Assistant Processing Archivist

Fairfax, VA
$25.00 -$27.50/Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 14, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Assistant Processing Archivist (Part-time}The George Mason University, Special Collections Research Center invites applications for an Assistant Processing Archivist who will support the Special Collections Research Center's goals in processing university archives and manuscript archival collections and making them accessible.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The Assistant Processing Archivist position is responsible for specifically processing complex and specialized duties as follows:Apply current best practices to managing processing projects; survey collections; create processing plans; arrange and describe archival collections; andCreate EAD-compliant finding aids using ArchivesSpace; initiate and respond to complex communications in carrying out daily operations in person, in writing, via telephone and e-mail and social media tools and participate within SCRC in working groups and committees as appropriate.Responsibilities:Responsible for processing and creating access to university archives and manuscript archival collections in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian;Provides accurate metadata using the ArchivesSpace database;Assures appropriate handling, physical housing, and storage of collection materials. Identifies and refers items as necessary for preservation;Participates in the professional life of the Libraries and the University; andReports processing-related statistics throughout the year and in the annual report.Required Qualifications:ALA accredited MLS/MLIS with archives concentration from an ALA accredited program or, concentration in archives or certification in archives (such as Certified Archivist) combined with graduate degree in history or related discipline; or foreign equivalent; or equivalent experience;Experience in project management;Experience in archival processing (appraisal, arrangement and description);Experience with multiple formats, including textual, visual, audio, both analog and digital;Familiarity with DACS and EAD;Demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory, practice, and standards;Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;Ability to thrive in a team-based environment and work collaboratively;Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth;Proficient organizational skills and highly detail-oriented; andEffective written communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in a special collections' environment in a university setting;Experience processing large archival collections;Familiarity with preservation and conservation issues and practices; andFamiliarity with ArchivesSpace collections management software, LCSH, LCTGM.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information by close of business on July 12, 2022.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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