Job Posting: Assistant Archivist, Indiana University Bloomington

This job isn’t strictly art-related, but it deals a lot with photography collections and digitization. Plus IU is a great place to work!

Job Summary: Plans and manages digitization and encoding projects, which includes acting as liaison between the Archives and any offices sponsoring digital imaging projects and the Libraries’ Digital Collections Services department, as well as developing and updating procedures for digital imaging projects undertaken by the Archives.

Provides in-depth reference services to include serving as contact for reference questions during regular, assigned hours as the on-call staff member and determining search strategies by means of reference interviews and knowledge of sources and assist patrons in locating pertinent records. Maintains accurate and complete user statistics; and continuously improves upon knowledge of collections and IU history so as to enhance reference service. Supervises temporary employees to include recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating.

Develops appropriate and well-conceived projects; provides temporary employees with clear instructions on their responsibilities; and regularly monitors their progress and is available and receptive to their questions and problems. Acts as the Archives registrar, accurately and expediently accessioning incoming collections; and creates preliminary inventories and advises other Archives staff as appropriate.

Participates in departmental outreach activities, including regular contributions to the departmental blog and assists in exhibition preparation.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Master’s degree in library science, archival management, information science, or similar field of study and two years in an archives or special collections repository.

Demonstrated knowledge of archival practices, particularly in an academic setting; strong knowledge of XML languages and descriptive standards such as EAD, TEI, and DACS; and working knowledge of MARC standards. Excellent information technology skills including experience with Microsoft Office and use of discovery tools.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including a customer service orientation; ability to interact with a wide variety of diverse individuals including users and donors; and demonstrated ability to work within a team environment. Strong organizational and multitasking skills and demonstrated project management skills essential for managing multiple priorities; and demonstrated supervisory skills.

Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds overhead and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is a possibility. May require long periods of sitting and using a computer monitor.

Preferred: Experience in archives or special collections repository with responsibilities related to the description and digitization of archival materials.

Applications accepted until November 26, 2015, or until position is filled.


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