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Visiting Project Archivist

Location: Marlboro, VT
Employment Type: Full Time

Department: Rice-Aron Library

Position Summary:

Archivist, temporary, full-time, 12 months

Marlboro College is a small, private, liberal arts college nestled in the hills of Southeastern Vermont. We  are in search of a self-directed and collaborative professional who is prepared to establish a vibrant archives department while also working closely with colleagues to determine best practices and a sustainable operation in Special Collections & Archives.        
The Project Archivist works to ensure preservation of and access to archival and special collections that document and support the mission of Marlboro College. Reporting to the Library Director of the Rice-Aron Library, the Project Archivist creates enhanced access to the College's unique collections.        

This is a temporary, full-time position consisting of approximately 37.5 hours per week for 12 months.

The Archivist’s duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Appraising, arranging, and describing archives according to best practices, including producing finding aids
  • Ensuring long-term preservation by determining and executing proper handling and storage for collections
  • Establishing, organizing, and maintaining a collection
  • Crafting archives program policies, such as accession protocols and policies related to the transfer of records
  • Identifying materials of significance for a small-scale digitization project
  • Partnering with faculty to integrate archival material into courses and delivering instruction modules
  • One shift per week at the Service Desk
  • Occasional evening and weekend work

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies
  • 4-6 years of experience in processing archival collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices, including the application of archival metadata and descriptive standards (MARC, Dublin Core, XML)
  • Familiarity with digital collections platforms such as ContentDM or Islandora
  • Ability to identify conservation and preservation issues and to determine appropriate solutions
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to guide a student assistant
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience establishing an archive
  • Experience defining and executing work plans and timelines, and creating related budgets

Marlboro College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education    and employment. Persons needing accommodations or  assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact HR (    
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position includes benefits.    
Background Check: Employment with Marlboro College is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check.    
Review of Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and three references.

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