Associate Archivist, Special Collections Research Center

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Created: November 26, 2012


The Special Collections Research Center of the Temple University Libraries seeks an Associate Archivist.  Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections Research Center, the Archivist is primarily responsible for accessioning, processing, and preserving collections, and creating finding aids using archival and cataloging standards; working closely with the Director on the appraisal of new collections; assisting in conceptualizing and mounting exhibits; and performing outreach duties. The Archivist will provide reference services for the SCRC as assigned and may supervise student support staff. The Associate Archivist's primary responsibilities will be related to the Philadelphia Jewish Archives collections. Additional responsibilities include: contributing to grants; development and implementation of procedures, policies, and goals of the SCRC; and public programs at the University and in the community; participates in relevant archival conferences and workshops; and provides service to the library and university. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required education, experience, and skills:

Master's degree in a relevant discipline and formal archival training and/or certification. A minimum of three years of relevant archival experience, including both processing and reference.

Knowledge of 19th and 20th century European and American history, particularly related to Jewish immigration, culture, religious, social service groups and Jewish service organizations.

Knowledge and experience implementing standards and best practices for arrangement, description, cataloging, preservation, and access to archival materials.

Knowledge of systems and software needed to process archives and manuscript collections, create electronic finding aids, and digitize and make collections accessible digitally.

Knowledge of archival organization and descriptive standards (such as DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, LCSH, AAT); collection management and digital content management systems (such as III, DB/Textworks, CONTENTdm, Drupal).

Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.

Reading knowledge of Yiddish, Hebrew, and/or German.

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