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Posted: 10/30/2013

SEARCH - Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc.

SEARCH Summary SEARCH is a leading nationwide and global provider of cultural resources services to Government and Commercial customers in the Defense, Energy, Transportation, and Development markets. As a full-service cultural resources company, SEARCH offers a multidisciplinary integration of our five divisions: Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Architectural History, History, and Public Interpretation. Since 1993, SEARCH has conducted over 2,000 projects across 27 US States, 6 US Territories, and 16 countries in Oceana, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the West Indies. Our staff of more than 80 professionals works from 14 offices nationwide, including Hawaii, Guam, and our 11,000-square-foot curation facility outside of Washington, DC. Federal and State agencies have selected SEARCH for 33 IDIQ contracts as Prime and 43 IDIQs as Team Member. We have supported each military service branch, 196 military installations, 13 USACE Districts, 11 NAVFACs, 8 state DOTs, 8 Federal agencies, and more than 50 energy projects. SEARCH specializes in major projects and complex undertakings, and we have steadily expanded our staff, offices, services, and client base over the last 20 years.

Archival Technicians
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

Southeastern Archaeological Research, Inc. (SEARCH) is continuously seeking the top talent in the cultural resource management industry, and we have immediate openings for the following position:

Position:Archival Technicians

Status:Full-time, Temporary

Office Location:Washington, DC Area

Field/Office %:5/95 (Estimated)


The technicians will provide archival and collections management services for our clients on a variety of projects.

Required qualifications:

Advanced degree in archives and records management, museum studies, history, library/information science (ALA-accredited) with archives coursework, or related discipline;

Three years experience in archives, collections, or 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;

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of conservation treatment procedures for photographs and documents ;
  • 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;
  • 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.
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How to apply
How to Apply For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume, salary history and three (3) professional references to the SEARCH Human Resources Director, Amy Semesco amy@searchinc.com. Candidates who do not submit all the requested documents will not be considered. SEARCH is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check are conducted. All inquiries will be treated with discretion.
Amy Semesco
1515 W. Smith Street
Orlando, FL 32804

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