Monday, January 9, 2017

Grant funded Project Processing archivist job posting



PROJECT PROCESSING ARCHIVIST

The Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives (LNSJCA) of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has an immediate temporary opening for a Project Processing Archivist. The LNSJCA documents the rich and varied history of Detroit’s Jewish Community. It is currently seeking a project processing archivist to review and reprocess part of the Federation records.

This is a grant-funded 500 hour position that must be completed by November 30, 2017. Hours are flexible as long as the work is completed by the November 30, 2017. The project processing archivist will arrange, describe, and re-write the finding aid to the collection in accordance with professional standards.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Reprocess the Federation records.
·         Rewrite finding aid.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

·         Knowledge of Detroit’s Jewish community preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

·         Master’s degree in Library Science (or related field) with a concentration or certificate in archival studies.
·         Experience processing physical archival collections
·         Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work and managing deadlines.
·         Two examples of finding aids authored, and three professional references.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel).

Hourly rate $20/hour
Work location:  Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Detroit, MI

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