Project Archivist for Student Life

Position Title:                    Project Archivist for Student Life, University Archives (Associate Professional Specialist)

Department:                        Library-Rare Books & Special Collections

Requisition Number:        D-18-LIB-00009

Public Application Link:  Project Archivist for Student Life, University Archives (Associate Professional Specialist)

URL (if above link does not work):  https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4541

Position Summary

The Project Archivist for Student Life is part of the Mudd Manuscript Library’s University Archives team and reports to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services.  The Archivist will focus on building on the recent work of the University Archives to expand our documentation of student life on campus, and will engage in outreach to student groups to acquire records, organize and participate in collecting drives, and accession, arrange, and describe University Archives collections. The Archivist will also serve as part of the reference rotation and participate in department and system-wide library activities.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

This is a 2 year, full-time project position with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon funding.

Essential Qualifications

Experience arranging and describing archival collections, including knowledge of relevant descriptive standards (DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF).  Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.  Commitment to diversity and inclusion and the needs of serving a diverse population.  Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and a commitment to creativity and continuous learning, including comfort and ability to learn new technologies.  Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or advanced degree in an allied discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with electronic records accessioning, description, and preservation, including born-digital materials.  Experience with outreach and/or acquiring records in an institutional context, especially a college or university archives.  Experience with ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s Toolkit, or another collection management system.

The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate Professional Specialist or more senior depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To view the posting, go to:  https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/4541

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