Week of September 8-12

It’s an international job roundup this week, including opportunities with our neighbors to the north and two jobs all the way in Qatar!  Don’t forget to scroll down to the map at the bottom of the post to see the spread and/or search by geographical location.

Archival Internship
Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Stanford (Palo Alto), California
Deadline:  September 18, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

College Archivist
McKay Archives Center, Florida Southern University
Lakeland, Florida
Found on:  SAA Online Career Center

Department of Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Irvine Library
Irvine, California
Deadline:  October 10, 2014
Found on:  SAA Online Career Center

Sealaska Heritage Institute
Juneau, Alaska
Found on:  SAA Online Career Center

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Analyst
Xentity Corporation
Reston, Virginia
Found on:  Archives Gig

Programmer Analyst II/IT Specialist
Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
Additional information:
The Vietnam Center and Archive is accepting applications for a Programmer Analyst II/IT Specialist. This position will require the design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing, and modification of database programs, computer systems, and websites for the Vietnam Center and the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University. The successful candidate will maintain multiple servers and data storage/backup systems to include SAN and tape backup, and will assist with desktop support for staff and faculty. This position reports to the Director of the Vietnam Center and Archive.
The successful candidate will manage our digitization project and database, the Virtual Vietnam Archive, which contains over 500,000 database entries of word-searchable documents, images, oral history interviews, audio-visual, and other collection materials. The Virtual Vietnam Archive was created in 2001, and has become the most comprehensive online resource for the study of the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Center and Archive collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War, and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience. We are located on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, Texas, and are the largest non-government repository of Vietnam War related materials in the country.
Required qualifications are a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in computer science, MIS, or IT plus one year of full-time paid experience. An MLIS degree is preferred, but not required.
Selection preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate:
•       Expert knowledge of archival description software (such as Archivist’s Toolkit).
•       Experience working with archive or museum collection management software systems.
•       Experience with digital projects, preferably in a coordinating role.
•       Experience with website programming.
To Apply: Please go to the Texas Tech University applicant site: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/staff-positions.php . Then search for requisition ID 1108BR and submit an application, along with your cover letter, CV, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references.
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Francis D. Campbell Librarian
Harry W. Bass Jr. Library, American Numismatic Society
New York, New York
Deadline:  October 10, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

Digital Initiatives Librarian
Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
Found on:  Archives Gig

Metadata Technician
Clinton Presidential Library, NARA
Little Rock, Arkansas
Deadline:  October 16, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

Assistant University Archivist for Public Services
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Project Manager – Collection Inventory Registrar
Center for Sacramento History
Sacramento, California
Deadline:  September 30, 2014
Additional information:
Successful applicants will also have archival experience.  For more information about the Center for Sacramento History, please visit www.centerforsacramentohistory.org<http://www.centerforsacramentohistory.org>.
The Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is a historical research and collection center  for the Sacramento region which maintains artifact, archival, photographic, and audiovisual collections, making them available for study and exhibition to the public.  It is the official repository for City and County archival records. The artifact collection contains over 30,000 items preserving the cultural, social, political, and economic history of  the Sacramento region.  The Center has one of California’s most complete collections of public documents dating from 1849. Additionally, it holds over six million photographic images, as well as a large collection of moving images in film, video and digital formats. The collections are housed at two storage facilities and exhibited at the Sacramento History Museum and other public buildings.
After sixty years of collecting, the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is embarking on its first comprehensive collections inventory at the Center’s three facilities to improve access and preservation and align itself and its sister institution (The Sacramento History Museum) with national standards in collections care and organization.  The goals of this project are to reconcile and organize the institution’s accession and loan records; update collections management procedures and processes; and complete a comprehensive inventory of the archival and artifact collections to meet national standards necessary for A.A.M. accreditation. CSH seeks an experienced Museum Registrar to act as the Project Manager for this three year process with possible extension for completion of project.
Under the supervision of the Curator of History, the Project Manager will organize and manage the inventory project.  They will perform the following tasks:
*   Review and analyze current records and systems for inventory management and recommend  the best path for future organization;
*   Prepare and establish procedures for evaluating and resolving existing data inconsistencies;
*   Reconcile inconsistencies in recordkeeping and documentation;
*   Develop an inventory plan and procedures including re-housing and re-shelving as needed;
*   Train and oversee the work of interns, volunteers, and other staff members performing cataloging, inventory and collections management duties for this project;
*   Create and update registration and collections management procedures and manuals based on professionally accepted museum and archival standards;
*   Recommend changes and updates to forms;
*   Become certified to operate an electronic forklift;
*   Other duties as assigned.
*   Minimum five years experience in collections management and/or registration, with supervisory experience and proven ability to train others in key areas such as collections care and handling.
*   Proven experience organizing, performing and supervising a complete inventory according to AAM accreditation standards.
*   Experience managing diverse collections types and materials; demonstrable experience working and handling archival and three-dimensional collections.
*   In-depth knowledge of artifact collections management, documentation, and preservation standards, policies, and procedures, and an understanding of archival procedures.
*   Must have extensive experience with Past Perfect 5 (or other museum related database) and MS Office (required).
*   Ability to solve problems independently and creatively.
*   Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*   Solid work ethic, enthusiasm, and sense of humor.
*   Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, climb ladders and move large boxes and objects.
*   Possession of a current driver’s license and electric forklift certification or the ability to acquire both.
*   Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, history, or a closely related postgraduate program and five years of verifiable museum registration experience.
*   Full-time, three year position with the possibility of extension. Annual salary of $46,000 plus benefits.
Please email a cover letter and resume to csh@cityofsacramento.org.  Application deadline is September 30, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. (PDT).
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Polonsky Project Specialist II (term)
Archives Unit, New York Public Library
Long Island City, New York
Found on:  Archives Gig

Information Services Librarian
Conservation Librarian
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
Doha, Qatar
Found on:  Archives Gig

Researcher/Historian/Archivist (term/part time)
Park Bank
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Found on:  Archives Gig

Library Associate
Eastern Michigan University Libraries
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Found on:  Archives Gig

Descriptive Cataloger
Fieldstead & Company
Irvine, California
Deadline:  September 26, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

Project Archivist
Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline:  October 15, 2014
Found on:  SAA Online Career Center

Digital Library Initiatives Internship
Paley Library, Temple University Libraries
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Additional information:
Digital Library Initiatives, Special Projects Internship
This internship offers pre-professional experience in selecting and preserving websites as part of a digital preservation initiative.
Duties:  Focusing on Temple University websites and other sites that form part of the Urban Archives collection, and working up to 20 hours a week, the intern will harvest websites for long-term preservation using Archive-It.  He or she will learn to think strategically while implementing scope and content limits for large, complex websites containing custom scripts or multimedia content. The intern will also review captured websites for quality assurance and describe those sites with metadata.  In addition, the intern may participate in other projects involving digitization, metadata management, digital preservation and digital object dissemination.
Requirements: Current enrollment in an ALA accredited library or information science graduate [MIS, MLS, MLIS] program.  Interest in digital libraries, digital curation and/or archives.  Ability to demonstrate initiative, work collaboratively and collegially. Effective interpersonal communication skills and an attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic website editing. Basic familiarity with regular expressions would be a plus.
Hours and Pay:  Position available September 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, $15/hour; the incumbent will be scheduled to work between 10 and 20 hours per week, based on availability and funding,  weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
To apply, e-mail your resume, list of LIS courses taken, and cover letter to:
Richie Holland, Manager of Library Human Resources and Facilities:  richieh(at)temple.edu
Found on:  Archives Gig

Project Archivist
Pennsylvania State Archives
Deadline:  October 1, 2014
Additional information:
Job Duties:
This is an entry level Archivist position. Candidate will be responsible for assisting in implementing a fourteen-month project at the Pennsylvania State Archives made possible by funds from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC). One archivist will be hired to process, re-appraise, re-house and create detailed listings for records of the late twentieth century Pennsylvania Governors Shapp, Thornburgh and Casey. The employee will be hired through the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.
Duties will include: re-appraising and re-housing over 400 cubic feet of records relating to the Commission for Women, the Bureau of Affirmative Action, Chief Clerk’s Office and others. Additionally, official videotapes of the Thornburgh and Casey Administrations will be reappraised and organized into appropriate acid-free storage containers. Inventories of the re-housed items will be created and prepared for upload to the Archives web site. Other related duties may arise as the project progresses.
Required qualifications for the position include:

  • Ability to make a twelve month commitment to the project
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic archival standards and practices
  • Familiarity with archival processing standards and practices
  • Familiarity with current archival preservation practices
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software applications
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with archival component and/or equivalent archival experience

Beginning annual salary will be $39,257 with full benefits. The anticipated start date is late October, 2014.
Please submit applications by October 1 to:
Pennsylvania State Archives
Attn: David Shoff
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
For more information contact the Project Director, David Shoff at: 717-783-5796 or email: dshoff(at)pa.gov.
Found on:  Archives Gig

Outreach and Education Coordinator (part-time)
Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland
Deadline: September 25, 2014
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Digitization Technician
Design Commission, City of New York
New York, New York
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Additional information:
Established in 1898 as the Art Commission, the Design Commission reviews works of art, architecture and landscape architecture proposed on or over City-owned property. Projects include construction or restoration of civic buildings such as museums and libraries; creation or renovation of parks and playgrounds; installation of lighting and other streetscape elements; and installation and conservation of artwork. The Commission maintains an extensive archive that documents the history of New York City’s public works and is frequently used by historians, students, researchers, and City agencies.
The Digitization Technician will play a key role in the preservation of a collection of historic documents from the archive, including photographs, prints, architectural drawings, and correspondence.
This is a part-time, temporary grant funded position. Applicants must be able to commit to a total of 441 hours (20 hours per week for approximately 23 weeks), working approximately three days per week at a rate of $21 per hour. The project must be completed by April 30, 2015.
The Digitization Technician will be responsible for all stages of digitizing and processing 5,000 to 6,000 individual historic documents, including:
-Preparing documents for digitization by pulling files, unfolding documents, and gathering metadata.
-Updating database records in Microsoft Access database.
-Calibrating all components of the digital capture system, including software preferences, camera and lighting settings.
-Entering metadata and crop and rotate images using Capture One Pro software.
-Creating all final file types, including master, derivative, access, and thumbnail files.
Successful candidates will have experience in all aspects of archival digitization practices and standards, including handling of archival materials, metadata, and use of high-tech scanning equipment. Additional qualifications and requirements include:
-Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer technology, library science, archives, museum studies, or art conservation preferred.
-Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
-Sensitivity to and experience with handling archival materials.
-Experience with archival digitization standards and best practices.
-Hands on experience with digitizing archival collections, preferably on a digital capture system.
-Familiarity with Capture One Pro software a plus, but training can be provided.
-Ability to operate both PC and Mac computers.
-Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software, including Microsoft Excel and Access, preferred.
-Experience with metadata standards.
-Ability to lift 40 pound boxes.
Please note that the selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation by the Department of Investigation and will be fingerprinted. These fees will be deducted from the candidate’s first paycheck.
Please submit your application by September 19, 2014. Send your cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references to:
Julianna Monjeau
Manager of Archives & Special Collections
Design Commission
253 Broadway, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10007
No telephone calls please.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Project Archivist
Wichita State University Libraries
Wichita, Kansas
Deadline:  October 6, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

Brooklyn College (CUNY)
New York, New York
Deadline:  October 21, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

University Archivist
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
Found on:  Archives Gig

Librarian II
Sojourner Truth Room, Special Collections, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Oxon Hill, Maryland
Found on:  Archives Gig

Senior Local Records Consulting Archivist
Library of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Deadline:  September 19, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

Special Collections Cataloger
Cataloging and Metadata Services, Temple University Library
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Found on:  Archives Gig

Archives Intern
Cartier Archives, Richemont North America
New York, New York
Found on:  Archives Gig

Electronic Records Management Coordinator
Archives & Special Collections, Libraries & Cultural Resources, University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Deadline:  September 19, 2014
Found on:  Archives Gig

Electronic Records Archivist
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, Alabama
Deadline:  September 30, 2014
Found on:  SAA Online Career Center



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