Richmond, VA: Processing & Reference Archivist, University of Richmond

Job Opening Title: Processing & Reference Archivist

Employer Name: University of Richmond

Job Location: Richmond, VA

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: Hiring Range $52,829-$69,999.00 annually

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia invites applications for a Processing & Reference Archivist (#502378) to join our Book Arts, Archives, & Rare Books team. The University of Richmond is a liberal arts university with a strong focus on teaching and learning that also prioritizes faculty and student research experiences.

The Processing & Reference Archivist will provide efficient processing and effective reference services for the library’s archival and rare book materials. This position will establish physical and intellectual control over the library’s most distinctive collections through archival processing, creating and editing finding aids, and developing descriptions based on established archival policies and procedures. The position is also responsible for the primary staffing of the department’s reading room and assisting with providing reference through in-person and remote requests. The position may also include instruction and outreach as needed. Please note this position works a need-based flex schedule that may require some weekends and evenings.

The full Processing & Reference Archivist position description and application are available here: Applicants should include a cover letter and detailed resume.

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not all required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about supporting our mission to apply, including those from historically underrepresented groups or who have followed less traditional paths to archival work.

This position is hired at UR Pay Grade 7 (Hiring Range $52,829 to $69,999 annually).

Posted date:  November 17, 2022

Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be directed to Lynda Kachurek, Head of Book Arts, Archives, & Rare Books (

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