Detailed Job Description
Bentley University Library seeks a skilled, innovative, knowledgeable and service-oriented professional for the position of Archivist to inventory, organize and describe archival material, prepare digital exhibits and establish a preservation plan. This is a one year, benefits eligible, limited appointment (term) position.
Additional Description of Duties:
As Bentley prepares for the University's Centennial to be celebrated in 2017, the Library seeks an Archivist to organize its collection. Currently 500 cu. ft. of materials, including university records, manuscripts, university publications, photographs, audio-visual materials and artifacts are stored in an off-site facility. Reporting to the Director of the Library, the archivist will:
Establish physical control: inventory, appraise, separate university publications, rehouse current holdings and amend offsite inventory.
Establish intellectual control: develop and implement processing and description standards, including EAD finding aids and MARC records.
Create a digital program and preservation plan, and online exhibits by helping develop policies, standards and best practices.
Work with university and library departments and staff to improve access, awareness and develop new services specific to the collections.
Assist librarians with reference questions regarding the archival collections.
Supervise student employees or interns.
*MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution with specialization in archival studies or equivalent area of study.
*Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
*At least one year of professional archival processing experience.
*Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools and best practices for archival processing and description.
*Familiarity with concepts related to archival management, including the selection, processing and preservation of historical and sensitive documents.
*Understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving.
*Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently.
*Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse academic community.
*Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
*Excellent organizational skills.
*Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Special Instructions to Applicants
This is a one year, benefits eligible, limited appointment (term) position.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.