New Haven, CT: Temporary Processing Archivist (short-term), Knights of Columbus

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Temporary Processing Archivist

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Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives

Job Site Location (City, State) :
New Haven, CT

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Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives – Temporary Processing Archivist (short-term) Position
Position Location: New Haven, CT
Reports To: Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archivist

Summary: The Temporary Processing Archivist (short-term) will assist the Supreme Council Archivist in accessioning, processing, and rehousing approximately 50 linear feet of unprocessed accessions. This
6-month position offers a unique opportunity for those who have an interest in fraternal organizations, religious history, and/or archives in museums. The successful candidate will contribute to the growth of an evolving corporate archive that recently has reorganized and is migrating its database and finding aids to ArchivesSpace.

Preference will be given to archivists with a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience. Experience with corporate archives is desirable. The position is full time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:30. The position will start approximately April 24, 2023, and will last for 6 months with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities: The Temporary Processing Archivist will assist with a variety of archival tasks. The key focus will be on the reduction of the accessioning backlog. Tasks include:

– Accessioning approximately 50 linear feet of corporate records, books, and ephemera.
– Preparing, completing, and filing all accession-related paperwork and creating accession records in
– Processing and rehousing the physical assets.
– Preparation of import templates (in Excel) for ArchivesSpace, a content management system (CMS).

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
– Candidates should possess an MLIS/MIS.
– Familiarity with archival best practices.
– Experience with archival processing.
– Strong attention to detail.
– Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize.
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
– Familiarity with content management systems. Experience with ArchivesSpace highly desirable.
– All hires must pass a drug screening and background check before beginning work.

Working Conditions
– On-site/office environment
– Moderate lifting (15-30 lbs)
– Monday – Friday Hours

Salary: $30/hour

Submit cover letter and resume to VivianLea Solek, Archivist, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives at Application materials are due by March 31, 2023.

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