|The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Cornell University Library is searching for a Project Archivist for the Cornell Hip Hop Collection. The mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to preserve and make accessible the artifacts documenting the rise of hip-hop into a global cultural movement. CHHC consist of the archives of many historically prominent Hip Hop pioneers. The purpose of this two-year, grant-funded position is to make accessible the Afrika Bambaataa archive which the CHHC acquired in 2013.
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the arrangement and description of approximately 550 cubic feet of records, identification and referral of items for conservation treatment as necessary, and the preparation of an EAD-encoded finding aid and other descriptive access tools. The Project Archivist will work closely with colleagues in the Digital Scholarship and Preservation group to coordinate the digitization of audiovisual materials and rare album covers. The Project Archivist will recruit students and coordinate their activities with the collection, assigning tasks, maintaining schedules, and monitoring the overall pace and direction of work. The Project Archivist will submit regular progress reports on processing statistics.
The Project Archivist will participate on library-wide committees and will be expected to participate in professional activities related to archives, including reporting on the project in collaboration with collection curators.
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