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Type P
Entered 10/10/2017
Company Columbia Archives/Columbia Association - Columbia, MD
Position Director/Manager
Close Not Specified
Salary $55,000.00 - $83,000.00
URL https://jobs.aaslh.org/job/directormanager/37449931/


The Columbia Archives, a Columbia Association facility, is the primary resource on the history of the acclaimed planned community of Columbia, Maryland and its visionary founder, James Rouse. In 2016 Columbia was rated the number one small city in the United States by Money Magazine, a distinction rooted in the unique history, planning and ongoing care by Columbia Association and other entities.

The Columbia Archives collects, preserves and makes available to the public the history of Columbia and founder James Rouse. Holdings include a wide range of formats with more than 500 linear feet of personal papers and organizational records, visual images and graphic materials, audio visual recordings, and numerous books, reports, local newspapers and artifacts. Taken together, the holdings are a rich resource for investigating any question on Columbia as well as the careers of James Rouse. The Columbia Archives serves Columbia residents and the business community, prospective residents, students, urban planning professionals, the press and other researchers.

The Columbia Archives Manager, is responsible for the overall management, planning, developing and implementing all events and activities related to the Columbia Archives including the archival functions, exhibits, public and educational programs and administration. The manager develops cooperative relationships and partnerships with local institutions in support of the Archives mission and goals and is the public face of the Archives. For more information www.ColumbiaArchives.org


Develop and implement the policies regarding the archiving of materials that have permanent administrative, fiscal, informational or historic value.

Ensure implementation of best practices to preserve and make accessible historical materials of enduring value to the community.

Develop and manage accession program including maintaining relationships with materials donors.

Develop, design and manage programs for the community to promote the collection and to enhance interest in the founding vision of Columbia, including but not limited to, exhibits, tours, lectures, special events, etc.

Keep abreast of activities and development of Columbia through reading, community outreach and participation in the community.

Make the collection available to and assist researchers in person and by telephone and email.

Actively participates in archival committees and coalitions.

Develop and manage volunteer program.

Create, plan, monitor and manage department operating and capital budget and submit to Assistant Director of Community Services for approval, and control expenditures according to approved budget.

Interview, hire, supervise, discipline, and evaluate Columbia Archives staff.