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Internship Opportunity: Digitization Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Digitization Intern

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking a Digitization Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of new digital archives that will be accessible to the public. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.

Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Responsibilities:

The Digitization Intern will be responsible for all stages of digitizing and processing photographs.

  • Preparing and scanning film negatives, transparencies, and photographic prints in adherence with institutional and archival standards
  • Calibrating all components of the digital capture system, including software preferences, scanner and lighting settings
  • Minimally process scanned images using Photoshop
  • Creating archival masters as well as derivatives for storage and delivery
  • Perform quality assurance (QA) of scans
  • Rehousing all materials

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Experience working in libraries and archives
  • Familiarity with archival and digitization standards
  • Experience with digital retouching a plus
  • Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time

Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.

To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in digitization projects, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to internships@pafa.org with a subject line of Digitization Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 2, 2017.

Full post: https://www.pafa.org/careers-and-internships/internships

Internship Opportunity: Image Cataloging Intern, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Image Cataloging Intern

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives is seeking an Image Cataloging Intern for a temporary grant funded project. Reporting directly to the Director of the Dorothy and Kenneth Woodcock Archives, this position will entail the creation of item-level catalog records using a combination of Mimsy XG (the museum’s content management system) and Microsoft Excel. This position will also include writing and publishing blog posts related to the collection.

Hours: up to 21 hours per week, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Responsibilities:

The Image Cataloging Intern will be responsible for all stages of creating cataloging records.

  • Create item-level catalog records using Mimsy XG
  • Conduct provenance research
  • Promote the collection through blog posts

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is pursuing a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or Archival Studies and has the following skills:

  • Coursework towards completion of a Masters in Library and Information Science
  • Experience handling rare and delicate archival materials preferred
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Experience with cataloging standards
  • Ability to work independently and perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work in cool environments for extended periods of time

Compensation: A stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship–$3,000 (300 hours). Benefits include free admission to museum.

To Apply: Those with an interest in art history, background in cataloging, and work experience or formal training in library science/archival management should email a cover letter and resume to internships@pafa.org with a subject line of Image Cataloging Internship [last name]. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Anticipated started date is January 17, 2017.

Full post: https://www.pafa.org/careers-and-internships/internships

Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT

Description:

The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.

Please provide contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter please discuss your interest in and experience with photographs. Please note your software experience in your cover letter.

Qualifications:

Duties:

  • Implements collection development policies, practices, and strategies to ensure that negatives, prints, slides, and other historical photographic images are collected, preserved, and made available for current and future patrons.
  • Reviews and assesses donated materials to determine condition and historical value. Applies archival management theories and methods in determining how collections or images should be cataloged. This includes the physical preparation of materials for long-term preservation and care by arranging and housing them according to national photograph archives standards that are consistent with conditions and technology available within the agency.
  • Produces standardized cataloging in accordance with national library/archives standards for submission to the Montana Historical Society’s online catalogs.
  • Develops, enhances, and maintains electronic information database and patron access systems for the photograph archives.
  • Conducts complex historical research on and compiles histories of individuals, groups, institutions, or businesses to provide a context for newly processed collections or images. Applies archival theories to write descriptive inventories, indices, and other professionally approved reference materials in accordance with national and agency standards for the use of staff, researchers, and state employees.
  • Determines priority of photograph collections or images for processing, based on knowledge of research needs, agency priorities, historical significance, and professional standards.
  • Responds to a wide variety of sophisticated reference inquiries from individuals, state agencies, professionals, educational groups, local organizations, film companies, journalists, publishers and institutions by conducting research and providing information on a broad range of topics.
  • Provides concise and accurate interpretations and analysis of complex historical events based on reference interviews of a wide range of patrons.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, access and outreach.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Montana and/or American history.
  • An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including photographic research.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC and EAD.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace and Archivists’ Toolkit.

Education/Experience:
This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, or a related field and the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, history or a related field that includes emphasis upon photographic preservation and archival care and management of photograph collections.

Salary: $ 15.05 – 18.82 Hourly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, References

Contact: Denise Gjerde | dgjerde@mt.gov | 406-444-2697

Application Deadline: December 19, 2016

Full post: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16143003

Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, School of Visual Arts Library, NYC

Position Overview: Working closely with the Archivist, the Assistant Archivist helps to accession, arrange, describe, preserve and manage the Archives’ collections. The Assistant Archivist plays a key role in helping to oversee the Archives’ various digital initiatives, including developing the implementation of CollectiveAccess, Archive-It, and other tools to describe, preserve, and present archival holdings in digital form. She/he contributes to department planning and strategic development, provides public services and outreach through consultation, instruction and presentation. Additionally, the Assistant Archivist oversees the Archives when the Archivist is out of the office and helps to manage student assistants.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Arrange, describe and otherwise process archival collections using CollectiveAccess, according to local and professional standards.
  • Help to oversee the technical aspects of the CollectiveAccess project, coordinate with developers.
  • Help to manage the Archives implementation of Archive-It.
  • Maintain Archives server and manage digital representations.
  • Maintain Archives web site, blog, and other social media; make updates and plan advancements.
  • Manage digital representations on Archives server.
  • Oversee Archives when Archivist is not in the office, supervising student assistant as needed
  • Provide public services for the department, including reference guidance, class presentations and public outreach.
  • Accession archival materials in both paper and electronic formats; interact with staff to evaluate record submissions.
  • Contribute content regularly for social media, including blog and Instagram posts.
  • Digitally photograph and scan archival materials to create high quality digital images to be used in publications, online presentations, or other purposes by both Archives staff and patrons.
  • Assist in preparing displays of collection materials, both in real and virtual exhibition spaces.
  • Assist Archivist with donation pick-ups.
  • Collaborate on special projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • MLS or other advanced degree with a concentration in Archives management required
  • At least two years professional Archives experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections and current archival best practices and standards.
  • Experience with digital preservation, metadata and access tools and methodologies; ease comprehending and adapting to new applications. Experience with the collection and preservation of born-digital materials.
  • Demonstrated web programming experience, knowledge of emerging technologies in archives.
  • In-depth knowledge of digital imaging standards and experience in digital image capture and processing.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, with ability to facilitate collaboration.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be able to work independently.
  • Candidate must be highly responsible since he or she will be dealing with fragile and valuable materials.
  • Interest in the history, theory and practice of the design professions.
  • Ability, and willingness, to routinely lift containers weighing up to 40 lbs. and climb ladders.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.

Full post: http://www.sva.edu/about/working-at-sva/administrative-staff/assistant-archivist

Job Posting: Associate Archivist and Lead Digital Archivist, The Frick Collection, NYC

Background
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Summary and Responsibilities
Major job responsibilities include administration of our born-digital institutional records preservation program, development and implementation of policies and procedures for the stewardship of born-digital institutional records, and managing software and storage solutions needed to preserve and provide access to digital records. Participate in the management of the institutional records management program, including meetings with records holders and regular review of records schedules. Accession and process institutional records and manuscript collections, prepare access tools such as finding aids and catalog records, and create and edit metadata. Respond to reference inquiries. Improve visibility of and access to collections through digital initiatives and collaborative platforms. Participate in the rotation of coverage in the Library’s Reading Room, and represent the department at professional and institutional meetings and activities as necessary. This position interacts frequently with the institution’s Technology and Digital Media Department and Digital Lab, and participates in activities of the Social Media Committee.

Qualifications
MLS or MA with concentration in Archives, Records Management or Digital Collections. Experience working with digital assets or electronic records, databases, information architecture and digital archive workflows. Experience with ArchivesSpace and Preservica preferred. Knowledge of best practices and policy development associated with electronic records as demonstrated by achievement of the Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists or other training specifically geared towards management of electronic and digital assets. Experience processing archival collections and creating finding aids and MARC records. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Physical requirements include: Ability to lift forty pounds to the waist.

To apply, please send resume with salary requirements to:

Chief, Archives and Records Management
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax: 212-861-7347
Email to jobs@frick.org

No phone calls please.

If you are interested in any of the positions, please send your résumé, a cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying, and salary requirements to the appropriate person listed in the announcement, or follow the instructions in the job posting.

Full post: http://www.frick.org/careers/associate_archivist_and_lead_digital_archivist

Job Posting: Lead Archivist (PT), Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Seeking part-time, project-based Lead Archivist for Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA). Founded in 1980, CoCA has a rich regional history and is one of the country’s oldest artist-run, non-profit organizations. CoCA has presented the work of thousands of emerging and career artists during the past four decades and in the process has amassed a significant collection of related materials.

We are seeking to engage a current advanced degree candidate, recent graduate in Archival, Library Science or related fields or an independent archivist to assist us with implementing best practices for cataloging, digitizing, preserving and sharing the collection. This would include continued development of our database, maintaining proper storage techniques, developing policies and a long-term collections care plan that we will use to secure additional funding in addition to supporting the project.

This project is supported by a 4Culture Collections Care grant to purchase digitizing equipment and expand our digital archive; your input into both of these processes is a key component of this position.

Years of experience required: 3+

Mandatory Skills/Work Experience:

  • Working with a medium sized collection of materials; primarily print, video, audio tapes and slides
  • Processing (cataloging, digitizing) materials in a library or archival setting
  • Developing and managing a publicly searchable database
    Agility with PHP, HTML, server issues
  • Preserving materials (minimal art handling)
  • Project reporting
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in groups, with minimal direction or direct supervision

If you do not have the experience listed above or the ability to work on location in Seattle, please do not apply for this position.

Helpful Skills/Interests:

  • Background in art history, particularly knowledge of Seattle’s contemporary art history
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Use of social media to promote project
  • Supervisory experience
  • Geeklike obsession for creating order out of chaos

Compensation:
This position offers a $2,500 stipend for 100 hours plus 50 hours in-kind (donated) to be completed by arrangement with the Project Director. An additional stipend is available for the next phase of the project.

At this time, most activities will take place at the CoCA Archives in Greenwood. Requires some lifting, standing, and working in a dusty environment.

To apply, send a one page letter of interest and a resume in Word or PDF format. Title the documents with your full name and email to archive@cocaseattle.org with your full name also in the subject line. Do not send any additional materials at this time. No phone calls please.

Application Open until filled.

Full post: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/seattle-wa-pt-lead-archivist-term-center-on-contemporary-art

Internship Opportunity: Archival Internship, ARChive of Contemporary Music, NYC

Founded in 1985, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Since the ARChives founding in 1985 our holdings have grown to over 2 million sound recordings, making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the United States. In addition to sound recordings and publications, the ARChive actively collects all books, magazines, videos, films, photographs, press kits, newspapers clippings, memorabilia and ephemera relating to the history of popular music.

Our current, on-going projects are cataloging and book digitization. Interns may focus on one or both projects and may have the opportunity to work on other projects as they arise.

Cataloging:

Interns will receive training that enables them to catalog CDs, vinyl LPs, or books in our File Maker Pro Database using our in-house cataloging rules.
We depend directly on our interns and allow them a great deal of hands-on experience and responsibility.

Interns may work on related projects (for example, in-filing, processing donations, etc.) as needed, if they are interested.

Qualifications:
Ideal for the position is a student or recent graduate with a background or interest in music, musicology, fine art, or library & information science.
Candidates must:

  • Possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Be responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented.
  • Be able to handle delicate and valuable materials with care.

Undergraduate library experience and/or graduate-level library classes are preferred.

Digitization:

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is the largest collection of popular music in America, with more than two million recordings. Our music book collection is also one of the best in the United States, numbering 20,000+ volumes. To scan this resource the Internet Archive has installed one of their Scribe machines in our Lower Manhattan facility. When completed, all of our materials will be preserved electronically, OCR Readable, and available in-house for reading and research.
Digitization interns will be trained to scan initially, then will be introduced to more complex tasks once they are familiar with the process. Tasks include:

  • Loading, Scanning, and Republishing books while ensuring high quality standards.
  • Training and working as a team.
  • Trouble shooting the scribe machine, mitigating cataloging inconsistencies, and navigating open source software at Internet Archive.
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean, neat, and organized.

Qualifications:

  • Strong technical (software/hardware) and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to sit for 6-7.5 hour periods, and comfort with repetitive motion
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for music, books, cultural heritage preservation and the arts!
  • Previous library or archive experience or education is preferred, but not essential.

All internships are unpaid, but we are certainly willing to help you meet any requirements to receive course credit. Time requirements are flexible–we ask that you are available for at least one full day (11:00-6:00) per work week, but the more time you can commit to the more responsibility we can give you.

We are currently looking for interns for Spring 2017 but we can be flexible on specific start & end dates. If you are interested, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your general interest in working at the archive and what project(s) you are interested in contributing to.

Full post: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=c7ad72d05bef5a32

Job Posting: Project Archivist (Temp), Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford University

JOB PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Manuscripts Cataloger and Metadata Librarian, the Project Archivist, working independently, is responsible for determining the organization and creating intellectual access to the Fitch collection – both analog and digital materials. Will work at Stanford’s Redwood City campus.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Project Archivist will arrange 70 feet of materials and over 200 gigabytes of data for the Bob Fitch collection
  • Participates in the creation of intellectual access to these materials via the online catalogue, finding aids; and, create metadata for digitized and born-digital material
  • Manage time in order to complete organization and description of collection
  • Re-house oversize, photographic, audio/video, and computer media as needed
  • Review and describe born-digital files under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, using current tools, such as AccessData’s FTK software, ePADD, PhotoMechanic, etc.
  • Prepare audio and video for reformatting/preservation and coordinate this effort with Stanford’s Media Preservation Lab
  • Re-house slides/negatives/photographs and prepare folder-level description for use in any future digitization efforts
  • Apply preservation measures during the processing of the collection
    Coordinate special re-housing efforts with Preservation/Conservation Department
  • Work independently and make judgments and recommendations about content appraisal, especially with consideration for future digitization efforts
  • Report to Manuscripts Processing Archivist and Manuscripts Cataloger and Metadata Librarian regularly
  • Publish articles on project discoveries and updates on SUL blogs, etc.
  • Attend project and division meetings

Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education & Experience: Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies
    • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people
    • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated broad knowledge of library discovery environments, office automation software, and online resources
    • Ability to quickly learn and use print and online tools and resources and in area of specialization
    • Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other)
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Full post: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=72752&src=JB-10023

Job Posting: Photograph Processor and Cataloger, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

Job Summary:

The Photograph Processor and Cataloger works primarily under the direction of the Photograph Archivist with additional supervision from the Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian. The Processor and Cataloger identifies, organizes, processes, inventories, and files photographic gifts and special collections. The Processor and Cataloger also processes photograph duplication orders and assists the Photograph Archivist and Photograph Curator in general upkeep and various projects relating to the Photograph Archive. In addition, the Processor and Cataloger catalogs recently digitized materials, conducts research as needed, performs data cleanup of existing records, and develops and maintains taxonomies of subject and genre heading

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, process, inventory, and file photographic gifts and special collections.
  • Catalog images in Digital Image Gallery and AdLib.
  • Create InMagic and AdLib database records for collection processing.
  • Assist Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian with cleanup and other special projects related to data migration.
  • Process photograph duplication orders for library patrons, which includes working with Digital Studio, completing necessary forms and invoices, and refiling original photographs.
  • Conduct research related to cataloging and authority records.
  • Download digital images from current films, under supervision of Photograph Archivist.
  • Assist with department projects and general departmental upkeep.
  • Handle photographic and other archival materials with care, according to in-house guidelines.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • A master’s degree in library or information science or a master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies or significant progress toward either degree.
  • Experience cataloging in a digital asset management system or relevant coursework.
  • Knowledge of American film history, with a broad awareness of major film artists.
  • Ability to identify a variety of photographic processes and media.
  • Understanding of proper handling of photographic and archival materials.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of knowledge of archival theory and practice.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good penmanship and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes to and from high shelving.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1409255&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT

The Montana Historical Society is the guardian of Montana’s memory. Established in 1865, the oldest institution of its kind in the West, the MHS’s vast historic collections of artifacts, photographs, and documents are exhibited in six extraordinary galleries. In 1969, we became the official state Archives and the repository for state agency records of permanent value.

The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.

Please provide contact information for three professional references.

Duties:

  • Implements collection development policies, practices, and strategies to ensure that negatives, prints, slides, and other historical photographic images are collected, preserved, and made available for current and future patrons.
  • Reviews and assesses donated materials to determine condition and historical value. Applies archival management theories and methods in determining how collections or images should be cataloged. This includes the physical preparation of materials for long-term preservation and care by arranging and housing them according to national photograph archives standards that are consistent with conditions and technology available within the agency.
  • Produces standardized cataloging in accordance with national library/archives standards for submission to the Montana Historical Society’s online catalogs.
  • Develops, enhances, and maintains electronic information database and patron access systems for the photograph archives.
  • Conducts complex historical research on and compiles histories of individuals, groups, institutions, or businesses to provide a context for newly processed collections or images. Applies archival theories to write descriptive inventories, indices, and other professionally approved reference materials in accordance with national and agency standards for the use of staff, researchers, and state employees.
  • Determines priority of photograph collections or images for processing, based on knowledge of research needs, agency priorities, historical significance, and professional standards.
  • Responds to a wide variety of sophisticated reference inquiries from individuals, state agencies, professionals, educational groups, local organizations, film companies, journalists, publishers and institutions by conducting research and providing information on a broad range of topics.
  • Provides concise and accurate interpretations and analysis of complex historical events based on reference interviews of a wide range of patrons.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, access and outreach.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Montana and/or American history.
  • An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including photographic research.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC and EAD

Education/Experience: This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, or a related field and the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, history or a related field that includes emphasis upon photographic preservation and archival care and management of photograph collections.

Deadline to Apply: September 6, 2016 @ 1:59am

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, 3 Professional References

Contact Name: Denise Gjerde | Contact Email: dgjerde@mt.gov | Contact Phone: 406-444-2697

Full post: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16142035