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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

F/T- Archivist & Records Manager - RAMSA

Position: Archivist & Records Manager

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is a 220-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Our firm's practice is premised on the belief that the public is entitled to buildings that do not, by their very being, threaten the aesthetic and cultural values of the buildings around them. We do not believe that any one style is appropriate to every building and every place. We do believe in the continuity of tradition and strive in our work to create order out of the often chaotic present by entering into a dialogue with the past and with the spirit of the places in which we build.

Over our thirty-eight-year history, we have established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. As the practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include current projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States . We maintain an attention to detail and a commitment to design quality which have earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is currently seeking an Archivist & Records Manager . This position is responsible to the Managing Partner and Founding Partner. As head of the Archives Services Department, the Archivist is responsible for maintaining and providing access to the Firms information resources, both print and electronic, and historical materials relating to the firm, it projects and its founder.

The Archivist must be able to lead a diverse team of information specialist, providing management, planning and budgeting for a range of resources. The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Ø The appraisal, preservation and processing of the firms historical Archives which exists in a variety of material formats and coordinating the transfer of these materials to the Yale University Archives.
Ø Overseeing the Firms records management program, working with key units within the office to develop and implement appropriate RM procedures and policies for electronic materials, as well as providing assistance and guidance on standard paper filing procedures.
Ø Providing supervision and coordination of the Architectural Materials samples library.
Ø Ongoing development of the Firms technical library providing code and regulatory information through both paper and electronic subscriptions to the Design staff.
Ø Maintaining the Firms visual materials collection and leading a large scale collection digitization and project.
Ø Curatorial care of the Firms art collections and galleries, including coordinating the loans of materials to exhibits.
Ø Managing the Firms serial subscriptions in both electronic and print media.
Ø The Administration, design and development of several database systems to facilitate access and retrieval of information within the office.

The ideal candidate will have:
Ø 6 years of experience working with Archival Collections, or Special Collections.
Ø Previous experience supervising at least 2 full time professionals.
Ø A Masters degree in Library Science
Ø Experience working with Vendors, Consultants, and IT
Ø Advanced software and database proficiencies with preference given to applicants with demonstrable knowledge of: Microsoft SharePoint, SQL, Deltek, Inmagic, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk, Extensis Portfolio and/or O’Neil systems.
Ø An ability to understand business needs with successful completion of appropriate on time information and resource delivery.
Ø Experience analyzing business requirements and capable of recommending and implementing solutions.

RAMSA is an equal opportunity employer. We do not permit discrimination against any individual because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age, national origin, or mental or physical handicap. We will not tolerate any form of harassment that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Please send cover letter and resume to: Michele Morck, Director of Human Resources at

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