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Job Listing: Archivist

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Tudor Place Foundation - Washington, D.C.

Closes - Open until filled

Position Title – Archivist

Salary - $22.00-25.00/hour

Job Type - Part-time

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The Archivist advances the mission of Tudor Place through the management, care and use of the archival
collection. The archival collection includes manuscripts, books, photographs, and research files that document
over two centuries of life at Tudor Place. The Archivist is part of a small and dynamic department with a wide
variety of responsibilities. In alignment with the Tudor Place strategic plan, the Archivist also will engage in
initiatives to enhance the documentation of the lives of the enslaved and free individuals who labored at the


Collections Care & Management
- Implement best practices to maintain and preserve the museum’s archival materials
- Work collaboratively with the Collections Manager to monitor and mitigate environmental conditions
in the archive
- Periodically evaluate and recommend conservation treatment of archival materials
- Manage off-site storage of archival materials at third-party facility
- Assist in planning for future needs of the Archive
- Make recommendations regarding the acquisition and loan of archival materials
- Process archival acquisitions, including accessioning and cataloging using the museum’s PastPerfect
- Create and update hardcopy and digital finding aids for archival collections
- Oversee digitization and transcription of archive

Public Outreach & Education
- Assist with making archival resources accessible through the Tudor Place website and social media
- Provide assistance to external and internal researchers in accessing and using the Archive
- Respond to external requests for reproductions of archival materials and update public use guidelines
as needed
- Conduct research using the archival collection for articles in the Tudor Place newsletter, for online
publication, and in other outlets

- Advise the Curator on issues for action or discussion at the Collections committee meetings
- Attend, prepare for and participate in department and all-staff meetings, as assigned
- Review and recommend updates to the Collections Management Policy

- Master’s degree in library/information science, collections management, or a related advanced degree,
preferably with an emphasis on archival management
- Two years of experience managing archival collections, preferably in a museum or historic house

- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a small staff and enthusiasm for working in a team
- Knowledge of current archival management methodology and best practices, including the
management of online and digital resources
- Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage ongoing projects and daily tasks with minimal
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with
colleagues and with the public
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
- Familiarity with collections management database applications (PastPerfect proficiency preferred)
- Knowledge of digital imaging technology
- Ability to work in a range of environmental conditions

A flexible work schedule of 20-24 hours per week is offered.

Compensation is based on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $22-25/ per hour Tudor Place provides excellent benefits to employees, including paid leave, paid holidays, free on-site parking, and a staff Museum Shop discount for all employees; life insurance and medical benefits are available to fulltime employees.

Please email Helen Hubbard-Davis, Director of Finance & Administration, at with a resume and cover letter. Please include ‘ARCHIVIST’ in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Tudor Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer.