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Monday, May 16, 2022 8:22 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archive Project Manager 

(May 16, 2022)

Position Title - Archive Project Manager

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Archvies Consultant

Position Type - Part-time,term

Benefits - No

Hourly wage range - $25 - $30

OB TYPE: (8-month)

NYC-based with in-person and remote work

SALARY: $30/hour for 20-25 hours/week

SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of theater artists, and a commitment to crossing boundaries. SITI is currently in the process of creating a comprehensive Legacy Plan which seeks to preserve the Company’s body of work for future generations. SITI Living Archive launched in the summer of 2020 and will culminate in December 2022.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

SITI Company seeks a detail-oriented and experienced Archive Project Manager. The Manager will work closely with the SITI Archive Consultant and supervise the SITI Archive Processing Archivist. The Project Manager will prepare and pack the collection for institutional placement; manage oral history recordings; oversee the installation of SITI Company’s CollectiveAccess database; and catalog selections from the collection.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently, take initiative, prepare professional quality documents, and manage the project timeline culminating in the physical placement of the SITI Living Archive at an institutional repository by the end of 2022. The incumbent will also manage the launch of the SITI Living Archive database. Strong analytical and organizational skills; the ability to manage and meet deadlines; the ability to work creatively through obstacles; impeccable written and verbal communication skills; computer literacy; and the ability to work towards long-term, overarching project goals, are essential.

The SITI Living Archive Project Manager will:

  • Maintain detailed monthly timeline of the project;
  • Maintain regular contact, correspondence, and meetings with SITI Company members and the institutional archive repository;
  • Work with the Archival Consultant, Whirl-i-Gig (the developer of CollectiveAccess), Producing Director, Executive Director, and other members of the web team on the design and implementation of the CollectiveAccess database;
  • Manage cataloging and digitization work done by the Processing Archivist;
  • Manage workflows for preparing, packing, and digitizing (as necessary)

Required:

  • Master of Library and Information Sciences or Archival Studies from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • 2-3 years of related project management experience;
  • Practical knowledge of archival theory and best practice;
  • Experience working with web-based relational databases and familiarity with popular metadata schema, such as DublinCore and PBCore;
  • Experience handling and packing archival materials, including larger objects such as set pieces, props, and costumes from SITI Company productions;
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Familiarity with project management tools, platforms, and software;
  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, and ever-evolving standards and best practices in the field.

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of performance-based archives;
  • Some familiarity with using Wordpress;
  • Some familiarity with recording and/or conducting oral histories;
  • Familiarity with placing archives in an institutional repository;

SITI Company is committed to anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the creation of safe spaces for all artists to create work; and for all artists and employees to work in an environment that respects all aspects of their identity including, age, race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, and ability. In furtherance of these goals, SITI highly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

https://siti.org/get-involved/jobs/#SITI-LIVING-ARCHIVE-PROJECT-MANAGER

To apply, please email a letter of interest and resume (each in Word or PDF format) to: SITI Search Team at jobs@siti.org. Please put Archive Project Manager in the subject line. SITI is looking to fill the position in June 2022.



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