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Archives Assistant, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be a three-time recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

Job Description:

The Archives Assistant works under the direction of the Archivist/Special Collections Librarian to provide support to the Framingham State University Archives, by assessing, accessioning, organizing and processing existing and incoming collections. The Archives Assistant will assist with the re-housing and reorganization of the University Special and Archival Collections.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with arrangement and description of unprocessed archival collections
  • Prepares and updates current and new finding aids utilizing DACS and EAD
  • Creates preliminary inventory and container lists of new and existing collections.
  • Performs processing and basic preservation assessments for University Archival Collections
  • Performs tasks such as data entry, filing, scanning as it relates to the Archives.
  • Assist with creation and installation of future exhibits within the University Library.
  • Ability to analyze and identify archival materials having sensitive content that may require restrictions or transfers to proper departments.
  • Works on other projects under the direction of the Archivist/Special Collections Librarian.

The Archives Assistant works under the direction of the Archivist/Special Collections Librarian to provide support to the Framingham State University Archives, by assessing, accessioning, organizing and processing existing and incoming collections., MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS or candidate from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in Archives, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience,

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS/MLIS or candidate from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in Archives, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archival records.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards such as DACS and EAD
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate and implement complex projects

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree
  • Up to two years of professional level experience in a special collections or archives environment
  • Ability to make logical decisions and to identify hierarchical relationships among elements of a collection.
  • Experience handling fragile archival and photographic materials and in selecting proper preservation housing and treatment
  • Ability to lift 40lb boxes and work in sometimes dusty environment
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with Archival scanning and proficiency with Photo Shop
  • Website development and cataloguing of rare books a plus

Additional Information:

This is a part-time (15 hours/ week), non-benefited, contract position. The hourly rate is $14.00.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by June 15, 2018.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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