Washington, DC: Contract Archivist (short-term), Washington National Cathedral

Job Opening Title:
Contract Archivist

Name of Employer:
Washington National Cathedral

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Washington, DC

Application Deadline:
April 18, 2023

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
The Washington National Cathedral Archives is hiring a contract archivist to appraise, arrange, and describe materials related to the documentation project for the installation of stained glass windows by artist Kerry James Marshall. The individual selected for this position will re-arrange a current record group to reflect the documentation of the windows by Marshall. This position is a part of the Cathedral’s Light in the Darkness windows replacement project. Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project will capture the resilience, faith and endurance of African Americans and our nation’s struggle with the original sins of racism and slavery. With acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall, this Cathedral aims to tell a new story about who and what we value through brilliant stained-glass windows and elegant carved stone. Poet Elizabeth Alexander will pen new poetry to accompany the windows.

Job Duties:
• Re-organizing, appraising, and housing archival materials related to Light in the Darkness: The Racial Justice Windows Project
• Creating searchable finding aids to upload to ArchivEra
• Attend planning sessions for the dedication ceremony in September
• Digitizing and creating metadata for select pieces from the collection

• 2 years’ experience processing archival records
• MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
• Ability to lift and carry 40 + pounds
• Position requires 40 hours/week
• June 12th- September 23rd 2023

• $14,000 USD

To apply:
Send a resume, brief cover letter, and three references to Emily Welsh, Head Archivist: ewelsh@cathedral.org

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