

    #1 - PROJECT ARCHIVIST POSITIONS
    Two Full or Part-Time positions
    Location:  New York City Metropolitan Area
    Begin Date:  Immediately
    Duration:  6 months

    The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking candidates for two temporary project archivist positions.  The successful candidates will report to a Winthrop Lead Archivist who will be responsible for training and for oversight of work assignments. The range of archives-related assignments with Winthrop clients may include any, several, or all of the following:

    • records surveys of analog and/or digital resources
    • preparing archival collections for storage
    • developing finding aids and/or capturing and recording metadata
    • implementation of records retention schedules
    • project planning

    Potential Areas of Responsibility

    • Reviewing  unprocessed records collections in multiple formats and identifying archival records
    • Preparing preliminary subject analysis and physical condition inventories
    • Accurately capturing names, subjects, dates, formats, and other descriptive and identifying data and/or preparing various finding aids  
    • Drafting work plan(s) for processing
    • Weeding records having no informational or intrinsic value
    • Arranging, rehousing, and cataloging analog records in accord with standard archival practices and protocols
    • Assessing electronic records and preparing them for ingest
    • Assisting with retrieval and research

    Minimum Qualifications  

    • Bachelor's degree in history  or other subject
    • Two years of experience and/or education in archives and records management, information sciences, or a related field
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in basic archives processing methodologies including familiarity with archival arrangement and description and development of finding aids
    • Familiarity with database software and applications in archives
    • Clear and accurate writing skills

    Helpful Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in Archives Management, Library and Information Sciences (with archives component)
    • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
    • Experience with electronic records and familiarity with digital formats

    To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references to David Kay at dkay@winthropgroup.com and Sam Markham at smarkham@winthropgroup.com 

    #2 - ASSISTANT ARCHIVIST - New York, NY
    The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking a qualified candidate for an Assistant Archivist position in New York City.  The position offers an opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of a corporate archive.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Under the general supervision of a Winthrop Lead Archivist, the professional in this position will:

    • PROCESS and CATALOG selected records for the purpose of accomplishing accessibility and enabling use of these resources
    • ADD to an existing taxonomy utilizing defined vocabularies associated with the archival assets of a major consulting services company
    • CONDUCT RESEARCH and develop content for specified topics
    • IDENTIFY materials that may be particularly appropriate for digitization
    • APPLY professional methods and insights to ensure quality results that will support the retrieval needs of our client's diverse information and knowledge users
    • PARTICIPATE as an active member of a team.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • MLIS or MA in history with a certificate in archival management
    • Experience processing and cataloging archival records
    • Experience working in business archives
    • Experience undertaking content development with various documentary resources
    • Familiarity with electronic records management (ERM)
    • Familiarity with basic preservation techniques
    • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 35-40 lbs. 
    • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and content management systems
    • Familiarity with Alfresco desirable.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The Assistant Archivist will work in an office environment in Manhattan's Garment District and in a storage environment as needed. The individual must be comfortable working alone when necessary.  No travel anticipated.

    DURATION & STATUS
    This is a contract position that will extend to December 28, 2018 with possibility of an extension.  

    APPLY
    E-mail brief cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references, and a brief writing sample to:
    Eunice Liu
    Lead Archivist
    Email address: eliu@winthropgroup.com

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    Intern, Digital Archives, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Johns Hopkins University Digital Archives Summer Internship

    Internship description

    The Johns Hopkins University Archives seeks qualified applicants for the position of Digital Archives intern. The intern will assist JHU's Digital Archivist in various activities related to the Archives' program managing born-digital archives and manuscript collections.

    Responsibilities

    • Web archiving (15-20 hours/week): Activities will include studying and learning Archive-It (the Archives' web content harvester), preparing and running test crawls, analyzing reports, adjusting crawl scope, documenting appraisal activities, running real crawls, and performing quality control.
    • Processing born-digital collections (10-15 hours/week): Activities will include ingesting primary source born-digital records into the Library's repository, and arranging and describing files according to archival standards.
    • Assisting with transfers/records analyses/documentation (5-10 hours/week): Activities will include arranging for transfer of university records (in both analog and digital form) from campus offices to archives, accessioning university records, and assisting University Archivist in documenting appraisal decisions about university records.

     

    Qualifications

    • Enrollment in Simmons' Graduate School in Library and Information Science
    • Understanding of major archival concepts
    • Familiarity with and expressed interest in concepts related to the management of born-digital archival collections
    • Familiarity with archival description and communication standards, including DACS and EAD
    • Familiarity with archival metadata management tools such as Archivist's Toolkit and ArchivesSpace
    • Excellent research, writing, and communications skills

     

    Term of employment

    The internship will be a full-time position for five weeks, comprising approximately 187.5 hours (37.5 hours per week).  Start and end dates are flexible provided they fall between June 1 and August 30.

    Compensation

    The intern will receive a stipend of $4,500. He or she will be responsible for securing lodging in Baltimore.

    To apply

    Please email cover letter, resume, and any inquiries to Jordon Steele, University Archivist, at jsteele@jhu.edu (no phone calls, please). There is no application deadline, but review of applications will begin in February. For more information about the University Archives, please visit https://www.library.jhu.edu/library-departments/special-collections/university-archives/.

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    Archives Interns, IFRC, Geneva, Switzerland

    Archives intern positions, Geneva, Switzerland

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies.

    The IFRC is looking to hire two archival studies students or recent graduates for 13 weeks to work as interns on an archival arrangement and description project in its office in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship will start on April 23rd (end date July 20th) or April 30th (end date July 27th), 2018.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Appraise (in consultation with supervisor) records in storage to determine which should be transferred to the Archives.
    • Arrange and describe the records, and enter the descriptions into a database.
    • Assess the physical condition of the records and identify those requiring conservation treatment.
    • Re-box and re-file the records.

    Qualifications:
    • Be currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level archival studies programme, or have graduated recently (normally within 1 year from the date of hiring) from a university or equivalent level archival studies programme.
    • Be able to read and write in English
    • Be able to read French, as some of the records are only in French.

    Remuneration:
    • A daily allowance is paid to interns for each day worked at the IFRC (75 CHF per day worked).
    • Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, insurance and living expenses are the sole responsibility of interns themselves.

    The closing date for applications is February 5th, 2018. The full job posting, and instructions for applying on-line, may be found at:
    http://www.ifrc.org/en/who-we-are/working-with-us/current-vacancies/job-description/?id=5126

    No response will be given to email messages.
    The short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone.

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    Multiple Positions, WGBH, Boston, MA

    1. Job Title: Archivist

    Position Overview: The Archivist is responsible for the application of professional archival principles and practices to the Peabody Awards Digitization Project, the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship, and various other assignments involving the WGBH Media Library and Archives and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

    Illustrative Tasks: 

    Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship 

    • Assists the Project Manager in communications with Fellows, hosts, and local mentors
    • Coordinate blog posts by Fellows
    • Coordinate centralization and publication of documentation created by the Fellows
    • Coordinate webinars, including communication with speakers and staff
    • Provide support to the Engagement and Use Manager in promotion of the project
    • Coordinate with the fellows on ingest of digitized content into the AAPB 


    Antiques Roadshow, Peabody Awards, Riverside Church Digitization Project 

    • Coordinate QC of digitized video and audio files
    • Communicate with partners at Antiques Roadshow and digitization vendor
    • Communicate with partners at University of Georgia and digitization vendor
    • Communicate with partners at Riverside Church and digitization vendor
    • Coordinate metadata ingest and updating of records as they are cataloged
    • Ingest proxy files, uploading to Sony Ci
    • Coordinate with programmer analyst and metadata specialist on creation and indexing of speech-to-text transcripts 


    American Archive of Public Broadcasting - General 

    • Ingest metadata records into the AAPB
    • Validate digital file acquisitions for integrity and accuracy
    • Normalize filenames and formats in accordance with AAPB policies
    • Generate and manage preservation and technical metadata
    • Create and validate proxy files and upload to Sony Ci
    • Support long-term preservation of files on LTO tape

     

    Skills:

    Required: 

    • Familiarity with metadata standards including PBCore
    • Familiarity with XML
    • Familiarity with digital preservation best practices and open source tools
    • Understanding of best practices around audiovisual media
    • Ability to effectively express ideas and information verbally, and in writing
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
    • Ability to successfully balance time and achieve goals across multiple projects
    • Enthusiasm for public media and its history
    • Demonstrated interest/investment in audiovisual archives 



    Desired 

    • Familiarity with open source tools used to manage audiovisual media including FFmpeg, MediaInfo, and QCTools
    • Experience collaborating with remote partners on projects across multiple institutions
    • Experience working with digitization vendors
    • Previous experience in an audiovisual and/or digital archive setting.

     

    Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree required.

     

    To apply for this position, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm, job # P-03713

     

     

    1. Job Title: Project Manager

    Position Overview: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Project Manager will manage and execute ambitious digitization projects including the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project, Riverside Church WRVR Digitization Project, and Peabody Awards Digitization Project. In this role, the Project Manager will have complete oversight and accountability over staff assigned to these projects. The Project Manager will also be responsible for overseeing contractor/vendor and project collaborator work related to these projects. The Project Manager will coordinate with other departments and colleagues in the foundation as necessary, including legal counsel, MLA developers, and Project Finance. The position will lead the decision-making and issue resolution on these projects, ensuring the overall success of the projects, that projects stay on schedule and deliverables are achieved. 

    AAPB Acquisitions Management 
    The Project Manager will oversee communications with potential contributing organizations to ensure proper delivery of digital video and/or audio files and metadata to the AAPB. The Project Manager will also coordinate with potential contributing organizations on digitization grant proposals and vendor RFPs. 

    Workflow Coordination 
    The Project Manager will continually evaluate and enhance AAPB digitization and ingest workflows, in collaboration with other team members.

    Required Skills: 

    • 1-2 years experience coordinating successful digitization projects
    • Excellent cross-functional project management skills
    • Superior critical-thinking and problem solving skills
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions
    • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, attention to detail, and ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
    • Demonstrated experience engaging with and influencing external collaborators and other internal departments
    • An appreciation for and an understanding of the public media landscape

     

    Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in Moving Image Archive Preservation or equivalent highly preferred.

     

    To apply for this position, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm, job # P-03704

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    Digitization Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

    Job Opportunity

    TitleTemporary, part-time Digitization Assistant at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

     

    About the Schlesinger:

    The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States. The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives. Manuscript collection highlights include the papers of Harriet Beecher-Stowe, Mae West, Julia Child, the National Organization for Women, and Amelia Earhart. Books and periodical collections include rare etiquette books, newsletters, and cookbooks.

     

    Library Website: 

    For more information on our collections, go to:

    https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library

     

    Description:

    The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for a digitization assistant. Under the direction of the Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, the digitization assistant performs a variety of tasks including preparation of collection materials for digitization, review of recently digitized collections for accuracy, enters data in databases and spreadsheets, maintains statistics, and completes other duties as assigned. Previous experience working with Microsoft Excel and databases required. Attention to detail is critical. Excellent writing skills preferred. Experience with FileMaker Pro is a plus.

     

    Tasks include:

    • Handle archival materials
    • Compare original documents with digitized copies to identify any mismatches
    • Data entry and related work with in-house spreadsheets and databases
    • Maintain relevant statistics
    • Write clear, usable documentation

     

    Requirements:

    • Familiarity with Excel, Microsoft Word, and some database experience
    • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks and maintain focus
    • Proven attention to detail
    • Ability to interact well with other staff
    • No mold allergies
    • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis

     

     

    Location:

    Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

     

    Hours:

    Start date for this position is negotiable but no later than Monday, March 5, 2018.

    Work is up to 15 hours per week for 3 months from start date.

    Hours must be filled Monday-Friday, 9-5, in blocks of 5 hours or more. Ideally, hours will be completed in two 7 hour days per week.

     

    Salary: $14.00/hr

     

    How to Apply:

    Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below. Please, no phone calls.

     

    Contact:

    Amy Benson

    Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives

    E-mail: amy_benson@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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