Processing Archivist

San Francisco
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Created: September 14, 2012


Reporting to the UCSF Archivist, the Processing Archivist will be responsible for processing Robert L. Day Collection. This collection contains administrative records, reports, correspondence, photographs, audio-visual materials, and publications relating to the history of the California College of Pharmacy and the UCSF School of Pharmacy, in particular the development of the clinical pharmacy program. The archivist will arrange and describe the collection according to national standards and produce a guide for presentation on the Online Archive of California (OAC). The Processing Archivist will assist with digitization of selected items from this collection and prepare an online exhibit; incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned.
Note: This is a three month appointment from the date of hire.

Required Qualifications
  • BA/BS with a major in History or a related field and one year of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience processing archival collections;
  • Experience working with Archivists' Toolkit;
  • Demonstrated command of archival theory and practice;
  • Working knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards, including DACS and EAD;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to lift and shelve boxes weighing up to 40 pounds;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and safeguard confidentiality of documents and information collected and reviewed;
  • Familiarity with digitization standards and workflows;
Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching shoulder height and below; lifting up to 20 lbs., lifting up to 40 lbs. overhead/above/below waist, carrying up to 60 lbs., pushing/pulling over 60 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use; tolerance to loud noise, dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances; ability to differentiate color, use of protective equipment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with digital content management systems, such as Omeka;
  • Knowledge of preservation standards and best practices;
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative

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