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Job Posting: Archival Technical Services Assistant

Submitted by Kristin Gall:  Description: Under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager, this position is involved in a variety of archival arrangement and description activities within the Processing Program of the Special Collections Description & Access Department (SCDA) at Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL); working as a member of a highly collaborative team, contributes to archival description creation, migration, and cleanup, quality control projects, accessioning, and processing (with emphasis on the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model); coordinates the regular ordering of archival supplies for all Special Collections units and for SCDA; determines appropriate shelving for archival materials stored on-site and maintains accurate documentation of shelving locations for materials; collaborates in the supervision of several student assistants; assigns and reviews their work; works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, and in daily collaboration with several other Processing Program staff members; consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.
Works occasionally in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.
Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of full-time experience in position(s) with primary or significant focus on archival arrangement and description tasks (such as processing, accessioning, or writing/revising archival description) two years of experience writing and editing finding aids following DACS. Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Desired qualifications: Diverse archival arrangement and description experience, including experience working with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; experience processing and/or describing collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP principles; thorough knowledge of DACS rules; demonstrated ability to follow complex guidelines with a high degree of accuracy; experience using an archival collection management system (especially Archivists’ Toolkit); previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.
Please apply online at http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/80712 from August 12 through August 20, 2017.


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