Project Archivist, Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport Collection, Historic New England, Haverhill MA

Historic New England

Position: Project Archivist, Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport Collection

Classification: Temporary/Full time for eighteen months

Location: Collections facility, Haverhill, Massachusetts, with occasional travel to the Library and Archives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Description: This limited term position works as part of the collections services team and is responsible for processing an archival collection generated by the firm of Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport, creating an online finding aid for the collection in accordance with archival standards and best practices, selecting images for digitization, creating metadata for the digitized items, developing a landing page for the collection on Historic New England's website, creating a collection-level MARC record for the collection, and supervising interns and volunteers.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information science or similar degree from a recognized graduate program in archival studies or a Master's degree from a recognized graduate program in decorative arts or related studies; knowledge of American and European decorative arts and furniture history; experience with computerized collections management systems, such as Minisis, Archivist's Toolkit, or Re:Discovery; experience processing archival and manuscript collections or a combination of archival and decorative arts collections; and experience using controlled vocabularies such as AAT, TGN, LCSH, and LCNAF; excellent data entry skills; a high degree of attention to detail; and the ability to effectively manage time in order to meet project deadlines. Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MSWord, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheet functions. This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Submission: Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2014. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Attn: Human Resources. Historic New England is an equal opportunity employer.

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