Job Opening Title: Archivist
Employer Name: Institute for Advanced Study
Job Location: Princeton, NJ
Application Deadline: 10/01/2019
Link to job posting: https://ias.synchr-recruit.com/job/144232/archivist
Years of experience required: 2 years
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: We are currently seeking to fill the position of Archivist to oversee the Archives of the Institute for Advanced Study under the general direction of the Librarian. The collections of the Archives encompass approximately 1,400 linear feet. Responsibilities include developing procedures and tracking systems for preserving and providing access to collections and leading long-range planning efforts for collections and facilities.
The Archives Center staff is comprised of the Archivist and one other paraprofessional, who collaborate closely with one another to respond to internal and external requests as well as manage the accessioning and processing of collections, including the creation of finding aids. The incumbent will guide collection development efforts for the Archives, including soliciting Faculty for their papers and working with campus departments to transfer records. Additional responsibilities includes tracking, documenting, and the preservation of art and artifacts, managing collections and digitization activities. The Archivist will provide oversight for the ongoing Oral History Project; coordinate outreach efforts, including developing exhibits and making presentations to relevant internal and external groups. The Archivist also works with Director’s Office staff and communicates developments over the academic year as well as hires and manages paid summer interns.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree, preferably from an ALA-accredited program in library, information, or archival science, with at least two years of professional experience in archival work required. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential as well as strong computer skills. Knowledge of associated metadata standards for archives as well as demonstrated expertise with preservation and access techniques required. Some familiarity with DSpace or Archivists’ Toolkit or Archives Space as well as knowledge of standards for digital imaging and metadata also preferred. Familiarity with some of the following Drupal, PastPerfect, EAD/XML.
The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants. We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization. As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off
program. Interested candidates please apply to the position at: https://ias.synchr-recruit.com/job/144232/archivist.
We will be accepting applications for the Archivist position through October 1, 2019.