A new position with a private consulting firm is available in the historic collections of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury. The collections of the BEP consist of original artwork, photographs, designs, engravings, and manuscript material produced at the BEP in conjunction with the design and production of stamps, currency, bonds, certificates, and other miscellaneous items from the Civil War to the present. These are housed in the Historical Resource Center (HRC) of the BEP. This open position is fulltime (pending funding) and is expected to commence upon applicant’s receipt of a security clearance. This is a non-Federal position.
The mission of the Information Services Manager is to organize, maintain, and develop the Historical Resource Center library of physical and electronic documentary resources used in research, to create systems that allow for the ready use of these resources by HRC staff and other researchers, and to track the answering of queries coming into the HRC. In effect, the Information Services Manager runs a one-person information center.
The Manager will take overall direction from the Historian and Lead Curator in the performance of his or her duties, but will largely perform them without supervision. Work will be performed on site in downtown Washington, DC, in a high-security facility.
Library and Archive Work
Organize and maintain current and incoming physical and electronic resources
Maintain and preserve historic books and documents
Collect pertinent books, articles, and documents outside the HRC
Information Services Work
Maintain a centralized digital library using MS SharePoint, transitioning to TMS
Provide usage guidance and serve as help desk for HRC resources
Create finding aids, indexes, and other guides to facilitate research
Reference Services Work
Serve as reference librarian, answering internal research requests
Perform query record-keeping and maintain query database
Manage visits of on-site researchers
External Relations Support Work
Answer queries from the general public
Serve as resident expert on archival matters/liaison with Federal records manager
Perform employee outreach via blogs, articles, lectures, etc.
Essential Qualifications & Requirements:
The applicant must possess a graduate degree in archives and records management, library science, history, or a related field. He or she must be able to work independently, prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines, operate collaboratively, and be a self-starter. Also, the ability to obtain a high-level Federal security clearance is essential.
Professional experience with digital libraries and metadata creation is a plus as well as experience with Microsoft SharePoint and familiarity with The Museum System (TMS). Also preferred is experience with reference services, processing archival collections, and digitization and OCR.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
• A flexible schedule
• Ten paid Federal holidays annually
• Six weeks of paid personal leave annually
• Starting salary $56,000 /
To apply, please email resume or c.v. and cover letter to Dr. Franklin Noll, Noll Historical Consulting, LLC, at NollHC@msn.com. Identify interest by indicating in the subject line: ISM POSITION. Also, use this address for any questions you may have. / The deadline for applications is September 16, 2019. /
PDF version of this position: http://www.franklinnoll.com/ISM_Advert_2019.pdf
About Noll Historical Consulting, LLC
Located just outside Washington, DC, Noll Historical Consulting was established in 1999 to provide historical research, collections management, and archival services to clients such as Navigator Military Publishing, the Harvard Business School, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
While Noll Historical Consulting has provided services as diverse as researching World War II bombing raids, archiving the correspondence of leading US physicists, and lecturing at the Smithsonian on Edwardian England, it specializes in the study of the world of US Government finance and monetary development.
Noll Historical Consulting has a long term relationship with the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, running its history program, supporting the efforts of the Office of External Relations, providing historical insight to management, and researching and maintaining the Bureau's vast collection of bank notes, Treasury securities, stamps, and other items. Noll Historical Consulting has also worked with the Treasury, the Bureau of the Public Debt, and other Treasury agencies, helping them to use their history to meet their immediate needs and to plan for the future.