1) The Program Manager/Archivist for the BMRC will work closely with the Executive Director in planning and managing daily operations of the consortium, events, the Archie Motley Internship Program, the Summer Short Term Fellows Program, and member relations.Â
2) Arrange and manage the organizational archives of the BMRC in analog and electronic formats.Â
3) Provide general assistance to member institutions, constituent groups and community members in solving problems, providing information about member institutionâ™s holdings and services, and making appropriate referrals as needed.
4) Provide archival assistance to member institutions, particularly Second Space members (community-based archives).Â May include appraisal, collection advisement and training of member institution staff and volunteers.Â
5) Monitor emerging trends and technologies related to archives management.
6) Represent the BMRC at meetings and conferences, and in discussions with peer institutions at the regional and national level.
7) Responsible for attending, assisting in scheduling, and providing updates on projects at BMRC Board meetings.
8) Coordinate events, research logistics, monitors budgets, assist with planning and preparing presentations, event outreach and post-event write-ups.
9) Assist with researching funding opportunities, preparing grant proposals and drafting and/or editing other written materials like newsletters with moderate guidance.
10) Prepare project reports and documentation as necessary, with particular attention to grant management and reporting.
11) Update BMRC website content, manage social media platforms and receive, route and respond to incoming communications, verbal and written.
1) Knowledge of core archival concepts and functions (provenance, appraisal, arrangement, etc.).Â
2) Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities, manage time efficiently, and achieve unit goals.
3) Detail-oriented and highly organized.
4) Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to interface positively with fellow staff, board members, members, fellows, interns and the wider community.
5) Proven capacity to acquire new skills and to synthesize and act upon complex information and developments.
6) Ability to work independently, with supervision and as part of a team.
7) Prior experience facilitating workshops, trainings and orientations.
8) Knowledge of project management, program planning, implementation and evaluation.
1) Bachelorâ™s Degree from an accredited institution
2) MA Degree, MLIS with a concentration in archives or advanced coursework in
1) At least 2 years of professional work experience in library/archives work.
2) Related internships and/or volunteer experience prorated for value.
3) At least 1 year of office experience.
4) At least 1 year working in community engagement or with community-based organizations.
5) Knowledge of African American history or Chicago Studies.
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
2) Ability to learn a range of position-related software applications
3) Knowledge of social media platforms
2) Cover letter
3) Reference List
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