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Monday, December 06, 2021 8:26 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archivist

(December 6, 2021)

Position Title - Archivist

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Executive Secretary

Position Type - Full-time, permanent

Benefits - Yes

Salary Range - $66,000 - $75,000

The Archivist manages the Library & Archives Department including its collections, staff, budget, workflows, and outreach activities. This role solicits donations and accessions, arranges, describes, rehouses, and preserves AKC library holdings and archival records of the AKC, AKC Parent Clubs, and prominent figures in dog breeding, sport, and photography. The Archivist handles all remote and on-site reference inquiries from AKC staff, board members, club members, and the general public. This position oversees and curates digital archives platforms and physical spaces, including exhibition cases in the AKC Museum of the Dog; develops and executes innovative strategies for increasing Library & Archives use, value, and access both internally and externally; and produces social media and other content promoting AKC heritage and collections.

Primary Job Duties

Develops and adheres to Library & Archives mission statement and collecting policies

Develops department workflows and guidelines according to field best practices

Supervises Assistant Librarian and any interns or volunteers necessary to the execution of department projects

Interfaces with all AKC dog clubs, AKC staff, and AKC-TV as needed, to provide and/or receive historical information and content

Recruits AKC parent club participation in the AKC Archival Services program; processes and administers donated collections; provides archival advisory services to AKC clubs maintaining their own records

Curates exhibitions in Museum of the Dog library display cases and collaborates with Museum staff on programming and promotion

Mends gaps in control over library and archival collections in terms of description, access, preservation, and rights

Develops research guides and discovery tools to better facilitate access and use of the collections

Collaborates with Fundraising and Development in grant proposals and donor recruitment to support department operations and projects

Initiates and manages digitization initiatives to improve access and discovery of collection assets; collaborates with AV Specialist in the development of audiovisual transfer program

Oversees the development of a formal digital preservation program to ingest and catalog digital assets

Coordinates retrieval and ingest of archival materials with off-site storage facilities

Conducts routine maintenance and cataloging of library stacks

Makes presentations to individuals and groups as requested, including AKC Delegates and club members through the Public Education department

Manages department budget

Maintains AKC Library Instagram and Facebook accounts and contributes historical materials and stories to AKC Digital Content

Administers digital repository in CollectiveAccess; library catalog in EOS; archival database in ArchivesSpace; and digital library in Wordpress

Required Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Competency Requirements

Masters degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Management

Minimum of 3 years of experience in library and/or archives setting

System and software experience with archival management software (Archives Space), digital asset management system (CollectiveAccess), EOS, and Wordpress or other content management systems

Familiarity with dog breeds and AKC rules or programs preferred

Please Apply online - https://recruiting.ultipro.com/AME1082/JobBoard/7ebf60c3-048f-3b48-12de-0f0d18ffcf45/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=2d1f37aa-ead3-49c4-a668-ed0fa46f6503



questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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