The Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is looking for an inspirational leader and experienced archivist to publicize, supervise, process and preserve analog and electronic records, documents and artifacts thereby fostering and communicating the history, heritage and spirit of the Catholic community both locally and nationally. This leader directs the safekeeping of the archival documents and records, promotes these materials to the greater community, manages access and collaborates with community members, staff and researchers seeking information.
3 or more years professional work experience;
Proven record of leadership skills, including administration, interpersonal communication, marketing and innovation;
Willingness to model servant leadership;
Knowledge of current archival arrangement and relevant discriptive standards (DACS, Dublin Core, LCSH, AAT).
Familiarity with record management systems, online catalogs and bibliographic utilities;
Experience processing materials and creating finding aids;
Experience with digitization processes (EDRMS);
Understanding of and respect for Roman Catholic traditions and terminology.
About Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
he Catholic Historical Research Center (CHRC) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was created in 1989 to collect, preserve, and make available to the public the historical sources illuminating the growth of Catholicism in the United States. CHRC’s collection includes records that document the history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as the collections of the American Catholic Historical... Society of Philadelphia, the oldest Catholic historical society in the country. The bulk of materials from the latter collection, specifically printed materials including newspapers, journals, and pamphlets published in the United States, span the mid 19th to the early 20th century. The CHRC also includes the papers and archives of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters, Saint Katherine Drexel and her work with American Indians and African Americans, and the Drexel Family papers.