History Associates (HAI) is excited to announce we are seeking two experienced full-time archivists with collections inventory and processing experience to work on a short-term project in the City of Manhattan Beach. This project is expected to last for approximately six weeks. HAI is a professional historical services firm providing customized historical, archival, digital archives, records management, museum and exhibit services to industry, the professions, government, and non-profit organizations for over forty years.
Job Responsibilities The Archivists will assist in conducting an inventory and in general clean-up of historical collections. Alongside a team of museum professionals, and under the supervision of the Project Manager, work will include verifying specific catalog fields and physically sorting through collection and non-collection items.
The position will involve both working independently and with other project staff in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively communicate and meet strict deadlines while achieving accurate data processing and accountability for the collections.
Education Requirements Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, History, or other applicable field
Minimum 2 years of experience working on archives projects
Strong attention to detail
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with MS Office Suite
Understanding of and experience in conducting a museum inventory
Demonstrated practical knowledge of collections policies and procedures
Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative, and judgment
Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Application Instructions Qualified applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, (unofficial) transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references to:
History Associates Incorporated Attn: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel 300 N. Stonestreet Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 email@example.com This position is not eligible for healthcare or paid leave offered by HAI History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.