MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

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Archives Processing Technician

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Job Description

Open & closing dates
02/20/2019 to 03/06/2019

Service
Excepted

Pay scale & grade
GS 07

Salary
$45,972 to $59,762 per year

Appointment type
Permanent – Position

Work schedule
Full-Time – Flexitime.

Summary
The position is located in the Acquisitions and Processing Section of the Music Division, Special Collections Directorate of Library Services. As part of one of the largest music libraries in the United States and in the world, the Acquisitions and Processing Section is crucial to the Music Division’s mission of preparing for reader use special collection material of the performing arts: music, theater, and dance.

The position description number for this position is 382922

Responsibilities
Performs a broad range of archival work in a major body of records that include personal papers and organizational records in need of sorting and arrangement. Participates in preliminary review and handling of newly acquired papers or assigned collections. Removes duplicate and extraneous material as directed.

Performs complex and difficult work in maintaining a major body of records that include personal papers and organization material. Organizes and compiles information for accession and bibliographic records. Helps identify collection material and applies descriptive information to document cases and folders according to a prescribed plan. Assists in the compilation of finding aids and other descriptive compilations in automated format.

Serves as a point of contact for most technical aspects involved in the preservation and maintenance of archival collections. Assists in preliminary review of archival collections to determine physical condition. Following a prescribed plan, identifies and labels material for conservation and inventory control, including in automated systems. Treats and houses material according to instructions and performs duties such as shelving and relocating collections, transferring items, containers, and files, and marking them for special identification or handling. Supports collections security by filling occasional office duties such as monitoring stack areas.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
08

How to Apply

Position closes March 20. Further information on how to apply is available at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524946400 

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