Nashville, TN: Archivist 2 – Description and Access, Tennessee State Library & Archives

Job Opening Title:
Archivist 2 – Description and Access

Name of Employer:
Tennessee State Library and Archives

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Nashville, TN

Application Deadline:

Minimum Degree Requirement:
Master’s degree in Library/Information Sciences, Archives Management, Public History, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Years of experience required:
A minimum of three years of experience working with archival collections, library special collections, or records management.

Salary Range:
$51,299 – $51,300 annual

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Include instructions for how to apply.:
Summary: Process and catalog archival collections, focusing on hybrid paper/electronic collections and fully electronic collections. Work under the supervision of the Metadata Coordinator to maintain and improve the standards and workflow for the description and access of collections and assist other staff with the use of descriptive standards.
● Processes manuscript collections and state agency record groups of increasing complexity and assists in overseeing group processing projects.
● Arranges and describes archival materials in accordance with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and other relevant archival standards; ensures DACS compliance for finding aids.
● Draft and edit finding aids for manuscript collections and state agency record groups.
● Perform cataloging of archival materials, using proper descriptive language, DACS rules, and LC subject headings.
● Perform archival cataloging utilizing MARC records and ArchivesSpace.
● Assist with oversight of holdings management activities, including serving as stack puller as assigned.
● Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; conducting research or writing for publication; or engaging in other creative and learning activities.
● Participate in job-related organizations such as STA, TAM, AASLH, CoSA, NAGARA, SARC, SAA, etc.
● Assist with the accessioning of manuscript collections.
● Identify gaps in the manuscript collections and assist the section director in soliciting donations of archival materials.
● Assist the section director in evaluating newly accessioned collections and setting priorities, processing depths, and preservation actions for the processing of materials.

To apply: Please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Please include the job you are applying for in the subject line.

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