Assistant Archivist - Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives/School of Visual Arts Archives
- Arrange, describe and otherwise process archival collections using CollectiveAccess, according to local and professional standards.
- Help to oversee the technical aspects of the CollectiveAccess project, coordinate with developers.
- Help to manage the Archives implementation of Archive-It.
- Maintain Archives server and manage digital representations.
- Maintain Archives web site, blog, and other social media; make updates and plan advancements.
- Manage digital representations on Archives server.
- Oversee Archives when Archivist is not in the office, supervising student assistant as needed
- Provide public services for the department, including reference guidance, class presentations and public outreach.
- Accession archival materials in both paper and electronic formats; interact with staff to evaluate record submissions.
- Contribute content regularly for social media, including blog and Instagram posts.
- Digitally photograph and scan archival materials to create high quality digital images to be used in publications, online presentations, or other purposes by both Archives staff and patrons.
- Assist in preparing displays of collection materials, both in real and virtual exhibition spaces.
- Assist Archivist with donation pick-ups.
- Collaborate on special projects as needed
- MLS or other advanced degree with a concentration in Archives management required
- At least two years professional Archives experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections and current archival best practices and standards.
- Experience with digital preservation, metadata and access tools and methodologies; ease comprehending and adapting to new applications. Experience with the collection and preservation of born-digital materials.
- Demonstrated web programming experience, knowledge of emerging technologies in archives.
- In-depth knowledge of digital imaging standards and experience in digital image capture and processing.
- Superior written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, with ability to facilitate collaboration.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be able to work independently.
- Candidate must be highly responsible since he or she will be dealing with fragile and valuable materials.
- Interest in the history, theory and practice of the design professions.
- Ability, and willingness, to routinely lift containers weighing up to 40 lbs. and climb ladders.
No walk-ins or phone calls please.
The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.