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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

F/T - Corporate Archivist, IBM (NY)

IBM is looking for an experienced, visionary corporate archivist with marketing and communications savvy to lead its Corporate Archives team in Somers, NY. The successful candidate will be a creative manager who is dedicated to outstanding customer service and committed to proactively unlocking the strategic value in the heritage of one of the world's most historic companies as it heads into and through its second century.

Principles responsibilities will include managing staff and budget, overseeing a historically significant archives collection spread across multiple sites, managing all departmental processes and functions including IT applications and digitization, accessioning the archival records in whatever formats that IBM needs to preserve for its current and ongoing business use.

  • Manage to professional standards a large, multi-site corporate archives that includes paper-based documentation, images, AV, artifacts and digital materials.
  • Manage a qualified team of contractors with diverse skill sets and manage dotted line relationships to records caretakers in IBM country organizations.
  • Proactively identify and successfully champion ways to integrate Archives content and skills into high-value business processes.
  • Research, author and edit internal- and external-facing IBM historical content to ensure that it is accurate, authentic, credible and supports IBM's strategic objectives.
  • Manage the Archives IT applications, including the Archives website, digital asset management systems, and collaborative team applications.
  • Solicit records in sustainable formats that document IBM's organization, legal, fiscal, strategic management, as well as business functions, services and products.
  • Manage vendor relationships.

    Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in history or library/archives science
  • Experience working with distributed archives collections
  • Experience with subject-based taxonomies and digital asset management systems
  • Managerial experience

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the information technology industry
  • Web and social media content creation and management experience
  • Digital record keeping experience
  • Publications in archives or history
  • Required
    • Master's Degree
    • At least 8 years experience in Corporate Archives
    • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually
    • English: Fluent
    • Other Sciences
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