Seattle Central College is seeking a contract archivist to carry out a small digitization project for the Broadway High School Archive.
The project consists of identifying, describing, and digitizing approximately 200 archival items from the Broadway High School Archive. The archive includes approximately 235 cubic feet of photographs, school records, year books, school newspapers, and ephemera. The archivist will facilitate or carry out digitizing, metadata creation, entry, and project reporting with support from an hourly staff person and the Seattle Central College library. The project should begin as soon as possible and work must be completed by September 15, 2020.
The goal of this project is to broaden access and awareness of the collection by digitizing selected items from the collection. The resulting files will provide researchers and educators a sense of the scope and types of materials in the collection. Future projects will expand digital access, including more complex metadata at the collection and item levels. This project supported by a grant from the Washington State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
About the archive: The Broadway High School Archive (BHSA) holds a significant number of unique materials documenting Seattle’s first high school (1942-1946) located on the site of current Seattle Central College in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The archive is located in a restricted access non-climate controlled space inside the Broadway Performance Hall. A pc computer and digital scanner are available at the archive; data will be entered onsite at the Seattle Public Schools archive in consultation with the SPS archivist.
Experience with digitization projects for paper-based collections
Experience in archival preservation and handling and digitizing archival collections
Ability to work in an environment that may include dust and mold
Knowledge of technologies appropriate to special collections and archives
Master of Library and Information Science, Master in Archival Studies, or equivalent professional experience
A professional services contract for this position will be based on approximately 150 hours of work at $30/hour. Open until filled. To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to:
Yeah, but is it Haunted? Interpreting Death, Religion, and the Paranormal at Heritage Sites.
Join Hilary Pittenger, Curator of Collections at the White River Valley
Museum, for a discussion of the role spiritual and paranormal topics
have in the interpretation of heritage sites and service to the public.
Using national surveys and local case studies, learn how other heritage
organizations have successfully addressed topics like ghost hunting,
cryptids, psychics, death, religious beliefs, and more.
From I-5 South take the Madison Street exit (164A). Turn left onto Madison. Turn right on Western Ave.
From I-5 North take the 6th Street exit (165A) and turn right on
Columbia. Turn right onto 1st Ave. Turn left onto Madison. Turn right
onto Western Ave.
There is street parking as well as the Watermark Garage (which is located on Western Ave.)
King County Archives is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as an Assistant Archivist. The Assistant Archivist supports the Archivist in management of the Archives and works collaboratively as part of the Archives team in providing high-quality customer service; fulfilling the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of the Archives; and in support of the Records and Licensing Services Division and King County priorities.
This is a full time position that closes Wednesday, November 6th at 11:59 pm.
On Wednesday, November 6 MIPoPS (Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound) will be hosting a joint meeting of ARMA Seattle and Seattle Area Archivists at Seattle City Hall.
MIPoPS is a local non-profit that helps organizations convert their analog video recordings to digital formats for preservation and enhanced access. Program director Libby Hopfauf will give a short presentation about what MIPoPS does, followed by a live demonstration of the digitization process in their studio, which is housed within the Seattle Municipal Archives.