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|The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in the Cornell University Library seeks an Archivist for Arrangement and Description.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Archivist for Arrangement and Description manages RMC’s efforts to accession, describe, preserve, and provide access to archival, manuscript, photographic, born-digital, and other non-print holdings in all formats. They oversee Cornell’s Encoded Archival Description (EAD) program, developing policies and procedures to expand access to and use of Cornell’s special collections in RMC, the Kheel Center, and elsewhere in the library. They are responsible for developing and implementing strategies, technologies, and standards that facilitate researcher access to RMC’s holdings, including potential application of new standards and technologies. The Archivist for Arrangement and Description supervises staff and students, plans and manages projects, collaborates with staff and departments throughout Cornell University Library, and participates actively within the broader special collections and archives community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical Services (80%)
Public Services (10%)
Service and Scholarship (10%)
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Environment: One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts and archival materials in history, literature, music, the arts, science, natural history, and technology. Our collections include more than 500,000 printed volumes, more than 80 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media.
Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available to support research. The anticipated academic rank for this position is Assistant Librarian, with a salary range of $52,500-$55,000.
How to Apply: Candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site at: https://cornell.wd1.
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.