Job: Archival Collections Manager, The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Miami

01 Dec 2017 10:30 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, is seeking an organized, detail‐oriented individual to process its photographic, manuscript, and artifact collection. The applicant needs to be familiar with archival protocols and have the capacity to easily learn technologies related to digital processing and preservation. The project archivist will work under the supervision of the executive director and archivist, the project archivist will work collaboratively to arrange and describe collections in accordance with accepted archival standards.

Starting Date: Immediately

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Appraise, arrange and describe several large, complex archival collections
  • Develop processing plans, work flows, and schedules in order to complete the organization and description of papers within timeframes
  • Oversee the day-to-day work of the projects
  • Supervise archival undergraduate and graduate interns
  • Provide guidance to other staff on best practices for processing
  • Prepare finding aids, guides, and other descriptive access tools
  • Participate in the development of policies and workflows for electronic records


  • A degree in library or informational sciences, history, or museum studies. This is an entry level position.
  • At least one year of experience with the arrangement and description of multi-format archival collections preferably in an academic special collections and archives environment
  • Knowledge of national standards and best practices for the description of archival materials and cataloging
  • Experience with best practices and tools for electronic records
  • Familiarity with archival management systems and databases for the description and management of collection

Send Resume or CV to:

Address : 819 NW 2ND Avenue , Miami , Fl 33136

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Phone: 786-708-4610

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