As part of a major digitization initiative at The Henry Ford, the Archivist will work on bringing legacy finding aids, inventories, and other archival descriptive tools up to current professional standards. This will include creating EAD compliant finding aids, MARC format catalog records, and the digitization and delivery of surrogates of materials. Responsibilities will also include processing and / or reprocessing existing and / or new collections and record groups. In addition, the Archivist will participate in designated reference shifts, guiding diverse researchers in utilizing primary and secondary sources. The Archivist will work as a member of or in cooperation with a variety of teams to accomplish the institution’s mission and goals.
Requires a graduate degree in archival studies, ALA-accredited MLS, or master’s degree in history (or other relevant subject) with formal coursework or training in archival management and theory. Knowledge of standard collection holdings maintenance methods in processing, handling, and care of archival materials in a wide variety of formats. Understanding of and commitment to nationally-accepted standards and tools for archival processing and description, including DACS, the MARC21 format, and appropriate thesauri and authority lists used for indexing archival descriptions. Experience with efficient processing procedures. Familiarity with Archivists’ Toolkit or other archival management system that can import and export EAD finding aids and MARC records. Understanding of concepts related to archival management of electronic records. Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively. Experience providing reference service in a research, academic, or corporate library or archives. Familiarity with institutional or corporate records. Must communicate effectively with staff and researchers orally, one-to-one and in groups; must write clearly, concisely, and accurately.
Online submissions preferred. Please submit resume with cover letter: Recruitment Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org / Hard copy submissions: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124 / Fax: (313)982-6226