Job Opening Title: Archivist
Employer Name: Clerics of St. Viator
Job Location: Arlington Heights, IL
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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: This full-time Archivist position is based in the Provincial office located in Arlington Heights, IL.
The Archivist will develop and manage collections for the province and oversee all reference services. The archivist will be responsible for implementing public program activities which promote the collections of the archives, the history of the Viatorians, and their charism. Other duties include preparing and managing an annual budget for the archives, submitting regular reports of archives activities to the provincial leadership. The Archivist will participate in local, regional, and national archival associations, as well as professional activities of the Province. Additionally, the archivist will collaborate with other Viatorian Provinces.
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, including experience in creating finding aids; familiarity with standard Windows software applications, ARCHON, online catalogs, and bibliographic utilities.
We prefer a candidate with a background in working with Roman Catholic religious materials and records management. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently or with a team is a must. Experience creating digital surrogates of archival materials according to current archival standards and best practices would be desirable.
The Clerics of Saint Viator (www.viatorians.com) is an international Roman Catholic religious congregation comprised of priests, brothers and lay associates, headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL. Collectively, the congregation is known as the Viatorian Community. Its members proclaim Jesus Christ and his Gospel to those whom they serve, and work to raise up communities where faith can be lived, deepened, and celebrated.
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