Saint Mary’s College invites applications for an archivist to manage the College Archives. The archivist collects, describes, identifies, and retains records, artifacts and primary sources in all formats that document the activities of Saint Mary’s College. S/he provides research assistance to students, faculty, staff, administration and outside researchers, and also collaborates with the Archives and Records Office of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the college’s sponsoring congregation. Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Examples of duties:
Maintains and makes available information in all formats concerning the history of Saint Mary’s College.
Collects, processes, describes, and preserves official and unofficial records of the College, including confidential records, in accordance with established archival standards, creating and updating finding aids as necessary.
Maintains and updates the Archives’ online presence, including a website and social media accounts.
Evaluates, coordinates and implements solutions for storing, managing, and protecting digital material.
Develops policies to guide acquisition of print, physical, and digital material using evolving standards, tools and best practices.
Works with staff and librarians in the Cushwa-Leighton Library to develop exhibits and programs to promote use of library and archives collections.
Conducts research on the history of Saint Mary’s College.
Collaborates with the Archives and Records Office of the Sisters of the Holy Cross.
Collaborates with college faculty to incorporate archival materials into coursework and student research projects.
Serves as a resource person for the extended Saint Mary’s College community and external researchers for college, historical, and genealogical research.
Master’s Degree in Archival Science, Library Science, or a related field; or a Bachelor’s Degree and significant experience in archival/museum or special collections.
Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Apps suite or equivalents.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Minimum of one year experience processing archival collections, digitization and metadata structures, writing finding aids.
Professional archival and/or records management training/experience.
Experience working with items in need of special handling and conservation.
Understanding of official records management practices.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to user-oriented archival services.
Understanding of copyright and rights management issues.
Familiarity with Saint Mary’s College history.
Ability to lift and organize materials (up to 30 lbs.).
About Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Established in 1844, Saint Mary's College is a liberal arts college for women with a strong commitment to education of undergraduate women and graduate women and men. All faith traditions are welcome among our administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Located just minutes from historic downtown South Bend, Saint Mary’s is nestled within the South Bend metropolitan area, a multicultural region of 500,000 that is the economic, cultural, and transportation hub of northern Indiana. The College is in close proximity to Lake Michigan beaches and also boasts a 100-acre natural area adjacent to campus and the St. Joseph River. Chicago and Indianapolis are within driving distance and there is regular train service from South Bend to Chicago. The region is rich with public and private educational institutions, as well as a dynamic and growing high-technology sector and two regional medical centers. With proximity to the University of Notre Dame, members of the Saint Mary’s community have access to the educational, cultural, and athletic resources of a great research university.
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mar...y’s is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.