The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries have received funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources to undertake a 17 month, consortial archival processing project. Reporting to the Director of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Project Manager will oversee and manage the project; plan and oversee the hiring and training of graduate and undergraduate student workers; train student workers and staff members of participating institutions in minimal processing and the use of Archivists Toolkit and/or ArchivesSpace; supervise Project Assistant and graduate and undergraduate student workers; serve as liaison with participating institutions; serve as a member of the Project Oversight Team; develop processing plans in consultation with institution staff and student workers; work with student workers in processing more complex collections; deploy Archivists' Toolkit and/or ArchivesSpace in participating repositories and set up web folders for EAD harvesting; and edit finding aids.
- ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Science, Archival Management and at least 2 years of experience working as a manuscript librarian or archivist, preferably in an academic or special collections, with an emphasis on archival processing, finding-aid creation, appraisal, and digital archives work, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 3+ years of experience preferred.
- Knowledge, understanding, and ability to maintain an awareness of current developments and uses of archival processing trends, digital information technologies, and their uses in special collections.
- Familiarity with DACS, EAD, and MARC.
- Proficiency with data management systems such as MS Access and FileMaker Pro, and experience applying Archivists' Toolkit.
- Demonstrated capability and proficiency with personal computers and software, the Internet, and library-relevant information technology.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with project staff and members of the PACSCL community.
- Demonstrated supervisory and project management skills.
- Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) certification desired.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package, additional information available at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/benefits.asp
Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application that addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with their resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can address the suitability of the candidate for the position described, as well as complete an on-line employment application at http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=197088
Alternatively, you may search by reference #130234210 at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs.
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