PROJECT ARCHIVIST, UC Santa Barbara

PROJECT ARCHIVIST
(SCIENTIST, MUSEUM, SR)
SALARY RANGE: $3,691 – $3,840/mo.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Only apply through the UC Santa Barbara Human Resources
portal. Apply online @ https://jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?
quickFind=182378. 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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