Golden, CO: PT Special Collections Archivist-Librarian, Science of Mind Archives & Library Foundation

Job Opening Title: Special Collections Archivist-Librarian

Employer Name: Science of Mind Archives & Library Foundation

Job Location: Golden, Colorado

Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

Salary Range: $21,840-$26,000

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Years of experience required: 3

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Archivist-Librarian Job Description

Who We Are:
The Science of Mind Archives and Library Foundation (the Archives) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit based in Golden, CO. It is the archives for the Science of Mind teaching associated with international spiritual/religious organizations and other New Thought affiliations. The Archives is looking for a professionally trained archivist-librarian to organize and preserve our heritage.

Job Summary:
The Archives is seeking a collaborative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Archivist/Librarian. This is a 20 hour/week position where the Archivist/Librarian will preserve the history of Science of Mind, as reflected in the textual, photographic, and audio records and artifacts collected from the founder of the movement, Dr. Ernest Holmes and his family, and from the administrative offices and other contributors. This position is based on funding availability.

Primary Responsibilities:
Archival Processing:
• Work closely with the Executive Director to determine priorities, procedures and plans for collection processing and workflows, including accessioning, deaccessioning, arranging, and describing collections
• Evaluate and improve box lists, descriptions and finding aids for computer input and into an acceptable archives database system
• Ensure intellectual and physical control of archival collections using professional standards, knowledge of copyright laws, best practices and software tools
• Refine systems to facilitate the transfer of archival materials and records from Centers for Spiritual Living Home Office, individuals, and Center for Spiritual Living communities, and other contributors, to the Science of Mind Archives
• Ensure that the amazing contributions of different races, cultures, and sexual orientations are included
• Create best practices to capture and collect archival information on current and relevant events

Library and Reference:
• Enhance systems to complete the inputting of books into our library database
• Organize the books in the main library
• Explore making this database available online on the Archives website
• Refine processes for evaluating, accessioning, and deaccessioning books
• Develop criteria for Rare and Special book room vs. main library
• Refine policies and procedures for possibly checking out books (it is currently only a research library)
• Review, update and create request and research policies and procedures
• Provide items and records for internal and external users
• Has knowledge of copyright laws

Website:
• Research, find and implement the best and appropriate online content management system for our organization (we are exploring PastPerfect)
• Assess the Archives website to optimize it as an efficient resource tool for researchers and students, especially the search function

Internship/Volunteer Program:
• Create an internship program with local colleges. This includes researching appropriate programs, getting the college program’s requirements, creating job descriptions and forms, and maintaining a schedule for each college
• Continue to work with and enhance current volunteer program
• Schedule, train, supervise and evaluate interns and volunteers

Administrative/Fundraising:
• Write monthly progress reports on projects
• Assist with grant research and writing to find funds to support the archival/library activity of this organization
• Collaborate with and support New Thought Archives Consortium with archival/library knowledge, as needed

Education and Experience Requirements:
Education:
• Master’s degree in Archival Sciences or a MILS with an archives concentration or the equivalent of education and professional experience

Experience:
• A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an archival and library environment
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, trends, standards, and practices and specific knowledge of archival preservation, accessioning, arrangement, and description
• Demonstrated knowledge of the standards and practices used in digitizing collections for access and preservation
• Experience working collaboratively
• Experience managing multiple projects or priorities

Compensation and Benefits:
• Work hours are 20 hours per week
• Salary is $21-$25 per hour, depending on experience

For questions contact Rev. Kathy Mastroianni, Executive Director. Send cover letter and resume to Kathy@scienceofmindarchives.org
Posting open until March 19, 2021