PART-TIME ARCHIVIST OPPORTUNITY(May 30, 2018)
PART-TIME ARCHIVIST OPPORTUNITY, GROLIER CLUB LIBRARY
The Grolier Club of New York, America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts, is seeking a trained archivist to assist on a part-time basis (20-24 hours/week) in the processing of its archival and manuscript collections.
Responsibilities include physically arranging and describing manuscript and archival materials; preparing electronic finding aids according to professionally accepted standards and best practices; assisting in the conversion of electronic finding aids to MARC format for entry into OCLC and the library’s local online catalog (VIRTUA); and encoding finding aids for posting onto the Grolier Club’s website. Additional duties include assessing the preservation and conservation needs of the library’s archival collection (approximately 1,500 linear feet); recommending appropriate housing and/or treatments; and working with the Librarian to develop guidelines for institutional records management policies. The ideal candidate holds an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school (or equivalent) plus one to three years experience arranging and describing archival collections in a cultural heritage environment (or the equivalent combination of education and experience). Familiarity with DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, AACR2, and other LC cataloging standards are required, as isproficiency in basic Microsoft office applications and automated library systems. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are also a must. Additional preferred qualifications include knowledge of basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections; familiarity with institutional records management; and an awareness of current trends in digital preservation practices. Candidates must be able to work in conditions where dust is frequently encountered, lift boxes weighing up to 30 lbs; push and pull loaded book carts and other library equipment and materials; and work for prolonged periods in standing, bending, and stooping positions.
Hours: 20-24 hours/week
Candidates are encouraged to email a cover letter, resume, and an example of a finding aid they have created to the attention of Meghan R. Constantinou, Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org.