The United States Naval Academy invites applications for the position of Assistant Archivist in the Special Collections and Archives Department of Nimitz Library. Located on the Severn River in historic Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval Academy is a Middle States-accredited, top-tier liberal arts college and service academy with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) Department  is one of nine affiliated archives of the National Archives and Records Administration and possesses an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and other documents. With its range of rare and unique materials, SC&A is an essential resource for study and research at USNA and beyond. Reporting to the Naval Academy Archivist and Head of SC&A, the Assistant Archivist will develop the department’s system of maintaining electronic records; ensure that the Naval Academy’s retention schedule is followed; arrange and describe records in both digital and analog format; create descriptive aids for those records; and provide general and specialized research assistance related to all materials in SC&A.

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. See the USAJOBS announcement for requirements. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience (salary range:  $56,233 to $88,450); position includes a full federal benefits package.


Applications must be received by October 2, 2018!



Please send a statement of interest and résumé via email to Deadline for applications is September 14, 2018.

The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, is seeking an Archives Technician to work as part of a team dedicated to supporting a broad range of successful and innovative digital initiatives in the management of, and access to, digital collections. The work encompasses collections digitized through reformatting of original documents as well as those acquired in digital form. This position is a one-year full-time grant funded term appointment.  Incumbent will report to the Head of Digital Operations. The Archives Technician position is located in the Washington office of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

The Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve, and make available primary sources documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. With over 6,000 collections and 2,300 oral history interviews, the Archives is the largest and most widely used resource on the history of American art in the world.

Major Duties

  • Supports the Archives’ digitization workflows encompassing digitization of collections in their entirety; and folder and single item level digitization to fulfill requests from patrons and staff.
  • Supports preservation of and access to the Archives’ born digital collections through technical transfer of still image, textual, audiovisual, web archive, data sets and email digital assets in accordance with the Archives’ systems and procedures.
  • Performs technical duties for special digital projects and initiatives including the development of collection information and digitization systems and the Archives’ website at and other platforms such as the Smithsonian Institution Transcription Center.

Desired Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of archival principles, methodologies, and techniques of automated collection information or digital asset management techniques in archives gained through work experience.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and standard Microsoft Office software as well as specialized software used for a variety of digital initiatives.
  • General knowledge of American art history or American cultural, social, and political history and historical research methods through readings, course work, or further training.
  • Ability to plan and organize work tasks to meet quotas and targeted completion dates
  • Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions, policies, procedures, explanations, and guidelines and to apply both oral and written instructions to practical work situations.

The National Anthropological Archives (NAA) is seeking an intern to help with collections digitization two days (15 hours) per week. The Digital Imaging Support Intern will have the opportunity to engage in all three aspects of this project, resulting in a well-rounded base of experience in archival collections digitization practices. The intern will report to Daisy Njoku (Media Resources Specialist for the NAA) and work under the guidance of Haley Bryant (Digitization Specialist for the NAA). The goal of this internship is to digitize at least three boxes of the Ted Carpenter papers (insert description here), but the intern will have the opportunity to assist with other projects that fall under the digitization umbrella.

Schedule is flexible with the  following training opportunities and learning objectives:

  • Achieve proficiency in theSmithsonian Institution DAMS (Digital Asset Management System) including data import, data searching, and embedded metadata
  • Gain practical experience in archival object handling, to include objects of a variety of sizes, materials, and needs.
  • Assist with photography and photoshoot planning.
  • Achieve proficiency in data management standards, to include object tracking, progress tracking, and transfer of digital images.
  • Assist with object rehousing as needed.
  • Assist with social media, to potentially include selecting and researching collections objects.
  • Opportunities to attend additional lectures and workshops as they arise.

The selected candidate will receive a one-time stipend of $2,000 to support them during the tenure of the internship. The 10 week internship will begin on Monday, September 17th and end officially on November 28th. The internship will be located at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Support Center in Suitland Maryland, which is accessible either by the free Smithsonian staff shuttle or Metro. The intern may be asked to stand for extended periods of time and to lift boxes no heavier than 15 pounds, but accessibility needs can and will be accommodated. Interested individuals should send their resume and a short (300 words or less) statement of interest to Haley Bryant at no later than August 29th.

2018 Fall Internship Library & Archives (DC)

REF#: 31716

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern


JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC


Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Intern will gain experience with various task of a production-based media library & archives, including cataloging, processing digital media files, and conducting research for original productions and special projects. Intern will work closely with Library & Archives staff and obtain hands-on experience with numerous digital media formats and an in-house database.

Major projects may include:

  • cataloging
  • Processing (arrangement and description) of camera original digital video files
  • Organization of supporting documents
  • Footage or factual research for in-house production

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Catalog raw footage, edited programs, and/or other media assets in a Collective Access database using a PBCore-derived metadata schema
  • arrange and describe camera original digital video files, following Smithsonian Channel’s processing guidelines and policies
  • Organize supporting documents (mostly PDF and Microsoft Office files) for broadcast programs according to office policies.
  • Conduct Archival footage research and/or factual research for in-house productions using in-house and external databases
  • Assist in updating department documents, such as the Cataloging Guide and Processing Guide, as needed
  • Attend weekly department meeting, as schedule allows.



To qualify, you must be a current undergraduate or graduate student (rising junior or senior) with the following:

  • Strong interest in Cable/Entertainment industry
  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • Submission of a cover letter – required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in MacOS
  • Familiarity with video production a plus
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work at least 21 hours/week from August to December 2018
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work and prioritize work assignments
  • Able to provide administrative support as needed


  • Cable television experience a plus
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above-average GPA, a plus
  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus
  • Prefer graduate-level coursework in Library/Information Sciences
  • Must be proficient with Mac OS
  • Familiarity with video production a plus


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Job Req ID:  11683
Classified Title: Librarian III ​​​​​​​

Working Title: Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range: $58,695 – $80,628
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 10000071-Academic Liaison
Personnel area: Libraries

General summary/purpose:

Hopkins Retrospective is an outreach and research initiative sponsored by the Office of the President at Johns Hopkins University that aims to better understand the history of the University and weave that history into the university experience. The Program Manager’s role is to oversee Hopkins Retrospective, including: coordinating the execution of exhibitions and installations for the initiative; creating, developing, and managing the web and social media presence for the initiative; planning and carrying out oral histories for the initiative’s website; and developing and overseeing JHU history-related projects around the university campuses. The position will report to the University Archivist and have dotted-line reporting to the Office of the President. More information about Hopkins Retrospective can be found at Applicants are also invited to browse Hopkins Retrospective’s social media presences on Twitter ( and Instagram (

* 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 professional practice. Applications received by August 20, 2018 will receive first consideration.

Specific duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create, research, design, implement, manage, and assess a variety of projects to incorporate the history of Johns Hopkins University into community life across the Johns Hopkins University campuses, including exhibitions and installations, and encourage participation from the JHU community.
  • Conduct and produce oral histories of faculty, alumni, and staff; plan interviews; carry out background research.
  • Ensure transcription of interviews; and coordinate with the archives to ensure interviews are preserved and discoverable.
  • Develop partnerships with JHU faculty, administrators, and staff  across divisions and units (academic divisions and departments, President’s Office, Alumni Relations, Communications and others) to undertake history-related projects or programs.
  • Collaborate with Office of President and other stakeholders to set program strategy and direction.
  • Teach and support undergraduate courses and classes on Hopkins history.
  • Manage Hopkins Retrospective’s web and social media presence (web site, Twitter, and Instagram) and identify opportunities to enhance it; create or locate historical content to use on these platforms.
  • Manage Hopkins Retrospective budget.
  • Manage all aspects of Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowship, including advertising for applications, reviewing applicants, and disbursing fellowship award money to winners.
  • Work closely with the faculty author of an upcoming book on the history of Hopkins to coordinate editorial meetings and other tasks as required.
  • Coordinate all operational aspects of Hopkins Retrospective, including budgets, event planning, correspondence, marketing and the selection and supervision of student workers or volunteers.
  • Plan, implement, and oversee exhibitions of rare and unique materials documenting Hopkins history.
  • Supervise student workers, interns, and project staff.
  • Serve as a liaison for faculty on Johns Hopkins University history.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, archival studies, or related field required.
  • Three years of related experience required. 5 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Excellent research and writing skills; experience writing and producing content for a variety of audiences in various formats.
  • Advanced cultural competency skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize and organize workload for self and others.
  • Experience conducting and producing oral histories or interviews.
  • Proactive approach to decision making, identifying problems, and creating solutions.
  • Intellectual curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm for emerging public humanities practices in curation, education, and scholarship, and for bringing historical research to a broad public in innovative and accessible ways.
  • Excellent partnership-building skills and interest in collaboration.
  • Strong technology skills; ability to use technology to develop connections with an audience and within the broader community.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in Baltimore history, the history of higher education, or history of medicine.
  • Experience in emerging digital humanities practices and the ways in which online programs and social media can be used to create, engage, and develop audiences.
  • Curatorial experience developing physical and virtual exhibits with students.

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Homewood Campus
Working Title: Project Archivist
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180243
About Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Position Summary: The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, well organized, technically savvy, and self-motivated Project Archivist. Based in the Special Collections department, the Project Archivist is responsible for coordinating the one-year NHPRC-funded project “‘They’re Closing Down the Textile Mill:’ Creating Access to the Fries Textile Plant Records at Virginia Tech.” The Project Archivist will be a full-time, faculty-level position for a 12-month period, reporting to the Processing and Special Projects Archivist. They will perform the majority of their duties in the Carol M. Newman Library and Library Service Center, a library storage facility.
Required Qualifications: -The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree, preferably in library and information studies, history, or a related field.
-They must have demonstrated work experience in an archives, library, or museum setting.
-They must have demonstrated experience processing archival or manuscript collections and creating access tools, such as EAD finding aids.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred qualifications include experience with a large-scale processing project, digitization projects, management experience, metadata creation, creating exhibits, organizing community events, and a demonstrated knowledge of American labor history or experience with business records.
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job: Applications must be submitted online at Search for posting # AP0180243. The application package needs to include a C.V., cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 1 year appointment with an ending date of September 30, 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: $50,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Library
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm M-F or as assigned
Job Posting Date: 07/20/2018
Review Begin Date: 08/08/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement: Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
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Smithsonian Channel’s Library & Archives seeks an intern for the fall semester. The internship offers the opportunity to engage with all aspects of a production-based archives, including hands-on experience with born digital video and cataloging in a Collective Access database based on PBCore. This is a paid, part-time position (minimum commitment of 15 hrs/week), based in Washington, DC. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program; graduate-level coursework in Library Science or Audiovisual Preservation is preferred. Contact Karma Foley, Director of Library & Archives with any questions (

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Internship in Archival Reference Services

Posted: July 23, 2018 by saacua in Jobs, News

National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Project Description: The National Anthropological Archives is looking for a graduate student to support its reference and outreach program. The intern will gain hands-on training in archival and reference practices. Projects will involve staffing the reference desk, responding to remote research queries, and contributing to outreach efforts, as well as other ongoing projects.

The National Anthropological Archives in the National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Anthropology, collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world’s cultures and the history of anthropology. The collections include field notes, journals, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, maps, artwork, and sound recordings created by Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian anthropologists, Native peoples, and other scholars, scientists, and researchers. Created out of the merger of the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and Department of Anthropology (DOA) in 1965, the NAA holds one of the world’s largest and richest archival collections related to North American archeology and ethnography, indigenous artwork, and historical photographs. The National Anthropological Film Collection (formerly the Human Studies Film Archives) merged with the NAA in 2017. Begun in 1975 as the National Anthropological Film Center, the audiovisual collection which includes some of the classics of visual anthropology, spans the history of filmmaking and documents all regions of the globe. Together with the NAA, these collections are an unparalleled archival resource for world cultures.

Qualifications: Applicants should be current students or recent graduates from an archives, library science, museum studies, or anthropology program. This position requires attention to detail, professionalism, and the ability to work independently. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 and proficiency in MS Word and Excel is also required. Preference is given to applicants with strong research, writing, organizational, and communication skills.

Learning Objectives: The intern will gain experience in the archival reference process, from consulting with researchers to determine the material most likely to suit their needs, to serving this material and monitoring its use in the research room. Interns will work on specific projects that improve the accessibility and discoverability of materials, and thus improve the researcher experience.

Timetable: The internship runs from mid-September to December. Position is part-time, with flexible work hours, but must take place between 9:00am-4:30pm, Tuesdays-Fridays.

Award Package: None

Location: The National Anthropological Archives is located in the Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD.  The center is a 15-minute walk from the Suitland Metro Station on the Green Line and is also accessible via free shuttle from the National Mall. Free parking is also available.

To Apply: Interested students should provide a resume and a brief cover letter explaining their qualifications, reason for interest in the internship, and names of two references. Please assemble all materials into a single document and include your last name in the file name. Send the document as an attachment via email to Katherine Crowe at

Mentors and Contact Information: Katherine Crowe, Reference Archivist National Anthropological Archives National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Phone: 301-238-1310 Email:

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks applications for a Project Archivist to manage the processing and selective digitization of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design Archives (Corcoran Archives). This position is funded through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. This is a 12-month appointment and is not renewable.

The Corcoran Archives are managed by the GW Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Reporting to the Collections Coordinator and grant Principal Investigator, and supervising two graduate student assistants, the Project Archivist will process the Corcoran Archives and manage a selective digitization project as part of the grant “Open to Interpretation: Unveiling the Corcoran Archives.” Processing will include bringing narrative historical notes created in 1983 up to 2014; developing detailed timelines with lists of events, changes in leadership, exhibitions, major changes in the school’s curriculum, and other key points in Corcoran history; and creating online finding aids to facilitate efficient, fulsome, public access to the Corcoran Archives. The Project Archivist will work in consultation with the SCRC Digital Services Librarian to manage the digitization of selected content resulting in the production of a critical mass of digitized content discoverable online. The Project Archivist will collaborate with permanent GW Libraries staff to ensure consistency of program implementation and to enable continuity of collection stewardship after the term of the grant.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art (CGA) was founded in Washington, DC in 1869 and opened in 1874. The Archives, a continuous historical record of the full 145 years of the Corcoran Gallery’s and Corcoran School’s institutional history, came to GW Libraries in 2016. Consisting of almost 2,000 boxes of handwritten letters, business records, photographs, posters, ledgers and thousands of architectural drawings, the Corcoran Archives dates from 1869 to 2014, spanning almost 150 years of the history of one of Washington, DC’s oldest and most important cultural heritage institutions. Read more and use the collection inventories.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Creating and implementing work plans for the arrangement and description of the records that comprise the Corcoran Archives.Working with the Digital Services Manager, creating and implementing digitization plans for material preparation, image capture (in-house and vended), quality control, metadata creation, upload and cleanup. Conducting research and writing comprehensive historic timelines and scope notes.Answering reference questions related to the Corcoran archives.Merging existing and new description within each record group to create a single coherent descriptive structure.Publishing finding aids compliant with archival description and communication standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Hiring training, and supervising two graduate students. Students work will include historical research, data entry, scanning, reviewing and processing image files, creating metadata, and uploading content to various online platforms.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master’s degree in a related information field by the appointment date. Minimum of two years’ experience working as an archivist.Experience with archival functions of appraisal, description and processing. Experience conducting primary source research. Experience with archival materials in digital formats.Experience digitizing archival materials. Experience supervising staff or students. Experience with archival collections management platforms such as ArchivesSpace. Experience with archival description standards such as EAD and DACS. Experience managing projects, including planning, communication, and assessment.Demonstrated communication skills with a variety of partners.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Other Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave plus 12 daysper year paid sick leave; medical; TIAA/CREF; tuition assistance.

Other Information: Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with institutional archives.

Special Instructions to Applicants: The approximate start date for this position is September 1, 2018. To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Department Link: http://lai.gwu.eduP

osting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes

Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Processing Archivist

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, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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.

Note: 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.

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.