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FW: Archivist, Chicago, Illinois

  • 1.  FW: Archivist, Chicago, Illinois

    Posted 21 days ago


    International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship)

    Chicago, Illinois


    Make a living and a The Fellowship!

    We help more than a million Jews in need each year.  Come and share your experience and talents so that we can help even more.


    As a specialist in archives and digital asset management, you'll collaborate with the Manager of Communication Resources to strategically process and archive the assets and publications of the organization, in both digital and physical forms.  In this role, you will ensure accessibility and preservation of The Fellowship's content, information, and collateral in a manner that advances the objectives of the organization.  Additionally, you will assist the Manager with the implementation of a new documentation resources database for core, active, and enterprise-wide documents.


    Key components of the role include:

    ·         Following established strategy for processing and archiving digital historical assets, papers, artifacts, publications, donor premiums, donor proposals and stewardship pieces, departmental reports, etc. (Materials include print samples and electronic files.) This involves appraisal of the content to determine worth of archiving, as well as making recommendations to the manager on standard operating procedures and strategies where lacking or in need of updating.

    ·         Assisting the Manager of Communication Resources with the implementation of a new documentation resource database for core, active, enterprise-wide documents to be used by the entire organization. Working in collaboration with the Manager to maintain the integrity of the current system through the transition.

    ·         Assisting with fulfilling reference requests for assets and content in the archival databases.

    ·         Curating assets and content – both current and historical - for various departments to be used in their campaigns and projects.

    ·         Recording usage of assets on all platforms and publications.


    The ideal candidate will have at least the following experience and abilities:

    ·         Bachelor's degree with emphasis in library studies, archives, digital asset management, or related discipline or equivalent experience

    ·         Minimum of 2 years' archiving or asset management experience using digital asset management systems

    ·         Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

    ·         Familiar with data entry/data processing or content management systems and functions

    ·         Familiar with video and graphic file formats

    ·         Familiar with metadata standards and best practices

    ·         Experience with basic office tasks such as typing, filing and scanning

    ·         Highly organized with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and prioritize appropriately

    ·         Demonstrated ability for accuracy and attention to detail

    ·         Must be self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work independently with minimal direction

    ·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

    ·         Strong ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of end users


    Come and experience all that The Fellowship offers, including the ability for you to make a living and make a difference in a positive, friendly work environment.  We have great benefits, team members and are centrally located in downtown Chicago.  Submit your resume and salary requirements so that your journey in helping others through The Fellowship's mission can begin.



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