Tacoma, WA: Head of Collections, Washington State Historical Society

Establish, maintain, annually review, and ensure adherence to collections management policies and procedures, in accordance with AAM and industry standards. Establish best practices and efficient workflows for accessioning, cataloguing, and deaccessioning of collections. Lead the development and implementation of a plan for the strategic development of the Society’s collections, including targeted acquisition and de-accessioning. Work with AED staff to integrate collecting needs with existing exhibition … Continue reading Tacoma, WA: Head of Collections, Washington State Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY: Archivist, Brooklyn Historical Society

Survey, process, arrange and describe archival collections using ArchivesSpace. Conduct item-level cataloging using Past Perfect when appropriate. Support continued development and iteration of born-digital processing and access program. Contribute to stacks maintenance of archival collections across multiple facilities. Respond to and manage staff- and researcher-requested reproductions of collection items. Distribute assets to internal users and external partners. Conduct in-house digitization of assets as needed, according … Continue reading Brooklyn, NY: Archivist, Brooklyn Historical Society

Chicago, IL: Head of Collections, Chicago Historical Society/Chicago History Museum

Assist Director in developing annual goals and objectives for the CU. Oversee development of the annual budget for the CU; manage the budget by monitoring and approving Unit spending; identify needs not covered by the budget and develop a plan to secure additional funding; and assist in related grant writing. Oversee all aspects of the day-today operations of the CU while also developing procedures to … Continue reading Chicago, IL: Head of Collections, Chicago Historical Society/Chicago History Museum

Atlanta, GA: Visual Culture Archivist, Atlanta History Center

Work collaboratively with AHC Staff and key departments to understand institutional objectives and strategies related to AHC mission and other activities. Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers, senior managers, and trustees, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, collaboration, professionalism, and discretion. Appraise visual collections received for acquisition; process collections, create finding aids; and train and supervise volunteers and interns. Assist … Continue reading Atlanta, GA: Visual Culture Archivist, Atlanta History Center

Chicago, IL: Project Archivist (temporary), Chicago History Museum

Process Lyric Opera visual materials collection (77 linear feet) including the assessment, arrangement, description, re-housing, transport and storage, and disposal or return of archival materials. Research context for collection materials, including outreach to collection donors. Identify possible candidates for digitization and facilitate digitization of selected materials within the collection. Create EAD encoded finding aid and catalog record content for upload to online public access system … Continue reading Chicago, IL: Project Archivist (temporary), Chicago History Museum