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2018 Archives of American Gardens Internship

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens, an archival program managed by the Horticulture Collections Management & Education branch of Smithsonian Gardens, is seeking interns to assist with the following projects:  Digital asset management of born digital or newly digitized materials  Cataloging photographic materials including new submissions to the Garden Club of America Collection  Researching and writing on garden history and design topics to develop succinct reports for Garden Club of America field volunteers  Developing timely, educational content for Smithsonian Gardens social media platforms to promote holdings in the Archives  Assisting with special projects as necessary (i.e. reviewing transcribed materials in the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center)

Desired qualifications:  Graduate degree candidate in museum studies, public history or information studies with courses in collections management for archives or museums  A very high attention to detail and excellent organizational skills  Knowledge of archival description standards: DACS, MARC, and EAD  Previous experience working with photographic or visual materials preferred

Location: Smithsonian Gardens’ headquarters at Capital Gallery West, 600 Maryland Ave, S.W., Washington, D.C. Located near the L’Enfant Metro station (Blue, Yellow, Green, or Orange subway lines) – Smithsonian museums exit.

Schedule: Starting as early as April through December of 2018. 24-40 hours per week. Funding: Up to $4,000 full time for a 10-week internship. Stipend available through The Garden Club of America if application received by the Feb. 1 deadline.

How to Apply: Applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) at Questions If you have questions about the internship or application process, please contact Museum Specialist Kelly Crawford at or 202-633-5844.


Happy Archives Month!  We have revised this project-based part-time
position description and are opening it to under-employed archival
professionals, retirees and/or to students who have completed at least one
full year of a Masters degree in History, Library Science or Archival
Management.  The schedule is very flexible, and the items to be digitized
will be selected by our client from an extraordinarily rich collection of
images and documents from the 20th century.

The Winthrop Group’s Information & Archival Services Division has an
immediate opening for a self-directed Digital Imaging Archivist to manage a
selective digitization and metadata project of institutional and personal
papers in the Washington, DC area.  The position requires a
detail-oriented, conscientious and careful individual who will be
responsible for creating high-quality results.

*Primary Tasks and Responsibilities*
This position will be part of a team and will require collaboration,
cooperation and collegiality. The Digital Imaging Archivist will be
responsible for

– Putting in order and preparing items to be scanned at high-resolution
– Identifying and using appropriate scanning equipment to digitize items
and to embed metadata
– Inspecting scanned images to ensure they are digitized accurately,
consistently and clearly and OCR’d when needed
– Conducting quality control reviews
– Composing brief collection statements to accompany some digitized

*Required Qualifications*

– Coursework in MLS/MLIS or MA in history
– Detail-oriented and proficient in finding practical solutions
– Familiarity with digitization workflows and descriptive metadata
– Strong and effective written and verbal communications skills

*Preferred Qualifications*

– Ability to work hard and fast with minimal supervision
– Willingness to provide rigorous quality control review
– Familiarity with scanning systems, file formats, bit depth, image
resolution, etc.

For more information, see our website listing:

Best regards,


David Kay
Manager, Information & Archival Services
The Winthrop Group, Inc.

Open & closing dates: 10/19/2017 to 10/26/2017
Salary: $40,442 to $52,579 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 6

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent

Locations: 6 vacancies in the following locations

Washington DC, DC, College Park, MD
This job is open to The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

Announcement number: JD10064758TBD
Control number: 482051100



Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government – more than 10 billion of them.

As an Archives Technician at the Archival Operations office in Washington D. C. or College Park you will perform non-professional, quasi-professional, and technical work that supports access to the archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records.

Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information, visit:

As an Archives Technician, typical work assignments include:

Providing written or oral “first-line” reference assistance and consultation, responding to all forms of inquiry concerning NARA’s archival holdings.

Carrying out tasks in support of providing and managing reproduction services in all formats.

Assisting researchers in navigating progressively more complex finding aid systems and establishing connections between related archival sources.
Evaluating the physical condition of records in the course of other duties and alerting supervisor or other designated staff to condition problems that limit access or threaten the safety of records; determining and/or carrying out the appropriate preservation and/or holding maintenance actions for all record formats.

Assisting in monitoring of temperature and relative humidity control devices within the archives storage and records areas; gathering and uploading environmental data, alerting supervisor or other responsible authority to record and storage condition problems; supporting disaster recovery operations; creating or updating needs assessment forms for entries in the official physical control system to reflect preservation and/or holding maintenance needs or actions completed.

Completing moderate to complex reformatting projects under the direction of an Archivist.

Preparing online catalog descriptions of holdings at all levels according to NARA’s lifecycle standards and Research Services policies and procedures; developing and implementing moderately complex archival description projects and developing finding aids for complex records under the direction of an Archivist.

Assisting in the accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an Archives Specialist or Archivist.

Coordinating, monitoring or carrying out the physical relocation and shelving of holdings.

Greeting visitors, assisting with registration and directing to appropriate NARA resources; anticipating, identifying, and resolving customer service problems pertaining to reference and associated records handling and security issues.

Physical Demands / Work Environment: You must be physically able to perform the duties of this position which include climbing ladders and lifting boxes of records stored up to 14 feet above the floor and typically weighing 30 pounds, occasionally more, maneuvering on cat-walks, and considerable standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting. Work is performed in office areas, research rooms, records storage area, processing areas, and loading docks. Some environmental extremes such as heat and cold, higher than normal humidity, dust, and occasional chemical fumes and vapors may be encountered.

Travel Required: Not required

Supervisory status: No

Promotion Potential: 7

Part-Time Processing Archivist for the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC)

Virginia Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology in Alexandria, VA, seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Part-Time Processing Archivist who will be responsible for assisting with curation of physical and digital exhibitions of items from the collection.

Duties include: Receives, accessions, arranges, describes, and preserves the archival holdings of the AAEHC abiding by standard archival policies and procedures; Assists with AAEHC archives reference services to patrons and coverage of archives hours of operation; Collaborates with staff to produce MARC bibliographic records, finding aids, and collection descriptions of AAEHC archival collections; Participates in coverage of staff rotation of librarian on duty for evening/week-end coverage and provides circulation coverage and/or supervision as assigned. Opens and closes the library building as needed; Performs other duties as assigned by the Archivist for the AAEHC, Seminary Archivist, or Head Librarian.

Desired candidates will have archival training or experience. Preferred candidates should have knowledge of African American history or historiography and familiarity with the Episcopal Church. Successful candidates should have strong computer literacy and excellent organizational and analytical skills required; The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and ability to work effectively with staff, supervisors, and patrons required.

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree and the ability to lift and move archival boxes up to 35 pounds required.

Those interested in applying for this position are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter to

There is a unique paid internship opportunity open at AIRP. The mission of the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP), sponsored by the American College of Radiology (ACR), is to deliver unequalled training to radiology residents, fellows, and practicing radiologists from around the world. The four-week Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course is designed to aid residents and fellows in their endeavors to achieve excellence in the technologically advancing specialty of radiology, by employing radiologic-pathologic correlation in the identification of disease.

The AIRP archival internship is designed to refine and enhance the intern’s interest in medical professions, digital archives or health information fields. Part of the program will include instruction in medical administration regarding the handling of patient records in a medical education setting, and the remainder of the program will work with archival case quality assurance and accessioning of histologic pathology slides. Selected candidate will work closely with the AIRP Case Archivist to document, accession digital images, and return pathologic slides to world-wide institutions. The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to work on site part-time (based on the academic schedule) from September to June 2017.

The preferred candidate will possess the following skills:

• Strong organization skills and attention to detail
• Familiarity with medical terminology
• Microsoft Office Word and Excel
• Familiarity with Adobe Professional and Adobe Photoshop
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

In addition to completing assigned projects, interns will perform routine department tasks, as requested. Participants will have the opportunity to attend program lectures during the Rad-Path Correlation Course at the AFI Silver Theatre, and/or other program enrichment activities as directed. Interns will adhere to all AIRP and ACR rules and standards of conduct.

Activities are as follows:

Identifies various modalities of medical imaging, and how to ensure quality images are placed in department’s digital archive

ACR offers competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package including a defined contribution pension plan, 403B, paid vacation, paid personal days, paid holidays and sick days, all major insurances – life, health, dental, prescription, AD&D, short and long term disability, flexible spending, tuition reimbursement, wellness benefit, a business casual/people friendly work environment and more! The American College of Radiology is a government contractor and is committed to the hiring of qualified Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities, women and minorities for all locations including Reston, VA; Washington, D.C.; Silver Spring, MD; and Philadelphia, PA.

The American College of Radiology is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to the value of workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veterans, genetic information, and sexual orientation.

Processing Archivists – Alexandria VA – 3 positions

Posted: September 27, 2017 by saacua in Jobs, News

Processing Archivists – Alexandria VA

History Associates is actively recruiting archivists to join a dynamic team working on a processing project located in Alexandria, VA. Positions are full-time and work is expected to begin early October and last up to 18 months.

Job Responsibilities

The Archivist will accomplish the following:

Conduct surveys across a variety of historic collections of various sizes and subjects;
Create processing plans in accordance with established professional standards;
Conduct processing activities including arrangement, rehousing, weeding, and implementation of preservation actions;
Create archival finding aids in accordance with DACs standards;
Assist in the transfer of audio-visual and digital media to sustainable formats;
Participate in internal and client facing meetings.
Application Instructions

Send cover letter, resume, sample catalog record, transcripts, and names and phone numbers/email addresses of three references to:

History Associates Incorporated ATTN: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel 300 N. Stonestreet Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 FAX: 301-279-9224 E-mail:

History Associates offers an excellent benefits package including holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, 401(k) plan; and bonus plan.

Packages not containing all information requested will not be considered for this position.

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education Requirements

Master’s degree in library science, history, or related discipline with a concentration in archival studies or archival courses, seminars, internships, or practica.

General Requirements

Ability to pass a National Agency Check.

Job Requirements

Minimum of one year experience surveying, processing and describing archival records
Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures
Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative, and judgment
Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Strong writing and verbal communication skills

Preferred Experience

Experience in processing digital content, including the transfer of material from legacy media.

3 openings.

A unique opportunity exists at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), the Historical Collections Librarian and Archivist develops and oversees the historical collections of the founding library of the University System of Maryland. These collections reflect the history, heritage, and growth of the schools and disciplines of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Working collaboratively with the UMB Digital Archives team, the incumbent in this position casts their vision forward to build digital collections of significance related to the history of UMB and the HS/HSL.

It is crucial for the incumbent to have a sense of, and respect for, the historical heritage of the institution while working with old documentation, print and digital, and recognizing the history of the institution is living, vital, and being created daily. This librarian must understand the merits of old items as originals, or reborn converted digitals, keeping past documentation alive into the future, by use of new technologies and new formats. The successful candidate will be understanding and accepting of the role as the “face” of the HS/HSL to university and extramural researchers.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”:§ion=all.


• Curation and maintenance of the historical and special collections of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

• Outreach to, and nurturing of relationships with the various schools, units, and alumni associations.

• Providing historical reference and genealogical support to university administration, fund raisers, individual researchers, public relations staff, alumni, and other organizations, locally and around the world.

• Presentations, as needed and requested, advancing the strategic priorities of the HS/HSL related to historical and special collections.

• Maintenance of the Historical/Special Collections web pages (

• Maintaining and growing the UMB Alumni database.

• Collaborating with the UMB Digital Archives team to assist in the identification, collection, and curation of contemporary documents judged to be of historical significance for the archive of the history of the HS/HSL and UMB.

• Identifying historical resources (pre-1945) for digitization and inclusion in the UMB Digital Archive.

• Service on the HS/HSL’s Exhibits, Displays, and Promotions Committee.

• Participating actively on university committees related to the history of UMB.

• Maintaining relevant professional affiliations and pursuing research and professional development activities.




• ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree

• Specialization or experience in archives or historical collections

• Three to five years’ experience in an academic library or relevant coursework supportive of the position duties

• Experience with handling, storing, and managing historical and rare books; conversant with and knowledgeable about developments in the history of books and printing

• Outstanding research and detective skills, curiosity, and the ability to focus and dig deep for answers in esoteric and specialized resources

• Experience with historical reference resources such as Garrison’s History of Medicine and Morton’s Medical Bibliography

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Knowledge of new archival and digital technologies for the preservation and dissemination of historic content

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills



• An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences

• Experience and knowledge of historical developments, particularly in medicine and related fields

• Experience with scanners and other preservation technologies

• Working knowledge of a major European language such as Latin, German, French, or Spanish

• Experience creating exhibits and displays

• Experience with grant-writing and extramural funding

• Evidence of professional and scholarly activities


Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 22, 2017. For more information, visit our website at

MINIMUM SALARY: $60,000 commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Subject: Job: Digital Archivist at Space Telescope Science Institute

Requisition Number: 17-0162

Post Date: 8/9/2017

Title: Digital Archivist

City: Baltimore

State: MD


The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2018. Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits.

The STScI Library is seeking a Digital Archivist to lead the institute’s efforts in capturing and curating records of enduring value that highlight the historic milestones and achievements of the institute and its flagship missions through interoffice coordination and archive scheduling.   The Digital Archivist will work independently under the general direction of the Chief Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists in collecting, providing access to, and maintaining needed information of enduring value on past and ongoing science missions in print and non-print formats for scientific, technical, and support staff;

Creates scope statement outlining record types and series for active curation; exercises discretion and independent judgment in description of series and resources;

Manages daily and recurring business processes related to budget oversight for the archives branch of the STScI Library; works with Chief Librarian to plan and justify archives budget.Executes and controls archival expenditures.

Establishes requirements for institutional archives digital preservation software such as Preservica, Archivematica, Open Archive, or Archon; performs routine and custom database maintenance in the archival catalog as well as system upgrades as needed; documents database functions, and serves as point of contact with archival software vendor;

Supervises one or more interns or staff on print and digital preservation efforts;
Creates, documents, manages, and assesses workflows for acquiring, describing, processing, preserving, and creating access points for both analog and born-digital materials;

Manages digitization contract for conversion of print and non-print [audio-visual] materials; manages Memorandum of Understanding with Johns Hopkins University Archives;

Provides guidance to institute offices and departments on identifying and preserving records of value; creates a simplified process for digital and print transfer to the archives for pre-processing to ensure greater compliance; works with institute staff in Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) and other offices to ensure successful transfer and version control of born-digital materials into pre-processing storage and end-point digital preservation system;

Works with external agencies such as NASA and aerospace contractors to establish ownership of records, minimize duplication, and ensure copyright and commercial compliance;

Works with the Director’s Office and other institute leaders to establish a public-facing instance of the archives; improves, updates, changes, and maintains the Institutional Archives web pages on an on-going basis;

Assesses appropriateness of materials for public viewership; identifies personally identifiable information and other confidential or commercially sensitive information and redacts or otherwise restricts access; trains interns or other staff working with the archiving efforts on the same;

Establishes internal archive policies and procedures with regards to physical access, and establishes policies for assistance to users;
In conjunction with other library staff creates, develops, and implements special projects to enhance library and archival services and cross-integration;

Potentially, pursues grants related to the archival preservation;
Re-processes existing analog files for digitization and enhanced discovery;
Ability to work independently with minimal instruction as well as working cooperatively as part of a team extremely important.


Advanced knowledge of and experience using digital preservation and archival software such as Preservica, Archivematica, Open Archive, or Archon. Experience with web archiving resources such as Archive-It. Experience assessing collections for a small to medium-sized organization for preservation and establishing a records schedule that reflects the archival priorities of that organization, preferably with scientific materials.

Experience managing personally identifiable or commercially-sensitive information in an archival setting and making decisions on access.

Technical facility, and the ability to learn new technical skills through research, training, and self-study; demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tools, methodologies in archiving, and requirements of the institute.

Ability to work with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute and to communicate effectively with software vendors, contract services, and peer institutions outside the Institute.

Ability to work independently with minimal instruction; strong time management skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Experience with oral histories or personal interviews a plus.

Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instruction, to read and comprehend complex and specialized vocabulary, and to organize and perform work independently with minimal instructions.

Demonstrate supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, selecting, and training interns; planning, assigning, and directing archival work; carrying out archives branch goal development.

Proactive compliance with STScI and government safety and security policies and procedures in own work area is expected.

Candidates require an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science with a concentration in Archives or equivalent is required. A minimum of 2 years’ experience managing an archival program within an institution, university, or agency is also required. Knowledge of astronomical materials and resources is desirable.

Experience assessing collections for a small to medium-sized organization for preservation and establishing a records schedule that reflects the archival priorities of that organization, preferably with scientific materials. Technical skills applicable to working in a modern office environment, including knowledge of the Internet, word processing, database management, spreadsheet, and specialized archival software knowledge are required, specifically knowledge of standards for archival description and preservation including DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, etc.

Ability to work well with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel.  Ability to perform effective liaison with archives, libraries and data sources outside of the Institute.

Note:  Substitution of additional relevant education or experience for stated qualifications will be considered.

Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. ITAR clearance is required.

Interested applicants are requested to complete an on-line application through our website at and attach a resume in the Resume Upload section. Please include #17-0162 in the file name. Your resume must include a URL to an online portfolio. Applications received by October 6, 2017 will receive full consideration.

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Voted to the Baltimore Magazine Hall of Fame in 2015 – Top 25 Places to Work in Baltimore.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Category:            Librarian (Open Rank)

Department:      Special Collections and University Archives

Benefits:             22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million.  The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the University of Maryland collection group within SCUA and collaborates with other curators in the division to provide overall direction for reference services, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, cataloging of manuscript and archival materials, instruction, and outreach. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the University Archivist builds, maintains, interprets, and provides access to the University Archives and assesses collection needs, establishes priorities, and represents the collection area to the University of Maryland community and external organizations and individuals.  The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Lead the University Archives as an organizational innovator, facilitating the ongoing development of a flexible work environment that places a premium on strategic priorities, project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent staff.
  • Demonstrate creativity in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
  • Articulate a vision for the University Archives in the 21st century that takes into account new collecting opportunities in a born-digital information environment and the changing nature of primary documentation in a post-industrial society.
  • Articulate a vision for services that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
  • Serve as point of contact for the University Archives’ services to campus and off-campus partners, including the University administration, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Alumni Association, University Relations, and other entities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to tolerate occasional dirty/dusty conditions and be able to reach, stoop, bend, lift, and move objects. Must be able to tolerate the stresses engendered in a multi-faceted, rapidly growing archives program responsive to a broad user base.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees the work of the Assistant University Archivist, Athletics Archivist, and the University of Maryland collection groups’ hourly student employees, contract- or grant-supported personnel, interns, and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities): Must have thorough knowledge of archival theory and practice.  Must be able to work effectively with others in a team setting.  Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills and in assisting researchers in a special collections setting.  Must be able to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.  Must possess a strong service orientation and the potential for professional contributions.


Required:  ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training, or a master’s degree in history, American Studies, or other relevant discipline, with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

Preferred: Advanced degree/graduate study in history or other relevant discipline.

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):

Required: At least three years of professional archival experience in an academic library including responsibility for supervising the processing of manuscripts and archives.  Demonstrated ability and initiative in processing, reference, outreach, donor relations, and administrative activities.

Preferred:  Work experience in a university archives setting; knowledge of electronic records; and supervisory and project management experience are desirable.

For the full position description, please go to

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at .  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 4th, 2017.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Jobs: Archivists, PTFS, Ft Meade, Maryland

Posted: June 22, 2017 by saacua in Jobs, News

Archivist, PTFS, Inc.
Posted:June 13, 2017
Location:Ft Meade, Maryland
Type:Full Time – Entry Level
Categories:Archives Education, Electronic Records, Government Archives
Required Education:Masters

Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS), is a leading systems integration company specializing in digital archiving and asset management, content digitization, and library services/solutions, has an opening for an Archivist at Fort Meade, Md. this is a great opportunity to get in with a leader in the information and records management field to support our intelligence community clients! The Archivist will use the archival database to search for, create, and retrieve accessions, respond to customer inquiries and maintain the collection and archival database.

Gain intellectual and physical custodianship of records with permanent disposition. Select, appraise, arrange, and describe permanent records through the established archival process. Appraise records using established schedules. Arrange records according /adhering to principles of original order and provenance. House records in preservation quality folders and containers. Complete accessioning by describing records in the archival database through established standards. Arrange and prioritize records for eventual declassification and transfer to the National Archives and Records Administration.

Education: Masters of Library Science (with a concentration in Archiving Electives)
0-2  years of experience performing accessioning in a library or similar document management organization. Ability to successfully acquire and maintain a TS/SCI Full Scope Polygraph clearance. Career interest in Federal Government Archives. Ability to communicate effectively. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team member. Basic computer literacy. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications. Experience with database entry and information retrieval
Internship experience in an archiving or similar document management environment      Preference given to near term graduates (Current Year)

Please apply via your career center or directly to HR department at or 301-654-8088 ext 150 or ext 177. PTFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

NOTES:3 openings.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate

About PTFS, Inc.Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) has been a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions to Federal Civilian and DoD agencies since 1995. ArchivalWare, PTFS’ enterprise content management application, has been in production for twelve years and is installed at more than eighty customer locations. This application is best known for providing knowledge management, geospatial, and declassification solutions and now provides content management as a service. Supporting services include digitization, system integration, application installation/configuration, content loading/organization, training, staff augmentation, and ongoing support. PTFS also supports Koha, an open source integrated library solution for research centers and libraries which has now been tightly integrated with ArchivalWare’s core CMS. PTFS installs, customizes, and hosts this application and supports over 800 libraries and research centers with the solution.