Classification Title: Bilingual Documentation Archivist
Working Title: Bilingual Documentation Archivist
Campus: UNC-Chapel Hill
The Latino Migration Project, the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) (http://sohp.org) (part of the Center for the Study of the American South), are hiring a Bilingual Documentation Archivist for the New Roots/Nuevas RaÃces Latino Oral History Project to work 20 hours per week over a three year period, not to exceed 1500 hours/year. The Bilingual Documentation Archivist (BDA) will be part of a new project to enhance public access to this digital collection of oral histories in Spanish speaking communities in North Carolina and in Latin America through outreach as well a new website using Omeka software. The BDA will be responsible for the production of all New Roots reference resources and translating materials in Spanish and English; translate 50 oral histories and all website text in Spanish and English; create metadata (indices, tags, and abstracts); find aids for oral histories, bibliographies for resources and related collections and maps of migration patterns of interviewees for the website using Google Earth. The BDA will also assist with all aspects of the process by which materials are added to the SOHP Collection at the SHC. Activities include keeping track of materials (recordings, transcripts, and related paperwork) as they flow between the offices of the SOHP and the SHC; cataloging individual interviews into the SOHP online database (http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/sohp/) (including selection of name and subject entries and some name authority work); housing and storing the materials (cassettes, CDs, and digital files); and investigating issues with and implementing workflows for the storage and preservation of digital oral histories The BDA will work closely with a team of archivists, librarians, and other staff during the course of this three year project. This position is supervised by the Project Director of New Roots at the Latino Migration Project and the Associate Director of the SOHP.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a four-year college; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Candidates should possess a familiarity with and a strong interest in special collections, particularly archives and manuscripts. Effective verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English are required as is the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment. We seek candidates with strong organizational skills; an ability to work independently; strong communication and writing skills and a flexible schedule.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Information and Library Science or related degree or two years relevant experience. Fluency in Spanish and English. Knowledge about immigration issues is also preferred.
Position Number: S004799
Closing Date: 07/21/2014
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Funded: No