Potomac, MD: Assistant Archivist, Glenstone

Job Opening Title: Assistant Archivist
Institution/Organization Name: Glenstone
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Potomac, MD USA
Application Deadline: August 8, 2014
Years of experience required: 1-3

Job Purpose: To assist in the management of daily business operations of the archives in a not-for-profit cultural institution.

Job Duties:
–       Apply professional standards to the processing, arrangement, and preservation of electronic records.

–       Adhere to metadata standards, provide appropriate metadata to records in Collective Access.

–       Catalog digital photography on accession, series, and item levels.

–       Manage the workflow of digital images.

–      Maintain statistics on reference requests, catalog records created, and volume of data accessioned into the archives.

–       Address reference and research requests provided by internal staff.

–       Develop and sustain archives outreach programs.

–       Interview, hire, train, and supervise archives interns.

–       Assist in the administering of a Records Management program.

–       Related archives tasks as assigned.

–       ALA accredited MLS, or MLIS in library, archives, and/or information science, with an emphasis on electronic records.

–       One to two years of experience in archives administration.

–       Knowledge of archival principles and practices, archives access techniques, information organization, and archival appraisal of records.

–       Familiarity with audio-visual assets, and metadata standards, including EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, PB Core, VRA Core.

–       Familiarity with thesauri including Library of Congress (LC), and Getty Vocabularies (ULAN and AAT in particular).

–       Knowledge and use of archives databases.

–      Experience conducting reference requests.

–       Proficiency with PC, Microsoft Office tools.

–       Strong written and oral communication skills.

–       Strong service skills.

–       Ability to work independently and especially in a team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
–      Experience implementing and testing Collective Access database.

–      Familiarity with museum records and museum experience.

Salary and Benefits:    Glenstone offers a competitive salary and total compensation package that includes health care and a 401(k) matching program.

Application Process:
Electronically submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, to HR@glenstone.org, or mail to:
Human Resources Generalist
12002 Glen Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Date Posted:    July 29, 2014

August 8, 2014

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