Position Focus:

Reporting to the Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the Day Missions Collection, the Project Archivist will have responsibility for completing the processing of a large, newly acquired collection related to the World Student Christian Federation. The WSCF is a global federation of student movements which prepare leaders to address humanitarian and justice issues. The Divinity Library currently holds the archives of the WSCF from 1895-1922. The incoming collection completes the archive and adds several related collections. 

Essential Duties

  1. Assume a variety of responsibilities related to manuscript and archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach. 

  2. Work in libraries across university campuses to meet the needs of local, national, and international teaching and research communities. 
  3. Assist with management of printed collections, as assigned. 
  4. Assist, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts. 
  5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 
  2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections. 
  3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training. 
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. 
  7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 
  9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 

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Required Skill/Ability 1:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in archival appraisal, arrangement and description practices and standards.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems, and familiarity with tools that create EAD finding aids and platforms such as ArchivesSpace.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

  • Demonstrated ability providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.

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