Experienced archivist to work with collections (paper and electronic).
Responsible for the appraisal and processing of archival collections.
Proficiency in full archival processing as well as More Product, Less Process.
Experience writing finding guides. Knowledge of EAD, DACs and other metadata
standards. Familiarity with digital formats and issues related to born-digital
content. May train, supervise or review archival work by other staff. Provide
reference service to patrons. Curate selected exhibits. Serve on digital
collections team. Strong organizational skills. Dedicated commitment to public
service. Ability to work creatively, collegially and effectively as part of a
team and independently. Interpret library policy, procedures and regulations;
help develop special collections policies, procedures and regulations.
Demonstrated proficiency with library / archival technology applications.
Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft
Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and other software. Maintain
professional development through participation at local, state or national
level. Perform related duties as required.
LOCATION: Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Str
DAYS OFF: Two days off per week
SHIFT: Will be required to work some Evenings and Saturdays & Sundays
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week to be scheduled during normal unit hours
Mon-Thurs 8-6, Fri & Sat 8-5, Sun: Closed
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in
Archival Studies, OR a Master's degree from an accredited American Library
Association (ALA) Library Science program with nine credit hours in archival
science or archival administration studies, OR a Master's degree in History or
a directly related field with nine credit hours in archival science or
archival administration studies. One year of work experience related to the
responsibilities of the position is also required.
Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited
college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has
completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree
Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are
selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information
regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the
qualifications of the position for which you are applying.
If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to
you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide
information about your educational background and your work
experience. You must include job titles, dates of
employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current
City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail
to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will
be incomplete and you will not be considered for this
position. There are three ways to provide the information:
1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete
the online resume fields.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts at time of
VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers
Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military
personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have
received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible
candidates must have at least six months of active duty
documented. In order to receive the veterans preference,
candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering
"yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you
currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces
of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United
States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or
general discharge?" In addition, you must attach
documentation to verify your military service. For
veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application
which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States
Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and
character of service. For active military personnel, you
must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary
verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the
Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your
online application. Failure to answer the question and
attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for
the Veterans Preference.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview.
The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to
fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be
selected. Selected bidders will be hired in seniority
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
a) Knowledge of archival processing in an academic or public library and/or
(b) Exp working in the field of Special Collections
(c) Knowledge of EAD, DACS and/or other metadata standards
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on
information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the
application. Applications must be submitted by the
individual applicant. No second party applicants will be
Residency Requirement: An employee must
be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of
residency will be required at the time of employment.
If you are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to file your
application, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources
at 312-744-4976, TTY: 312-744-5035. You will be required to
provide information regarding your request.
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