Job Opening Title: Archivist
Employer Name: Colburn School
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: 11/14/2022
Years of experience required:
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Colburn School is an internationally recognized leader in performing arts education and is part of the fabric of the Los Angeles cultural community. With a world-renowned faculty, Colburn trains local and international students in four different units: the Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, the Colburn Music Academy and the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute. The Colburn Center for Innovation and Community Impact serves all four units with various programmatic initiatives.
The Colburn School’s mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment.
The Colburn School is seeking an experienced Archivist to organize and catalog its Herbert and Trudl Zipper archival collections. Reporting to the Director of Music Library, the Archivist will be responsible for processing, preserving, and making accessible Colburn’s Zipper Archives to the larger public. The collection includes photos, personal papers, musical documents, books ,scores, and other objects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Develops, arranges and describes archival collection in accordance with accepted standards and practices;
-Creates finding aids using contemporary tools and online finding aids in accordance with national standards;
-Develops and implements procedures for the processing, digitization, and preservation of archival materials;
-Provides direct supervision to student workers;
-Participates in development and implementation of policies and standards for the archives;
-Supports promotion of the archival collection through online exhibits, publications, presentations, instructional sessions, and other outreach activities.
Education and Qualifications:
-Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archival studies and/or
records management or Master’s degree in a related field with
coursework in archives and/or records management;
-Demonstrated experience appraising, arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections;
-Familiarity with principles of records management required;
-Thorough knowledge of archives theory, practice, and standards;
-Familiarity with EAD (Encoded Archival Descriptions);
-Experience with archival management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and Archive-It;
-Evidence of ability to exercise good professional judgment; Demonstrated attention to detail; and
-Ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and researchers.
-Motivational culture of world-class artistic and production excellence;
-Inspiring educational setting;
-Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation;
Paid break over the winter holiday, including Christmas and New
Year’s Eve and Day
-Excellent retirement benefits, including immediately vested employer contributions and additional optional matching contributions;
-Medical and dental/vision/disability/life-insurance;
-Experience internationally renowned music and dance
performance through complimentary access to over 350
performances each year, and special access to the neighborhood
Broad and Museum of Contemporary Art museums;
-10% discount at the Colburn School Café.