Chicago, IL: Archives Assistant, Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province

Job Opening Title: Archives Assistant

Institution/Organization Name: Society of the Divine Word, Chicago Province

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Chicago, IL, USA

Application Deadline: Until filled

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Society of the Divine Word, a Catholic religious non-profit organization with worldwide missionary activities seeks a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Archives Assistant. This position reports to the Provincial Archivist and works with a wide range of material types in order to preserve and support the history, heritage, spirit, and charism of the organization.

The Archives Assistant will:
• assist with the arrangement and description of archival and digital collections and the creation of collection inventories and finding aids.
• assist in implementing digitization projects, determining applicable metadata, and manipulating digital files.
• assist in implementing departmental processing priorities.
• assist archives patrons remotely and in-person.
• page, shelve, and create reproductions of archival material.
• recognize and respect Roman Catholic traditions and terminology.

The ideal candidate will possess:
• a BA/BS degree in a relevant discipline.
• experience working in an archives, library, or museum setting.
• excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
• the ability to multitask and work independently.
• proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with archival management software is preferred.
• the ability to sit for extended periods of time, perform intensive keyboarding, and lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

This is a full-time position with excellent medical and retirement benefits.

Located in the Northbrook / Glenview, IL area (not convenient to public transportation).

Send resume to:
Thomas R. Artz
Director of Human Resources
Society of the Divine Word
1985 Waukegan Road
Post Office Box 6038
Techny, IL 60082