Archivist, Ree & Jun Kaneko Foundation

  • Full Time
  • Omaha NE
  • 50,000. USD / Year

Website Ree & Jun Kaneko Foundation

Artist Endowed Foundation for Jun Kaneko

POSITION TITLE: ARCHIVIST, Ree & Jun Kaneko Foundation

Contact / email: Jun Kaneko Studio 402-341-4523

Troia Schonlau,

Hours: 9-5 M-F w lunch paid hour, yearly salary

Pay: $48,000-54,000 depending upon qualifications.

Location: Ree & Jun Kaneko Foundation, Omaha, NE


The Archivist directs and manages the operations for the Ree & Jun Kaneko

Foundation Archives.


● Develop and implement archival policies and procedures with regards to appraising,

accessioning, processing, documenting, and accessing archival collections.

● Research, compare, select, and implement vital technologies and services to achieve

archive objectives, especially: Archival Collection Management System(s), Digital

Asset Management System(s), digitization

equipment/technologies. We currently use Claris Filemaker as our database software.

● Facilitate archives access requests by internal staff and outside researchers.

● Respond to archives information inquiries and requests.

● Supervise and train archives staff, interns, and volunteers.

● Create and maintain digital archives collections, maintain digital objects and their

corresponding metadata.

● Promote collections through the Web, online exhibits, print/electronic guides,

newsletters and other publications, social media, presentations, instructional

sessions, and other outreach activities.

● Collaborate with partner organizations to deploy outreach events, tours, exhibits, and

programs to promote use of archives collection materials.

● Identify funding opportunities and participate in writing grant proposals.

● Represent the Archives on relevant internal and external committees and


● Perform other duties and assist with special events as assigned.


● MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program, preferably with an

emphasis in archives, OR Masters degree in Art History or a related field with an

Archivist Certification from Academy of Certified Archivists or Society of

American Archivists.

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● 3 years of relevant work experience

● Knowledge of standard archival theory and practice, preservation concepts,

principles, and methodologies, finding aids

● Knowledge of developing digital collections

● Knowledge of current metadata standards used for describing digital materials

● Experience with archival and museum collection management systems

● Experience with digital asset/content management systems


● Experience with digitization of collection items, especially photographic


● Experience in conservation techniques and digital preservation

● Successful grant writing experience

● Experience managing assistants and volunteers

● Basic familiarity with ceramic art terminology and processes.

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