The Archivist is responsible for establishing policy and procedures of the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center’s Archives, including the historic Logan Heights and Tomasa ‘Tommie’ Camarillo Collections, specifically software, digital and AV collections (moving/still image, and audio).
Tasks include arranging, describing, and making accessible new and legacy materials/artifacts and digitized AV, digital objects, and establishing and monitoring internal workflows. The Archivist will have primary responsibility for day-to-day management of the CPMCC’s Repository–physical and digital materials and collecting of artifacts. The successful applicant will understand a variety of preservation technologies related to (digital–out) collecting, processing and preservation and will keep abreast of new technical information and developments relating to the life cycle of physical and digital objects.
The position will oversee and support the initiative to digitize the Tomasa “Tommie” Camarillo’s Collection and the overall CPMCC general collections operations. The Archivist will work closely and collaboratively with collections and curatorial staff in implementing CPMCC’s move to a new Collections Management System (CMS) and further enabling an online collections access platform. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated and eager to lead, learn, and support the community. The Archivist will understand the functions and technologies related to CPMCC’s museum and archival collections, as well as all local, statewide, national, and international online management systems. The Archivist reports to the Executive Director.
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