Society of Southwest Archivists

Processing Archivist | Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA)

  • 07 Feb 2024 6:43 PM
    Message # 13312255
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    Xavier University of Louisiana, a Catholic and Historically Black University, seeks a Processing Archivist for the arrangement and description of archival materials. The incumbent will work in-person full-time and report to the Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian. The Processing Archivist assists in the implementation of EAD and archival management software; participates in projects to revise, edit, correct, and digitally publish legacy finding aids; assists in accessioning archival acquisitions both in print and digital; and creates metadata for both ArchivesSpace and the XULA Digital Archives via CONTENTdm. They also provide public services at Special Collections service points.

    Job Responsibilities (Distribution Time)

    Processing Collections (50%)

    Mentoring and Instruction (25%)

    Service and Scholarship (25%)

    Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Minimum Qualifications):

    · Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program is required, with a concentration in archival studies or management (equivalent work experience may substitute for concentration).

    · Minimum of two years of experience arranging and describing archival collections.

    · Experience creating EAD finding aids.

    · Demonstrated knowledge of archival procedures, collections records management with the ability to work with computerized collections, management systems and object handling.

    · Knowledge of preventative conservation techniques and best practice standards.

    · Knowledge and experience with archival management software.

    · Ability to write and speak English proficiently.

    · Commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population; and

    · Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.

    Special Requirements Summary

    Work Hours: Full-Time

    Salary Range: $55,000-$70,000

    Posting Number: F130P

    Number of Vacancies: 1

    Desired Start Date: 08/01/2024

    Posting Date: 01/26/2024

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    For more information and to apply, please visit this link.

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