Atlanta, GA: PT Project Archivist (2 openings), Atlanta History Center

Job Opening Title: Temporary Project Archivist

Employer Name: Atlanta History Center

Job Location: Atlanta, GA

Application Deadline: 11/25/2022

Salary Range: $20/hour

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Project Archivist
Temporary Part-time
15-month position; January 2023 – March 2024

Atlanta History Center is looking for two (2) highly motivated and hardworking individuals to fill the temporary part-time roles of Project Archivist.

Responsible for process collections of personal papers and organizational records. The position requires analyzing, arranging, describing, and rehousing textual records and creating finding aids using ArchivesSpace.

This position is ideal for graduate students or professional archivists with some experience processing medium-sized archival collections. Candidates must be able to work 25-28 hours per week.


Physically handle archival materials according to departmental procedures
Review collection materials for intellectual content and preservation issues
Physically arrange and rehouse materials in archival enclosures
Create narrative summaries and descriptive information for collection materials according to departmental policies and according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and other archival best practices
Participate in Description and Access Committee meetings to review completed finding aids


Must have experience processing small to medium sized collections of textual records
Experience using ArchivesSpace preferred
Ability to lift and/or shift up to 40 lbs.
MA, MLIS, or MHS completed or in progress

Background Check Requirements

Satisfactory criminal background check required.
Satisfactory financial background check required.

Cover letter and resume required.

The hiring committee will interview candidates in person the week of November 28th and the following week as necessary.

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