Projects Archivist, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord NH

The New Hampshire Historical Society seeks a full-time projects archivist to assist with the development of the Society's digital resources and extensive cataloging of the Society's archival collections, including manuscripts, photographs, maps, broadsides, ephemera, and rare books. The projects archivist reports to the digital projects manager and collaborates with other project staff and the collections stewardship team. The position is planned to be in place for one year and may extend beyond that time.

Key responsibilities include creating, editing, and standardizing digital catalog records for the Society's archival and library collections, consistent with established metadata standards; processing, creating inventories and finding aids for the Society's archival collections; and collaborating with other project staff and the collections stewardship team.

Required qualifications include MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; excellent organizational, research, writing and oral communication skills; a broad understanding of library and archival collections management principles, and standards for digital collections; experience creating original catalog records using professional metadata standards, including AACR2, MARC, RDA, EAD, DACS, and Dublin Core; experience scanning images and/or working with digital image files; familiarity with HTML and XML; competence with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook; experience working at a historical society or other institution with archival, library, and museum collections; ability to work in a project-oriented and shared decision-making environment.

To view a complete position description, visit http://www.nhhistory.org/employment.html. To apply, please send cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume in PDF, to Joan Desmarais, Assistant Executive Director, at jdesmarais@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the e-mail should read: Projects Archivist Application [your last name].

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