Job Opportunity: Assistant Archivist, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Job Description:

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) has an exciting opportunity for a qualified individual to fill the role of Assistant Archivist in the Library, Archives and Special Collections Department. This is a non-exempt position without benefits, scheduled to work up to approximately 20 hours per week on average and up to 1,040 hours annually (May 1 ? April 30). The Assistant Archivist is the primary staff member responsible for the arrangement and description of archival collections containing photographic materials. The Assistant Archivist accessions and inventories incoming and existing collections and is responsible for the arrangement and description of collections at varying levels (collection, file, item, etc.) in accordance with the museum’s metadata and description standards. This individual follows VMFA’s protocols to ensure preservation of the collections and rehouses collections into archivally sound materials. In addition, the Assistant Archivist handles research requests related to the photographic collections and works with manuscript and audiovisual collections as needed.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in organizing and cataloging large photographic archival collections in a library or archives environment. Possess knowledge of professional archival standards, principles, concepts, and practice, and understanding of and ability to apply descriptive metadata standards (DACS, EAD, AAT, etc.). Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, and Digital Asset Management Systems. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks with little onsite supervision.  

Preferred Qualifications:

ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or equivalent education and or training. Experience with ArchivesSpace and Piction. Strong knowledge of art history.  

Online applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on July 23, 2019. Please contact the HR office at (804) 340-1485 if you need assistance. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.  

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