Processing Archivist (Two Openings) – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Position Summary:
The Princeton University Library seeks two enthusiastic, collaborative, and innovative archival professionals to join Special Collections’ Archival Description and Processing Team. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Technical Services, the Processing Archivists will create, enhance, and manage descriptive data for archival collections, including contributing to the team’s efforts to implement a reparative and inclusive approach to archival description. Processing personal papers, organizational records, and University records will constitute the majority of the workload. The Processing Archivists may also manage large-scale digitization projects and will contribute to collaborative initiatives focused on arrangement, description, digitization, and archival discovery. The Processing Archivists will also participate in the reference rotation, participate on library-wide committees, and supervise student workers.

Primary Responsibilities
• Process and enhance description for archival collections
• Manage large-scale digitization projects
• Propose and contribute to collaborative initiatives at the team level
• Supervise student workers on archival description projects

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree with archival coursework, or advanced degree in an allied discipline combined with relevant experience
• Hands-on experience arranging and describing archival collections with a focus on modern manuscript collections of varying sizes and formats
• Knowledge of and experience with relevant descriptive standards for archival collections (DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF)
• Familiarity with current developments in processing procedures
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a dynamic environment with a diverse group of staff and patrons
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and a commitment to professional engagement and continuous learning
• Comfort with and ability to learn new technologies
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and serving the needs of a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with electronic records accessioning, description, and preservation
• Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of archival material for access and preservation
• Experience providing reference services in an archives or special collections
• Experience with ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s Toolkit, or another collection management system

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

The successful candidates will be appointed to an appropriate Associate Professional Specialist or more senior rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: & must include a resume, cover letter, & a list of three references with full contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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