New York, NY: Executive Director/Archivist, Century Association Archives Foundation

Job Opening Title: Executive Director/Archivist

Employer Name: The Century Association Archives Foundation

Job Location: New York, NY

Application Deadline: None

Salary Range: $70,000-75,000

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Years of experience required: 5

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Executive Director/Archivist
The Century Association Archives Foundation
7 West 43rd Street
New York, New York 10036

The foundation, an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit entity supported by contributions, serves the public interest by being the custodian of the documentary history of the Century Association, a club founded in 1847 whose membership is characterized by a significant personal affinity with the arts, and continues to include leaders in cultural, civic and scientific affairs. The collections feature correspondence, minutes of meetings, records of programs, archival drawings, photographs and film; some works of art by members, ephemera and other entries. Taken together, these materials offer a rich and ever-expanding portrait of life at the association over its almost 175-year history.

Under the direction of the President of the Century Association Archives Foundation and its Board of Trustees, the Executive Director/Archivist conducts the foundation’s day-to-day activities to the benefit of the general public as well as the members and staff of the Century Association.

The Executive Director/Archivist manages the archival collections and provides access to them for the association’s members and the general public, in particular such researchers as historians, biographers, critics, journalists and others interested in the members’ contributions to their fields of endeavor.

The Executive Director/Archivist:

-oversees and manages the foundation’s office and collections.
-collects, processes and preserves archival material as defined by the foundation’s custodial agreement with the Century Association.
-determines priorities for processing Association records; creates collections, finding aids and takes inventories.
-digitizes archival material and ensures public access via the foundation’s website.
-maintains, improves and adds information to existing data bases.
-responds to reference queries and provides remote or physical access to relevant records as appropriate.
-plans and leads the development and maintenance of the foundation’s website.
-reports regularly to the foundation’s Board of Trustees on finances, activities and plans, programs and service enhancements.
-assists the Century Association with archives-related programs, publications and exhibitions.
-participates in planning and executing fundraising programs, events and activities.
-maintains the foundation’s financial accounts, including recording and acknowledging donations, regularly filing financial and tax-related documents and other record-keeping required of a 501 (c) (3) entity.

-operates and is responsible for the occasional maintenance and software upgrades of a Bookeye scanner.
-lifts waist-high or moves boxes and objects of up to 40 pounds within the repository.
-participates in professional development organizations and activities, attends conferences and maintains contacts with colleagues in similar institutions.
-supervises, when warranted, volunteers, interns and part-time assistants.
-assumes other related responsibilities, when necessary.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills
-Five years of professional experience in an archives or special collections library.
-Strong oral and written communications skills.
-Demonstrated knowledge of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and other professional standards.

Educational Credentials
MS in Information/Library Science, or MA in History with Archival Management Certificate.

$70,000-$75,000/year plus benefits


Please respond to Linda Seckelson, Secretary of the Board, The Century Association Archives Foundation,

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