Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Processing archivist job posting



The Elizabeth Huth Coates Library at Trinity University seeks qualified candidates for the position of Processing Archivist.

Reporting to the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, this is a half time, contract staff position with a term of 2 years from the date of hire. The Processing Archivist will arrange, describe, and make accessible collections of papers, artifacts, and other materials in the library’s collections. This position may supervise student workers and implement digitization plans.  This is an exciting opportunity for an individual, working closely with the Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, to make a significant impact on a University Archives by helping to process backlogs and implement up-to-date processing procedures.

Required:
Bachelors’ degree in a liberal arts field of study.
Professional archival training, graduate coursework in archival processing and best practices, or significant processing experience in an academic archives.
Excellent oral and written communication, and analytical skills.  
Ability to receive supervision and work collaboratively with others.
Ability to regularly lift 40 lb. boxes.

Preferred:
Experience with Archival Management Systems such as Archon, ArchivesSpace, or Archivist Toolkit.
In-depth knowledge of efficient processing procedures such as those outlined in Greene and Meissner’s “More Product, Less Process.”
Familiarity with relevant standards for archival description, including DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, etc.
Knowledge and awareness of current trends in digitization.

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, exceptionally bright students, and a campus that is among the most modern and beautiful in America. Trinity’s Coates Library was recognized for its innovation as the college division recipient of ACRL’s 2007 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America's four unique cities. Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and study.

TO APPLY: Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian, (send email applications to mpylant@trinity.edu) Trinity University Library, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200. Review of applications continues until the position is filled. Trinity is an EEOC/AA employer.

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Megan Toups
Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist
Interim Instruction/Liaison Librarian to the Sciences
Assistant Professor
Coates Library, Room 203
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Email: mtoups@trinity.edu
Office Phone: 210-999-8179
Special Collections and Archives Phone: 210-999-7355

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