The Office of Archives and Records for the Archdiocese of Atlanta has an immediate opening for a full-time Archivist/Records Analyst. Under the direction of the Director, the Archivist/Records Analyst collects, preserves, and makes available the permanent and official records of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, its people, institutions, and associations. This position also assists the Records Manager with records management research and reference questions, and with analog and digital records management projects.
Acquires, accessions, and processes archival collections containing a variety of formats, such as paper, audiovisual materials, digital records, photographs, etc.
Conducts research and provides reference services for staff, parishioners, and the public. Also coordinates and assists with on-site researchers.
Supervises volunteers and interns.
Responsible for collection development and exhibit creation.
Oversees the Oral History Program, including researching candidates and conducting interviews, and other projects as they arise (such as digitization projects or grant-funded projects).
Pursues grant funding for projects from the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia.
Collaborates with the Records Manager on outreach, including the departmental website and Facebook page.
Assists the Records Manager with records management research and reference questions, including those related to the Records Retention Schedule and the Disposition Request process.
Assists the Records Manager with analog and digital records management projects, including those relating to the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system and off-site storage.
All other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Archives & Records.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Master’s degree (MLIS, MSI, MARA, etc.) with specialization in Archives.
Experience processing archival materials and using collection management systems.
Experience handling reference requests from a diverse clientele.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a customer service based approach.
An understanding of database management, metadata, and authority control.
Computer proficiency with a working knowledge of Microsoft applications, scanning software and equipment, and image-editing software.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality on all matters.
Must be able to reach objects in high places and lift up to 45 pounds.
Certified Archivist or intent to work towards certification.
One year of experience in a professional archives setting.
Knowledge of emerging trends in archival processing and in archival access that emphasize issues related to management and preservation of electronic records.
Ability to plan and execute multiple projects with varying deadlines.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta is the official Catholic Church for North Georgia with Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory as its leader. The Office of Archives and Records, founded in 1992, has been collecting records and unique materials that document the management, organization, and history of the Archdiocese since it was formed out of the Diocese of Savannah in 1956. Its responsibilities ...encompass not only the supervision of permanent archival records, but also the management of the active and semi-active records of the Archdiocesan offices and agencies.The mission of the Office of Archives and Records is to collect, preserve, and make available the permanent and official records of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, its people, institutions, and associations. It documents the historical richness, development, and the spiritual, temporal and business affairs of the Catholic Church in North Georgia.A new initiative began in 2008 to reorganize the Office of Archives and Records in order to offer better access to its resources and to expand its responsibilities. In 2010, the Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists honored the Archives with the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Award in recognition for its work in building an exemplary archives and records program.While primarily serving the administrative needs of the Chancery and assisting parishes with research, preservation, and records management issues, the Office of Archives and Records is also open to the public for scholarly research by appointment.