Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Archives (Smithsonian Photographic Services)

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Job Title: ARCHIVIST <!– –>
Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Federal
Entry Level
Archives/ Records Management
Smithsonian Institution Archives

SALARY RANGE: 50,408.00 – 65,531.00 USD /year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 to Friday, June 12, 2009
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1420-09/09
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career-Conditional.
DUTY LOCATIONS: vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: 1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Citizens or nationals of the United States.

Attention: Due to the high volume of applications received for Smithsonian vacancies, we are unable to confirm receipt of online application packages including faxed documentation. You will receive automated email messages as proof of receipt for all application materials. You may track the status of your application on .

The Smithsonian Institution is a unique working and learning environment that offers you continuing awareness of the world’s treasures in culture, art, and science. If your goals include challenging work, being a valued member of an organization, and participation in exciting opportunities of exploration, become a part of our staff. Enjoy family friendly benefits; a complimentary membership to the Resident Associate Program with discounts on thousands of educational and cultural programs offered annually; discounts at Smithsonian membership programs, shops, and restaurants; and much more!

This position is located in the Smithsonian Photographic Services (SPS), a division of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The Smithsonian Photographic Services consists of a historic collection of film negatives and positives, and glass plates, as well as contemporary digital images. In addition, SPS provides courtesy cold storage for curatorial units throughout the Smithsonian Institution.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
= Assures the implementation of best archival practices with respect to the care and conservation of collections and associated collections data.
= Assists with fulfillment services to Smithsonian staff, visiting researchers, and customers including application of copyrights, rules and procedures for reproduction and use of Archival materials.
= Formats and enters collections data into digital databases that conform to Smithsonian-wide standards; posts images and cataloguing information in SIRIS, the Smithsonian’s online public access catalog, or other online catalogs.
= Work is periodically performed in a 40F vault.

U.S. citizenship
Appointment background investigation
One-year probationary period


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