Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, is seeking applicants for the position of Archivist. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management Services, the Archivist provides reference and patron services, participates in classroom instruction and outreach, and performs organization and processing of archival, manuscript and photographic collections in the Saint Louis University Archives and Digital Services department.
Serves as primary contact for reference and public service activities in the Archives, including creating and implementing applicable policies.
Promotes use of collections through classroom instruction, outreach, public presentations, tours, exhibits, and publications.
Accessions, appraises, and inventories newly acquired materials, and performs necessary preservation or physical preparation, or supervises student workers in these tasks.
Prepares, organizes, and processes archives, manuscripts, and photographic collections.
Creates finding guides, records, and metadata using DACS, ArchivesSpace, and CONTENTdm, or trains and directs others in doing so.
With the Digital Resources Librarian, identifies and prioritizes projects and materials for digitization.
Oversees patron use of materials in a reading room shared with the Special Collections Rare Books Division of the Library.
Supervises student assistants and occasional interns on assigned projects.
Provides service to the department, library, and University through active participation on committees, task forces, and meetings.
Maintains skills and knowledge of current developments in Archives and the profession through active membership in professional organizations, reading the professional literature, and attending educational programs and conferences.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, with an emphasis in archives or related field.
Minimum of one to two years relevant experience in an archives or library setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of metadata and encoding standards, such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, AACR2 and RDA, as well as controlled vocabularies, such as LCSH and AAT.
Demonstrated knowledge of archival collection management systems such as ArchivesSpace.
Ability to balance and complete multiple concurrent projects, set priorities, and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to perform tasks associated with retrieval of archival materials and to move/lift up to 50 lbs.
Second Master’s degree in a related field, such as American History or Theology.
College or University Archives experience.
Certification as an Archivist by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Knowledge of applicable domain knowledge areas, e.g., Jesuit history, Catholic history, St. Louis regional history.
Internal Number: F20190834
About Saint Louis University
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly
13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.
The SLU Libraries include Pius XII Memorial Library, the main library on SLU’s St. Louis campus, the Medical Center Library, and the Vincent C. Immel Law Library, as well as a library at the SLU campus in Madrid, Spain. The SLU Libraries have extensive collections to support teaching, learning, studying, and clinical care.
The Department of Archives and Digital Services collects and preserves the archives, papers, manuscripts, and records of Saint Louis University and its associated faculty, staff, and students. These materials reflect the rich educational, historical, religious, and cultural heritage of Saint Louis University and of the St. Louis area. We also collect materials of significant research value representing individuals and institutions outside the University.