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University Archivist

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Last Updated: 6/01/22

Job Description

Job Summary

Reporting to the Special Assistant to the President, the University Archivist is responsible for the curation of the University archives. The curation of the archives includes the maintenance, organization, description, and preservation of historical documents through the use of digitization standards enabling electronic accessibility of archival materials. The University Archivist serves as the institutional record manager, refines, implements, and upholds archival policies and procedures with regard to processing, documenting, and accessing archival collections.

Essential Duties

  • · Facilitates the digitization of archival materials by organizing, processing, and preserving historical collections
  • Creates, designs, and manages digital collections using established archival standards
  • Maintains current knowledge of standards used in the creation of digital archives collections including best practices.
  • Conducts oral history interviews and/or participate in the oral history interview process
  • Surveys collections; develops and implements processing plans in consultation with the supervisor
  • Creates finding aids based on standards, best practices, research, and analysis.
  • Identifies conservation concerns and performs basic preservation practices.
  • Contributes to outreach activities.
  • Coordinates the work of interns or work-study students (when applicable).
  • Answers reference questions and provide assistance to project collections.
  • Presents writes and publishes about archival activities and project collections.
  • Knowledge of standards as DACS, EAD, LCSH, preferred.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace or other collection management systems preferred.
  • Attends at least one regional/state or national archival conference.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Advance degree from an accredited institution in Library and Information Studies, Archival Management, or a related field

Minimum Requirements

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
  • Skill in the digitization of archival collections, analyzing, arranging, and describing collections
  • Knowledge of traditional and digital archival concepts, methodology, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of oral history and participating in oral history interviews
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the historical contexts governing archival operations, standards, and principles.
  • Knowledge of records management practices and procedures.
  • Skill in searching and maintaining online and other electronic retrieval systems.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science history.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Knowledge of research methodology and descriptive statistics.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees
  • Knowledge of budget preparation cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Ability to assess objectives and operational requirements and to develop and implement suitable operational policies and/or procedures.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

For more information and to apply,

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Details

Los Angeles, California, United States