Reporting to the Dean of the BLAIS, the Barnard College Director of Archives and Special Collections (BASC) is responsible for the care, development and leadership of the College's Archives and Special Collections. The Director, in collaboration with the Associate Director and others, plans, organizes, and oversees all aspects of the College's Archives and Special Collections unit. This position is responsible for managing or coordinating management of the day to day operations of the archives, which includes a portfolio of hiring, training, and supervising of professional and student staff, preparing reports, and administering an annual budget for acquisitions, special projects, preservation, and supplies. As part of the BLAIS Management Team, this position will collaborate across BLAIS and the Milstein Center for Teaching & Learning to leverage our various resources for project and services, and to assess and create development opportunities for all staff.
Department: Library - Archives
Required Qualification Summary:
1.ALA-accredited master's degree in library and/or information science, with a concentration in Archives. Subject expertise in American Studies or History, advanced degree desirable. 2.Minimum of three years successful and increasingly responsible experience in archives, including the supervision of staff. 3.Knowledge of EAD, Archivist's Toolkit, ArchiveSpace and Omeka or Collective Access 4.Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly as they inform collections, communications, staffing and instruction.
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