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Associate Archivist

Company: American Library Association
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Archivist

Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Job Summary

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology seeks a user-centered, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative Associate Archivist. Under the supervision of the Senior Archivist, this position is primarily responsible for providing reference services and processing collections for the extensive and diverse archival and photographic material stewarded by the Peabody Museum, which includes primary source material representing Indigenous communities from around the world. The position supervises interns, students, and LHT employees and reports to the Senior Archivist.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

* Prepares for and hosts research visits by faculty, visiting scholars, students, members of descendant communities and other heritage stakeholders, the general public, and museum staff. Responds to research requests in person and by email. * Processes collections, including collection arrangement, re-housing, and description via TMS entries (The Museum System database), finding aids in ArchivesSpace, and MARC records for Hollis. * Supervises and provides training for students, interns, or LHT employees in processing and working with archival collections. * Provides education in using and handling primary sources and orientation to the collections held by the Museum. Plans and delivers presentations for visiting classes and groups. * Recognizes cultural sensitivity considerations related to archival collections, applying understanding of SAA's Protocols for Native American Archival Materials. * Recognizes potential problems that may arise from working with unpublished and sensitive collections in areas such as copyright, privacy, confidentiality and ownership. * Compiles and tracks research and use statistics, contributes information for grant proposals through research and data compilation. * Contributes to the Archives department's policy and procedures evaluation and development. * Represents the Museum at regional or national meetings related to the archival and museum professions. * Serves on museum working groups and committees as needed.

Keywords: American Library Association, Cambridge , Associate Archivist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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