Working with The National WWII Museums Collections and Exhibits Department and reporting to the Senior Registrar & Director of Collections, the Processing Archivist is responsible for the processing, care and documentation of the Museum’s institutional archive holdings including: writing and establishing policies and procedures, physical and intellectual organization of holdings, and the proper storage and retrieval of holdings.
- Develop policies and procedures for the Museum’s institutional archives.
- Implement standards for institutional archival holdings.
- Ensures timely, accurate, and consistent cataloging and archival processing procedures for institutional archives in the Museum’s collection.
- Works closely with the Senior Registrar & Director of Collections to establish and maintain intellectual and physical control of the Museum’s collections in accordance with best practices and accreditation standards.
- Manages archival material collections including institutional archives, rare books, oversized material, finding aids, correspondence collections and photographs.
- Ensures proper housing (and re-housing when necessary) for archival collections in accordance with museum best practices.
- Utilizes the collections management system to retrieve and query collections information.
- Manages storage areas for safety, organization, cleanliness and accessibility.
- Manages physical access and storage of archival materials. Including inventory, re-housing, and physical re-organization.
- Supervises volunteers in support of the Curatorial Services Department objectives.
- Provides public access to the collections by responding to requests from the public, staff, and other institutions for information.
- Assist with educational programming by filling requests for research material or facsimiles of collection documents.
- Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Archival Studies, or similar required.
- Minimum of 3 years of archival management experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival procedures, collections records management with ability to work with computerized collections management systems and object handling.
- Knowledge of preventative conservation techniques and best practice standards.
- Knowledge and experience with a major of Collections Management Database.
- Strong written communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
- General knowledge of World War II era history and material culture preferred.
- Willingness to work beyond the normal work day during special events or heavy visitation periods to meet deadlines.
- Ability to lift, carry and place artifacts on shelves, including overhead, up to 50 pounds without assistance.
- Ability to climb ladders up to 12 feet
- Valid driver’s license preferred.
The National WWII Museum offers a competitive wage and benefits package which includes the following:
- Competitive wages
- Medical insurance – 2 plan options; Museum pays 75% of premium
- Dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending account
- 401(k) – Museum matches 50% of employee contribution up to 6%; employer contribution fully vested after 3 years of employment
- Life insurance and AD&D - $15,000 policy employer paid; additional life and AD&D available
- Long term disability
- Paid vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year
- Free parking
- Tuition assistance and professional development
- Employee assistance program
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