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Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position works on a temporary basis. Position hours are 37.5 hours per week for 8 weeks.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Becker Medical Library. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Becker Library is seeking applications to fill an 8-week term Project Archivist position in the Archives and Rare Books Department. The Project Archivist will be tasked with arrangement, description, and digitization of a portion of the library’s archival collection of noted computer scientist Wesley A. Clark.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Working closely with the Archivist at the Becker Library, complete a collection survey of the Wesley A. Clark Papers and prepare a processing plan to meet project deadlines.
- With the assistance of the Archivist, the Project Archivist will process the collection according to national archival standards for arrangement and description. This will include developing, documenting, prioritizing, and administering procedures, policies, and guidelines for the use of materials at the Becker Library, and collection materials made available online.
- Re-house items within the collection into acid-free boxes and acid-free folders for long-term preservation.
- Prepare an item-level inventory for the photograph series in the collection.
- Create a finding aid for the Wesley A. Clark Papers to be added to Becker Library’s archives management system (Archon) for public access.
- Add scans of photographs, documents, and other items from the collection to Becker Library’s content management system (CONTENTdm).
Equivalent of High School with some college preferred and 2-3 years experience in Library or related field.
- Experience working in a museum, library, or archives environment with responsibility for arranging and describing archival material.
- Student applicants having familiarity with and/or formal training in archival management practices and standards (particularly students working on a Master’s in library science, public history, museum studies, or archival administration) are encouraged to apply.
The hiring range for this position is $13.48 - 16.85 per hour.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Send resume and cover letter to Washington University (https://jobs.wustl.edu; Job number 35926).
In your cover letter:
- State your preferred start date.
- Describe any experience you have with archival arrangement and description.
- If you are a student, indicate if you are seeking to use this experience as an internship for course credit as this arrangement is permissible.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G05.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.