Archivist
Smithsonian Institution - Washington, DC

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This position is located in the Division of Curatorial Affairs within the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The employee is responsible for cataloging, overseeing the care and restoration of the Museum's photography, film, sound and digital media.
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery." KEY REQUIREMENTS

Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
Complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer DUTIES:

Proposes and implements the NMAAHC organizational plan for archival and photographic collections, video, sound, and various digital media.

Develops and implements formal policies and procedures for collections access and consults with museum staff and other parties to ensure security and safekeeping of collections.

Organizes, enters, and maintains information concerning collections in the Smithsonian database and other appropriate national and international databases.

Provides day-to-day management of the Archives unit.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Requirements:
All applicants must meet the following education
requirements: Bachelor's degree in archival science or bachelor's degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.

OR

Combination of education and experience - at least 30 semester hours that included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the grade level specified .

Experience: One year of full-time experience at the Grade 12 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as

administering archival and record management principles, methods, and procedures in order to catalogue; and overseeing the care and restoration of museum objects photography, film, sound and digital media. Education: Education cannot be substituted for the required specialized experience. Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and/or proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

Knowledge of collection records, archival materials, fundamental principles and theoretical concepts of professional archival work as related to African Americans.

Ability to communicate in writing to create reports, policies, and operating procedures.

Ability to communicate orally to advise senior leaders and instruct staff.

Knowledge of computer programs, data files, and web browsers.

Skill in supervisory practices, archival based programs, budgets, and other related functions.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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BENEFITS:
The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, commuter benefits, health/life insurance, and accidental insurance. OTHER INFORMATION:
Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete
description.

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