Position:  Archivist

Contract : 1 year renewable

Based in : Tunis, with possible international travel

Start date : Immediately

Salary : Commensurate with experience

Working hours : Fulltime - 35 hours per week

Job Summary:

Digitization, cataloguing and housing of KLF’s photography collections and assistance with the management of the website.



% of Time in this activity

Archival quality scanning of photographs in the KLF archive; creating master (m) and derivative (d) digital files for each photograph; ensuring that the quality control requirements are satisfied for each collection. Uploading the scanned copies of the photographs onto the NYU server (both m and d files)


Putting in the metadata/cataloguing the KLF photography collections using NYU’s

ArchivesSpace database. Additional research may be required to properly catalogue

the material (time period, location, photographer). Relevant tags and keywords will be

attached to the material for search purposes on the website.


Housing the physical copies (when available) of the photographs; using special archival supplies and standards for preservation; matching/reconciling the order of the prints to the order of the scans/ref IDs in the database; delivering photographs after housing to Special Collections.


Assistance in management of the website, generating and updating content when needed


Required education and competencies:

–        Bachelor’s Degree

–        Attention to detail

–        Excellent organizational skills

–        Fluency in English and Arabic

Preferred Work and Related Experience

–        Work experience with archives and databases. Experience with cataloguing and working with metadata.

–        Experience with researching North African history.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

–        Additional language skills, ideally French, are desired

–        Intermediate to advanced skill level: Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite

–        Familiarity with cloud-based sharing and collaboration.


Breadth of Responsibility



Responsible for handling old and rare photographs with care; digitizing, cataloguing and housing photographs in the archive

Autonomy/Problem Solving and Decision Making


Ability to do research on the collections in order to gather metadata, ability to interpret photographs within their context. Ability to identify and help troubleshoot any technical problems, e.g. database, server or scanner related issues. Ability to work independently and unsupervised while maintaining a high level of output quality.

Critical challenges/unique knowledge & skills


Critical challenges: Scanning, cataloguing and housing large number of photographs. Attention to detail is required. Unique knowledge and skills: strong research and language skills.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their updated CV with a cover letter detailing how their experience qualifies them for Projects Manager position. These documents should be sent to by 29 Octobre 2018 at the latest, mentioning the job title in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.