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Director, Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)
The Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives is the Archivist of the Smithsonian and the senior archivist of the Institution. The successful candidate will be an experienced professional with a record of innovative leadership of archival programs, excellent communications and management skills, and knowledge of recent developments in archival preservation and information technologies. The Director leads an experienced staff of twenty that develops and implements Institution-wide policies and standards for records management and institutional history, operates a conservation laboratory, and develops the electronic records program. The Director coordinates policies for the management of the SmithsonianÕs vast archival collections and is the leader and spokesperson for the Smithsonian archival community to both internal and external audiences. Ongoing initiatives include a leadership role in the management of the InstitutionÕs digital assets and the expansion of its electronic records program, a collaborative project to develop digital archives guidance for small and medium-size organizations, and continuing the development of the conservation laboratory. There are exciting opportunities to explore outreach programs. While the office is primarily funded through Federal appropriations, the Director will pursue outside funding for special projects. This is a Senior Level Federal Civil Service position, reporting to the InstitutionÕs Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. For requirements and application procedures go to www.si.edu; click on Jobs; then Job Opportunities; and scroll to position #EX-06-10. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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