(November 11, 2019)
The impetus to create an archival program at International House centered around a building expansion project, an increased effort to better understand its history, and preparations for International House’s upcoming 2024 centennial. I-House began these efforts in 2017 when it adopted a document retention plan and in 2018 with an audit of its holdings and a re-assessment of archive exhibition spaces. During this process, I-House engaged a consulting firm to develop a project budget, provide preliminary archives review and, create a two-year work plan to oversee the stabilization of its archives. In 2019, I-House hired its first Lead Archivist to develop and manage a sustainable archival program.
In this next phase, International House seeks an Assistant Archivist consultant. This position is based out of the President’s Office and will report to the Lead Archivist. Working at approximately 35 hours per week, the Assistant Archivist will support the Lead Archivist, staff, and other stakeholders. This is a full time, 6-month position, with the possibility of extension, that is currently scheduled to begin in January 2020.
In this position, the Assistant Archivist will aid in the establishment of a comprehensive and interactive archive that will allow International House, stakeholders, and scholars to serve its mission and constituents better. Once established, the archives will provide information and historical documentation to promote the work of the organization, including programming, marketing, social media, public relations, fundraising, outreach, as well as scholarly research.
Responsibilities of the Assistant Archivist
Primary responsibilities of the Assistant Archivist will include the arrangement and description of historical documents within International House and providing additional support to the Lead Archivist.
Adhering to a two-year project plan, the Assistant Archivist will observe the following functions:
ensure their preservation and accessibility to archives users.
Digital Asset Management systems
Skills and Knowledge
ALA-accredited graduate program
archives, including the physical handling of delicate materials and general
knowledge of basic preservation measures
flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities, simultaneously
*International House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, marital status or domestic violence victim status.
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