Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus: Reporting to the Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the Day Missions Collection, the Project Archivist will have responsibility for completing the processing of a large, newly acquired collection related to the World Student Christian Federation. The WSCF is a global federation of student movements which prepare leaders to address humanitarian and justice issues. The Divinity Library currently holds the archives of the WSCF from 1895-1922. The incoming collection completes the archive and adds several related collections.
Assume a variety of responsibilities related to manuscript and archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach.
Work in libraries across university campuses to meet the needs of local, national, and international teaching and research communities.
Assist with management of printed collections, as assigned.
Assist, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title).
Demonstrated proficiency in archival appraisal, arrangement and description practices and standards.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems, and familiarity with tools that create EAD finding aids and platforms such as ArchivesSpace.
Demonstrated ability providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at https://bit.ly/2z4IzWz.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
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About Yale University Library – Divinity Library
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.