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Project Archivist [Historic New England]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 21, 1974 in job announcements |

This limited term position works as part of the collections services team and is responsible for processing an archival collection generated by the firm of Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport, creating an online finding aid for the collection in accordance with archival standards and best practices, selecting images for digitization, creating metadata for the digitized items, developing a landing page for the collection our website, creating a collection-level MARC record for the collection, and supervising interns and volunteers. An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or similar graduate degree in archival studies or Master’s degree in decorative arts or related studies; knowledge of American and European decorative arts and furniture history; experience with computerized collections management systems, such as Minisis, Archivist’s Toolkit, or Re:Discovery; experience processing archival and manuscript collections or a combination of archival and decorative arts collections; and experience using controlled vocabularies such as AAT, TGN, LCSH, and LCNAF; excellent data entry skills; a high degree of attention to detail; and the ability to effectively manage time in order to meet project deadlines. Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MSWord, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheet functions. This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Supervisory experience is preferred. Submission: Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2014. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org

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