The Wolfsonian-FIU seeks a project archivist to organize, arrange, and provide access to the John Eberson architectural archive. This is a grant-funded temporary position with the option to work part-time or full time for a 6-month minimum at $ 20.00/hour.
Candidate provides demonstrated familiarity with archival visual materials (photographs and/or architectural drawings) using archival standards to implement, process, and describe the arrangement for a large body of architectural material Performs basic preservation assessments, minor conservation treatment, and re-housing of materials according to current archival standards; Must have experience, excellent writing and organization skills with ability to effectively communicate and works well independently and collaboratively; Responsible for creating and implementing an EAD-encoded (Encoded Archival Description) finding aid for collection materials and catalog record for an online WFIU library database; Familiarity with Dublin Core, AAT and other descriptive standards; Performs other duties in support of processing archival duties or reference work and is responsible for authoring periodic project progress reports for the granting agency.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science, master’s degree in archival administration, or equivalent advanced degree.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, a museum research center in Miami Beach, promotes modern material culture to enhance the understanding and appreciation of objects as agents and reflections of social, political, and technological change. The institution focuses on its extraordinary collection of North American and European decorative, propaganda, and fine arts of the 1885-1945 period, donated to Florida International University in 1997 by Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. The museum’s exhibitions, publications, and programs serve local, national, and international audiences. FIU is an EE/EO/EA Employer & Institution.
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