History Factory’s Archives Lab is a professional services firm focused on developing archives to meet real-world needs. We design, build, and implement high-quality solutions that enable organizations to use institutional memory and archival content to achieve strategic objectives.
The Archives Lab has an immediate opening for a Staff Archivist.
The Staff Archivist will deliver innovative work in a diverse project environment that offers multiple opportunities for growth. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day provision of archival outsourcing services to one or several clients. Archival outsourcing is the management and/or improvement of activities related to a part or to the whole of archival program operation.
Archives Lab team members can expect to:
Incorporate skills which support the management and maintenance services required to implement new archival solutions or maintain and improve existing archival programs for our clients
Receive ongoing training to build and extend professional and technical skills in all areas
Enjoy our comprehensive and generous benefits package
Oversee the acquisition, processing and maintenance of collections of archival assets in digital and physical formats
Build taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
Create descriptive metadata that supports the discovery and identification of resources
Perform activities necessary to conduct and manage digitization projects; including preparation of originals for digitization; project tracking; metadata creation and collection; and versioning
Apply information retrieval techniques to meet the research and analysis needs of knowledge workers in diverse industries and business functions
Curate and compile archival information on subjects, themes, and interests relevant to client operational and strategic processes
ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS)
Minimum of 1 year of experience in archives
Knowledge of archival processing and digitization methods, procedures, and practices
Ability to interpret and apply data structure standards, data content standards, and data value standards
Skill in developing information architectures and classification systems
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
Strong project management and organizational skills
Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Understanding of business parameters and drivers
Ability to articulate technical issues in business terms and vice-versa
Experience and knowledge of major archival management technologies (legacy and emerging) + desire to continue to broaden technology skills
Understanding of, and ability to apply, modern business archives management concepts
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting
Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet integrate appropriately with other areas within History Factory
About History Factory
History Factory’s Archives Lab is a professional services firm focused on developing archives to meet real-world needs. We design, build, and implement solutions that enable organizations to use institutional memory and archival content to achieve strategic objectives.
The Archives Lab has unparalleled experience planning and running archival programs that deliver value. We provide the capabilities, insight, and expertise our clients need to organize and maintain archives that can respond to changing requirements.