Total Solutions, Inc. (TSI) is recruiting for an Archivist to support the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia. This position will maintain and enhance the Langley Research Center Archives, enabling a wide range of users to access and use analog and digital documents, films, videos, photos, other materials from the archival holdings. This position will perform research and enable search and discovery across the LaRC Archives’ holdings in order to meet the access needs of academic historians, LaRC management and technical experts, cultural resource officers, agency historians, agency archivists, and public affairs specialists.
Appraise records for historical and cultural significance.
Accession historically significant records and donated materials into the LaRC Archives.
Arrange and describe archival records from a variety of media types.
Identify archival holdings that may contain Export Control, SBU/CUI, and/or PII restrictions and work with the LaRC Export Control and STI offices to meet center review standards of practice.
Enable search and discovery of collections through the creation of archival descriptions using standards-based archival description systems.
Perform digital preservation functions including processing and transformation of digital objects, capture of metadata, and utilization of the Open Archival Information Systems (OAIS) Model as a standard for digital preservation.
Digitize records from a variety of media types using scanners, digital capture equipment, and related software
Perform reference duties by assisting researchers and answering reference requests online and in person.
Represent the Office of Communication’s interest in and facilitate relationships with the center’s organizational stakeholders in the fields of exhibits, artifacts, historic preservation, and cultural resources.
Coordinate with the Office of Communication for historical research of collections.
Communicate effectively in writing and orally and provide detailed documentation for workflows, procedures, and guidelines.
Perform outreach and education in the form of presentations, informal gatherings, online and via social media to promote the mission of the LaRC Archives.
Perform analog preservation functions including holdings maintenance, fastener removal, rehousing, etc.
Maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of digital file formats, digital preservation, and digital persistence practice and theory.
Work collaboratively and independently with the NASA History and Archives Program and the NASA LaRC Records Officer.
Demonstrate a deep curiosity and problem solving capacity with unfamiliar technology and rapidly changing environments.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program with a concentration in information science, archives management, or digital curation.
Demonstrated knowledge of both physical and digital archives, electronic records management, and digital preservation practice.
Demonstrated knowledge of the federal records lifecycle.
Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of applicable restrictions related to federal records including National Security Classifications, Export Control Restrictions
About Total Solutions, Inc.
Total Solutions, Inc. (TSI) is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) headquartered in Madison, Alabama with a 25-year history providing a range of services and solutions in research, technology, strategy and operations to U.S. Federal Government clients including the CDC, CMS, DHS, DIA, DOE, DOI, EPS, GSA, MDA, NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and the USDA. We serve federal civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies with award-winning services including first-hand experience supporting large international government programs and initiatives; collaborating with implementing partners; and working with distinguished experts.
At TSI, we understand that good hiring decisions are critical to our success. We take the recruiting process seriously and select only those individuals who are motivated to learn and grow, and who take pride in a job well done. TSI also recognizes that happy employees are productive employees. Treating our team well is one of our top priorities.? Accordingly, we strive to create a working environment that is both intellectually stimulating and personally satisfying.