Temporary Project Archivist position available at the Kubota Garden Foundation

The Kubota Garden Foundation (KGF) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1988, “to support, enhance and perpetuate the Kubota Garden within the spirit of Fujitaro Kubota and his son Tom Kubota”. The KGF has worked in partnership with the City of Seattle to publicize, maintain, fund and complete projects and run program at the Garden for 25 years. KGF has a membership, collects donations, runs plant sales, provides public tours, organizes volunteers, applies for and manages grants, and handles publicity and capital project resources for the Kubota Garden (www.kubotagarden.org).

The KGF has an opening for a part-time Project Archivist at its office in Seattle. Duties include: Inventory, catalog, re-house and digitize materials related to the history of Kubota Garden. Primary focus will be on photographs, but work may include audio-visual and print materials as well as organizational records. A related task will to be work with a conservator to recommend conservation treatment for historically significant textiles in the Foundation’s collection.

Required qualifications: Training in archival studies, librarianship, and/or museum studies with specific coursework in cataloging, creation of finding aids, and organization of information. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in archival studies, librarianship or museology. One year experience in library, archives or cultural collections management. Experience with high-quality digitization of image collections.

Work Location: 10915 51st Ave S., Seattle, WA

Pay: $20/hour contract, expected duration 200 hours

Hours: flexible, to be arranged

The position will report to the Archive Manager.

Send cover letter and resume describing your qualifications by October 14, 2014 to:

Jobs@KubotaGarden.org

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