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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Description Archivist (Short Term Consultant). World Bank, Washington. Open until 17th October 2011

POSITION: Description Archivist (Short Term Consultant)

LOCATION: World Bank Group Archives – Washington, DC

START DATE: 1 November 2011

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: 1 November 2011 – 30 June 2012

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Chief Archivist, the Description Archivist is responsible for arrangement and description of fonds held by the World Bank Group Archives as assigned by the Team Lead. Specific duties include: arranging records into series using functional analysis; describing records at the fonds and series level according to the International Standard for Archival Description (ISAD(G)) and World Bank Group specific-rules; creating finding aids; posting finding aids and other descriptive information on-line; updating information in the WBG Archives’ business system (TRIM); completing limited physical processing; and performing other duties as required.

Education: Master of Archival Studies degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: Experience in arrangement and description projects using the International Standard for Archival Description (ISAD(G)) or the Rules for Archival Description (RAD) is required. Experience as a working level archivist preferred. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite, TRIM, and/or web publishing is an asset.

Other: The ideal candidate can work diligently alone, and can also work cooperatively with team members. The candidate should demonstrate excellent organization skills and be able to manage large multi-part projects. The candidate must be able to communicate clearly in English both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of a second language is an asset. Must be able to lift 15 pounds.

COMPENSATION: Competitive daily fee based on skills and experience. Note that compensation for non-US nationals is not subject to tax. Work visas for non-US nationals will be arranged. Relocation costs are negiotiable.

SUBMISSION: Please submit curriculum vitae along with 1 - 2 samples of ISAD or RAD descriptions completed by the candidate by close of business October 17th, 2011 to April Miller:

The World Bank Group Archives is part of the Library and Archives of Development, and is responsible for preserving the institutional memory of the World Bank Group, assisting internal and external clients find and use information, and promoting international standards for records management practices within the Bank Group. The Archives is responsible for retention and disposition policies for Bank Group records, for providing secure storage and retrieval services, and for facilitating research using archival records through the Arrangement and Description program and the Access to Information Program. The Archives serves a unique international audience as it serves the external economic development community and the staff of this large multi-lateral organization.

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