(This is a grant-funded term position of 18 months)
1) The Portal Archivist for the BMRC will work to overhaul and enhance the BMRC searchable database comprised of member institutionâ™s relevant collections finding aids.Â
2) Update archival inventory and collection records currently in the database, to include full finding aids when available.
3) Compile and upload new collection finding aids and inventory records processed and prepared for access since last entry of materials.
4) Develop a framework and set of standards for continuous updates in the future.
5) Create or adapt a simple finding aid upload solution.
6) Migrate collection records in the UNCAP project.
7) Develop an appropriate, attractive, representative name for the updated portal.
8) Submit recommendations for inclusion in federated or aggregated searching tools.
9) Generate a digital exhibit utilizing compatible technology and ideas for future online exhibitions
10) Work collaboratively with other consortiums and their related databases.
11) Monitor emerging trends and technologies related to archives management.
12) Represent the BMRC at meetings and conferences, and in discussions with peer institutions at the local, regional and national level.
13) Responsible for attending and providing periodic updates on portal projects at BMRC Board meetings.
1) Knowledge of core archival concepts and functions (collections, finding aids, etc)
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, member institutions and community collaborators.
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) Project management experience.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (if applicable)
1) Ability to travel around the Chicagoland area to visit member institutions
1) Bachelorâ™s Degree from an accredited institution
2) MLS/MLIS required; concentration in archives
1) At least 3 years of professional work experience in library/archives work is required.Â Related internships and/or volunteer experience prorated for value.
2) Demonstrated proficiency implementing and/or using collection and data management systems
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
2) Ability to learn a range of position-related software applications
3) Working knowledge of metadata standards and records management systems and practices
4) Basic Unix/Linux skills
5) Familiarity with XML Programming, including XPath, XSLT and XML DTDs and Schemas
2) Cover letter
3) Reference List
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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