Job Posting: Project Archivist at BMA

The Baltimore Museum of Art is seeking an experienced Project Archivist for the successful execution of an archives and records management project. This is a grant-funded, 30-month, full-time, temporary position in the Library Department of The Baltimore Museum of Art.


• Master of Library Science degree from an accredited institution
• Demonstrated experience with standard archival principles and practices

• Concentration in archives
• Coursework in records management
• Certification from the Academy for Certified Archivists
• Experience in processing archival collections
• Experience in records management
• Knowledge of art history

• Ability to plan, prioritize work, and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to work well within a small team and with volunteers
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong written communication skills
• Competency with Microsoft Office software
• General fitness for lifting archive boxes up to 30 pounds and moving loaded carts

1. Survey, appraise, and accession the records of Museum departments, identifying preservation issues and needs, researching and developing records retention schedules, create a records management manual for the Museum, and conduct workshops to introduce the Museum community to the new records management policies and procedures contained in the manual.
2. Following national standards and best practices for archival descriptions, process and arrange manuscript and archival holdings, work with Archivists’ Toolkit to generate encoded finding aids, and prepare MARC records.
3. Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending professional development courses and attending training.

Please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Please reference the position “Project Archivist” in the subject line of your e-mail.
No Phone Calls Please.