Processing Archivist – Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

Job Req ID:  10972
Classified Title: Librarian II
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: $49,216 – $67,735
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 5pm
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000072-Scholarly Resources &Special Collections
Personnel area: Libraries

General summary/purpose:

The Processing Archivist will gain important career skills working with world-class collections alongside an experienced, user-focused, collaborative archives staff while also contributing meaningfully to the advancement of the Sheridan Libraries’ archives unit.

The Processing Archivist’s main responsibility will be to accession, arrange, and describe archival collections (i.e. manuscript collections and university records) acquired by the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections department. This is a two-year, full-time appointment with the opportunity for renewal.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Accession, arrange, and describe analog and born-digital archival collections in accordance with best practice
  • Create finding aids compliant with archival metadata standards such as DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF
  • Coordinate creation of cataloging records with Technical Services unit
  • Create processing plans
  • Supervise student workers
  • Participate in the development, documentation, and implementation of processing standards in the Archives unit
  • Identify conservation issues in collections and collaborate with Conservation and Preservation department to address these concerns as appropriate
  • Arrange and describe electronic records
  • Communicate with faculty and donors about acquisition and processing of collections
  • Collaborate with Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager to conduct oral histories of first-generation JHU undergraduates

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in library science, archival studies, or related field
  • Experience processing archival collections
  • Experience applying archival metadata standards, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF
  • Familiarity with born-digital archives issues
  • Cultural competency skills
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through archival practice
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn from and collaborate with senior archivists
  • Motivation to contribute meaningfully to Archives team and archival profession at large

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with an archival content management system such as Archivist’s Toolkit or ArchivesSpace
  • Experience accessioning and/or processing born-digital archives
  • Experience working with faculty, donors, or other members of the public
  • Experience supervising students

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

To apply:  Please attach a resume and cover letter as one PDF to your application. In your cover letter, please briefly describe your commitment to and/or experience with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through archival practice.

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