Archivist

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University invites applications for an Archivist position. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing and managing physical archival collections and preparing them for their digital afterlives following the latest international standards and best practices. The Archivist works with Blinken OSA’s professional staff on collection and information management strategies and procedures; participates in reference, research, education, public programs and ongoing special projects across the Archives; and, over time, is expected to launch own archival initiatives and supervise their implementation. The Archivist plays an active role in liaising with professional partners, educational institutions and various other audiences.
Position for: 
Staff
Status: 
Full-time

Archivist 

Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives

 Starting date:                       As soon as possible

Application deadline:          Rolling, open until filled

Full Or Part Time:                Full-time (40 hours/week)

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University invites applications for an Archivist position.

The successful candidate will be responsible for processing and managing physical archival collections and preparing them for their digital afterlives following the latest international standards and best practices. The Archivist works with Blinken OSA’s professional staff on collection and information management strategies and procedures; participates in reference, research, education, public programs and ongoing special projects across the Archives; and, over time, is expected to launch own archival initiatives and supervise their implementation. The Archivist plays an active role in liaising with professional partners, educational institutions and various other audiences.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director and Acting Chief Archivist to ensure the professional operation of and open and free public access to the Archives;
  • Arrange, describe, preserve and manage daily use of archival collections in accordance with current international standards and best practices;
  • Prepare archival collections for and participate in designing curated collections and digitization and digital humanities projects, as well as public programs and exhibitions;
  • Provide reference staff with collection specific information;
  • Assist the Acting Chief Archivist and senior archival staff in collection development and management, including planning, prioritizing and reviewing the processing of archival collections;
  • Assist senior archival staff and the IT unit in developing information management tools, procedures and policies;
  • Occasionally supervise interns and other temporary staff working on various Blinken OSA projects;
  • Occasionally participate in Blinken OSA’s research projects and teaching activities;
  • Liaise with Blinken OSA’s domestic and international professional partners.

Qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree, preferably in Archival, Library or Information Science; or in Humanities or Social Science with relevant experience in information management;
  • Demonstrated interest in recent history and human rights;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archives collections using current international standards;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards and technical requirements relevant to the physical and intellectual control of archival collections;
  • Ability to think creatively and critically, take initiative, manage several tasks at once, solve problems, and work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Project management skills: the ability to plan a project and work with other colleagues to ensure the successful completion of the project;
  • Oral and written communication skills: the ability to articulate professional archival issues to a variety of audiences and to produce quality written and oral reports and presentations;
  • Computer skills: including hands-on experience with open source archival catalogs and integrated library systems, archival management software and digital repository systems; basic knowledge of relational database systems and relational data model design;
  • Interpersonal skills: the ability to collaborate effectively with CEU faculty, staff and students, as well as other constituencies of Blinken OSA;
  • Language skills: Hungarian, English (knowledge of other languages is an advantage.)

Preferred:

  • Relevant professional experience in special collections or archives;
  • Familiarity with archival management systems, as well as tools and systems for digital preservation;
  • Familiarity with legal and ethical issues affecting privacy in, restrictions on, and access to records;
  • Familiarity with and interest in information and data science relevant to cultural institutions having public access as their mission.

Compensation 

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for 10 months with the possibility of renewal.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for two references.

Please send your complete application package to: advert090@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/090

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