The National Gallery of Art Gallery Archives is hiring a Media Archivist!

Position listed here: Archivist (Media)

Overview
Open & closing dates:  04/26/2019 to 05/17/2019
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: NF 11 – 12
Salary: $69,581 to $108,422 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
Location
1 vacancy in the following location: Washington, DC, 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
Telework eligible: No

Summary

The purpose of this position is to perform essential professional archival work in support of the Gallery Archives. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the GA program in managing physical (analog) and digital time-based media objects, consisting of a large collection of institutional, (non-art) audio and moving image materials.

Responsibilities

The incumbent:

  • Conducts a detailed, comprehensive survey of Gallery physical (analog) time-based media, as well as digital media files, including titles and subjects.
  • Advises Chief Archivist on the development of policies and guidance for retention of Gallery analog and digital audiovisual resources and provides audiovisual assessment expertise to the Gallery community.
  • Provides guidance to Chief Archivist on creating and implementing long-term audiovisual preservation and access strategies for Gallery time-based media assets.
  • Manages Gallery Archives audiovisual assets by developing and implementing standards for the following activities – preservation and storage, metadata and work flows for A/V materials, access and conversion or digitization work of media that is necessary for preservation and access.
  • Serves as liaison with Gallery offices creating or managing time-based media, and performs all steps for receiving and preserving them in Gallery Archives.
  • Appraises A/V media records for permanent evidential or informational values.

Travel Required: Not requiredSupervisory status: No; Promotion Potential: 12

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Records and Information Management Analyst (OSEC)-21392

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Regular

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Type: Standard

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 2

Education Required: Bachelor’s or Equivalent Exp.

Relocation Provided: No

Salary Grade Low: 24

Salary Grade High: 27

Posting Date: Apr 5, 2019

Position Description

The Records Management Analyst participates or leads in records management projects, working collaboratively with other Board divisions and the Reserve Banks.  The ideal applicant will assume a lead role or participates in one or more of the functional areas of the program, including but not limited to policy development, records management consulting services and archival services.  Records management consulting services include evaluations, training, and records disposition.  Archival services include paper and electronic records preservation and providing access to records through reference services.  The policy function develops records management policies, guidance, procedures, and training programs.  Performs complex analytical work in support of the Board’s records management program.

Position Requirements

Applicants must have extensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of federal records management, information management, and project management and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to a variety of considerations and business needs.  Requires technical, analytical, and organizational skills in order to contribute to complex processes, such as evaluating records management practices in Board divisions and offices, categorizing and processing complex Board records, and responding to complex reference requests. The position requires specialized knowledge of electronic record keeping and experience in managing or participating in projects.  Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills, commitment to collaboration, and current knowledge of information technology innovations in recordkeeping practices.  Must have strong organizational, management, and planning abilities.

Records and Information Management Analyst (FR 24):

Bachelor’s degree in library science, information management, history, or related field and two years of experience; or a Masters’ Degree in library science, information management, history, or related field; or the equivalent combination of training and experience.

Records and Information Management Analyst (FR 25):

Bachelor’s degree in library science, information management, history, or related field and four years of experience; or a Masters’ Degree in library science, information management, history, or related field and a minimum of three years’ experience; or the equivalent combination of training and experience.  The position requires particular knowledge of electronic records management and experience in managing projects.  Must have strong organizational, management, and planning abilities, as well as advanced professional writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Senior Records and Information Management Analyst (FR 26):

Bachelor’s degree in library science, information management, history, or related field and five years of experience or a Masters’ Degree in library science, information management, history, or related field and a minimum of four years’ experience; or the equivalent combination of training and experience.  The position requires expertise in electronic records management and experience in managing projects.  Must have strong organizational, management, and planning abilities, as well as advanced professional writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Lead Records and Information Management Analyst (FR 27): 

Bachelor’s degree in library science, information management, history, or related field and six years of experience; or a Masters’ Degree in library science, information management, history, or related field and a minimum of five years’ experience or the equivalent combination of training and experience.  Requires a project management certification.  The position requires expertise in electronic records management and experience in managing projects.  Must have strong organizational, management, and planning abilities, as well as advanced professional writing and interpersonal communication skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

TO APPLY: Go here – https://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job-search.htm and completed a search using the Job Number 21392. Information on the Board’s salary structure and benefits can be found on the careers page.

On Thursday, April 11, 2019 the CUA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists hosted Katie Dishman, Corporate Archivist at Marriott International for an evening lecture. In her lecture, History in the Business World: All About (Corporate) Archives, she shared her experience in the field. Dishman’s lecture began discussing the archival profession overall and how businesses use archives. She included resources students can use, organizations to join, how to realistically develop your career and an overview of her experience with the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) exam. Dishman’s emphasis on the importance of history and the role archives play for businesses highlighted the significance of archival work. Attendees were provided examples of her work through an overview of projects she worked on, such as material for General Mills’ 75th anniversary and Marriott International’s 90th anniversary. She provided a candid account of the triumphs and trials she has experienced while working as a Corporate Archivist and gave attendees an interesting look into the profession and how it is continuing to evolve. There were about 16 attendees at the event, including DLIS students and faculty. The 2019 ACA certification exam information was also shared with the event participants. 2019_04_Event

The Archives of the World Bank Group is looking for an Appraisal Archivist to join its team.  The World Bank Group (WBG) is a multilateral international organization that works to eliminate extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity around the world.  Established in 1944 at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, the WBG now comprises 189 member countries and has offices in over 130 countries including the headquarters in Washington, DC.  The WBG Archives has responsibilities for WBG records throughout the lifecycle, and we’re taking-on a larger role in the appraisal, selection and preservation of born-digital information.

We are a group of dedicated archivists and records managers that love challenges, enjoy using our knowledge of archival theory and practice in creative and new ways, and work collaboratively with staff across the WBG including IT.  In particular, we are looking for an archivist with knowledge and skill in functional analysis for the purpose of appraisal, but also for advisory service to the organization in the area of records management.

This is a two-year position with the possibility for extension and transition to open-ended employment.  Deadline for applications is May 3, 2019.

Sherrine Thompson
Archivist
World Bank Group Archives
Washington DC

AIA Site Visit

Posted: April 1, 2019 by saacua in News

On March 5, 2019, a large group of archival science students toured the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Archives and Records Center. They heard from Nancy Hadley, the center’s director, about her project to build a robust in-house repository for AIA’s permanent born-digital archival records. Hadley described the years-long process of getting the Preservica-based system operational and rolled out to all staff. The students learned a great deal about what it takes to build, operate, and maintain a digital preservation system from scratch.

On February 27th, 2019 members of the SAA@CUA Student Chapter attended the Northern Virginia Chapter of ARMA’s event featuring the former Acting Archivist of the United States, Trudy Peterson’s, lecture on “Archives and Records in Justice and Human Rights”. Trudy Peterson gave an overview of the International Council on Archives’ working document of the Basic Principles on the Role of Archivists and Records Managers in Support of Human Rights. Students were afforded the opportunity to network and learn about the roles archives can play on the world stage for human rights issues.

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On Monday, February 18, 2019 the CUA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA@CUA) hosted Dr. Tina Ligon, the Supervisory Archivist at the National Archives College Park, for an evening lecture. In her Lecture, “Leading from the Intersection”, she discussed leadership in federal repositories, archives whose papers include large collections related to specific ethnicities, and the skills and acuities required of professionals who desire to lead the LAM field into the future. Dr. Ligon stressed the importance of developing collections-based programs and fearlessly marketing these ideas to senior administration for support and buy-in.  This is the second lecture given by LIS professionals of African descent organized by the student chapter in the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 20 people attended the event, including DLIS students and faculty and LIS professionals in the region. Here is a photo of the SAA@CUA student chapter officers with Dr. Tina Ligon after the event:

From left to right: Juan-Pablo Gonzalez, President; Morgan Mckeon, Secretary; Lisa Moore, Treasurer, and Dr. Tina Ligon:

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The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, offers a full-time, 10 week, archival internship opportunity for one graduate student for summer 2019. The internship stipend is $6,000.Housing, benefits, and transportation are not provided.

The internship will:

●Enable new professionals to understand, identify, and manage the historical records of American invention and innovation;
●Expose interns to the Museum’s rich historical collections in the history of technology and 20th century material culture;
●Provide hands-on experience with archival collections that document invention and innovation;
●Create EAD finding aids to collections documenting invention and innovation using ArchivesSpace; and
●Engage interns in discussion of archival issues and practices and provide a wide range of professional experiences within the Museum.

The Application Process

Applicants must apply through the Smithsonian online application system (SOLAA). Internships are located in the Museum’s Archives Center, a manuscripts and special collections repository with more than 1,400 collections documenting a wide range of subject areas and a full time staff of eleven. Interns must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in American history, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public History, or another area that relates to the history of invention and innovation in American society. Recent graduates may also apply.

Complete applications must include the following:

●Internship Program application form in SOLAA;
●Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable);
●Cover letter and resume;
●Essay discussing your interest in the archival profession and working with invention-related materials; and
●Two (2) letters of reference.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Archives Center’s Internship FAQ when completing this application.

Applications must be submitted via the SOLAA system by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 1, 2019. Offers will be made by April 8, 2019. The internship begins on or after June 3, 2019. Because of high user volumes, the SOLAA website may exhibit poor performance on the afternoon/evening of March 1. Please plan ahead!

For further information, consult the FAQ or contact: Alison L. Oswald, Archivist National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution Archives Center, Room 1100, MRC 601 P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Phone (202) 633-3726 Fax (202) 312-1990. Email
oswalda@si.edu

Catholic University’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is happy to present Leading from the intersection: Stewardship on Ethnic Collections,a lecture with Dr. Tina Ligon in honor of Black History Month.

The event will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 6:00PM – 7:00PM in the Byron Auditorium, Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.

Dr. Ligon is the Supervisory Archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration and Lead Archivist at the National Archives II in College Park, MD.

Dr. Ligon will be discussing what will be required of tomorrow’s cultural heritage institutional leaders and who steward ethnic collections. In addition, she will explore the question of how do we build institutions that are responsible stewards of ethnic collections and that are culturally responsive in their outreach and community relationship building efforts?

In the mean time, check out some of Dr. Ligon’s work at the National Archives: https://rediscovering-black-history.blogs.archives.gov/tag/tina-l-ligon/

We hope to see you there!

The Maryland State Archives is currently accepting applications to its 2019 summer internship program. The deadline for student application is Friday, March 29th. Please share the opportunities with interested students!

For full details and application information see:
http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/educ/html/interns.html

Students interested in Archives, Collections Management, Library Science, Conservation, Historical Research, Preservation, Digital Imaging, Museum Studies, Art and Art History, should apply using the following link:

https://jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=19&R2=005302&R3=0001

Students interested in Information Technology, Computer Science and Programming should contact emily.squires@maryland.gov.

Students interested in volunteer and/or academic credit positions only, please see:
https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/refserv/html/volunprogram.html