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Subject: Fw: Cheaf Archivist position - Budapest, Hungary
From: Jan Magnusson <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Mon, 22 Apr 2002 16:35:14 +0200
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Cc: "Katalin Gadoros" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 4:12 PM
Subject: Cheaf Archivist position - Budapest, Hungary


Dear Madam/Sir,

The Open Society Archives is seeking a Chief Archivist and  would like to
ask for your help with electronically circulating the position vacancy
advertisment (attached and also copied below) for the professional
community.

Please let us know if it is possible to post the advertisment on your web
site or if you can recommend other sites or listservs.

Thank you for your time and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Katalin Gadoros
Assistant Director


Katalin Gadoros, Assistant Director for Finance and Administration
Open Society Archives at Central European University
1051 Bp. Nador u. 9, P.O. Box 1082 H-1245, Hungary
tel: +36-1-235-6162; fax: +36-1-327-3260; email: [log in to unmask]




Chief Archivist Position



Starting date: October 1, 2002


Job Description: The Open Society Archives (OSA) is a private, historical
and human rights archive and research institute, which was established and
endowed by investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1995. Its collections
comprise the archives of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - one of the
largest Cold War archives in the world - documents of various important
human rights organizations and those of the worldwide Soros Foundations
network, totaling almost 5,000 linear meters of textual materials, which are
complemented by more than 40,000 periodical and library items, electronic
records and a rapidly growing audio-visual reference collection. The Open
Society Archives at the Central European University, a graduate teaching and
research university, located in Budapest, Hungary and chartered as a
degree-granting institution in the United States. The Archives serves the
multi-cultural student body and faculty of CEU as well as visiting scholars
and researchers from all over the world. Also, consistent with its mission
to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern
Europe and in countries of the former Soviet Union by opening up research
resources and promoting human rights and informational rights issues, OSA
actively supports archival projects and research into recent history
worldwide by means of its grant-giving scheme.

OSA is now seeking a full time Chief Archivist to supervise and coordinate
the professional team of 30 that is responsible for looking after and
describing the holdings and providing access to them, as well as developing
and promoting the increased scientific and public use of the Archives. The
post-holder will be involved in project planning, collections and reference
service management and development, as well as representing OSA at renowned
events.

Required skills/Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a
university degree related to work in a historical and human rights archive.
The Chief Archivist is expected to be qualified and experienced in diverse
fields of the archival profession and archive management. OSA is seeking a
person with professional and human integrity, with knowledge and experience
in the fields of history and/or human rights. S/he will need to demonstrate
relevant professional contacts, extensive knowledge of the latest archival
information technology, good knowledge of electronic records management, and
good communications skills. Fluency in written and oral English and command
of at least one major language of the Central- Eastern European region is a
requirement. Leadership and management qualities are expected to be backed
by a track record in relevant professional fields, such as the successful
digitizing of projects, innovative reference services, in-depth
understanding of archival processing, description, records management,
disaster planning, etc.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive European salary and benefits will be
commensurate with experience.

Employees who are not citizens or permanent residents of Hungary are
required to obtain a work permit. The Central European University will
assist the successful candidate in
obtaining the required permits. The compensation package is subject to
Hungarian tax regulations.



Applications: Letter of application, with a CV  and the names and addresses
of two referees, should be sent to the Director of the Open Society Archives
c/o Eszter Kotsis, Human Resources Office of Central European University,
H-1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9, Hungary, Fax: +36 1 235 6135, e-mail:
[log in to unmask]

Applications should reach the Human Resources Office by June 1, 2002.

OSA/CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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