The Jane Kessler Memorial Archives at Penland School of Craft (the archives) collects, preserves, and makes available the records of Penland School. The archives’ collections track the evolution of Penland from its beginning during the Appalachian Craft Revival into the influential adult education center that it is today. The archives collects not only the administrative records of the school, but also holds manuscript collections, maps and architectural drawings, image and audio-visual collections, objects and artifacts, and selected print materials. The archives is the only permanent collecting entity at the school.
Under the supervision of the Archivist, the Project Archivist will manage a grant-supported project that focuses on preserving at-risk audio-visual materials through digitization. This will include planning and managing the digitization of those materials by others, the implementation of a digital asset management system (DAM) for the archives, and the transfer of digital media files to the DAM. All project materials will be catalogued into the archives’ existing ArchivesSpace database and records will be linked with the DAM. Planning for sustainable solutions for the management and preservation of digital files, ensuring access to these resources, and documentation of the project itself, are critical components of this work.
Please see the full job description at https://penland.org/about/jobs-internships/. The funding for this project has been secured through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the project archivist will be responsible for maintaining accurate records of project activities and outcomes that will be included in periodic reports to NEH.