[SIGCIS-Members] AV Processing Archivist Job (Full-Time) at IBM

Jean-François Blanchette blanchette at ucla.edu
Fri May 1 08:08:58 PDT 2015

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Subject: [AMIA-L] AV Processing Archivist Job (Full-Time)

AV Processing Archivist Job Opportunity in New York State! 

Processing Archivist (Full-time) 
The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division has an immediate opening for a full-time Processing Archivist at IBM locations in Somers and East Fishkill, NY. Under supervision of The Winthrop Group, the Processing Archivist will work in a corporate archive with a large videotape and media collection and assist in the duties described below. The work ends in December 2015 with the possibility of extension. 

Major tasks and responsibilities: 
 Develop and implement a work plan for creating a searchable inventory of unprocessed videotape collection 
 Begin cataloging and labeling videotapes and other video media 
 Conduct targeted quality control reviews 
 Train and supervise a temporary Inventory Archivist (3-4 months) 
 Begin preparing an inventory of paper records and born-digital records 
 Undertake content appraisal of records identified by the Corporate Archivist 
 Make recommendations for processing methods and, if needed, archival supplies 

Minimum qualifications: 
 MLS/MLIS or MA in History program, with a concentration in archives 
 Minimum of two to three years work in an archival setting 
 Experience with content appraisal, archival processing standards and procedures 
 Detail-oriented with ability to manage multiple projects 
 Excellent written and oral communication skills 
 Ability to interact well and cooperate with colleagues 

Preferred qualifications: 
 Experience with recognizing, identifying and describing audiovisual materials 
 Familiarity with different media formats and types of metadata 
 Experience with working in corporate archives 
 Experience with supervising qualified professionals 
 Familiarity with organizational records and content appraisal 
 Proficiency in using collection management and access systems 
 Skilled and accurate typist 

Monthly rate (with full benefits) based on experience and level of qualification. 

Contact Information: 
Please send a resume; a list of no fewer than three references including names, titles, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers; and a brief, sample finding aid to David Kay, Manager, Information & Archival Services, The Winthrop Group, at dkay [at] winthropgroup.com . 

David Kay, MLS 

Manager, Information & Archival Services 

The Winthrop Group, Inc. 

Jean-François Blanchette, Associate Professeur
Dept. of Information Studies, UCLA

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