Boston, MA: PT Archives Assistant, Harvard Business School, Baker|Bloomberg

Job Opening Title: Archives Assistant

Employer Name: Harvard Business School, Baker|Bloomberg

Job Location: Boston

Application Deadline: 12/06/2019

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Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School
(Part-time; no benefits)

Come work with us on a key archival collection at Baker Library Special Collections. Primary duties include providing detailed item level description, identifying restricted materials, basic preservation tasks, and creating a finding aid and accompanying catalog record.
In addition, under general supervision, the Archives Assistant will provide support for the core functions of accessioning and processing.

Responsibilities include:
– Creating preliminary inventories and container lists of new and existing collections in accordance with archival best practices and local policy.
РCreating basic accession and resource records in ArchivesSpace, the library’s archival management system.
– Performing basic preservation measures where necessary, including re-foldering and rehousing of materials in a variety of formats.
– Assisting with the arrangement and description of unprocessed collections and preparing collections for public access.
– Processing small faculty and manuscript collections as time permits.

Skills, experience, credentials needed:
– BA/BS or equivalent.
– Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including relevant standards such as DACS and EAD.
– Experience with confidential and/or restricted materials; ability to identify and work with restricted materials with discretion.
– Excellent organizational and written skills with a strong attention to detail.
– Excellent communication skills with the ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently.
– Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, with an aptitude for learning systems.
– Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in archives.
– Prior experience with ArchivesSpace a plus.
– Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

Schedule: 14 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian, or Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please.