Dallas Museum of Art
Libraries and Imaging Services
Job Code: 50
# of openings: 1
Classification: Exempt, full-time, benefits
Scope of Position: The Dallas Museum of Art seeks a professional archivist to develop, maintain, and provide access to the Dallas Museum of Art archives.
= The Digital Archivist is charged with preserving the institutional memory of the Dallas Museum of Art through management of the archives and oral history program and must demonstrate a strong commitment to the archives profession.
= The selected candidate will work with staff from all museum departments to ensure that records of enduring value – in any format – are centrally located and appropriately cataloged for discovery and use by museum staff and the general public.
= Manage, process and supervise the processing of archival collections which include documents, photographs, video and sound recordings, architectural records, and computer media.
= Acquire, organize, describe, manage and preserve permanent institutional records and special collections in an institutional setting according to accepted archival standards.
= Revise policies and procedures as needed to accommodate distribution of archival contents via the museum’s web site.
= Provide reference assistance and orientations to museum staff, qualified researchers, and the general public.
= Collect accurate records that record key events in Dallas Museum of Art history.
= Catalog permanent records originating in all formats.
= Select materials for digitization from the paper archives, and make available appropriate information to the public through the museum’s website.
= Ensure long-term use of digital archival collections by employing data standards and best practices for cataloging which also enable file sharing through multiple delivery systems.
= Collaborate with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain procedures for long-term access to electronic records and media.
= Manage and complete long-term and short-term projects, including digitization of archival materials.
= Prepare annual progress reports for approval by Director of Libraries and Imaging Services.
= Supervise one full-time media cataloger/archives assistant.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
= M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program, M.A. in archival studies, or equivalent degree with at least 12 hours of graduate level coursework in archival methods and a practicum or internship
= Two years required, five years a plus, of professional experience arranging, describing, and preserving and cataloging archival materials and preparing finding aids
= One year minimum of supervisory experience
= Demonstrate familiarity with current trends in archival theory and management through literature review and conference involvement
= Demonstrate working knowledge of the Museum Archives Guidelines published by the Society of American Archivists
= Knowledge of best practices for digital preservation including capture, data migration and metadata creation
= Experience with preservation standards for digital media
= Experience managing and completing digitization projects
= Experience utilizing digital asset management systems
= Experience managing and providing long-term access to electronic records and born digital content
= Experience conducting historical research and providing reference services from a wide variety of archival materials
= Knowledge of copyright guidelines for unpublished materials
= Experience creating and managing a successful grant application
= Prior experience working in a museum a plus
= Certified Archivist a plus
TO APPLY, submit your cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
POSTING AND TO APPLY: http://tbe.taleo.net:80/NA7/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DMA&cws=1&rid=50
The Dallas Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.