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Saturday, July 27, 2013

F/T - Archivist / Information Architect, Durst (NY)

Archivist/ Information Architect , The Durst Organization – NY

Durst Organization, a private real estate development and management company, is looking for the Information Architect. The Information Architect will manage the storage, retrieval and management of records and information and support information technology through the promotion and further development of enterprise data architecture strategy and services to build the enterprise information structure across applications and processes. The Information Architect will collaborate with various Durst Organization employees and project partners to maintain the Durst Historical Database (DHD)


◦Establish system integration methodology, governance and processes with related IT application system stakeholders, design the data integration architecture with high reusability and traceability, high performance, high consistency, reliability and scalability to support real-time, publish and subscribe design patterns.

◦Assist business units in the development and implementation of solutions for managing physical and electronic record collections including conversions from paper to digital assets.

◦Monitor quality assurance with regard to naming conventions, records classification, indexing, and application of disposal classes for retention and final disposition processing.

◦Demonstrate an understanding of best practices to ensure accurate and secure maintenance of Durst Papers by maintaining DHD for digitization and identifying items that are fragile and unsuitable for digital reformatting.

◦Maintain and utilize a customized vocabulary by ensuring the accuracy of and analyzing metadata provided by vendors to generate entries

◦Establish and maintain the departmental groups to ensure staff have the appropriate records to support their roles in the organization, (ex. Collaborate with departments on preparing reports and presentations that require materials from a variety of data sources). .

◦Perform other related duties as required and assigned


◦4 year accredited degree in library science, business administration or a related field; one of the following certifications preferred: Certified Records Manager (ICRM), ERM Master, Academy of Certified Archivists and Certified Privacy Professional.

◦Knowledge of an open source content management system such as collective access.

◦Knowledge of Oracle, SQL, or similar related database, MS Office and the ability to work with IT systems for day-to-day operation, such as generating reports, queries and managing workflows.

◦3 years’ experience in information management, archival records management or related field, with at least one year experience with electronic information management systems.

◦Strong understanding of information architecture including theories, principles and knowledge of functional taxonomy and classification life cycle management.

◦Ability to interact effectively with diverse personalities at all levels of the organization

◦Ability to work independently and in team settings

◦Ability to organize schedules, projects, set priorities and maintain functional work environment

◦Effective oral and written communication.

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