Washington, DC: RFQ Archives Processing Contractor, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

Job Opening Title:
Archives Processing Contractor RFQ

Name of Employer:
Smithsonian NMAAHC

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

Application Deadline:
May 1, 2023

Minimum Degree Requirement:

Years of experience required:

Salary Range:
Government Contract – Need to make a bid

Job Opening URL:
Contract Music Archivist

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
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 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 music 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.

Contractors must be registered in the U.S. Government SAM (System of Award Management) System before starting contract. Please allow time for SAM application processing if you are new to government contracting.

Interested applicants please send an email ASAP to marshburnj@si.edu receive SOW and RFQ package documents and further details. Full quote packages must be received no later than 4:00 PM EDT on Monday, May 1, 2023.

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