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    Summary

    This position is located in the Archives Branch, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD), Division of Curatorial Affairs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). 

    The Division of Curatorial Affairs 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.

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    Responsibilities

    -Provides reference and research service on Museum collections for a wide range of users, including other USHMM staff, scholars, and the general public.

     -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.

     -Analyzes, develops, plans and participates in difficult arrangement or rearrangement at all hierarchal levels of records as well as the unification of dispersed archival collections, including materials from same creators that have been placed in various accessions.

     -Works with Collections Management Branch staff on the unification of such dispersed archival materials, or alternately, makes recommendation for disposition of non-archival components (such as publications, artifacts, audiovisual materials) that need further cataloging and treatment from other departments.

     -Uses appropriate software, in addition to the Museum database software program, in order to create well-formatted finding aids in Encoded Archival Description (EAD) or similarly well-structured format where possible, and acts as a resource person for other departmental staff, interns, and volunteers, helping train them in the use of such tools.

    ***Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 100 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    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/598207000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.