Historical Records Project Archivist

Schenectady, NY
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Historical Records Project Archivist (Term Appt. Ending June 30, 2017)

Union College,
Schenectady, New York

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 07/29/15

Historical Records Project Archivist (Term Appt. Ending June 30, 2017)

Reporting to and working closely with the Head, Special Collections and Archives, the Historical Records Project Archivist will work collaboratively to bring wider access to the archival collections by surveying the institutional records and historical collections held by the Schaffer Library at Union College. The position is responsible for gathering, interpreting, and depositing in the ArchivesSpace database, basic data about the collections. Data gathering will consist of collating existing information from legacy data and updating information in ArchivesSpace as new data is compiled. The new data will be used, both in the future and also while in the process of being collected, to identify future needs concerning space planning, collection preservation, records retention, processing and digitizing. The position will oversee student workers and is expected to follow accepted archival principles and standards for manuscript and archival handling and descriptive practices.

The position requires a Master’s degree in library or information science with a concentration in archives or equivalent, a minimum of 2 years professional experience working in an archival setting, preferably in a college or university, and a solid understanding of manuscript and archival records handling and descriptive practices. Also required is an in depth understanding of and experience with library and archival information systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists Toolkit or related collections management software, experience with spreadsheet and database software such as Excel, Access, MySQL, broad historical research and analytical skills, effective writing skills with attention to detail, and the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Preferred qualifications include: Background in U.S. history or American Studies, experience supervising student employees, ability to plan, manage and coordinate complex projects to meet deadlines, ability to work both independently and collaboratively with Library colleagues and members of the Union College community, ability to tolerate ambiguity and be adaptable to a work setting in which interruptions or scheduling changes are common, a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, safety consciousness and certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA).

Please submit cover letter, resume and list of 3 references with current phone numbers.

Please apply in person, via fax, U.S. Mail or email:

Human Resources
Req. # 7199
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
E-mail: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college of 2,000 undergraduates. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.
Email HR@union.edu to apply for this job.


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