Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Reporting to the Special Collections and University Archivist, the Processing Assistant will support the processing of the department's archival collections, including accessioning new collections, rehousing, arranging and describing materials in accordance with DACS standards, editing and creating records in ArchivesSpace, and encoding and uploading finding aids. The incumbent will assist in the training and supervision of work student students assigned to processing tasks, work closely with the digital library team to prepare original materials for digitization, and contribute to the department's mission, actively participating in its meetings, strategic planning and social media program. The processing assistant will help to staff the front desk and provide reference services and monitoring of researchers as needed. This is a full-time position.
LMU, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state, and local law. Loyola Marymount University seeks professionally outstanding candidates who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities. This position offers pre-professional experience working in an academic library; applicants currently in library school or attending library school in the future are encouraged to apply.
- Minimum 3 years related library or archives experience OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Familiarity with the proper care and handling of special collections.
- Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities.
- Demonstrated computer competencies, including fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to supervise and train student assistants.
- Exemplary organizational skills.
- Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral. Interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with patrons, co-workers and donors.