The Archivist accessions, arranges, describes, and assists with providing access to the archival records and manuscript collections held by the Rakow Research Library. Under the direction of the Associate Librarian, Special Collections, the Archivist implements user-focused, MPLP-informed descriptive practices for paper-based, analog, digitized, and born-digital materials. A member of the Archives and Special Collections Team, the Archivist carries out the team’s web-harvesting initiative and works towards continuous improvement of the team’s processing procedures.
Accessions, arranges, and describes manuscript collections and historic institutional records in accordance with relevant professional standards and local practices.
Applying MPLP guidelines, chooses appropriate levels of description and preservation actions.
Identifies sensitive information for restriction and removes extraneous materials.
Assists in the selection of materials for conservation treatment.
Prepares finding aids and agent records in ArchivesSpace.
Prepares MARCXML and container list exports from ArchivesSpace for cataloging staff.
Assists in the ongoing development of the Archives and Special Collections Team’s processing procedures.
Participates in the Library’s reference and outreach program.
Implements the capture of selected of web sites through Archive-It; monitors crawls, refines crawl parameters, and creates metadata to describe archived web sites.
Maintains the processing supply inventory.
Serves on Library, Museum, and professional committees as appropriate.
Supports the preservation of the collection by demonstrating and promoting the proper handling and storage of special collections materials.
Supports and amplifies the Museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
ALA accredited Master’s degree, with coursework in archives management.
Experience implementing standards in archival arrangement and MPLP-informed description, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF.
Experience with archival content management systems, such as Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, Archon, or AtoM.
Familiarity with web archiving best practices and applications, such as Archive-It, Hanzo, or HTTrack.
Familiarity with best practices in the accessioning, arrangement, and description of born-digital archival and manuscript materials.
Demonstrated ability to follow established procedures and perform work requiring significant attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to innovate and adapt to change.
Strong communication skills, including the ability to represent the Museum in a professional manner.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Involvement in or ability to become involved in regional and/or national professional associations.
Respect and exemplify the values of the Corning Museum of Glass in all interactions with colleagues, staff, volunteers, and the public.
Available to work evenings and/or weekends as required.
About Corning Museum of Glass
Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, The Corning Museum of Glass is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. Annually welcoming just under half a million visitors from around the world, the Museum's campus is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glassworking schools in the world.
Glass is a versatile, ancient material that is still being explored and understood by artists, scientists and historians today. The story of glass is a story about art, history, culture, technology, science, craft and design.