Archivist Consultancy – The American Society of International Law – Washington, DC

The American Society of International Law, the pre-eminent scholarly society in the field of international law, seeks an archivist for a full-time, eighteen-month consultancy, to support the organization, cataloging, indexing, and digitization of the papers of prominent figures in the Society’s leadership, as well as the Society’s own institutional archive.  Housed at the Society’s Tillar House headquarters (see, a historic brownstone in the Embassy Row neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the Society’s DeFord Library seeks the archivist’s assistance as it expands its archival collection and capacity, and improves public access to these materials, beginning with the recently obtained papers of a prominent member of our field and the Society’s own institutional archive.

Requirements:  Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library science.  Two years archival experience in previous positions or internships preferred, specifically including experience processing manuscript/archival materials, developing processing plans, and working under strict deadlines.  The successful candidate will also have in-depth knowledge of current developments in archival processing; knowledge of preservation and conservation standards and procedures for manuscript/archival materials; and excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication abilities.

Application:  Send résumé, cover letter, transcript, and list of references to, with “Archivist” in the subject line.  Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, with only select applicants invited for an interview. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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