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Entered 9/19/2017
Company Center for Railroad Photography & Art - Madison, WI
Position Archives Manager
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URL https://www.railphoto-art.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ArchivesManagerJobDescription.pdf
The Center for Railroad Photography & Art is seeking a new full-­‐time Archives Manager. The
Archives Manager oversees more than 200,000 photographs in the Center’s Railroad Heritage Visual
Archive. As a vital team member of the Center, the Archives Manager will also assist the Executive
Director in day-­‐to-­‐day office assignments while providing supervision to several graduate
student interns and volunteers. The Archives Manager will also create writing materials, manage
social media content, and act as a liaison with the Center’s archival partner, Lake Forest College,
and any other interested parties.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Treat all current and new collections with proper archival procedures
o Description and arrangement
o Processing and digitizing
o Metadata entry and creating finding aids
o Accessibility including a strong social media presence
• Consult with the Executive Director and collections committee to prioritize tasks, identify
prospective collections, and plan steps for new acquisitions
• Supervise graduate student interns and volunteers
• Coordinate with the Archivist at Lake Forest College to maintain comprehensive and consistent
records while delegating tasks for one or more intern(s) on-­‐site
• Contribute to the Center’s quarterly journal and maintain its “Out of the Archives” column with
relevant archival news and developments
• Various administrative tasks as required, including:
o Maintaining membership records
o Preparing mailings
o Running errands (post office, storage facility, etc.)

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• Strong sense of independence and work ethic
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to multi-­‐task and meet deadlines
• Organized and self motivated, able to prioritize work to achieve targets
• Committed to professional development
• Ability to travel when needed
• Ability to occasionally lift 40+ lbs. boxes

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in library science or related field in archives
• Knowledge of, or willingness and ability to quickly learn, railroad and North American
history, photography, and the extensive and specific terminology related to railroading
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and database software
• Knowledge of metadata schemes such as VRA Core, Dublin Core, etc.
• Working knowledge of social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram,
LinkedIn, and YouTube
• Experience working with content management systems like WordPress
• Acquainted with archival organizations such as SAA, MAC, ARMA or similar

• Flexible schedule
• Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
• Paid holidays and paid vacation
• Health insurance

About the Center for Railroad Photography & Art (CRP&A)
Railroads helped build the United States—and the world—as we know it, uniting people across vast
distances while redefining concepts of space and time. Railroads and photography grew up together,
and the visual arts are particularly well suited to portraying and interpreting the enormous impact
of the railroad on history, society, and culture. Since its founding in 1997, the Center for
Railroad Photography & Art (CRP&A) has been passionately committed to telling railroading’s stories
through imagery: interpreting the past creatively, connecting it to the present while looking to
the future.

The CRP&A achieves its mission through exhibitions, conferences, and publications that spring from
its core commitment to collect, preserve, and then make widely available imagery that portrays the
nearly 200-­‐year history of railroads. While based in Madison, Wisconsin, the CRP&A does not
maintain a museum space or large facilities, but instead collaborates on its many projects with
individuals and institutions ranging from museum and universities to libraries and historical
societies. The Center’s modest footprint allows it to focus its expertise on railroad imagery and
the profound and moving stories it can tell.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume by email to Scott Lothes, president and executive director, scott@railphoto-­‐art.org