Archival Processing Specialist

Santa Barbara
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Created: January 22, 2014


Under the direction of the Head, Special Collections and in coordination with collection curators, the Archival Processing Specialist has full responsibility for the uniform arrangement and description standards for the processing of collections. Establishes processing plans for collections, processes complex collections, trains and supervises students in the processing of simple collections, creates indexes, container lists, and finding guides. Using Archivists' Toolkit, accessions collections, and encodes collection finding guides in Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Maintains and updates collection records in Archivists' Toolkit and republishes guides as needed. Works with catalogers in cataloging collections and assists metadata and Digitization Center staff with collections being digitized. Provides coverage of service point as needed and provides reference services as needed. The Archival Processing Specialist uses independent judgement and works with minimal supervision. 

Minimum Requirements 
  • Bachelor's or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of library and archival systems and procedures including experience with Archivists' Toolkit and Encoded Archival Description
  • Excellent interpersonal as well as written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude for accuracy and attention to detail
  • High level of computer literacy with standard office productivity software
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to work independently and in a team environment 
Desirable Requirements 
  • Experience with Filemaker pro, UCSB library catalog, Online Archive of California, and familiarity with ArchivesSpace
  • Experience working in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience working with databases, content management, scanning and other software 
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