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Processing Specialist, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College Processing Specialist


Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College seeks a lively, creative and detail-oriented individual to fill the full-time, one-year term position of Processing Specialist. The primary focus of the position will be the processing of a literary manuscript collection and Rauner's Realia collection (historic objects), though this position may also assist in the processing of other high-priority archival or manuscript collections. Like all staff at Rauner this position will include 2-4 hours per week of reference desk time.


Reporting to the Assistant Archivist for Acquisitions, the successful candidate will process manuscript and realia materials to appropriate levels according to established procedures.

Key responsibilities include: performing background research to identify biographical and/ or historical information of relevance to the collections, photographing realia materials and uploading photos and metadata to a Shared Shelf site, housing materials in appropriate containers and making recommendations regarding deaccessioning materials from applicable collections.


Additionally, the Processing Specialist will work closely with the Manuscripts Supervisor to establish both physical and intellectual control of materials, identify preservation issues, and prepare intellectual description of materials.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with or ability to learn databases
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work discretely with confidential materials
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum one year of experience handing and processing archival records or manuscript collections preferred.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community

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