Project Archivist, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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Project Archivist, Full time, 37.5 hours/week Temporary, approximately 3 years

The MIA seeks an experienced archivist to establish an archives/records management program for the museum. The Project Archivist position is funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Duties include: conduct an institution-wide records survey and work with staff in creating records disposition schedules; implement an arrangement and description project in a manner consistent with standard professional archives practices, which will include establishing physical and intellectual control over collections; educate and train staff on the archives program; assist in developing archival guidelines, policies and procedures; collaborate with MIA staff in contributing series level original cataloging of archival records to OCLC in the MARC format and to also make them available in the local library online catalog.

Requirements include: Masters Degree in Library Science or Master of Science in Library and Information Science (preferably an ALA accredited program) with substantial course work in archives administration, or Masters in Archival Management (or comparable equivalent); minimum of three to five years experience processing archives, preparing finding aids, and working with institutional records within a records management program; strong working and theoretical knowledge of both archival management and records management; excellent writing and computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word and Excel; good working familiarity with MARC 21, AACR2r, LCSH, DACS and EAD; ability to work well independently in an efficient and detailed manner, collaborate well as part of a team, prioritize tasks and balance projects; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work in a flexible manner; ability to lift 40 to 45 pounds. Certified Archivist preferred.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume or complete an employment application.

MAIL: Attn: Human Resources
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
FAX: (612) 870-3263
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