Project Archivist – UC Santa Barbara University Art Museum

The University Art Museum (UAM) at UC Santa Barbara is distinguished by its Architecture and Design Collection (ADC) which documents the built environment of California and the Southwest. The ADC boasts more than 850,000 historic drawings and 1300 linear feet of manuscript material. Its nucleus was solidified in the late 1960s when the UAM acquired the archives of Rudolph M. Schindler and Irving Gill. Today the collection represents the archives of more than 90 designers and includes architectural drawings, photographs, manuscript material, three-dimensional objects, models, and furniture. The UAM seeks a skilled archivist to be responsible for a two-year archival cataloging and digitization project of selected ADC holdings, funded by the IMLS Museums for America program. The Project Archivist will report to the UAM’s Curator of Architecture and Design.

Candidates must have MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution with either a concentration in Archival Administration or a minimum of two years successful experience with archival collections. Experience with digital projects and on-line description and cataloging. Experience with DACS and MARC 21 format, and EAD standards for description as well as familiarity with metadata concepts and standards. Must have well-developed computer and on-line searching skills; excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication abilities; initiative and flexibility. Candidate must have strong commitment to excellence in service and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment.

Preference given for candidates with experience with collections in non-textual formats such as photographs and drawings, experience with architectural records and/or a background in design, experience with MS Access software and knowledge of relational database concepts, experience with Adobe Photoshop and archival scanning and digitizing software, and demonstrated experience in development and documentation of standards and procedures. Work experience supervising archival processing assistants.

SALARY RANGE: $3,691 – $3,840/mo.

PLEASE NOTE: Only apply through the UC Santa Barbara Human Resources portal. Apply online @ Or reference job #20070491 on the UCSB employment website. For primary consideration apply by 10/01/07, thereafter open until filled. 805-893-3166 AA/EOE.

Special Conditions: Fingerprinting required Must maintain a valid CA driver’s license and a clean DMV record. Satisfactory completion of a fingerprint background check.

Other Special Conditions of Employment This is a grant funded position ending 9/30/2009 with the possibility of continued funding.

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