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  • 02/29/2024 9:06 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    HBCU Radio Preservation Project Radio Preservation Graduate Internship 

    About the Internship: 

    The HBCU Radio Preservation Project, a multi-year effort to foster an ethos of preservation atHBCU radio stations, is pleased to announce the establishment of an Internship in RadioPreservation. 

    The HBCU Radio Preservation Project seeks to provide learning opportunities and mentorshipfor graduate students who aspire to be archivists from diverse backgrounds andunderrepresented populations. We believe that varied representation of experiences,perspectives, and cultures is critical to our project and to the archival/preservationprofession. 

    The project has established a summer semester position for a graduate student to workalongside the project field archivist and other staff from the NEDCC, assisting in preservation ofmaterials at the radio stations located on HBCU campuses. The intern will gain real-world,practical skills in audio preservation and oral history by participating in a broad range ofactivities supporting collaboration between the radio stations and the institutional archives ontheir campuses, with a focus on project-based learning with clear outcomes. 

    Responsibilities: 

    • working with the project field archivist, archival fellow, and team members from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), the Margaret Walker Center, and others to assist HBCU radio stations and their institutional archives with preservation of materials

    • research, transcription, and preparation of metadata for a small but growing collection of oral history recordings housed at the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University in Mississippi accurately transcribing oral history interviews using a voice-to-text application (Trint or other app); 

    • creating database records; 

    • researching and helping identify and assess the archival value of materials; • processing of collections, including physical arrangement (sorting, boxing, labeling); • inventorying and describing of materials; 

    • creating collection guides and other basic finding aids; 

    • communicating with project team members. 

    Qualifications/Requirements 

    • Current graduate student in a public history|archives program or 

    equivalent 

    • Coursework/experience in archival work 

    • Interest in digital/audio preservation 

    • Knowledge of oral history as a preservation tool 

    • Strong organizational skills and attention to details 

    • Excellent communication and time management skills 

    • Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions • Ability to work in a digital environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications 

    About the Project: 

    Through a grant from the National Recording Preservation Foundation, in the summer of 2019project director Jocelyn Robinson began administering a survey to the 29 existing radio stationslocated on Historically Black College/University (HBCU) campuses to begin ascertaining if thesestations had historical materials and what preservation needs they might have, with the WYSO Archives, a division of Miami Valley Public Media in Ohio, serving as the administrative hub for the project. 

    Through 2021-22, the initial survey blossomed into the HBCU Radio Preservation Pilot Project funded by the Mellon Foundation to work with a small number of the radio stations and their institutional archives/libraries to plan and design a larger implementation project. With technical expertise provided by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), this pilot project provided audio and digital preservation training, disaster planning, reformatting, collection assessment, and other support to the participants. The overarching goal of the ongoing project is to foster an ethos of preservation at HBCU radio stations in concert with the institutional archives on their campuses. 

    Not only is the HBCU Radio Preservation project an example for the HBCU community, it is amodel of practice to be shared with college and community radio stations throughout thecountry. Radio preservation has been long neglected, and such projects are vital to the

    development and continuation of this important work. As we move toward implementation in2023 and beyond, subsequent phases will include: (1) education and training, in which post grad fellows and graduate interns are afforded early career work experiences supervised by the project’s roving archivist; (2) multi-platform learning experiences including NEDCC-led courses/workshops in audio preservation, digital preservation, disaster preparedness and WYSO-led training in oral history and using historical media in content creation; (3) preservation, which includes collections assessments performed by the roving field archivist and also reformatting historical media, with access made possible through the American Archive of Public Broadcast (AAPB); and (4) public history praxis, including an oral history project, an annual symposium held on a different HBCU campus each year, and multiple seasons of a 6-episode podcast featuring interviews, oral histories, and reformatted media. 

    Time Commitment and Compensation: PT to FT hours, $20/hr during summer semester (up to 16 weeks at 40 hours per week depending on successful candidate’s academic calendar). This may be a hybrid|remote position. 

    Computer/software and professional development and travel funds will be provided, as willmembership in SAA, OHA, and other appropriate organizations. 

    To Apply: 

    Submit the following topjefferscoly@wyso.org

    1. Cover letter explaining how an internship fits the applicant’s educational program and career goals; 

    2. Current resume; and 

    3. Letter of recommendation from the head of the educational program in which the applicant is enrolled. The letter should clearly state the program’s internship requirements, if any, including the number of hours required to successfully complete the internship. 

    Application deadline is March 22, 2024 for May start date. 

    The HBCU Radio Preservation Project and Miami Valley Public Media value people of all races,colors, national origins, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, abilities,and religions. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged toapply.



  • 02/02/2024 7:53 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    SITE MANAGER, CHESTER INN STATE HISTORIC SITE & MUSEUM SCOPE 

    Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Site Manager is responsible for all aspects  of running the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum (CISHSM). Such responsibilities  include visitor relations, volunteer training, collections management, exhibit development, and  program administration. The Site Manager is responsible for managing the collections,  maintaining proper collections record keeping, and accessing, cataloging, inventorying, and  monitoring additions to those collections. Additionally, the Site Manager is responsible for researching, planning, and developing regular, rotating exhibits on pertinent historical topics.  Coordinating with the Executive Director and relevant museum personnel, the Site Manager will  participate in concepting, developing, and initiating educational and outreach programs for the  museum, including traveling exhibits. The Site Manager shall inform and advise the Executive  Director and the Board of Trustees on the current state of the collection and historical site,  including conservation needs, environmental conditions, storage, feasibility of exhibition or  collections movement, and direct care of the artifacts. The Site Manager will provide appropriate  training for volunteer docents and manage scheduling. The Site Manager will also be responsible  for regularly cleaning the museum and for preparing the space to participate in Town of  Jonesborough events. Furthermore, the Site Manager will create educational programs and  materials based around the artifacts in the museum, for school groups and general visitors. K-12 programs and materials will be appropriate for various grade levels and align with state and local  history education standards, as well as museum best practices. 

    Please note, this job involves weekend working hours and working hours that extend after 5:00  pm. Regarding physical demands, this position requires regular standing, walking, sitting,  talking, and hearing while performing the duties of this job. The employee must occasionally lift  and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

    Work is seasonal with 20 hours per week from January to February, 25 hours per week from March to April and from November to December, and 28 hours per week from May to October. Compensation begins at $11.50 per hour, with the possibility of additional future compensation  based on performance and the organization’s budget. 

    SITE MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES 

    1. Responsible for collections management and care; 

    2. Responsible for security and maintenance of the historic site; 

    3. Responsible for training volunteer docents; 

    4. Responsible for coordinating with volunteer docents to create a monthly; calendar/schedule for staffing the CISHSM; 

    5. Responsible for appropriately cleaning artifacts on display, as well as the museum’s public spaces; 

    6. Responsible for working with school groups, visitors, and the general public;  7. Responsible for collaborating with other organizations and institutions.  

    INTERPRETATION 

    1. Plan and implement all permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as interpretative programs, in alignment with the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum’s mission; 2. Responsible for research activities; 

    3. Provide tours of CISHSM and, when possible, the town of Jonesborough; 4. Write articles pertaining to exhibits and events at the CISHSM for the Heritage  Alliance’s quarterly newsletter, The Link, and website;  

    5. Write press releases and other materials for new exhibits and programs;  6. Create and share appropriate written content for the museum’s Facebook page;  7. Create and promote appropriate videos for the museum’s YouTube channel. 

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    An advanced degree or course work in museum studies, history, heritage tourism, and /or Public  History is desirable. Work experience should include museum employment and familiarity with  standard museum operation procedures, as well as exhibit development, interpretive principles,  

    material culture principles, and collections care. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and  creative, able to maintain existing programs as well as conceive, develop, and execute new ones.  We seek a creative, outgoing candidate who possesses strong writing and people skills. It is  essential that the Site Manager have experience and skill interacting with the general public, as  they are often the first face that many people interact with when visiting Jonesborough, TN. 

    HOW TO APPLY 

    Send your resume, cover letter, and two letters of reference to Mr. Fred Counts, Board President,  at info@heritageall.org. Application materials are due by 5:00 pm EST on Thursday, February  17, 2024. For more information, you may call the office of the Heritage Alliance at 423-753- 9580 or visit our website at www.heritageall.org



  • 01/21/2024 11:11 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Museum Assistant, Historic Ramsey House

     

    Status: Part-time, 24 hours per week, $11.00 per hour

    Historic Ramsey House (HRH), located near Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking a Museum Assistant. Built in 1797 for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey, the HRH stone house was once called the “finest home in Tennessee'' and boasts architectural features uncommon on the East Tennessee frontier. Today, over 100 acres of original farmland are preserved, providing a unique backdrop for interpreting HRH residents, where the Ramsey Family greatly impacted the civic, educational, and cultural landscape of Knoxville and her Volunteer State. 

    HRH is a chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities. Additional information about HRH is available at http://www.ramseyhouse.org

    The Museum Assistant reports to the Executive Director of HRH and is responsible for assisting with all aspects of operations which include but are not limited to: 

    • Opening and preparing for conducting daily tours for visitors, as wells as school groups and special events

    • Checking, answering and forwarding emails as needed, and answering the phones

    • Coordinating Volunteer assignments, and ensuring special events / tours are staffed properly

    • Conducting Gift Shop sales, and assisting with all shop operations

    • Advertising events to newspapers and community calendars

    • Assisting with research and learning the history of HRH Residents, customs of the time period, and artifacts

    • Assisting in all aspect of preparing, breaking down and running events

    • Helping clean all HRH Structures (bathrooms, mopping, sweeping, de-cobwebbing, etc)

    • Assisting in archiving Ramsey House collections and preservation of said collections 

    • Maintaining a professional demeanor and presentation as one of the public faces of the Museum

    • Performing other duties as assigned

    A Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in history, museum studies, education, or related field; however, the search committee will consider applicants with relevant experience.  The successful applicant will also be creative, energetic, self-directed, an adept planner, deadline-oriented, and comfortable representing HRH in various public settings. Required proficiencies include Google Suite, social media platforms. Experience using Square, Omeka and Fareharbor is a plus.

    TO APPLY: 

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three professional references, to director@ramseyhouse.org. Deadline for consideration is Friday, February 2nd, 2024. However, interviews will begin immediately upon receipt of a qualified applicant. No calls please.



  • 12/19/2023 8:13 AM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Membership and Office Coordinator

    American Association for State and Local History
    Full-time Exempt Position
    Salary Range: $40,000-43,000/year

    Mission of AASLH:
    AASLH provides leadership and resources to help the history community thrive and make the past more meaningful to all people. 

    AASLH Core Values:

    1. We are big picture focused. We don’t let the urgency of daily tasks cloud our view of the mission.
    2. We are learners. We seek out opportunities to grow, acquire knowledge, attain new skills, and share it all with others.
    3. We are not afraid of risks. We find the best solutions, even if that means trying something new or changing the way we’ve always done it.
    4.  We are positive and supportive. We celebrate the good, lift each other up, and reject the temptation to be snarky.
    5. We are enthusiastic collaborators. We embrace opportunities to work with others—even when it seems easier to just do it ourselves. 

    General Responsibilities:
    The Membership and Office Coordinator serves as the liaison between AASLH members and the AASLH member database as well as providing team support for the AASLH staff. They offer front-line service AASLH members and potential members and coordinate member mailings, renewals, and other vital membership communications. Additionally, they coordinate and/or carry out office processes, services, and activities. This is not a remote position. 

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Communications/Reception: Provide customer service to AASLH members and potential members as central receptionist and through general inquiry phone calls and emails. Occasionally draft replies on routine matters for staff member’s signatures.
    • Membership Services: Answer routine inquiries via phone and email regarding memberships and other customer services. Execute regular mailings/emailings to members and potential members including invoices and new member kits. Promote membership in the Association. Serve as back up staff contact for AASLH website and technical issues.
    • Database Coordination: Answer inquiries via phone and email regarding Member Suite (database system) and Elevate (learning management system) usage. Coordinate input in the AASLH membership database, including, but not limited to, producing invoices, entering payments for all transactions in the database, and generating month-end reports and input verification. Provide additional database management services, including, but not limited to, producing reports as requested by other staff, conducting ongoing file clean up, and setting up products and events. Serve as back up staff contact for AASLH website and technical issues. Provide files for our outside vendors such as PastPerfect, JSTOR, etc.
    • Office Coordination: Prepare and distribute incoming mail; prepare outgoing mail, including bulk mailings of printed material, and packaging. Serve as main contact for USPS. Coordinate messenger and shipping services. Service minor repairs of furniture and equipment, and maintenance of copiers. Serve as main contact with IT company and copier company. Purchase office supplies and organize storage of supplies and materials. Maintain the office's working and archive files and keep current by filing and retrieving material, establishing new folders and sections as needed, and periodically purging files of outdated materials. Maintain common areas of office.
    • Finance: Responsible for daily check deposits and payment postings. Helps with financial reports in Member Suite requested by staff and accounting firm. Review and send open invoices monthly. Submit check request for invoices received for payment.
    • Annual Conference: Serve as registration support for the Annual Conference including producing registration materials/tickets and staffing registration desk at the event. Attends Annual Conference in September.
    • Other projects as assigned. 

    Qualifications:
    The Membership and Office Coordinator must have strong written and oral communications skills. They should have the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with attention to detail and have strong organizational skills. Proficiency in Excel is required. Experience with QuickBooks is a plus. Database experience preferred as is work history at a nonprofit organization or a public history institution, such as a museum, historical society, humanities council, or a related agency, business, or institution. 

    To Apply
    Submit resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references in a single PDF to hawkins@aaslh.org.  Review of applications will begin January 15 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is early/mid February. 

    https://jobs.aaslh.org/job/membership-and-office-coordinator/71803774/

    About AASLH
    The American Association for State and Local History, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a national membership association serving those who preserve and interpret history. AASLH provides leadership and resources to help the history community thrive and make the past more meaningful to all people. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH conducts research and advocacy efforts, publishes books, technical publications, and a magazine and maintains numerous affinity groups and committees serving a broad range of constituents across the historical community. The association also sponsors online professional development training, regional and national training workshops, and an annual meeting. For more information, visit https://aaslh.org/.

    AASLH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


  • 12/04/2023 4:19 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Job Title: Education Programs Coordinator 

    Department: Education and Interpretation 

    Reports To: Director of Education, Interpretation, and Outreach 

    Benefits include healthcare coverage and 14 paid vacation days a year. Salary range - $38,000 - $40,000

    Position Summary 

    This is a full-time salaried position reporting directly to the Director of Education,  Interpretation, and Outreach. The main responsibilities of this position are to lead the  implementation of the site’s educational programming and manage the logistics behind  them. This position is responsible for developing, maintaining, and delivering quality  educational programming to fulfill the stated mission of the site and to increase revenue. 

    Primary Duties: 

    Lead and direct implementation of existing academic year educational & interpretive  programs, including field trips, traveling trunks, home school groups, home school days,  historic trades festival days, junior docents, hands-on-history family programs, adult  programming, and group tours.  

    Lead the development and implementation of all summer camp programs for youth ages  7-16 at Travellers Rest Historic House Museum.  

    Manage the bookings of all academic field trips and educational programs.  Responsible for all the logistics of booking programs and coordinating staffing needs as  well as supplies in coordination with the Director of Education.  

    Collaborate with the Director of Education & Education Assistant to develop new and  engaging educational and interpretive programs.  

    Collaborate with the Director of Education & Education Assistant to develop and conduct  outreach programs.  

    Manage the development of new Education Guidebooks and improve existing Education  Guidebooks for teachers based on State Education Standards.  

    Lead Historic House Tours of the Site & Grounds and provide information on Middle  Tennessee history as needed.  

    Maintain positive relationships and ensure, through effective management, excellent  customer service to all program participants and guests at the site. 

     Other Duties: 

    Maintain a knowledge of the current ticketing and group management software. Relieve interpreters at different times of the day in operating the museum gift shop and  visitor center.  

    Collaborate with the Education Assistant in preparing and maintaining all educational  supplies and materials for all educational programs. 

    Manage Education and Interpretation Department mailing lists and surveys.  The Director of Education & Executive Director may assign other duties as required that  are related to department projects.

    Special Requirements: 

    Knowledge of the history of Travellers Rest.  

    A strong working knowledge of Tennessee State Curriculum Standards. Basic knowledge of learning styles and developmental stages for a wide variety of age  groups.  

    Works well with children and has a background in history, education, or museum studies.  Must be able to lead and direct engaging programs for children and adults of all ages. Speaks clearly and effectively in all situations. 

    Demonstrates ability to effectively balance task-oriented and process-oriented duties. Has exceptional time management. 

    Must have above average communication and organizational skills.  

    Must be able to multitask, think outside the box and troubleshoot problems effectively. Creativity and flexibility are essential. 

    Demonstrates respect and sensitivity to cultural differences.  

    Ability to work some weekends.  

    Minimum Requirements: 

    Must follow the signed code of ethics outlined in the Employee Handbook Patience and endurance to sit behind a desk, as well as to stand for extended periods of  time.  

    Professional and courteous manner when dealing with co-workers. 

    Transportation to and from work, during scheduled working hours. 

    Education/Experience: 

    Two years of museum education or educational experience with youth required. College degree, graduate degree preferred. 

    Work Environment: 

    Administrative environment encompassing offices for Sales, Development, Education Interpretation & Volunteer Services, as well as the Business office and office of the  Executive Director. 

    Outdoor Environment, encompassing open-air classroom and demonstration spaces. Physical Demands: 

    Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time. 

    Ability to stoop, bend, and lift a minimum of 20 pounds. 

    Must be able to conduct programming in a range of environments including heat and  cold.

    To apply: 

    send resume and cover letter of interest to  andy@historictravellersrest.org



  • 11/30/2023 3:04 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    Company Name: Heritage Alliance of Northeast TN & Southwest VA, Jonesborough, TN

    Title of Position: Executive Director

    Position Type: Full Time – 40 hours per week, adjusted as necessary, includes some evenings and weekends

    Compensation: Starting at $39k/yr, , Vacation Time, Health Insurance

    Description of Responsibilities:

    The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Alliance and serves at their pleasure. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees through the Executive Committee when the Board is not available and has overall responsibility for the general management and administration of the Association. Qualifications include a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent proven experience. The advanced degree should be in museum studies or a related field. The Executive Director should have good people skills, successful experience in grant writing and fundraising, and at least three years of experience in nonprofit leadership, the historic museum field, and historic preservation. These duties may change from time to time with the priorities of the organization. Due to the nature of this position, the Executive Director is a Flextime position, allowing for hours to be adjusted as necessary in a regular 40 hour week. The Executive Director’s general and specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

    1. Overall responsibility for the organization’s management and protection, including oversight of Collections, Operations, and three properties owned by the organization (The Duncan House, which serves as the offices for the organization, the adjacent Oak Hill School, and the Architectural Salvage Warehouse).
    2. Coordination with the Board of Trustees and their committees and liaison between the Board and all staff, as well as coordination with the State of Tennessee Historical Commission on the cooperative management of The Chester Inn State Historic Site.

     

    1. Along with the Board of Trustees, lead responsibility for fundraising and long range planning.

     

    1. Lead responsibility for the creation of goals, objectives, and overall direction for the Chester Inn Museum.

     

    1. Plans, directs and supervises the general interpretive programs of the Chester Inn Museum, including hiring of staff and scheduling. Insures quality program delivery by interpretive staff and employee evaluation.

     

    1. General oversight of the museum’s operations including financial management, planning, reporting, forecasting and management of all funds in a professional manner in concert with nonprofit guidelines of the IRS and accountants.

     

    1. Lead educational programs, as well as all programmatic elements of special events and overall administration of all special events and programs.

     

    1. Continued professional management of the organization’s museums in terms of collections, care, and exhibitions.

     

    1. Lead responsibility for marketing and public relations.

     

    1. Develops new programs and events whenever possible and in coordination with other staff has responsibility for the conceptualization, design and implementation of public programs.

     

    1. Other duties may be delegated by the Board of Trustees.


    How to Apply: Send Resume/CV and two (2) references to Board Pres. Fred Counts: scounts89@gmail.com

    No phone calls please.

     

    The Heritage Alliance is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • 11/30/2023 2:36 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    NEDCC Seeks Field Archivist for Audio Collections

    Position Summary

    The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Field Archivist for Audio Collections to support its contributions to the HBCU Radio Preservation Project, a multi-year project led by Miami Valley Public Media/91.3WYSO and funded by the Mellon Foundation. The project builds on and continues two previous grant programs that aim to nurture an ethos of preservation at Historically Black College/University (HBCU) radio stations through audio collection assessment, preservation training, connection to professional communities of practice, funding for digital reformatting, outreach to alumnx, public history praxis, and partnerships with campus archives and libraries.

    This is a full-time position, grant-funded through December 31, 2027. The position is remote, and we will favor candidates living within range of the HBCU campuses that have radio stations, all of which are located east of I-35 and south of I-70. The ideal candidate would be a graduate of an HBCU.

    The position will be part of NEDCC’s Audio Preservation department, reporting to the Director of Audio Preservation. Responsibilities include:

    • making site visits to HBCU radio stations and campus archives;

    • conducting preservation needs assessments and collection assessments for audio collections;

    • writing customized reports with observations and “next step” recommendations;

    • supporting HBCU radio stations and campus archives as they make progress on preservation goals such as collection inventory, policy creation, and reformatting projects;

    • responding to preservation inquiries from HBCU radio stations and campus archives;

    • providing guidance and learning opportunities for interns and Fellows associated with the project;

    • contributing to the development and delivery of training materials led by other project staff;

    and

    • representing the project at local, regional, and national professional meetings and conferences.

    The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000, commensurate with education, experience, and skill. NEDCC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package. Computer/software and travel funds will be provided.

    Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications for the Field Archivist for Audio Collections are:

    • a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Archives, Audio Engineering, Conservation, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, Public History, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics or experience with archives administration, audiovisual preservation and reformatting, collections management, and cultural heritage preservation;

    • at least 1 year of full-time experience working with collections-holding institutions;

    • solid understanding of general preservation best practices (disaster planning, format identification, care and handling of materials, reformatting and digitization, environmental management, etc.);

    • strong analytical and observation skills;

    • excellent writing and verbal communication skills;

    • experience and comfort with public speaking;

    • demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds;

    • flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team;

    • valid driver’s license; and

    • ability and willingness to travel regionally, up to 50%, including being able and willing to fly as needed.

    In addition to the above, the following qualifications are desirable but are not required for consideration:

    • experience with the HBCU community;

    • knowledge of African American history and culture;

    • experience with college radio;

    • experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation;

    • consulting experience;

    • project management experience;

    • supervisory experience; and

    • “up-to-date” immunization series against COVID-19 in accordance with CDC

    recommendations.

    About NEDCC

    Founded in 1973, NEDCC is the first nonprofit center to specialize in the conservation and reformatting of paper-based materials, and over the years has expanded its services to include digital imaging and audio preservation. NEDCC’s mission is to improve the preservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality conservation and reformatting services to collections-holding institutions; and to provide leadership in preservation, conservation, and digital reformatting. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting (imaging and audio); assessments and consultations; disaster assistance; online preservation education; and workshops and conferences.

    NEDCC has consulted with organizations across the country to plan for the long-term preservation of their collections and has worked with a range of institutions to reformat their deteriorating documents, photographs, negatives, and obsolete audio materials. NEDCC has treated many of the most significant paper-based collections in the United States. (See NEDCC Stories for projects of note.) NEDCC is located in Andover, MA, twenty-five miles north of Boston. For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.

    Only persons with the legal right to work in the United States are eligible to apply. NEDCC offers competitive salaries commensurate with education, experience, and skill, as well as an excellent retirement/benefits package. NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Application Process

    Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Bryce Roe, Director of Audio Preservation, broe@nedcc.org. In the cover letter, explain how you meet the qualifications for the position.


  • 11/07/2023 2:20 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

    MUSEUM ARCHIVIST AND LIBRARIAN/ABRAHAM LINCOLN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

    Lincoln Memorial University

    Harrogate, TN


    Position Category: Staff Full-Time


    Job Description: The Museum Archivist and Librarian shall be directly responsible for the organization and bibliographic control of the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum’s archives and rare book collections. Responsibilities include creating finding aids for existing archival collections; processing incoming archival material; responding to research, duplication, and publication inquiries; assisting visiting researchers; digitizing photographs, documents, and other materials and overseeing others in digitization projects; and interfacing with other Museum staff to facilitate use of archival material in exhibits, programs, and publications.


    Required Qualifications: *ALA-accredited MLS with formal coursework or training in archival studies; and *certified Archivist (if not certified, must be willing to obtain certification as Archivist


    Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree in history or related studies; experience in digitization; experience in cataloging archival collections in RDA, following APPM, and familiarity with Encoded Archival Description; and *experience with PastPerfect software and integrated library systems.


    Job Duties: Promote the mission of Lincoln Memorial University to all faculty, staff, students and to the community at large; promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff, and students; Participate on university committees; improve and maintain cataloguing system between the library and museum; create access to the rich collection of original sources located in the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum according to accepted library standards such as RDA, LCSH, LC Classification and other metadata schemas and standards; provide reference services and research support for researchers at the Museum; create archival images and digital repositories of scanned materials for access and preservation purposes; make recommendations for appropriate policies and procedures for cataloging and maintaining the Museum collection; prepare grant proposals, in collaboration with the Museum Director, and work with University Advancement to identify other fund raising initiatives and to acquire new donations;

    make recommendations for a preservation plan and quality standards for the Museum archives;

    create innovative access options for the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum holdings for searching and retrieval capabilities; work with Curator on exhibits; work with the Interlibrary Loan Librarian to facilitate archival and special loans; provide collection development in the areas of Lincoln, the Civil War, and other areas as assigned; work with Humanities-Social Sciences Librarian and Archivist to collaborate on processing, digitization, and other activities as necessary for the good of the Archives, Special Collections and the Museum; complete required institutional, program accreditation, and other reports necessary for the operation and advancement of the University; and perform other tasks as assigned.


    Salary: $40,000-$45,000


    About the Institution: Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about employment opportunities, contact the Office of Human Resources at 423-869-7112 or humanresources@lmunet.edu.


    AA/EEO Statement: Lincoln Memorial University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action education institution. Lincoln Memorial University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in all University programs and activities.


    Background Check Statement: The University will conduct criminal background checks on all employees. Background checks may include but are not limited to confirmation of the individual’s identity, credit information, motor vehicle driving record, review of an individual’s criminal conviction record (if any), verification of any license, and certificate or degree required for the position.


    Job Posting Link: https://careers.lmunet.edu/postings/32706


    If you have any questions about this opening, please contact ALLM Director Michael Lynch: michael.lynch02@lmunet.edu or (423) 869-7100.



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