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Created: June 11, 2014


The Institute for Advanced Study is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental knowledge. In the more than eighty years since its founding, the work of the Institute's Faculty and Members has had permanent impact, in both intellectual and practical terms in the broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities.

We are currently seeking to fill a position for an Archivist to oversee the Archives of the Institute under the general direction of the Librarian. The collections of the Archives encompass approximately 900 linear feet. Responsibilities include developing and administering policies, procedures, and tracking systems for preserving and providing access to collections and leading long-range planning efforts for collections and facilities. Working with an Archival Assistant, the Archivist will respond to internal and external requests and manage the accessioning and processing of collections, including the creation of EAD and finding aids. The incumbent will guide collection development efforts for the archives, including soliciting faculty for their papers and working with campus departments to transfer records. Additional responsibilities includes tracking and documenting art and artifacts in the Institute's possession, coordinating the preservation of items, managing digital collections and digitization activities and leading efforts to preserve 'born digital' archival materials. The Archivist will provide oversight for the ongoing oral history project; coordinate outreach efforts, including developing exhibits and making presentations to relevant internal and external groups

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library, information, or archival science, with at least three years of professional experience in archival work required. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential as well as computer skills. Knowledge of associated metadata standards for archives, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF, as well as demonstrated expertise with digital preservation and access techniques required. Knowledge of one or more western European languages as well as supervisory experience preferred. Some familiarity with CONTENTdm, Archivists' Toolkit, and ArchivesSpace as well as knowledge of standards for digital imaging and maintaining digital assets and metadata also preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health, dental and life insurance plans, and an excellent retirement program. Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to .

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