Radio Haiti Project Archivist, Duke University
The Project Archivist is responsible for all aspects of the arrangement and
description of the Radio Haiti Archives (RHA), which includes audio and
textual materials in Haitian Creole, French and English. S/he will work
closely with other members of the Voices of Change: Preserving and Presenting
Radio Haiti project team to plan, implement and support all project goals and
objectives, including processing the paper records, digitizing and describing
the audio collection, preserving the master files in the Duke Digital
Repository, and building a digital collection to promote access to materials
without rights restrictions. This position is for 40 hours per week through
June 30, 2017.
* Surveys the collection to finalize a processing plan for its full arrangement and description, including noting any issues or concerns regarding format, preservation, restrictions, and language of materials. Works with the project team to finalize plan and project timeline and benchmarks.
* Oversees and performs processing of the RHA papers, including physically arranging the collection and preparing descriptive tools to facilitate access to the collection; inputs descriptive information about the collection into the collections management database; creates finding aid for publication on the Web and collection-level MARC record for inclusion in the library's catalog and OCLC's WorldCat.
* Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Completes inventory of the audio collection and works closely with digitization vendor to ensure the timely and high quality digitization of these materials. Works with project team to ingest preservation masters into Duke's institutional repository.
* Manages and participates in the item-level description of digitized audio, including recording descriptive information in multiple languages (French, Haitian Creole, and English), in accordance with national and local standards and best practices. Makes note of potential rights issues. Creates edited derivatives using audio editing software.
* Works with Digital Projects and Production Services to design, develop and implement a digital collection for the Radio Haiti recordings.
* Conducts and contributes to outreach, such as presentations, blog posts, and press releases; participates in team meetings, provides status updates and project reports, compiles and tracks statistics, and promotes the collection.
Manages student assistant(s) totaling 20 hours/week.
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will
demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific
position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration,
creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.
_Required_: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced
degree in history, cultural studies, or a related field.
_Required_: Ability to speak and write fluently in French; conversational
Haitian Creole; experience working with archival collections and/or audio
collections; effective analytical and writing skills; demonstrated proficiency
using computer based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies;
flexibility and capacity to thrive in a rapidly changing environment;
excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; ability to work
independently and as a member of a team.
_Preferred_: Knowledge of Haitian history and culture; ability to speak and
write fluently in Haitian Creole; experience processing archival collections
and screening for restricted content; working knowledge of audio playback and
editing software; working knowledge of principles for description of
manuscript collections, such as DACS.
* Must be able to lift 25 pounds and unpack, shelve and shift large quantities of library materials;
* Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
* Frequent bending, crouching, stooping
* Normal office environment
* Occasional travel possible
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of a person in this position.
**Salary and Benefits**
Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits
package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health,
dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development
Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most
prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks
annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the
shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and
ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its
branches: Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections, Biological and
Environmental Sciences, Lilly, and Music and the library at the Duke Marine
Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.1
million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United
Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research,
medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters.
Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of
more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural,
recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently
located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate
climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.
Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional
benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide
ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found
Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and
e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library
Human Resources, at [log in to unmask] Please include
RH ARCHIVIST in the subject line. Review of applications
will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age,
color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national
origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke
University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is
actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.
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