Archivist and Special Collections Job advertisement:
The R. Barbara Gitenstein Library at The College of New Jersey seeks a part-time non-tenure track (20 hours per week) archivist to organize and make available materials in the library’s archives and special collections. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Technical Services and in collaboration with the Emerging Technologies and Digital Projects Librarian, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Gitenstein Library Archives and Special Collections with an emphasis on processing physical materials. This individual will provide intellectual control of archival materials by arranging, describing, and storing materials. This individual also creates finding aids, manages physical access to materials, and ensures the long-term preservation of the collections.
The person hired for this position will also provide professional guidance, as needed, to Public Service librarians who provide archives-related reference, research, and instructional services.
ALA-accredited master’s degree
Knowledge of archival preservation standards and proper handling of archival materials and artifacts
Experience appraising, arranging, and describing archives and manuscript collections
Experience with current national archival and descriptive standards and best practices
Previous experience working with digital archival collection management tools such as ArchivesSpace and Archivists’ Toolkit
Professional Archival Certification
Position is a full-year/12-month renewable position, available immediately
20 hours/week; Non-tenure-track
Flexible work schedule options
Appointment will be commensurate with experience, either at the rank of Librarian III (Instructor in the Library) or Librarian II (Assistant Professor in the Library
Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and submission of final transcripts. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
About The College of New Jersey
Founded in 1855, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), ranked one of the 100 Best Colleges to Work by The Chronicle of Higher Education, is a highly selective, comprehensive, residential institution recognized as one of the outstanding public colleges in the country. TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in public health, business, nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10% of colleges and universities nationally. TCNJ faculty members are teacher scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and educational institution supporting diversity. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Internal Number: 1513_1571077301
About The College of New Jersey
The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, The College of New Jersey, founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, is primarily an undergraduate and residential college with targeted graduate programs. TCNJ's exceptional students, teacher-scholars, staff, alumni, and board members constitute a diverse community of learners, dedicated to free inquiry and open exchange, to excellence in teaching, creativity, scholarship, and citizenship, and to the transformative power of education in a highly competitive institution. The College prepares students to excel in their chosen fields and to create, preserve and transmit knowledge, arts, and wisdom. Proud of its public service mandate to educate leaders of New Jersey and the nation, the College will be a national exemplar in the education of those who seek to sustain and advance the communities in which they live.