The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) seeks applicants for an eighteen month full-time, Lead Archivist position, starting November 1, 2016 For the past seven years, CRRJ, a project of Northeastern University School of Law, has been compiling material on the murders of African Americans in the Jim Crow South during the period of the 1930's through 1970. Students from our Law School clinic have created a file and essay on each case, with supporting legal documents, government reports, oral interviews, photos, videos, memorabilia and their own field investigative notes in order to document and preserve for history the narrative story of each murder and its legal sequelae.
We are seeking a an archivist to create an archive: to organize our materials and develop clear classification systems, in accordance with current protocols of historical archiving, to facilitate straightforward and appropriate access to our material for scholars, policy makers, organizers and lay people with an interest in the mid-century civil right era.
The CRRJ Archivist would be responsible for all curatorial functions relating to the CRRJ Archives as well as the preservation of digital materials, both digitized and born-digital, and the interface with our Website and our other Web-based activities.
B.S., MLS or MLIS with archival focus, or other degree in related field with archival certification; Archival experience in an academic library; Experience in the construction of an archive is highly preferred; Experience in digital preservation, including digital forensics and/or experience in records management; Exceptionally strong skills in organization written and oral communication; Demonstrated proficiency in database management, using digital and non-digital tools; Demonstrated interest or knowledge of this period of history preferred.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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