Upcoming Job Posting: EAD Coordinator at the Archives of American Art

Look for an official job announcement next week on USA Jobs http://www.usajobs.gov/ for an Archivist:  EAD Coordinator.  The position should open on July 5 and close on July 19.  It is a temporary federal term appointment not to exceed 13 months.  It is at the GS 9/1 level for a salary of $51,630, with full federal benefits.  ALL applications must be completed via the automated steps outlined on the USA Jobs website.  Follow all instructions carefully.  Although there are no guarantees, the AAA will be seeking additional funding to extend the position.

Job Summary:  Works as a professional-level archivist on a grant project to coordinate further implementation of the EAD (Encoded Archival Description) format for electronic finding aids and legacy data conversion across 10 Smithsonian archival units participating in this project. This project follows an EAD Gap Analysis Study completed in 2011 and will address archival descriptive deficiencies identified for individual units. The goal of this project is to increase online access to the Smithsonian’s archival resources by implementing EAD consistently across participating units.

The position requires demonstrated professional-level knowledge of national standards and best practices for electronic archival description and cataloging, specifically the national EAD (Encoded Archival Description) and DACS (Describing Archives:  A Content Standard) archival descriptive format and standards.  The position reports to the Collections Processing Unit, Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C. which is the lead unit on the project, but will work closely with all participating Smithsonian archival units and the Smithsonian’s Libraries and Archives Support Branch of the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

(h/t Barbara D.Aikens)

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