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Friday, December 16, 2016

Archivist Position with University of Minnesota

Archives and Special Collections, Central Processing unit is hiring a processing archivist to process the records of Eric Weiss, a collection held within the Charles Babbage Institute Archives unit. The processing archivist will work closely with the Head of Archival Processing to manage the arrangement and description of the collection.

This is an 8-10 month temporary/casual position. The hourly rate is $18.00, with a maximum of 14 hour per week.
Qualifications
• Possess strong written and spoken communication skills
• Possess ability to follow directions and achieve goals under strict time constraints
• Be comfortable working independently
• Have advanced computer experience/knowledge
• Have experience using Microsoft and Google applications
• Archival processing experience preferred
• Experience using an archival content management system, such as ArchivesSpace,
preferred
Duties
• Report to and work closely with Head of Archival Processing to follow processing best practices, utilizing DACS protocol
• With the assistance of the Head of Archival Processing, develop a work plan for project completion
• Rehouse, arrange, and describe the archival collection
• Identify and make recommendations regarding deaccessioning and/or restrictions
• Identify and make recommendations regarding preservation for fragile, deteriorating, or damaged material
• Identify and make recommendations regarding identification of, specialized rehousing for, and arrangement of oversize archival material
• Research and draft historical and scope notes
• Complete a DACS compliant multi-level finding aid for the processed collection
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references by January 6th to Lisa Calahan, Head of Archival Processing, lcalahan@umn.edu.