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Reporting to the Senior Archivist, the Archivist is responsible for processing modern and early modern analog and born-digital archival collections held in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and in other special collections within the University Libraries system. This position will create EAD finding aids using Archivistsâ™ Toolkit and ArchivesSpace as well as MARC catalog records using ALMA and OCLC. The Archivist will work with colleagues at Penn to establish University-wide best practices for processing born-digital and analog collections, along with policies, workflows, and access solutions. The Archivist will also work with archivists at Penn and at peer institutions nation-wide to identify and develop innovative processes to increase output and improve access to hidden collections The Archivist will work within the Special Collections Processing Center and will work closely with curators, technical services staff, and archivists across the campus. This is a two-year position, required to process extensive processing backlog.
An accredited Masters degree in library or information science, with a concentration in archives
A minimum of three years progressively responsible experience processing archival collections
Expert knowledge of DACS, EAD, Archivistsâ™ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, MARC and XML
Experience processing born-digital archives
Demonstrated familiarity with digital forensics/disk imaging hardware and software such as BitCurator, emulators, and FRED (Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device)
Demonstrated facility with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point and Access), Adobe Suite software (particularly Acrobat and Dreamweaver)
Demonstrated ability to manage time and complete projects efficiently and effectively
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Evidence of a strong commitment to service in a production-oriented environment and flexibility in response to change
Strong analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to work with and motivate others
Knowledge of MarcEdit
Familiarity with Alma, Pennâ™s integrated library system
Job Location - City, State
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$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00009969
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