POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Project Archivist (Library Associate 2)
REPORTS TO: Associate Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections
SALARY: $38,378 annually. Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials
JOB NO: 501174
DEADLINE DATE: February 13, 2017
Please Note: This is a grant-funded, time-limited position based in St. Augustine Florida
Begin Date: April 1, 2017 – End Date: March 31, 2019
The Project Archivist is a grant-funded, time-limited position based in St. Augustine Florida responsible for processing, preserving, and providing access to photographs, architectural drawings, and maps documenting the history of St. Augustine, Florida, as part of the “Opening St. Augustine” project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00009161/00001). Working with the Collection Coordinator and the project team, the Project Archivist coordinates processing activities in the Government House Research Library in St. Augustine. The Government House Research Library includes historical records and artifacts that have been used to preserve and interpret the city's history from its founding in 1565, and the materials document several decades of historic preservation and archaeological work that was completed on historic properties and structures. Government House is one of several state-owned buildings in St. Augustine managed by the University of Florida Historic St. Augustine, Inc. The Project Archivist will be responsible for arranging, describing, and housing archival materials; creating metadata (e.g., EAD finding aids and MARC records), creating online content including websites, and using social media sites and apps. The Project Archivist will supervise student assistants and volunteers. Responsibilities also include general project management and documentation, including achieving specified milestones according to project timelines.
Archival Processing Management
- Coordinates and executes project activities according to established timeline and work plan
- Liaises with the Collection Coordinator, departmental curators, project team members and other participants to achieve project goals
- Coordinates archival processing of the Photograph collection and Map & Drawing collection
- Identifies materials requiring preservation treatments and liaises with conservation and preservation personnel
- Creates descriptive metadata in the form of inventories, EAD finding aids and MARC records
- Trains and supervises student assistants and volunteers
- Tracks processing rates to create benchmarks that inform production goals
- Composes reports documenting results and recommending processing improvements Public Engagement and Online Activities
- Participates in public engagement activities relating to the Government House Library collections
- Enables public discovery and access online by creating and maintaining website content, authoring blog posts, editing or creating Wikipedia content, publishing EAC-CPF records, and creating posts using apps such as WhatWasThere and HistoryPin.
- Trains and supervises student assistants and volunteers completing online activities, and provides assistance to community members contributing data.Evaluation and Publicity
- Working with the Collection Coordinator and with project directors, assesses all project activities and products and makes recommendations for future activities involving digitization, public engagement and online activities.
- Disseminates information about project outcomes in journal and newsletter articles and via conference and public presentations, and using email lists, website and social networking sites.OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
- Participates in other departmental activities, including public service and special projects as assigned. Occasionally hosts visitors and gives presentations. Participates in staff development opportunities as needed. Performs other duties as assigned