Dillon Papers Project Archivist

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Posted Under: Lowell, Massachusetts jobs in Other; Other jobs in zipcode 01854
Posted On: 2020-02-15

Background Since 2006, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library (Library) and John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (Foundation) have partnered to scan, store, preserve, describe, and publish to the Web the Librarys extensive archival holdings. The goal of the digitization program is to provide online access to the Archives core, unique, and unrestricted holdings in all formats through the use of state-of-the-art digital asset/content management software. Since the partnerships inception, the Library has provided online access to approx. 600,000 pages of documents; 23,000 photographic images; 3,700 audio recordings; 1,400 oral history transcripts; and 125 films and videos. Currently, the program is funded through generous support from the Foundation (via grants, private donations, and other sources) and includes a robust digitization on demand service for researchers and staff. Responsibilities Reporting to the Supervisory Archivist for Photographic and Textual Digitization (Supervisory Archivist), the Dillon Papers Project Archivist (Project Archivist) will be responsible for scanning, ingesting into DAMS storage, preserving, describing, and publishing online the personal papers of C. Douglas Dillon, the Secretary of the Treasury under President John F. Kennedy. During the process of digitizing and describing the collections textual and photographic contents over the course of approximately 16 months, the Project Archivist will also: resolve problems with the current arrangement and description of the collection; perform basic preservation measures on the materials; digitize and describe (at the item level) the collections specially protected holdings; and reintegrate and digitize materials that have been recently declassified. Additional responsibilities and application instructions can be found here: https://www.jfklibrary.org/about-us/jobs-internships-volunteers/vacancies/dillon-papers-project-archivist

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