The Peabody Museum seeks an Archives Assistant to help digitize and catalog the Marshall Family Archives. The collection consists of photographs and papers from expeditions to the Northwest Kalahari region of southern Africa between 1950-1961, and documents the lives of the Indigenous peoples of the Kalahari San. This position will operate equipment such as the Epson Expression 11000XL and apply digital processing procedures to produce high quality digital images and rehouse materials as necessary for preservation. The Archives Assistant will also create records for The Museum System (TMS) database, cataloging material to enable searchability and writing descriptions in a culturally sensitive way, and performing research as needed to fully describe images. The Archives Assistant will report to the Senior Archivist and work under the Assistant Archivist as digitization team leader, and may assist with quality control of scans created by two part-time Scanning Technicians. This is a 22 month term position funded through an IMLS Museums for America grant. Due to the nature of this project, the incumbent must work on-site at the Peabody Museum, where all work is conducted in accordance with Harvard's standard protocols to address the COVID public health emergency, including social distancing and use of provided PPE.
Selected candidates must pass an identity and criminal background check before being hired.
This is a 22 month term position funded through an IMLS Museums for America grant. Due to the nature of this project, the incumbent must work on-site at the Peabody Museum, where all work is conducted in accordance with Harvard's standard protocols to address the COVID public health emergency, including social distancing and use of provided PPE.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
Salary Grade: 051
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Proven knowledge of standards for cataloging archival material, as evidenced by at least 6 months of archives experience (may include coursework and/or internships)
Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work and complete projects within given time constraints while working independently with minimal supervision; basic computer skills, including Excel, required. Familiarity with relational databases, such as TMS; familiarity with best practices for handling fragile and sometimes sensitive archival materials in a variety of formats; interest in anthropology.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52656BR
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