Job no: 493657
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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