Contract Archivist Position

The IAIA Archives seeks to hire a contract archivist on a contractual basis to preserve, arrange, and describe a small collection of scrapbooks, photographs, news clippings, and other archival materials related to the Taos painter Merina Lujan (Pop Chalee), which includes but is not limited to:

  • Arrange and describe the collection according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)and other archival best practices
  • Perform scrapbook preservation according to Library of Congress “Preservation Basics: Preservation of Scrapbooks and Albums”
  • Re-house the collection into an acid-free environment
  • Create Encoded Archival Description (EAD) record for publication on Rocky Mountain Online Archive
  • Assist photographer and project staff in the photography of scrapbook pages
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Education Requirements

  • B.A. of Museum Studies or associated field
  • Archival processing experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services
  • Strong knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
  • PREFERRED: Strong background in American Indian History, preferably in the field of art
  • PREFERRED: Experience with digitization process and standards
  • This position is a contracted engagement opportunity with may last up to 8 months depending on completion of work
  • Hours are flexible
  • Total project budget for this engagement is $2,400.00
  • Contractor positions are not eligible for benefits

To Apply:

  • Application Deadline is September 15, 2017.
  • Send cover letter and resume to

o   Institute of American Indian Arts

c/o Ryan Flahive–Archives

83 Avan Nu Po Road

Santa Fe, NM 87508


  • Include CIB if claiming Native preference

Ryan S. Flahive



83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508

  1. 505-424-2392

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