Andover, MA: Abbot Academy Processing Archivist, Phillips Academy

Job Opening Title: Abbot Academy Archivist
Institution/Organization Name: Phillips Academy
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Andover, MA

Project description:

Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Special Collections, the Temporary Processing Archivist will fully process the Abbot Academy collection.  This collection comprises approximately 60 linear feet of official records of and materials related to the history of Abbot Academy, a school for girls founded in 1829 that merged with Phillips Academy in 1973.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop comprehensive processing and access plan including workflow, arrangement, description, quality control

Execute the approved processing and access plan, meeting goals and deadlines.

Create MARC-based collection-level record.

Create DACS-compliant collection finding aid.

If time and funds allow, may include developing a digitization plan.

Other duties as assigned.


Demonstrated experience in processing archival collections preferred
Coursework and/or training in archival theory and best practices and national standards that govern the arrangement and description of archival materials including MARC, DACS and controlled vocabularies

Strong organizational and written communication skills
Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscripts and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections

Skill in advancing digital initiatives in archives including knowledge of standards for digitization, metadata creation, delivery tools and user experience

Attention to detail, accuracy and quality control

Must be able to lift and carry 30-pound boxes

Pay rate: $27/hour
Work to be completed by July 1, 2016

This position is paid on an hourly basis and is not benefits eligible.

Please submit resume and cover letter to hr(at)

Posted here.

Thanks to Paige for this one!

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