Job Description Archivist Apr2017

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1 JOB DESCRIPTION | Archivist REPORTS TO: Collections Manager E T ime , Salary, - xempt Full STATUS: Primarily M - F 8:30am – HOURS: ; some night and weekend availability required 5:00pm with The Archivist is responsible for the Document Archives at the San Diego History Center and shares responsibility for public access to the Research Archives the Photo Collections . RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to): Customer Service Collections Oversight & Develop, arrange, and describe archival collections in accordance with a ccepted standards and practices   Process, digitize, and preserve archival materials and collections including but not limited to architectural public document records, s, and ephemera Provide the public reference services in the Research Archive, through public hours and appointment  to requests Oversee development of catalog of archival holdings   Manage the accession and deaccession of documents to the Archives Present workshops and programs for external groups, schools, and organizations   Provides expertise and input into the institution’s Collections Plan d interns  Train and supervise the Archives volunteers an Institutional Support Provide reference services to staff in support of upcoming and current exhibitions , publications and other  institutional initiatives  Support exhibition staff and Contract Curators regarding relevant material s in the Document Collection for inclusion in exhibitions Coordinate and report on grant projects related to the Document Archives  Maintain SDHC non  ives - financial record retention and arch Work with Collection Manager/Curator on annual budgeting  Other duties as assigned  QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum of 3 years of archival experience desired  B.A. or advanced degree in library science and/or related field  Knowledge of best practices and archival standards  Experience in archival digitization technologies and digital asset management Detail oriented, team player, able to juggle multiple tasks, shifting priorities in a fast - paced work environment,  and excellent customer service  Valid CA Driv er License and reliable transportation with proof of liability insurance  Physical Demands: The duties of this job include sitting, standing, bent over, kneeling, and lifting or moving objects up to 20lbs.; climbing stairs, and walking over varied terrain, repeated adjustments to varied lighting conditions, some museum spaces are not climate controlled and vary daily in temperatu re : ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE The San Diego History Center preserves the history of the San Diego region, tells the diverse story of the ’s region – past, present and future – educates and enriches our community, and fosters civic pride. As o ne of the oldest and largest historical organizations on the West Coas t, the San Diego History Center is the steward of . A unique civic resource committed to and the principal resource for San Diego history public engagement and collaboration, the History Center partners with other museums, San Diego and regional school districts, other historical organizations, media, businesses and corporations to deliver programs to th e broadest audience s at its two locations: the San Diego History Center & Research Ar ch i v e in Balboa Park and the Jun í pero Serra Museum in Presidio Park . The History Center presents dynamic, engaging exhibitions highlighting what makes San Diego unique and the region’s emerging role in the 21st century. We serve as a lifelong learning center for all members of our community, providing outstanding educational programs for school children and popular

2 and programs for families and adults. The Research serves residents, scholars, students , Archives researchers onsite and online. With its rich historical content, archived material , and online photo gallery, our website is visited by more than 1,500 distinct visitors daily. Since 1955, in cooperation with the University of San Diego, the History Center has published the prestigious Journal of San Diego History , one of the only scholarly publications dedicated to a major American metropolitan region. Since 2013, the History Center has been a Smithsonian Affiliat e. The San Diego History Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer TO APPLY: please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “ Archivist ” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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