The Staff Archivist will deliver high-quality work in a challenging project environment that offers multiple opportunities for growth. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day provision of archival outsourcing services.
The successful candidate can expect to:
Incorporate skills which support the management and maintenance services required to implement a new archival solution for a major corporate client with records of considerable historical significance.
Receive ongoing training to build and extend professional and technical skills in all areas
Enjoy a comprehensive and generous benefits package
The work site is located in Jacksonville, Florida. The initial appointment is for a period of two years, with the possibility of continued employment at The History Factory’s offices in suburban Washington D.C., contingent on applicant’s interest and performance.
The position will report directly to the Senior Project Archivist and will interact primarily with peers and management levels within The History Factory.
Process archival assets in all formats
Build taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
Create descriptive metadata that supports the discovery and identification of resources
Perform activities necessary to conduct and manage digitization projects; including preparation of originals for digitization; project tracking; metadata creation and collection; and version control
Apply information retrieval techniques to meet the research and analysis needs of workers in diverse business functions
ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS)
Minimum of 2 years of experience in archives
Knowledge of archival processing and digitization methods, procedures, and practices
Ability to interpret and apply descriptive standards
Skill in developing information architectures and classification systems
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage time under tight deadlines
Strong project management and organizational skills
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Understanding of business parameters and drivers
Ability to articulate technical issues in business terms and vice-versa
Experience and knowledge of major archival management technologies (legacy and emerging) + desire to continue to broaden technology skills
Understanding of modern business archives management issues and concepts
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting