Jacob’s Pillow seeks a full-time Associate Archivist to work under the supervision of the Director of Preservation in maintaining and sharing the resources in the Jacob’s Pillow Archives. The Associate Archivist will process, arrange, describe, and catalog archival materials including festival correspondence, business records, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The Associate Archivist will also take a lead role in all preservation and digitization initiatives; manage the online database; interface with researchers, students, artists, and the general public, and supervise the work of archives interns and volunteers. Full time position with benefits. Visit jacobspillow.org for complete job description and application guidelines.
At least 3 years’ experience in archives or special collections department in a research library or similar setting; processing and describing archival collections; experience working with and describing audiovisual objects.
MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in Archives, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and/or appreciation for the performing arts in general, dance in particular.
Comfortable with spreadsheet and database software, and knowledge of technologies and standards related to archival processing and description. Ideal candidates will have advanced technical skills including experience with XML, HTML and CSS; experience in cataloging and managing descriptive data and digital objects. Specific familiarity with Collective Access and performing arts cataloging would be extremely helpful.
Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description and familiarity with other metadata and cataloging standards such as DACS, FRBR and Dublin Core.
Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of archival material for access and preservation; experience working with video and editing software such as Adobe Premiere is preferred.
Demonstrated experience supervising and mentoring interns, articulating vision and goals, and managing multiple projects and personnel to accomplish the work.
Strong decision-making, project management and supervisory skills.
Excellent communication skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
A strong user focus and public service orientation, and excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.