Position Title: Electronic Records Consultant
Department: Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives
Reports To: Assistant Archivist
Location: 345 Hudson Street, New York
Date: July 2013-September 2014 (up to 78 days within 15 months)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives is excited to announce that it is a recent recipient of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant for an electronic records start-up project. As part of the grant, we are hiring an Electronic Records Consultant to guide the museum in developing electronic records policies and procedures to ensure effective acquisition, preservation, management, future migration, access to and security of the museum’s electronic records.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation seeks an Electronic Records Consultant to guide the museum in developing effective electronic records policies and procedures. The Electronic Records Consultant will contribute to an institution-wide initiative to ensure effective acquisition, preservation, management, future migration, access to and security of the museum’s electronic records.
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.
There are no direct reports associated with this position.
Survey electronic records created and maintained throughout the institution by department
Analysis and report of records identifying media types, extent, and at-risk collections
Analysis and report of the institution’s current technology and future technology needs
Create a plan for Electronic Records Repository and the management of electronic records that includes recommendations for strategies for the preservation of electronic records of historical significance as defined by the Guggenheim retention schedule as well as best practices for the long-term storage, management, and access of records, including proposed policies and procedures, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Masters degree in library, archival or information studies, or related discipline
- Professional experience administering an archival records management program
- Knowledge of and experience with electronic records issues
- Professional experience in the management of electronic assets, database management, software and hardware management, and web management
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and coordinate complex projects
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The Electronic Records Consultant is a 15-month part-time position supported by a grant received by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The Consultant will generally work on-site for the survey phase of the project and off-site during the analysis and creation of the plan.
Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the job title “Electronic Records Consultant” in the subject line.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.