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Processing Assistant, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

Assistant (Temporary)
Department: MBE Library, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Location: Boston, MA

The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about Eddy, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

The Processing Assistant supports the mission of the Library through providing assistance to the Archivist. This position performs processing tasks, based on a processing plan and procedures.

● Arranges items
● Re-houses items in acid-free folders and boxes
● Updates descriptions on detailed inventory 
● Performs digitization as needed

Required qualifications
● Basic archival processing skills
● Experience with MS Office Suite and scanning software 
● Ability to read cursive
● Ability to work independently
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Ability to record and maintain accurate data
● Strong attention to detail

Desired qualifications
● Previous experience handling 19th- and 20th-century documents
● Familiarity with Photoshop or other photo editing software

Work environment:
Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Required: Candidate holds a MSLIS degree with a concentration in archives management, or is currently enrolled in a graduate Library Science program.

Work Schedule:
Part-time hours, Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Christian Science Information:
The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her Church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

Please send your resume and cover letter (with availability) to

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