Archivist/Curatorial Information Manager
(October 16, 2022)
Position Title- Archivist/Curatorial Information Manager
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Chief Curator/Deputy Director
Position Type - Full-time,permanent
Benefits - Yes
Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000
The Norman Rockwell Museum illuminates the power of American illustration art to reflect and shape society, and advances the enduring values of kindness, respect, and social equity portrayed by Norman Rockwell.
As a center devoted to the art of illustration, the Museum also exhibits the works of contemporary and past masters in an ongoing series of compelling artist showcases. Set on a picturesque 36-acre estate in the hometown of America’s favorite artist, the Norman Rockwell Museum is one of the crown jewels of the Berkshires.
NRM embraces the values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion to create a successful workplace and a more equitable society. Our mission embodies these values. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of identities, experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the more successful the organization, its employees, and our work in the world will be. Norman Rockwell Museum is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to equity and inclusion. We make every effort to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Norman Rockwell Museum is a drug-free workplace.
Under the direction of the Deputy Director/Chief Curator, the Archivist/Curatorial Information Manager maintains the daily operations, procedures, organization and preservation of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s collection of archival materials, which include the extant papers, photographic collections, first published uses, audio/visual materials, and objects relating to twentieth century American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, as well as materials relating to other noted artists who achieved recognition in the field. Responsibilities include processing and preserving diverse archival collections; establishing and maintaining records; creating, consolidating, and standardizing finding aids; establishing a long-range conservation plan; management of archives databases; care of Rockwell’s personal library; and oversight of the Museum’s extensive Library of illustration-related books, recordings, and film-based materials. The Archivist/Curatorial Information Manager will work with Museum staff to create appropriate collection and access policies, as well as processing and accession guidelines for the Archives. This includes an access policy, retention policy, and digital preservation policy. This position is also responsible for image services and copyright management related to archival collections and their usage in publications or online platforms, exhibitions, and digital programs, and by outside parties.
In addition, the Archivist/Curatorial Information Manager is responsible for the management and development of the Museum’s digital collections and Collections Management System, EMu, and its online component, IMu. On behalf of the Curatorial Department, the Archivist/Curatorial Information Manager establishes protocols and policies relating to the system, and serves as the liaison with the Axiell Company, CompuWorks, and the Museum’s Digital staff in relation to the management of this program, or others that may be instituted in the future. Related responsibilities include updates and maintenance of records; oversight with Curatorial and Digital staff of the expansion and integration of database capabilities; the acquisition and ingest of new archival materials; and the continual maintenance of all collections database records—including bibliographic records, exhibition records, catalog raisonne records for Rockwell and illustrator Frank E. Schoonover, and related records; image and copyright management; and staff training in the use of the database as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
MLS or MA in history or a related subject area, plus archives management certificate and/or equivalent experience. Minimum of five years of work in an archive setting.
Knowledge of archival formats such as DACS, EAD, and Dublin Core. Experience working within a museum setting and/or familiarity with diverse archival collections. Strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures. Knowledge of archives management technology and access systems. Project management experience necessary.
Compensation: Exempt Status, $60,000 - $65,000
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