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Job: Processing Archivist at Princeton University

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Processing Archivist
Princeton University
Princeton

The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research
libraries, serving a diverse community of 5200 undergraduates, 2600 graduate
students, 853 faculty, and visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7
million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, &
extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a
staff of more than 300 staff members working in a large central library, 9
branches, and 3 storage facilities.

  
Major Responsibilities

The Department of Rare Books & Special Collections seeks a service-oriented
professional for the arrangement and description of manuscript collections,
personal papers, and other materials in the Manuscripts
Division. Personal papers of Latin American literary,
cultural, and political figures will constitute a major part of the position's
workload. U.S. historical collections are also significant. The Processing
Archivist will participate in committee work. This position supervises student
workers assigned to processing tasks & reports to the Special Collections Team
Leader.

  
Essential Qualifications

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in
archives management, or advanced degree in an allied discipline with
experience in archives or special collections; hands-on manuscripts processing
experience, including application of standards for manuscript & archival
description such as DACS, EAD, & EAC-CPF; familiarity with current
developments in processing procedures, along with flexibility and adaptability
in the context of conceptual & technological change; ability to compose clear,
concise descriptions, as demonstrated in a finding aid/other functional
document; strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills;
demonstrated ability to work in a collegial team environment & to communicate
effectively; good reading knowledge of Spanish, with demonstrated application
in a library or research setting.

  
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in training & supervision; technical services use of an integrated
library system & a system such as Archivists' Toolkit; knowledge/awareness of
current trends in digitization of rare/unique original research materials, &
of metadata formats such as MODS and METS; knowledge of XSLT, XQuery or other
scripting languages; advanced degree in Latin American studies, especially
literature since the 1950s; good reading knowledge of other Western European
languages relevant to the manuscript collections.

  
Princeton offers competitive salaries & a comprehensive benefits program
responsive to the needs of its diverse staff. The comprehensive benefits
program includes health & life insurance coverage, pension benefits, flexible
spending accounts, income protection in the event of short- and long-term
disabilities, benefits for employee education, children's tuition grants, as
well as vacation, holidays, and personal days. This is a Full Time Position &
may work evenings or weekend hours from time to time.

  
Review of applications will begin immediately & will continue until the
position is filled. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at
Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs & must include a resume,
cover letter, & a list of three references with contact information. This
position is subject to the University's background check policy.

  
Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute,
through their service to the Library, to the diversity & excellence of our
academic community. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer &
all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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