The Princeton University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and forward-thinking archival professional to join the Archival Description and Processing Team. The archivist will create, enhance, and manage descriptive data for Public Policy Papers collections and manage large-scale digitization projects. Processing personal papers and organizational records related to 20th and 21st-century developments in the history of politics, civil liberties, diplomacy, and economics will constitute the majority of position's workload. The archivist will also manage large-scale digitization projects focused on Public Policy Collections, but other collection areas may be assigned. This position will also contribute to collaborative initiatives focused on arrangement, description and digitization. The position will also participate in the Mudd Library reference rotation, supervise student workers, and participate in library-wide committees. Essential Qualifications*Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, 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.*Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a dynamic environment and with a diverse group of staff and patrons. *Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of archival material for access and preservation.*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. Preferred Qualifications*Experience with electronic records accessioning, description, and preservation. *Experience with digitization and/or the management of digitization projects.*Experience providing reference services in an archives or special collections.*Experience with ArchivesSpace, Archivist's Toolkit, or another collection management system.*Knowledge of 20th-century United States history.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 candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHire website: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/11421 and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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