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Project Archivist, New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford, MA

PROJECT ARCHIVIST, NEW BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, NEW BEDFORD, MA
Title: Project Archivist (term, part-time)
Location: New Bedford Free Public Library, Special Collections
Start date: July 30, 2018 (flexible)
                     
End date: November 30, 2018
 
Schedule: 180 hours; 10-12 hrs/wk (negotiable)

Pay rate: $15.00/hour
CORI requirements: required
 
Duties:   
The New Bedford Free Public Library, Special Collections department seeks a Project Archivist for a grant-funded preservation project to identify, arrange and describe, rehouse, catalog, and prepare for digitization the James Bunker Congdon collection (1 linear foot of manuscript and printed material), which contains a compilation of antebellum materials related to slavery and abolition, the changing racial dynamics of American whaling in the mid-19th century, and area history.
This project is funded through the Network to Freedom Grant through the National Park Service.
Requirements:
  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science with a concentration in archives management, or students currently enrolled in such program.
  • Experience processing archival collections and familiarity with best practices.
  • Knowledge of DACS and MARC standards.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
Apply with cover letter and resume to Olivia Melo, Library Director, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA  02745

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