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Type P
Entered 11/20/2017
Company University of the District of Columbia - Van Ness, Washington, D.C.
Position Jazz Archives Specialist
Close Not Specified
Salary $50,769 - $58,615/year
URL http://bit.ly/2B8JcPk
Brief Description of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the archivesí curator and the general supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the incumbent is responsible for the tasks associated with the receiving of, preservation of and access to the materials in the collections. This includes processing materials; digitization of materials for preservation and access purposes; cataloging and managing information and records; maintaining online presence; managing social media, assisting with education and outreach activities; and providing reference services to the collections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Receives and processes materials according to current archival best practices. Performs analog and/or digital preservation reformatting processes for audio, video and paper (including photographic) materials in the collections. Catalogs and manages information and records utilizing specialized descriptive standards. Maintains online presence and coordinates social media for the archives. Maintains the archivesí website including calendar and outreach pages and social media. Manages online access to the multimedia digital collection in Islandora digital repository. Provides reference services, responds to inquiries and requests concerning archivesí collections and assists with education and outreach activities as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

Bachelorís degree (Masterís preferred) in Library and Information Science, a related discipline or equivalent professional experience
Minimum of two years professional experience working in an archive, library, or similar organization.
Must have knowledge of jazz history, repertoire, and related research competency.
Must have demonstrated knowledge of audio and visual formats and elements, related preservation principles and standards, and proficiency using related specialized equipment and editing software.
Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience with cataloging and metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, MARC) relevant to management of collection materials.
Must have working knowledge of scripting and markup languages such as HTML, PHP, CSS, and XML, and demonstrated experience managing a website.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the Universityís EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/.