About the Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives
The Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center is a nationally important repository for archives of industrial America and a source for research about Western Pennsylvania. Founded in 1879, the Library & Archives preserves the rich history of Western Pennsylvania, and makes its collections accessible to researchers, students, and the general public.
The Senator John Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is seeking a full-time temporary Project Archivist for the Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives. The Project Archivist performs professional archival tasks under the supervision of the Chief Archivist and the Director of the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives, consistent with best practices endorsed by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). These tasks comprise of processing collections, including arranging materials, creating finding aids and MARC records, and encoding finding aids in EAD; working with sound recordings, including transcription of oral histories; working with photographic material, including scanning and uploading images to Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives webpages.
This is a full-time, temporary (one year) position.
Requirements The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the current methods, policies, practices, principles and procedures of professional library work including database management, records management best practices, and digital curation. General knowledge of the Western Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh area is preferred.
Additional skills of the successful candidate will include proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with database creation and management. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and WordPress. Outstanding written, oral communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as a team member. Ability to solve problems and manage projects.
Application Process We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter including salary requirements and how you learned of this vacancy and a resume to: Renee Falbo Director of Human Resources Senator John Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 email@example.com
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania with six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space. The History Center’s museum system in...cludes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum; the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park; Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa. in Washington County; and the History Center’s Museum Conservation Center. The History Center presents the most compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of every age.