JOB: Processing Assistant, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

Posted: May 10, 2017 by saacua in Jobs, News

The Library of Congress is seeking applications for the position of Processing Assistant (Archives Technician). There are two vacancies for this position located in the Manuscript Division Preparation Section, part of the Collections and Services Directorate within Library Services. As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent nongovernmental organizations. The Archives Technician works under the administrative supervision of a Supervisory Archivist in the Preparation Section. Working also at times with the coordination of an archivist, the Archives Technician assists in or independently accomplishes the completion of special projects identified by the supervisors of the section. He or she implements standards for accuracy and details while exercising judgment, technical proficiency, and an understanding of the archival principles of arranging, describing, preserving, and securing rare and fragile material.
The complete job announcement, Number 170100, is available at:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/469438700

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