ARCHIVIST

The Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialog about the North and its distinct environment. Exploring the intersection of art, history and science, the Anchorage Museum shares multiple perspectives and experiences that tell a greater story. We welcome diverse perspectives, recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do, and are committed to creating an anti-racist, fully inclusive organization.



The Anchorage Museum is seeking an individual with photograph and special collections experience and an interest in working with artists and researchers in promoting archival access to be our new Archivist.



Essential Functions





  • Identify, arrange, inventory, organize and preserve archival materials (predominantly photographic materials)


  • Maintain national standards in cataloging archival collections, including maintaining accession records


  • Provide reference and research assistance and instruction to researchers, members of the general public, and staff


  • Create finding aids


  • Manage archives content, collection descriptions and indices in the Museum's electronic database systems to make materials available to Museum staff and the public


  • Manage photographic preservation and digitization projects, in conjunction with other department staff


  • Promote active use of the collections through collaboration with local, regional, statewide outreach programs, and Museum staff


  • Assist with research and inclusion of archival material in Museum exhibitions, programs and publications


  • Train and supervise volunteers and interns


  • Support the work of research fellows


  • Introduce archival collections to visiting artists, experts and researchers of the Museum and its programs


  • Seek and assist with grant funds for archival projects




Knowledge/Skills/Abilities



Knowledge of:



  • National photograph and archives management procedures and standards


  • Image digitization for publication and exhibition


  • Rights and reproduction procedures and standards


  • Alaska history and cultures, preferred


  • Skills:



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Experience cataloging and preparing finding aids


  • Computer software systems, i. e. Microsoft suite products


  • Detail-oriented


  • Ability to:



  • Work well with the public and communicate effectively


  • Coordinate programs with other museum departments, and other groups and agencies


  • Determine work priorities


  • Prepare plans, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates


  • Organize work processes and select work methods and procedures; set goals, monitor progress


  • Present information effectively, both orally and in writing


  • Write and edit various materials


  • Work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate


  • Work in a multicultural environment


  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently


  • Ability to work effectively on teams


  • Qualifications:



  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science with a concentration in archives administration, special collections or related discipline with formal coursework and experience in the care and management of historical photograph collections


  • Two years relevant professional experience in the management and development of photograph collections in an archive, library or museum


  • Two years' experience working with the public



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    BA/BS/Undergraduate




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