Archivist Job, Washington DC

Archivist, Washington, DC in Washington, D.C.

Salary: Open
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: . Resumes & applications to: positions@ . LSSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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