Landover, MD/Washington, DC: RFQ Processing Archivist (Contractor), Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

Job Opening Title:
Processing Archivist (Contractor)

Name of Employer:
Smithsonian NMAAHC

Job Site Location (City, State):
Landover, Maryland; Washington, DC

Application Deadline:
April 7, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement

Years of experience required

Salary Range
government contract – must go through bid process

Job Opening URL

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is looking for bids from contractors for professional, non-personal, work-for-hire archives processing services. The purpose of this contract is to assist the Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) with archival processing, arrangement, preservation, and description in support of creating physical and digital access to its music archival collections. The Contractor will aid OCA in preserving, archiving, and making designated Museum collections publicly accessible. The span of these responsibilities, specified below, encompasses preservation, research, project management; following Smithsonian and NMAAHC best archival practices, directives, and guidelines; high-level communication with Museum; and frequent communication with Museum archives, digitization and cataloging, collections management, and curatorial staff.  

  • Required: At least two (2) years of experience in processing, preserving, surveying, and assessing archival and manuscript collections of a variety of extents and sizes with a variety of formats including but not limited to textual documents, photography, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and time-based media. This includes time that may overlap between educational training and work experience.

Please see attached Statement of Work (SOW) and Request for Quote (RFQ) for further details. Contractors must be registered in the U.S. Government SAM (System of Award Management) System before starting contract.

Please forward this announcement to any qualified individuals you know who might be interested. Full quote packages must be sent to me via e-mail at no later than 4 pm on 4:00 PM EDT on Friday, April 7, 2023. The goal is for the contractor to begin in late spring. 

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