Milwaukee, WI: Archivist, School Sisters of St. Francis

Job Opening Title: Archivist

Employer Name: School Sisters of St. Francis

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Application Deadline: ASAP

Salary Range: $18-21/hr

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 5

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The International Office for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Catholic Women Religious Community, and non-profit organization is looking for an experienced Archivist to manage the Archives of the School Sisters of St. Francis. Through innovation and implementation, the Archivist will preserve and make available the legacy of the School Sisters of St. Francis, not only for current Sisters, researchers, and guests, but for future generations as well.

Responsibilities
· Collaborating with International Team Liaison to Archives to formulate and evaluate goals and objectives that promote the vision and mission of the Archives
· Providing access to the Archives and responding to research requests from the International Team, Provincial Team, researchers and guests
· Encouraging access by creating a welcoming reading/research workspace for Sisters and guests
· Identifying and dedicating appropriate spaces for artifacts and artwork of archival value; also responsible for supplies, equipment, and general functioning of the Archives
· Processing items of archival importance, including but not limited to, Sisters’ personal effects, photographs, CDs, DVDS, congregational documents, news articles, artifacts, and publications
· Developing processing policies to ensure that records are processed in accordance with accepted standards and practices
· Auditing current inventory to ensure only permanent records of archival importance are being maintained according to current archival standards and best practices
· Planning and directing exhibitions and other outreach programs to broaden the use of collections; collaborate with the Mission Advancement and Communications departments in the creation of events, publications, and use of social media
· Implementing content management and digital asset management systems to create online, searchable access content
· Designing and implementing processes for the digitization of collections for easy access and long-term preservation
· Continuing professional development in the field of archival services, equipment, and professional standards through reading, attending conferences or classes, and meeting periodically with local archivists
· Collaborating with the International Team Liaison to Archives and reporting on a regular basis
· Recruiting, training and supervising volunteers in specific areas of archival recordkeeping
· Recruiting, training and supervising interns through partnerships with area colleges and universities
· Supervising and training part-time staff

Qualifications and Skills

Required
· Bachelor’s degree from a four‐year college or university
· Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in archives administration, preferably in a nonprofit or religious organization
· Experience with varied formats of records including manuscripts, printed materials, photographs, audio-visual materials, artifacts, and born-digital content
· Knowledge of digital preservation issues and best practices
· Experience creating digital surrogates of archival materials according to current archival standards and best practices
· Experience with database management software for the development of finding aids

Preferred
· Master’s degree in Library Science (or relevant degree) or Master of Arts in Public History, History, or Museum Studies
· Direct experience in archives and records management (minimum of 2 years)
· Formal coursework in archival administration
· Working knowledge of software programs used in archival work
· Certification in archives or archives related field
· Experience in using archival collections to design and stage exhibits and interpreting displays for the public

Additional Experience Factors
· Knowledge of or willingness to learn the history, heritage, culture, and core values of the School Sisters of St. Francis
· Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the Roman Catholic faith, culture, and history of the Catholic Church in North America.

This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, benefit eligible position that includes Health/Dental/Vision insurance, company paid long- and short-term disability, life insurance and 403(b) employer contribution, and paid vacation/holiday time.

How to apply
Please send your resume to hgrow@sssf.org and visit our website to learn more about the School Sisters of St Francis; sssf.org

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