Job Opening Title: Contract Archivist
Employer Name: Institute of American Indian Arts
Job Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Application Deadline: 3/5/2021
Salary Range: $21/hour
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Years of experience required: 2
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Contract Archivist
The IAIA Archives is seeking to hire an experienced Archivist on a temporary, part-time basis to appraise, arrange, preserve, and describe a backlog of approximately 150 cubic feet of personal papers, archives, and other records related to the work of Native American activist Suzan Harjo. Duties include but are not limited to:
Appraise and evaluate historical relativity and research value of collection
Arrange and describe the collection according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and other archival best practices
Perform basic preservation on collection where necessary
Re-house the collection into an acid-free environment
Enter collection information to the folder and sometimes item level into the Proficio: Elements database.
Create Encoded Archival Description (EAD) record for publication on Rocky Mountain Archives Online
Other duties as assigned
Experience and Education Requirements:
Accredited M.A. of Library or Information Science, History, Museum Studies, or associated field.
2 years of archival processing experience within special collections, university archives, or other archival repository.
Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in academic archives.
Strong knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), XML language, and Document Type Definitions (DTD) mandatory.
PREFERRED: Strong background in Native American History, preferably the field of 20th century Native American Activism
PREFERRED: Experience with Re:Discovery Proficio: Elements database
Hours are flexible.
Total project budget is for this engagement is $8,400.00 and not to exceed 400 hours.
The project must be completed by September 30, 2021.
Contractor positions are not eligible for benefits.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is March 5, 2021.