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    Summary

    This position is located in the Division of Curatorial Affairs, Office of National Institute for Holocaust Documentation.  The incumbent of this position has responsibility for performing the full range of archival functions for the archival, manuscript, and art and object collections.

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    Responsibilities

    As Archivist the incumbent has continuing responsibility for performing the following professional archival functions for the archival and manuscript collections held by the Archives: conducting independent research regarding the history and provenance of collections; appraising archival and manuscript records offered for accessioning; arrangement of archival and manuscript collections; description (creation of paper and automated finding aids and catalog records) of collections; reference assistance to Archives users; management of catalog database records; unification of dispersed archival collections; and participation in digitization of archival collections, including identification and prioritization of collections to be digitized.

    • Analyzes, develops, plans, and participates in difficult arrangement or rearrangement at all hierarchical levels, as well as the unification of dispersed archival collections.
    • Develops finding aids and catalog records for collections with complex subject matter, obscure administrative history, complicated organization and/or confused provenance.
    • Ensures that finding aids are in compliance with USHMM and national standards, including DACS (Describing Archives: a Content Standard).
    • Researches, translates, or works with qualified volunteers who assist with translation and interpretation of materials, to create accurate descriptions of contents of collections; conducts research, in online and other bibliographical reference sources.
    • Identifies problems and trends; develops methodologies for research; evaluates primary and secondary sources; updates methods to acquire and present data; and keeps up with trends and current technologies in research and information services.
    • Uses appropriate software, in addition to the Museum database software program, to create properly-formatted finding aids.
    • Creates new or revised catalog records in the EMu collections management system database, and works with Collections Services to update/revise/unify/consolidate/merge EMu catalog records as a result of unification of item level catalog records into single collections.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1420 Archivist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/528450800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.