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Technical Services Archivist - Seton Hall University

  • Seton Hall University
  • 03/11/23
  • South Orange, NJ
  • 07079
  • 60,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Location: South Orange, NJ

Application Deadline: Rolling

Technical Services Archivist: The Monsignor William No Field Archives and Special Collections at Seton Hall University invites applications for a full-time, indefinitely renewable Lecturer Library faculty position. We seek an archivist with cataloging experience who can oversee long term preservation and access to Seton Halls rare book and manuscript collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the arrangement and description
of manuscript, institutional, print, photographic and related special collections, including the
creation and publication of finding aids
Manage access and description of Seton Halls rare book collections, ensuring they are
stored safely, planning for grow room for the collection, and using space efficiently
Identify digitization and conservation priorities in both rare book and manuscript collections
Accession archival collections and perform original cataloging of new rare books
Survey collections and create processing plans, identifying preservation and privacy
Create custom archival housings for fragile books and audio-visual formats
Maintain collections database in Archivesspace, and contribute catalog records to WMS
and OCLC
Take cooperative role in managing storage space shared with Walsh Gallery, contributing
archival expertise to issues that arise
Oversee and implement ongoing collections shift
Support outreach activities as part of collection management
Develop and implement digitization workflows and create metadata for digital projects
Supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers, developing project workflows and
assessing day to day outcomes
Complete special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

MLS or MLIS with concentration in Archives or Rare Books or recognized equivalent in
experience or training
Knowledge of archival principles and practices, including Describing Archives: A Content
Experience processing archival collections
Minimum of two years experience cataloging rare materials in an academic research
library or similar setting
Knowledge and awareness of emerging trends in cataloging and metadata
Experience with archival management software such as Archivesspace
Training in creating custom enclosures for rare materials
Ability to manage several competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows
Demonstrated interest in continued professional growth, maintaining knowledge or skills
through involvement in professional organizations or continued education
Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex
Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills
Ability to support the Catholic mission of the University.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with space management, inventorying and shifting collections
Experience with digitization of archival materials
Knowledge of a second language, particularly Latin, Italian, Spanish, or French
Experience in museums, familiarity with museum practices and terminology

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 50lbs, walking/standing, pushing heavy book carts.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide contact information for 3 professional references.

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