Spread the word! We are looking for a contract Archivist.

Help us as we embark on a project to improve storage of our large photographic collections! Photographs fare better when they are stored in a cold environment (40-55 F), and we have just finished building a state-of-the-art cold storage unit at the Museum. Over the coming year, we will be moving around 30,000 negatives and 87,000 transparencies into this unit.

We are seeking an archives professional to lead this project, including rehousing some of the photographs, and planning the move of all negatives and transparencies into the cold storage unit. The contracted archivist will work with museum staff, and will have access to the results of a recent survey that documented the types, materials, condition, and housing of all the assets.

Do you know someone with experience working in archives or collections? Please send them our way!

We will be reviewing applications through January 31, 2018. Project start date is flexible. Email us at ACMCollections at si.edu with a letter of interest, CV or resume, and hourly quote. Full project description is available upon request.

Shelving in the Anacostia Community Museum's Archives
Shelving in the Anacostia Community Museum’s Archives
Photographs in the Anacostia Community Museum's Archives
Photographs in the Anacostia Community Museum’s Archives

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