**Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.**
**Position Focus:** Reporting to the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Archivist is primarily responsible for selecting, appraising, arranging, describing and making accessible manuscript and archival materials and promoting their use for teaching and research. Examines files relating to the provenance of collections, reviews pertinent historical literature, analyzes materials to determine content and the appropriate level and type of arrangement and description needed, and develops plans for accomplishing the work, including estimates of resources needed, for newly acquired and backlog collections. Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans; screens for potentially sensitive material; weeds extraneous material; recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures; and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Creates or enhances metadata for all assigned collections acco!
rding to national and departmental standards. Provides reference services to patrons in person, by telephone and via email. Participates in departmental instruction and outreach activities and works with faculty to plan and promote classroom and research use of holdings in Manuscripts and Archives. Participates in the formulation and documentation of unit and departmental policy and procedures. Trains and supervises staff and student assistants. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. Participates in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job.
**Required Education, Skills and Experience:**
• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent
accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In
selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related
discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a
master's degree in library science.
• Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
• Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for
manuscript and/or archival collections. Demonstrated proficiency in archival
appraisal, arrangement and description practices and standards.
• Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups
within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team
environment. Ability to readily adapt to
change. Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment,
creativity, and flexibility.
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted
for formal training.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure
standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
• Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and
conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion
in a timely fashion.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of
professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can
be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
**Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:** Experience in use of technology to support archival work. Experience processing and/or description of born-digital archival materials.
**The University and the Library**
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library,
it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer
innovative and flexible services to library readers. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the
Library's web site at [www.library.yale.edu](http://www.library.yale.edu).
**Salary and Benefits**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
**How to Apply**
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover
letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional
references should be submitted by applying online at
[http://www.yale.edu/jobs](http://www.yale.edu/jobs). **The STARS req. ID for
this position is 36642BR.**
_Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color,
religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin;
nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity or expression._
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