Hours: 40 hours/week for 12 months – Flexible scheduling
HHM is looking for up to two Processing Archivists to support a grant-funded project for a 12-month period. The focus will be on properly processing, describing, and arranging collections that have been determined to be historically significant and valuable to HHM’s collection. The Processing Archivist(s) will be responsible for processing, describing and arrangement designated archive collections and will work with the Archivist to determine a work plan for processing and arrangement of designated collections. Depending on candidates and qualifications, the intent is to hire one processing archivist at full-time or two at half-time.
Adheres to museum’s policies and procedures
Performs duties as workload necessitates
Communicates regularly with supervisor and other staff as needed
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
Supports and follows the museum’s agreed-up values
Develops an archival processing plan for designed collections that are currently not processed and arranged
Contributes to development of strategies for streamlining workflow
Create finding aid with appropriate level of description and composes biographical/historical notes
Follows DACS for creating of finding aids
Assesses physical conditions of collections working with and identifies conservation concerns and informs the Archivist
Discuss any questions or concerns about arrangement and description with Archivist
Submits regular reports on processing of designated collections to the Archivist
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree in library sciences, history, or related fields.
1-3 years of experience working in an archival or library setting.
Knowledge on professional standards established by the Society of American Archivist and International Council of Archives
Knowledge of DACS
Knowledge of professional best practices and norms, including both legal and ethical guidelines related to the archives
Knowledge on how to handle and maintain archival material
Knowledge of proper archival arrangement and description processes
Ability to work under deadlines
Ability to communicate effectively via writing and in person
Ability to lift boxes and other objects up to 40lbs
Ability to work in sometimes dusty and dirty conditions
Ability to learn and use various software applications, and experience with the MS Office Suite and collections management software, especially PastPerfect or Collective Access.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with additional training in archives.
3+ years of experience working in an archival or library setting.
Knowledge or awareness of Hennepin County, Minnesota, and United States history.