The Project Archivist for the Kingman Brewster Papers is two-year appointment in the Arrangement and Description Unit of Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University. Reporting to the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, the Project Archivist processes the personal papers of Kingman Brewster, 17th President of Yale University. The papers, totaling approximately 200 linear feet, document Brewster's life and career as a diplomat and university administrator through correspondence, teaching and research files, speeches, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia. Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans, screens for potentially sensitive material; weeds extraneous material, recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures, and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Creates or enhances metadata according to national and departmental standards. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. May participate in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job. The Arrangement and Description Unit is a division of Manuscripts and Archives. The Unit supports the Manuscripts and Archives acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the unit's manuscript and archival collections.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Archivist
University Job Title: Project Archivist
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
Required Skill/ability 2: Experience with arrangement and description of personal papers.
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Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience working with ArchivesSpace.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections. 3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training. 5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. 7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.