Job (Temporary): Registrar/Digital Archivist, Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando

03 Dec 2018 8:02 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Overview

At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly Company,” facilitating a healthy work-life balance.

The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also presents visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for all ages. From documenting defining moments in our history, including the Pulse nightclub tragedy, to bearing witness to everyday life, the museum plays an invaluable role by serving as Central Florida’s storyteller for generations to come.

The History Center is seeking a temporary Registrar/Digital Archivist to work with One Orlando Collection by processing and digitizing memorial items from the Orlando Pulse Night Club shooting that took place on June 12, 2016. This is a temporary full-time position within the collections department of the Orange County Regional History Center. This position will work closely with the Center’s other One Orlando Staff.

Representative Duties

  • Communicate and work with a variety of organizations, institutions, and individuals within the area to collect materials related to the event.
  • Participates in daily collections management of items related to the event: conducts custodial responsibilities in acquiring and preserving objects, including implementing methods for acquisition, preservation, and conservation of items
  • Assists in artifact selection, research, and the installation.de-installation of exhibits
  • Plans and manages a digital archives program with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development, and issues associated with electronic records.
  • Has familiarity with current metadata standards.
  • Assist in the creation of an online memorial website encompassing all collected materials.
  • Communicates and work with a variety of organizations, institutions, and individuals within the area to collect materials related to the event.
  • Directs and participates in daily digital management of items related to the event: conducts custodial responsibilities in digitally acquiring, organizing, and preserving objects, art, photographs, oral histories, documentary records, and social and news media.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Museum Studies or closely related field and two years of museum registration or collections experience. Must have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

Preferences

  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or Library Sciences
  • Experience utilizing Past Perfect Experience with copyright and rights management issues
  • Fluency in Spanish and English strongly preferred

Notes

Hours per week: 40

Hours/Days of work: 8:00am to 5:00pm / Monday - Friday with occasional evenings and weekends

Additional Salary Information: Based on Qualification

Internal Number: 22104

The selected applicant must submit to a background investigation that includes but is not limited to fingerprinting and polygraph examination and favorable results must be obtained for employment.

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Educational Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

Please apply online at: https://mycareers.ocfl.net

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