Submitted by Kristen Gall:

The Archival Collections Management Assistant supports the work of the Special Collections Processing Program in Thompson Library, with a primary focus on accessioning archival materials and maintaining/updating existing archival description records. In consultation with collection curators, receives and records information about the nature and context of new archival acquisitions, prepares donor paperwork (when required), and contributes to the archival processing of new acquisitions following OSU Libraries’ policies and guidelines. The Assistant receives and distributes all materials coming into the unit, and is responsible for coordinating the transfer of collection materials to and from an offsite storage facility, including updating container information in multiple databases following transfers to offsite storage. The Assistant further supports the work of the Processing Program by supervising or assisting in the supervision of student employees. Work in this position will heavily utilize Archivists’ Toolkit, III Sierra, and other metadata management tools in use by OSUL. Works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager. Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience; one year of experience in position(s) with primary or significant focus on archival arrangement and description tasks (e.g., processing, accessioning, or writing/revising archival description); one year of experience writing and editing finding aids following DACS; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow complex guidelines with a high degree of accuracy; ability to work in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; ability to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.; valid driver’s license and successful completion of motor vehicle background check.

Desired qualifications:
Diverse archival arrangement and description experience, including experience working with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; experience accessioning, processing, and/or describing collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP principles; experience tracking or managing inventory locations of items; experience using an archival collection management system (e.g., Archivists’ Toolkit).

Please apply online at from July 7, 2018 through July 15, 2018.