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Monday, June 28, 2010

F/T (1 yr grant funded) - Project Archivist - American Field Service Intercultural Programs

Project Archivist, American Field Service Intercultural Programs, Inc. (AFS)

One year grant-funded (NHPRC)position.

AFS is currently seeking a Project Archivist to process its archival
WWII collections and other designated collections. Position Summary:
The Project Archivist is a full time grant-focused position through
6/30/11. The Project Archivist will report to the Project Director and
work closely with the AFS Archives Manager. With the guidance of the
Archives Manager, the Project Archivist will be responsible for basic
processing of the AFS archival collection under the scope of the grant
work plan and will make them accessible electronically.

The Project Archivist will survey, describe and provide basic access
to records that evidence the work of the American Field Service;
establish control of the archival materials for research, for use in
classroom instruction and for presentation to the public; and
establish, produce and disseminate basic series descriptions of the
designated collections as standards for other holdings of the AFS

The Project Archivist responsibilities will include the surveying,
identifying, and creating series descriptions of records, papers and
photos of AFS work during World War II and the post-war student
exchange programs
. The survey will also include recently accessioned
World War I materials that are historically and intellectually related
to the World War II materials. The Project Archivist will perform
basic processing and create series descriptions in Archon using
professional standards and means: DACS, EAD and MARC21 for uploads to
the AFS Web site, archivegrid, and the Library of Congress/NUCM/
Worldcat matrix.

The Project Archivist is encouraged to seek additional support in the
form of graduate student interns from archives programs in the area.
The office is in New York City. Office hours are 9:00-5:00.

Other: It is the policy of AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. to provide
equal employment opportunity in all employment practices without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, age national origin, marital
status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other unlawful basis.
Our goal is to foster a diverse workforce which reflects a broad
spectrum of society and maintain an organization free from unlawful
discrimination towards any employee or applicant for employment. Full
commitment to this policy is required to produce a work environment in
which we can take pride.


Preferred qualifications:
• Familiarity with archival data management systems
• Familiarity with DACS, XML, and EAD, and other current metadata
format standards, content standards, and element sets
• Wide familiarity with the deployment and management of digital libraries
• Degree in or knowledge of American history
• Knowledge of preservation issues. MLS with a concentration in
archives management and/or MA in history or related field
• two to three years of experience processing archival collections
according to national and international standards (including AACR2,
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and prioritization skills
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, database and spreadsheet programs
• Familiarity with digital scanning
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to make judgments and recommendations about content appraisal
• Must be able to lift up to 40-pound record carton repeatedly over
the course of a day.

Application deadline: July 15th

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume,
writing sample, three references (with phone numbers) and salary
requirements via email to - No phone calls please

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).
Additional Salary Information: AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. is
committed to attracting and retaining top quality staff. AFS
Intercultural Programs
, Inc.’s wide array of benefits (including but
not limited to health and dental coverage, retirement plan, short-term
and long-term disability, fully funded life insurance, generous
time-off, and commutation reimbursement) not only enhance your
financial security and well-being, but also add significantly to your
total compensation.

About AFS Intercultural Programs

AFS is an international, voluntary, non-governmental non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities tohelp people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. It began as the American Field Service during WWI and WWII as a corp of ambulance drivers - whose archives are the heart of the organization. For more information about AFS please visit our Web site at

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