Posting Number: 0601101
Job Title: Processing Archivist
Position Type: Staff
Duration of Position: Full Time
Work Location: San Antonio, TX
Department: University Library
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Job Summary/Basic Function: The Processing Archivist position is a full-time, temporary position funded through August 31, 2019.
Under general direction, this position is responsible for processing incoming archival and special collections materials using current national standards, creates online finding aids and MARC records, manages university archives additions, including online records and assists patrons with library research in person, by mail, e-mail and telephone.
Work Hours: Flexible scheduling required. Evenings and weekends may be necessary.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 6,500.
- Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification (if required) to be hired for this position.
- The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
- If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
- Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posting Date: 10-12-2017
Closing Date: 11-10-2017
Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51997
Percent of total time: Responsibility / Duty: Is this function essential? 40
Processes incoming and existing collections to library and national standards, including re-boxing/re-foldering, creating finding aids and online finding aids. Updates library systems to include cataloging and uploading finding aids to appropriate online sources.
Assists patrons with the use of archives and special collections. Provides information and assistance in a clear and courteous manner in person and by phone, chat, email, or other means.
Works with records manager and departmental records coordinators on the archiving of print and electronic documents and artifacts. Updates university archives finding aids as needed. Assists departments with the use of the university archives.
Physically maintains the collection, pulling and re-shelving materials used. Maintains reference and collection use statistics. Provides photocopy services. Works with external reproduction services as needed.
Performs preservation and conservation activities as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Professional Development and Service
Maintains currency with emerging information technologies and trends in scholarly communication and archives & special collections, anticipating and facilitating new approaches to research in response to evolving patterns of publishing and information dissemination. Participates in the development of plans, policies, and procedures to support the library's mission. Participates in library and campus initiatives, work groups, and committees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master's degree or graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences with formal training in archival theory and practice.
Necessary Qualifications: Experience arranging and describing manuscript and/or archival collections.
Experience creating metadata for archival collections, including online finding aids using EAD and DACS.
Experience providing reference assistance for archives and special collections in person, via e-mail and by phone.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a university archives setting.
Experience working with TARO, the Texas Archival Resources Online system.
Experience cataloging rare books.
Experience with digitization of archival collections, digital publications and records and records management principles and practices, particularly as they relate to university records.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Other Qualifications for Posting: Necessary
Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the control of archival collections.
Demonstrated experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
Demonstrated record of designing projects, focusing on them and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide excellent customer service to students, employees, and the community. Ability to multi task.
Demonstrated knowledge of the MARC format for archival materials and rare books and the use of OCLC's WorldCat catalog and other online systems used for managing bibliographic data.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.
Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.