Processing Archivist

Job description

The Department of Museums, Archives, and Rare Books at Kennesaw State University seeks an energetic, collaborative, and forward-thinking processing archivist to create, manage, and enhance data for university records and manuscripts collections. Processing and cataloging of university records and items from the Bentley Rare Book Museum will constitute the majority of the position's work load.

Coordinating areas within a museum or archival program, including but not limited to public programming, public relations, access, installation, outreach, and preservation. Developing projects, workflows, and best practices for museum or archival programs. Supervising interns, student assistants, volunteers and docents. Implementing projects, workflows, and best practices for museum or archival programs.

Care, Stewardship, and Interpretation of Collections and Museum and Archives

  1. Provide ongoing management for archival, rare book and digital collections, including arrangement and description and preservation. This includes but is not limited to archival processing and cataloging, creation of inventories, and the development of access tools
  2. Develop and carry out special collection management projects
  3. Manage critical collection information in collection management systems and software
  4. Develop policies and procedures for collection management workflows and processes

Educational Programming Outreach

    Manage researchers and reference requests Manage and deliver high quality instruction sessions for KSU students and faculty Develop and implement targeted outreach strategies

Development and Implementation of Specialized Programs

    Engage KSU and the community with our collections and programs by developing workshops, lectures, exhibit openings and other public programs Develop promotional and outreach content for internal and external distribution Supervise and coordinate volunteers, interns, student assistants and docents

  • Three (3) years of experience in museums, archives or related field
  • Knowledge of best practices for museums, archives, rare books and digital repositories
  • Familiarity with the field of public history
  • Ability to be effective with broad constituencies, including K-12 and university-level students and members of the community
  • Willingness to work collaboratively toward setting and achieving goals
  • Exercises the highest level of integrity and professionalism in all aspects of work
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills; initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication, and presentation
  • Able to deal with multiple projects at one time
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
  • Strong attention to detail and strong organizational and follow up skills
  • Strong customer service skills and communication (phone, e-mail) etiquette

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field
  • 3 - 5 years of experience

Specifically for this position:

  • Experience in accessioning, arranging, describing, and preserving university records and manuscripts in multiformat collections, including born-digital, audiovisual and photographic materials
  • Knowledge of current nationally accepted archival principles and descriptions standards, such as DACS and EAD
  • Experience with bibliographic MARC-format cataloging, and familiarity with content standards and controlled vocabularies, such as RDA, LCSH, AAT, and DCRM
  • Experience using ArchiveSpace (preferred) or other collection management systems
  • Familiarity with efficient archival processing techniques, such as those outlined in Greene and Meissner's "More Product, Less Process" (MPLP), or other approaches
  • Knowledge of basic preservation and conservation standards for archival materials
  • Ability to successfully train and direct the work of student assistants in processing tasks





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Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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