Archivist, Washington, DC in Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Exciting opportunity to work with the established archives of a small federal agency in convenient downtown DC. Seeking a certified, experienced archivist with knowledge of archival standards and practices, as well as expertise archiving a variety of professional materials including reports, press releases, correspondence, legislative documents, and multimedia. You will: • Work in a friendly setting in a combined Library and Archives • Process manuscripts and audio visual materials according to the agency’s outline and collection requirements • Develop finding aids • Oversee the digitization of small collections, including scanning, OCR, and indexing • Maintain the agency’s legislative history, including research and retrieval of relevant documents • On occasion, design historic exhibits • Respond to historic research requests
Your education and experience: • Archivist certification is preferred. • Completion of graduate level courses in records management, archives administration, or a related field. • Direct experience processing and preferably managing archival collections. • Knowledge of the legislative process and the retrieval of legislative documents are preferred but not required. • Knowledge of the methods and materials used in the care and preservation of permanent records. • Understanding of historical research methods and the ability to perform such research. • Ability to design historic exhibits, including planning, research, design, and overseeing of execution. • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently. • Knowledge of Microsoft Access and database design is preferred. • Knowledge of web design and maintenance, especially using Dreamweaver, is preferred. Requires application found at: www.lssi.com/forms/East_Coast_App.pdf . Resumes & applications to: positions@
lssi.com . LSSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Apply online at http://careercenter.sla.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3269546.32
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017