Reporting to the Associate Archivist, the Project Archivist will assist the Associate Archivist in arranging, describing, preserving, and creating finding aids for the organizational records and personal papers of the Black Women in Sports Foundation (BWSF) and the Dr. Bernard C. Watson collections. This two-year, full-time position will assist in gaining access to these unprocessed holdings that document the history of African American women and girls in all aspects of sports and the career of Dr. Bernard C. Watson, who was a leader in the fields of education, the arts, city planning and philanthropy. Performs other duties as assigned.Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including close to 40,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 275,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience with archives management and at least two years of experience processing complex, multi-series collections. Experience in accessioning, arranging, and describing manuscript collections, along with experience working with archival materials in a research setting. Experience applying minimal processing techniques to collection processing. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated understanding of current archival theory and practice.
*Knowledge of archival description standards and practices
*Demonstrated project management skills.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*Excellent customer services and interpersonal skill, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff.Preferred
*Knowledge of African American History and Culture. Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved. For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at https://www.temple.edu/coronavirus/vaccines.Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: https://safety.temple.edu/reports-logs/annual-security-reportYou may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Kardon Building
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular