Job no: 492969
Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Position Grade: LS
The NHPRC Bigelow Project Archivist is responsible for describing and arranging the John Bigelow Collection and partnering with the Digital Collections Librarian for the digitization of the letters and remaining journals. The Project Archivist will work under the general supervision of the Director of Special Collections & Archives at the Schaffer Library and will work both independently and in conjunction with the Processing and Records Management Archivist, the Digital Collections Librarian, and the Metadata and Digitization Librarian.
This is an 18 month appointment with a possible 6 month extension.
- MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or MA with an archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty required.
- Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Demonstrated knowledge of current developments in the principles of archival arrangement and description for personal papers and organizational records required.
Processing experience with handwritten materials required.
Familiarity with the application of current standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS and/or DCRM(MSS) required.
Familiarity with EAD, XML and other machine actionable metadata schema required.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, with strong project management skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting required.
Ability to work reflectively, conscientiously, and inclusively with people across the College required.
1 year professional archival/manuscript processing experience with collections varying in size and in many formats including manuscripts, records series, photographs, born digital material, audio/visual, and other
Experience using collection management tools such as ArchivesSpace.
Experience working with digitization projects.
Experience with supervising student workers,
Facility with managing the data resulting from archival processing. Proficiency with XSLT, XQuery or other such computing tools relevant to the management of archival descriptive data.
- Processes and describes the Bigelow Collection resulting in a robust EAD guide in accordance with current archival methodologies and local practice.
- Organizes current and previously captured metadata to streamline ingest into ArchivesSpace.
- Arranges and re-houses physical materials.
- May train and supervises students
- Occasionally fields research questions
- Requires the use of step ladders, lifting and moving boxes weighing up to 40 pounds, and working around dust and other allergens.
- May work independently in an off-site facility.
- Other duties and projects as assigned in relation to the Bigelow Project
We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:
- Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
- Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
- Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
- Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
- Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
- Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
- Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
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