Project Archivist

San Francisco
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Created: December 1, 2014


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco seeks a Project Archivist to assist with surveying, processing and creating finding aids for photographic and audiovisual collections. This is temporary, one year position funded by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant. Salary is between $46,000-50,000, depending on qualifications.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association
  • Minimum two years of professional experience as an archivist
  • Experience with photographic materials and audiovisual formats
  • Experience encoding finding aids and/or posting guides on the Online Archive of California
  • Familiarity with current standards for arrangement and description of manuscript and archival collections, including metadata structure standards (e.g., EAD, Dublin Core), metadata content standards (e.g., DACS) and Library of Congress authorities; and working knowledge of “more product, less process” processing practices
  • Excellent writing and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro
  • Ability to work well independently in an efficient and detailed manner, collaborate as part of a team, prioritize tasks and balance projects
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 40 pounds and carry out other physical activities associated with processing archival collections

Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience as a supervisor of archival processing interns
  • Knowledge of digital technologies, standards and best practices
  • Working knowledge of new and emerging technologies related to archival processing
To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Paul Boneberg, Executive Director, by email to Paul(at) or Paul Boneberg, GLBT Historical Society, 657 Mission St., #300, San Francisco, CA 94105

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

More information about the GLBT Historical Society can be found at:

Please direct questions about the position to Managing Archivist, Marjorie
Bryer Marjorie(at)

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