Under the general Supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Archivist is responsible for the organization of the current college archives into a user-orientated facility. Working with the Learning Resources leadership, the Archivist is responsible for the integrity, the development of goals and objectives for and the implementation of procedures for the collection and growth of the college archives. Additionally, the Archivist is responsible for acquiring and maintaining archives relevant to the college’s mission from outside the college community.
This is a grant funded position by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- Works independently to organize the present college archive to ensure its effectiveness as a primary-source information center.
- In collaboration with the Library administration, define the parameters and guidelines for acquiring significant materials from the college as they relate to the academic history of the college and collect within these guidelines.
- Working the Library administration, define the parameters and guidelines for acquiring materials from outside the college that relate to the music studied at Berklee and collect within these guidelines.
- Develop finding aids for the archival collections; local databases, web-based formats and MARC records may be employed.
- Creates digital master files of historical sound, video, and other recordings housed in the Berklee Archives using professional archival guidelines and techniques employed in the preservation of this type of media.
- Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates student employees in basic archival tasks.
- Provide reference services to the greater college community; establish policies concerning access to archival materials.
- Determine fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations to the Library administration.
- Participates in the development of Learning Resources goals and objectives.
- Other duties as required.
- Masters in Information Science or related degree from an accredited institution.
- Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
- Formal archival education and/or demonstrated knowledge of archival audio preservation or formal education in sound engineering.
- Demonstrated experience in an academic archive facility.
- Undergraduate degree or relevant musical background is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of information databases, indexes and multimedia web-based delivery systems as they relate to archival management.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to effectively plan, manage, and complete projects.
- Willingness and capacity to be directly and closely involved in projects.