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Apply now Job no: 493657
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Faculty

We seek an active and efficient full-time processing archivist (renewable lecturer rank) who can process and oversee processing of collections while actively engaging in the many activities of the department, including, but not limited to: developing digital and physical exhibits, working with students and other members of the Seton Hall community, improving collections documentation, and streamlining collection organization and vault storage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The arrangement and description of manuscript, institutional, print, photographic and related special collections
  • Creation and publication of finding aids
  • Managing digitized and born-digital materials
  • Developing and implementing digitization workflows and creating metadata for digital projects
  • Accessioning collections
  • Surveying collections and creating processing plans, identifying preservation and privacy priorities
  • Developing physical and digital exhibits
  • Ingesting digital assets into exhibits, using such software as Omeka
  • Maintaining the collections database in ArchivesSpace
  • Collaboratively managing storage space shared with Walsh Gallery and contributing the archival perspective to issues that arise
  • Overseeing and implementing ongoing collections shifts
  • Supporting curatorial endeavors and activities as part of collection management
  • Documenting workflows as they continue to evolve
  • Supervising student workers, interns, and volunteers
  • Completing special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS with concentration in Archives Management. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline where coursework has focused on the intellectual control of collections may be substituted.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of archival principles and practices, including Describing Archives: A Content Standard
  • Experience with processing collections
  • Experience with archival management using such software as ArchivesSpace
  • Experience developing digital exhibits using such software as Omeka
  • Ability to manage a number of competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows
  • Demonstrated interest in continued professional growth, maintaining knowledge or skills through involvement in professional organizations or continued education
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization
  • Ability to support the Catholic mission of the University.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
  • Knowledge of digital such preservation standards as PREMIS
  • Knowledge of such metadata standards as Dublin Core
  • Experience with digitization of archival materials
  • Experience with processing born-digital materials
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS for light web development
  • Knowledge of XSLT for creating EAD stylesheets
  • Knowledge of a second language, particularly Latin, Italian, Spanish, or French
  • Familiarity with museum practices and terminology
  • Understanding of and experience in graphic design and/or web design
  • Knowledge of Preservica, BitCurator, and Web Archiving

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting and carrying of boxes up to 40 pounds; ability to safely move loads up to 100 lbs; carrying large or awkward oversize materials; climbing and reaching on step stools and rolling ladders; exposure to older library materials

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Please provide contact information for 3 references.

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

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