Chicago, IL: Asst. Archivist, Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada

Job Opening Title: Assistant Archivist
Institution/Organization Name: Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Chicago, Illinois
Application Deadline: June 15, 2015
Years of experience required: One Year

This full-time Assistant Archivist position is based in the USA-Canada Provincial office located in downtown Chicago, Illinois at 205 West Monroe Street.  Under the direction of the Province Archivist, this team member’s primary functions are to preserve, describe, and make accessible archival collections.

The ideal candidate must possess an ALA-accredited MLS degree with specialization in archives administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Other requirements include a minimum of one year experience processing and working with archives; knowledge of current archival arrangement and description standards and relevant descriptive standards (DACS, Dublin Core, LCSH, AAT), including experience in creating finding aids; familiarity with standard Windows software applications, CONTENTdm, online catalogs, and bibliographic utilities

We prefer a candidate with a background in working with Roman Catholic religious materials, Latino history and records management.  Since the individual will be working primarily with Spanish-language materials, a reading knowledge of Spanish is required to accurately assess and describe the collection.  A Spanish to English language translation skills test is required as part of the interview process.

Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently or with a team is a must.

For consideration, send resume with cover letter via email to: