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The vision of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF) is a world where optimal nutrition is the standard, the environment fosters the health of all living things, and people are thriving. Our mission is to teach the public and professionals about foods, lifestyle habits, healing modalities, and environmental practices that can help people attain vibrant health. The Foundation is committed to being a leading resource for the work of Weston A. Price, DDS, Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD, and others who have discovered the underlying causes of disease and degeneration and how to prevent or reverse these conditions.

The archivist will work directly with the executive director and be responsible for all aspects of archives management, including appraising, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, and reference. The Archive includes historical documents, correspondence, photographs, film, glass lantern slides, videotapes and other media.

Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of three years experience in archives, library, museum or other institution demonstrating expertise in the tasks listed
Thorough understanding of digital preservation issues and archival description.
Knowledge of archival preservation practices.
Knowledge of copyright law and issues pertaining to digitization and use of manuscript and photograph collections.
Knowledge of digitization best-practices and metadata management.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively.
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office products.
Interest in the nutritional field

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintaining the collections and making materials available for research.
Indexing, processing, and cataloging materials.
Accepting, receiving, and documenting all gifts, and donations of archival materials.
Assisting PPNF staff with historical research and materials needed for exhibits, programs, publications, etc.
Supervising of a potential student interns.
Researching and writing grants for the Archives.
Further creation of policies and procedures

The position is 32 hours/week, Monday-Thursday, but there is room for flexibility. PPNF provides health insurance benefits, paid time off, and observes major holidays.

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