Head of Manuscripts & Archives – Qatar Foundation – Doha, Qatar

Job Description
Key Result Areas:
Establish, develop, implement, evaluate and update archive policies, procedures, plans, budgets, services, standards and best practices
Develop procedures for and manage review, selection, preservation and conservation recommendations, digitization recommendations of manuscripts and archival collection
Recommend, plan and manage implementation of best practices for description and cataloging of manuscripts and archival items in the Distinctive Collection Directorate (if possible, using multilevel descriptions)
Lead the Manuscripts and Archives section by research activities
Interview, select and manage the training of new staff In this section
Suggest acquisitions of manuscripts and archival document to the director
Liaise with internal and external organizations on record management to ensure selection, retention and access for historical, cultural and operational records
Manage collections and items for research use, for exhibitions, and to meet other outreach goals
Assist the director in any administrative (budgets, statistics, objectives, business plan … ) tasks for development of the directorate
Organize and supervise the record management process of the whole QNL
Contribute to the reputation of the Library by publishing, presenting, and/or actively participating in relevant professional organizations
Other tasks as assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Master’s degree in Archival Studies or a relevant discipline such as Library Science, Information Science, or history, or Middle Eastern studies
6-8 years of full-time experience working in library archives, 3 of which must have been In a supervisory or leadership role in a library, museum, or research organization in archives and manuscripts
Project management experience
Experience appraising and distinguish important historical records and manuscripts
Excellent personnel management, interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent analytical and time management skills
Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills in both oral and written English

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