Archives Graduate Assistant – University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD

Under the general supervision of the Special Collections Archivist assists, with the development and implementation of a workflow to create Encoded Archival Description (EAD-XML) compliant records and MARC compliant bibliographic records for archival collections from existing data. The workflow will include the conversion of existing data, creating collection level records, testing and documenting the workflow at each phase, and writing promotional content at the conclusion of the project.


The 12-month position requires 20 hours per week on-site at UMBC at a rate of $16/hour with benefits (tuition remission is not included). Depending on availability of candidates, consideration will be given to students planning to graduate in May 2015; in this case the position will be split into two 6-month terms. This position is funded by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC).

APPLICATIONS:  Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Lindsey Loeper ( by December 10, 2014. Graduate students at all skill levels are encouraged to apply. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or are legally authorized to work in the U.S.

UMBC, an honors university serving more than 10,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. The University’s ongoing commitment to strengthen the Library has led to investment in extensive technological development and online resources (see, complementing a superb facility enlarged and renovated in 1995 and holding more than 1,000,000 volumes. For more information on UMBC see

The anticipated start date is January 2015.

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