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Posted: 06/18/2013

SEARCH - Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc.

SEARCH provides our customers with a single source for integrated, multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting services in the areas of Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History, and Public Interpretation. Since 1993, SEARCH has completed over 1,900 projects across North America, Central America, West Indies, Oceana, Europe, Asia, and Africa. SEARCH’s staff of 65 work from 11 offices to service our various Government and Commercial contracts in the Defense, Transportation, Energy, Engineering, Forest/Land Conservation, Museum, and Development industries.

Temporary Archivist
Professional Opportunity
Newport, RI

SEARCH is currently seeking an Archivist for a 4 week temporary position in Newport, Rhode Island beginning July 9, 2013.

Required qualifications:

·         Advanced degree in history, library/information science (ALA-accredited) with archives coursework, or related discipline;

·         Three years experience in archives and records management;

·         Knowledge of archival standards for description and digital management (e.g., DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD), principals (e.g., original order, provenance), and trends (e.g., EAC-CPF, MPLP);

·         Experience arranging, describing, maintaining, and providing access to archival records which may be complex and diverse (including highly technical documents, photographs in all formats, scrapbooks, ephemera, audio, moving imagery, and digitized and born-digital records);

·         Knowledge of laws affecting archival operations, including laws regarding copyright, privacy, and state and federal freedom of information;

·         Demonstrated organizational skills and successful supervision and project management experience;

Preferred qualifications:

Knowledge of conservation treatment procedures for  photographic materials ;

  • Experience writing policy, procedure, or reports for all aspects of archival management, including accessioning, tracking, description, housing/re-housing, climate control, , access, security, and legal compliance;
  • Working knowledge of archival facility standards (e.g., NARA 1571) and disaster planning best practice;
  • Experience with data management (e.g., MS Excel) and database design, construction, and maintenance (e.g., MS Access, FileMaker, SQL);
  • Experience with markup languages and schema, including HTML and XML (e.g., EAD);
  • Experience with archival research and knowledge of research methods;
  • Previous experience in a federal government and/or military setting.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Amy Semesco, amy@searchinc.com. All inquires will be treated with discretion. SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check are conducted upon hire.
Amy Semesco
Phone: 4072367711
Fax: 4072367799
1515 W. Smith Street
Orlando, FL 32804

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