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Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles, CA
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The Assistant Archivist performs archival duties that require working knowledge of archival management principles to organize, describe and promote access to historical materials, specifically those to be used for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s upcoming centennial celebrations. The Assistant Archivist reports to the Digital Archives Manager.
Following national standards and best practices, develop local guidelines, procedures, and workflows to ensure consistent, secure, and long-term access to archive collections. Review and revise the documents on a regular basis.
Identify priorities and determine appropriate approaches to processing collections and preparing them for use. Develop and document project plans and workflows to meet defined objectives.
Process, catalog, and prepare collections to be featured or referenced as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s upcoming centennial celebrations.
Digitize collections for ingest into Digital Asset Management system, including gathering and entering metadata to enable extensive search capabilities.
Assist with archival research and projects for Centennial celebrations as needed.
Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA)‐accredited library school or M.A. with concentration in Archival Studies, Digital Curation, Moving Images or Records Management.
Demonstrated command of music history and familiarity with other performing arts.
At least 3 years of experience processing collections in a variety of formats; creating and updating information in an archives collection management system; applying of metadata content/structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital objects (DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, PBCore).
Broad knowledge of digitization standards and developments.
Experience directing and overseeing the work of others.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct multiple projects and activities; excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools and best practices for archival processing, description and administration
Excellent organizational and research skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
Advanced experience with databases, data conceptualization and overall computer proficiency. Experience with scripting and command line processing is a plus.
Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills.