RESOURCE CENTER MANAGER/PHOTO ARCHIVIST, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center (Anchorage, AK)


Location: United States, Alaska, Anchorage
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Archives/ Records Management
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center has an opening for a Resource Center Manager/Photo Archivist for the Atwood Resource Center.
Under general supervision of the Chief Curator, the Resource Center Manager/Photo Archivist is responsible for the overall care of the Museum’s photograph collections including planning, organizing, acquiring, processing and preserving photographic materials.

Essential functions of the position include:
As Resource Center Manager:
Manage the Resource Center to achieve high visibility and public use of the Center’s resources
Create and implement Resource Center policies and procedures
In cooperation with the Chief Curator, develop and oversee the Resource Center budget
In cooperation with the Chief Curator negotiate Resource Center agreements
Seek grant funds for Resource Center projects
Plan for and oversee purchase and maintenance of Resource Center equipment
Oversee reference services
Maintain a working knowledge of copyright issues for library and photographic materials
Serve on the Museum’s Collections Committee and other Museum committees as required
Represent the Resource Center in local, state and national professional groups and organizations
Other duties as assigned

As Photo Archivist:
Maintain the collections accession records following archival standards
Preserve, identify, arrange, inventory and organize photographs so they are accessible for reference
Create finding aids; maintain electronic database systems, collection descriptions and indexes to make materials available to Museum staff and the public
Provide reference assistance and instruction to researchers and members of the general public
Participate in photographic preservation and digitization projects
Promote active use of the collections through outreach including exhibitions
Assist with solicitation of gifts of collections and identify potential donors of photographic collections
Work closely with other Museum staff to promote active use of Resource Center collections in education, research and community service
Train volunteers and interns in the care and processing of historical photographs.

Has full supervisory responsibility for staff including interns, contract employees and volunteers
Schedule staff to cover hours of operation
Instructs personnel in the creation, storage, and reproduction of digital images from the museum’s collections.

The position requires the following qualifications:
= Master’s degree in archival administration, library science, history, art or related discipline with formal coursework and experience in the care and management of historical photograph collections;
= Two years relevant professional experience in the acquisition, development and management of historical photograph collections in an archive, library or museum.

The Anchorage Museum offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.

Position closes when filled.

Interested parties must submit a completed application and resume to:

Jacquelyn Hoflich, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Anchorage Museum
121 W. 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

(907) 343-6110 direct
(907) 343-6427 fax

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