This part-time position oversees and advocates for the Brewers Association (BA) historical collection. This position ensures the collection is safely and securely maintained and that it is accessible to both Brewers Association staff and approved external stakeholders. This position also captures the contemporary history of craft brewing and incorporates that material into the collection on an ongoing basis.
Brewers Association Archivist
- Develop fluency in existing collection of video interviews with craft beer pioneers.
- Serve as the advocate and representative for the collection to both internal and external stakeholders.
- Work with internal marketing team on applications of collection materials.
- Interface with external parties interested in accessing and utilizing the collection.
- Tell the story of the archives to help stakeholders navigate the history to find their own stories to research and tell
- Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and evolve access policies for the collection.
- Provide support to outside institutions that collect and archive beer history at a local, city, state, regional and national level.
- Act as a national-wide resource for a broad network of beer historians that promotes the message and history of craft brewers.
- Write collection description and finding aids to assist in navigation of the collection.
- Write quarterly web posts or magazine articles to promote the collection.
- Develop a program to encourage brewers to preserve their own history and archives.
- Set annual plan and budget for collections initiatives.
- Organize and lead brainstorming sessions to utilize the collection to enhance the Brewers Association mission, benefit members and promote the culture of craft brewing.
- Select and oversee a third-party video editing service to edit all existing archive videos down the most compelling 10-20 minutes.
- Write short video descriptions for all archive videos and upload to YouTube.
- Work with in-house web and creative teams to buildout archive website architecture.
- Work with in-house marketing team to build and execute archive marketing plan.
- Produce and present historical collection exhibits at all Brewers Association events, including Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference, Homebrew Con and SAVOR.
- Oversee an annual update to the collection with all relevant association items including internal documents, publications, books and website material.
- Investigate and select software to streamline public access to photo archive.
- Update electronic document formats as necessary to ensure future accessibility.
- Classify all collection materials by theme.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Excellent vision for compelling historical content
- Outstanding organization skills
- Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Excellent command of library science best practices
- Strong research and writing skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Experience with exhibition development
- Strong knowledge of best practices in digital and non-digital preservation strategies
- Strong knowledge of best practices in object care
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong ability to set and meet realistic deadlines
- Strong individual initiative
- Passion for craft brewers and their businesses
- Travel to Great American Beer Festival and other Brewers Association events as assigned.
- Travel to industry or professional development events as assigned
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.
Description of Community
The Brewers Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association. The association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. More than 4,685 U.S. brewery members and 46,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer wholesalers, retailers, individuals, other associate members and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association.
Brewers Association Purpose
To promote and protect American craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.
Core Values & Beliefs
At the Brewers Association we believe in:
- Promoting and celebrating the small, independent, traditional and innovative culture of American craft brewers.
- Vigorously defending our industry and providing craft brewers with a unified voice.
- Fostering transparency within our own organization.
- Supporting and encouraging the responsible enjoyment of beer.
- Providing stewardship for 10,000 years of brewing history.
- Educating brewers and consumers about the diversity, flavor and quality of beer. Improving the economic health of American craft brewers.
- Working to build a collegial community of craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.
- Promoting ethical and legal trade practices.
- Building relationships and collaborating with our industry partners.
- Fostering a diverse community within the craft brewing universe.
- Valuing safety and a culture required to support it.
- Promoting unity among craft brewers and recognizing that we are stronger together.
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