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Created: December 20, 2012


This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position and is available immediately. We enjoy a dynamic work environment that includes outstanding holiday and vacation time accruals. We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and 403(b) pension plans. After six months of service you are eligible to receive free MCAD tuition for yourself, your spouse, and your dependent children, and your dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nationwide.

Primary Function:
Developing our institutional archive to meet the Society of American Archivists’ Guidelines for College and University Archives which includes the processing of print and photographic material, developing policies and procedures for our historical repository and institutional records management and planning for the creation of a digital repository.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the archive project director and oversee all project activities.
Coordinate the processing, handling, preserving, and organizing of all unprocessed and new print materials according to best practices of the Society of American Archivists and Association of College and Research Libraries.
Research, select and implement archival management software in conjunction with the IT department. The archivist will schedule software training for library staff.
Develop institutional standards for data entry and descriptive metadata using standards and best practices developed by the Society of American Archivists, Minnesota Digital Library, the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, and others to create a searchable catalog. Supervise data entry by library staff.
Create finding aids for archival materials
Conduct an institution-wide survey and create a records retention and disposition schedule with MCAD leadership.
Determine which materials will be relocated to the archives in conjunction with college departments.
Create policies and procedures for collection development, materials processing, access, and use .
Train staff in archival acquisition, accessioning, processing, access, and records retention procedures.
Develop a plan for the digitization and transcription of the approximately 1,000 hours of archived audio, video, and film recordings of artist and faculty lectures using best practices from the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Digitization Library, and other experts in the field .
Research and select digital repository software in conjunction with the IT department. Proposals will be solicited through a formal bidding process and services offered to a minimum of three vendors.
Provide work direction to staff members and student workers.
Prepare for mid-project grant site visit and write the final grant report to the granting agency.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Master's Degree in Information Science or Library Science, Archiving, or similar degree with specialty in archives management from an ALA-accredited program

Minimum of 2-3 years professional experience in an archive or special collections repository Archival certification is preferred

Strong working and theoretical knowledge of archival management, records management and digital repositories

Knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards, such as MARC, LCSH, AACR2r, DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and VRACore

Experience in developing and maintaining archival collections, processing archives, preparing finding aids, and working with institutional records within a records management program;
Demonstrated ability in project management;
Demonstrated ability to adapt to and implement relevant technologies;
Prior experience in supervision and staff training;
Experience in digital asset management for special collections, digital records management, digital humanities, or a comparable field;
Experience in preservation, cataloging, and digital conversion of audio and video materials;
Experience working in a higher educational institution preferred

Excellent Leadership, planning, and organizational skills;
Ability to work well independently in an efficient and detailed manner;
Superior ability to prioritize tasks and balance projects;
Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills;
Ability to collaborate and work in a collegial manner;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Strong computer proficiency, knowledge of open source software desired;
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

Grant-funded 14 month duration
Grant Start Date: 2/15/2013
Grant End Date: 4/14/2014

This position has been identified as security sensitive, and as such will require a background check. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2013. Send cover letter and resume to Amy Naughton, Interim Library Director,, 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55404

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