Columbus, OH: Collections Management Archivist, Ohio State University

Job Opening Title: Collections Management Archivist (2)

Employer Name: The Ohio State University Libraries

Job Location: Columbus, OH

Application Deadline: 10/31/2022

Salary Range: $49,800-$55,000

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Years of experience required: 6+

The Collections Management Archivist, located within the Collections Management program of the Archival Technical Services unit at Ohio State University Libraries (University Libraries), leads complex archival description and processing projects, and manages archival materials logistics for the unit and partner units.

The Collections Management Archivist utilizes their archival processing experience, their thorough knowledge of archival standards and best practices, and their experience effectively leading and executing complex projects to manage processing of archival collections in a wide range of size, format, and complexity. This position actively supports the teaching and research objectives of University Libraries Special Collections by providing leadership to ensure timely completion of processing requests. The Collections Management Archivist completes routine processing activities independently, and leads projects to process collections collaboratively with colleagues across the Archival Technical Services unit.

The Collections Management Archivist also applies their archival knowledge and experience to successfully develop workflows and lead complex archival description creation, enhancement, and remediation projects.  The Collections Management Archivist collaborates with colleagues inside and outside of the Archival Technical Services unit to identify project prioritization and outcomes.

Additionally, the Collections Management Archivist manages archival materials logistics for the Archival Technical Services unit and partner units.  The Collections Management Archivist collaborates with colleagues across University Libraries to route collection materials between several storage and service locations.  The Collection Management Archivist records and maintains accurate shelving location information for Thompson Special Collections holdings, and plans and leads periodic shelf reading and shifting projects in designated storage areas.

The Collections Management Archivist assists in the supervision of student employees supporting the work of the Collection Management program, and collaborates with unit colleagues to provide training and feedback to student employees.

The Collections Management Archivist consistently demonstrates commitment to Ohio State University Libraries values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship ( as well as dedication to advance the work of the Archival Technical Services Unit.  All other duties as assigned.

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