The Project Archivist will be responsible for the successful execution of an archives and records management project. This is a grant-funded, 30-month, full-time temporary position in the Library Department of The Baltimore Museum of Art.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Required: Master of Library Science degree from an accredited institution
- Concentration in archives
- Coursework in records management
- Certification from the Academy for Certified Archivists
- Experience in processing archival collections
- Experience in records management
- Knowledge of art history
- Demonstrated experience with standard archival principles and practices
- Ability to plan, prioritize work, and meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to work well within a small team and with volunteers
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Strong written communication skills
- Competency with Microsoft Office software
- General fitness for lifting archive boxes up to 30 pounds and moving loaded carts
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Survey, appraise, and accession the records of Museum departments, identifying preservation issues and needs, researching and developing records retention schedules, create a records management manual for the Museum, and conduct workshops to introduce the Museum community to the new records management policies and procedures contained in the manual.
Following national standards and best practices for archival descriptions, process and arrange manuscript and archival holdings, work with Archivists' Toolkit to generate encoded finding aids, and prepare MARC records.
Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending professional development courses and attending training.
For this 36-month position, the BMA offers medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage for the employee and immediate family members, a 403b deferred compensation retirement plan, an employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts for medical and child care expenses, a transportation spending account, flexible work schedule options, discounts at the BMA Shop and the on-site restaurant, and reduced-fee JHU gym and pool membership and continuing education courses at The Johns Hopkins University, located adjacent to the Museum. The BMA also offers 20 paid vacation days, 9 paid holidays, 3 paid personal days, 1 paid floating holiday, and 12 paid sick days each fiscal year. Unused sick days may be rolled over to subsequent years.
Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to HR@artbma.org. Please reference the position "Project Archivist First and Last Name" in the subject line of your e-mail. No Phone Calls Please
The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.