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Job: Archivist at Rockefeller Archive Center

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Archivist
Rockefeller Archive Center
Sleepy Hollow

The Rockefeller Archive Center seeks an experienced, forward-thinking, and
versatile archivist to join itsCollections Management team
to take a leadership role in the management and oversight of the
ArchiveCenter's audiovisual collections. The Archivist will
be actively engaged in each area of the life cycle
ofaudiovisual material, from accessioning to providing
reference assistance.

  
The Archive Center's audiovisual collections consist of films, video and audio
from a wide variety of

nonprofit institutions (ranging from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations to
the Asia Society and

Rockefeller University) as well as from the Rockefeller family. The Archive
Center's diverse collectionsinclude approximately 5,000
films, 10,000 audiotapes and 5,000 videotapes in a wide variety of
formats,The Archivist's primary duties will include:

  
* contributing to the development of policies and standards for the care and preservation of the  
Archive Center's audiovisual collections;

* establishing physical and intellectual control on newly accessioned material and creating and  
enhancing descriptions and finding aids using best practices;

* managing preservation and digitization projects and providing reference assistance to  
researchers and donor organizations;

* supervising student employees and interns and providing outreach to enhance awareness and  
use of the Archive Center's collections.

  
Prospective candidates should hold an ALA-accredited Masters Degree in
library, information, and/orarchival science or an
equivalent advanced degree. Prospective candidates should have at least
fiveyears of professional experience in a library or
archival setting. Experience managing audiovisualworkflows
is required. Prospective candidates should have demonstrated knowledge of
current andemerging trends in the archiving and
preservation of audiovisual material. Demonstrated knowledge
oflegacy audio and moving image media preferred.
Prospective candidates should have a workingknowledge of
DACS and EAD descriptive standards.

Prospective candidates should have demonstrated supervisory ability and
evidence of effective projectplanning, management, and
completion. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented
approachwith fellow staff members is required. Excellent
written, verbal, analytical, organizational,
andinterpersonal skills are required. Managing a collection
of this scope will also require physically

engaging with the collection, including climbing ladders and lifting a 25lbs
box.

  
The Rockefeller Archive Center, an operating foundation with its own
substantial endowment, is an

independent archive and research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy
and the diverse

domains it shapes. It was established in 1974 to assemble, preserve, and make
accessible the records ofthe Rockefeller family and the
foundations and nonprofits established by the family, including
theRockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
and the Rockefeller University. Today, theCenter's growing
holdings include materials from numerous foundations, including the Ford
Foundationand the Commonwealth Fund, as well as from many
nonprofit organizations. It is also a majorrepository for
the personal papers of leaders of the philanthropic community, Nobel Prize
laureates, andworld-renowned investigators in science and
medicine.

  
Located 20 miles north of New York City in Westchester County on a former
Rockefeller estate, the

  
Archive Center is easily accessible from major highways and by train on the
Metro-North Hudson Line.

  
The Rockefeller Archive Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center is
committed to the

support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates
who can make

positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

  
To apply, please send a letter explaining your interest in the position and
qualifications along with a

resume via email or mail to:

  
Rockefeller Archive Center

15 Dayton Ave

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591



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