Political Papers Archivist–University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press–Newark, DE

Open until filled.


The Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks an engaged professional to support the archival processing of large, complex archival collections. Reporting to the Coordinator of Political Papers and Electronic Records, the incumbent will work independently and with other archivists and student employees in the department to process collections within the political and public policy collections held at the University of Delaware. Support for professional development is available, including but not limited to training through the Congressional Papers Section of the Society of American Archivists and the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. The Affiliate Assistant Political Papers Archivist position is a two-year appointment.

Major Responsibilities:
● Accession, appraise, arrange, and describe political collections in a range of formats, including audiovisual media, and electronic records.
● Apply uniform arrangement and description practices and contribute collection descriptions to ArchivesSpace using established archival standards.