Job Opening: Project Archivist

The Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library is currently searching for a 2-year term Project Archivist.  If you are interested, please visit for a complete description, qualifications and application instructions (Vacancy ID:  130256).

Below is a brief description of the position:

The Iowa State University Library is currently seeking applications for a Library Associate II position. This position will serve as a Project Archivist in the Special Collections Department. Responsibilities include appraising, arranging, rehousing, general preservation activities, and describing large 20th century archival collections. Collection management duties include establishing an overall organization for the collections; assuring efficient, effective, and appropriate processing based on archival policies and procedures; and creating finding aids that include historical notes, scope and content, and series descriptions. This position will work under the direction of the Collections Archivist.

The Project Archivist will work collaboratively with others in regards to the archival processing, preservation and digitization of records. This position will serve as backup on the departmental reference desk and may also supervise part-time student assistants.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, creatively, and effectively as a part of a team; interact effectively with library staff; and communicate effectively (written and oral). The ability to perform physical activities associated with archival environments including lifting up to 40lbs will also be needed for success in this position.

To ensure consideration, please submit your application by April 21, 2013.

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