Part-time, temporary project archivist position in Indiana

Part-Time, Temporary Project Archivist
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Applications taken immediately, Open until filled

Valparaiso University is looking for part-time, temporary archivist in the Archives and Special Collections department of the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources (CCLIR).  Number of hours is negotiable, with fifteen hours per week minimum, and term of service can be for up to two years.

Duties

Working under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Project Archivist will lead in all digitization and technology initiatives within the department, including supervision of student employees working on those projects and working with the Digital and Digitization Projects committee on prioritization of projects.  Arrangement, description and preservation experience in MARC and DACS required. The position is part of a departmental team that responds to reference inquires and publication requests; works with patrons in the reading room; and assists in object loan requests. The position also facilitates the use of the archives facility for research, classes, tours and other events.  Assisting the university with requests on the institutional history and knowledge contained in Archives and Special Collections are also part of the regular duties.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have a B.A. degree from an accredited institution
with 2 to 3 years of experience working with archival collections including
arrangement, description and preservation. Archival certification is preferred but not required. Experience in the use of ArchivesSpace, ContentDM, and other online archival software packages is strongly preferred.   Excellent computer skills, including experience with current electronic technology and database management concepts and websites, as well as digitization equipment.  Knowledge of research procedures using primary resources. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Ability to move 50 lbs., climb ladders, and reach overhead.

Preferred candidates will have formal archival education (M.L.S.) or
equivalent with a demonstrated knowledge of current standards of archival,
cataloging, and preservation practice.

Applications should be submitted directly to Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, at brad.eden@valpo.edu. Applications should include a cover letter and resume.

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