Skills: IT - Analysis & Management, IT - Software Development
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia
Req Number: 19061BR
We are seeking a Chief Archivist to join the Programs Division of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture Department.
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is an iconic landmark building, a beacon for knowledge to illuminate, inspire, and catalyze the potential of the Kingdom's vast talent pool. Ithra is an all-purpose culture destination, and an environment for transformative experiences to unlock the power of potential through mastery in arts, science, literature, and innovation. Facilities include an idea lab, library, theater, museum, energy exhibit, art gallery, children's museum, and a knowledge tower housed under one roof to provide visitors with an immersive and transformative experience.
The Programs Division is responsible for planning and executing all the King Abdulaziz Center's programs, including but not limited to, the Museum programs, Theater and Performing Arts programs, as well as Keystone and the Outreach programs. In addition, it is responsible for the Library and other educational, scientific, and technological programs.
Your role is to manage and maintain documents and other materials that have historical importance for individuals, organizations, and nations. You will also be responsible for making information accessible to users, increasingly in digital format.
As the successful candidate you should hold a Master's degree in library science or information studies, or a Bachelor's degree in information technology, history, archeology, or a relevant field.
Minimum of 7 years of experience in cultural institutions, academic experience, or similar field related to archiving.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Identify methods of protecting and preserving collections.
Prepare record-keeping systems and procedures for archival research and for the retention or destruction of records.
Specialize in the acquisition, management, description, and preservation of photographic or audiovisual materials or electronic records.
Records management, digitization, public outreach, writing, and teaching.
Manage and supervise staff; and take responsibility for overall strategy.
Liaise with donors and depositors of archives to acquire new collections.
Arrange the acquisition and retrieval of records.
Organize and rehouses collections.
Describes collections and write finding aids.
Assists researchers in using the collections.
Evaluate records for preservation and retention.
Saudi Aramco's Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world. It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company's wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line.
Every day, our multinational team of more than 70,000 people combines passion, purpose, and performance to achieve a common objective: unlocking the full potential of the Kingdom’s resources to create more value for our company and more opportunities for people at home and around the globe.
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