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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. All applicants must apply online at https://nook.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/application/170. Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a curriculum vitae or resume; a letter of application; and the names and contact information for three references.
About Marlboro College
The goal of the undergraduate program at Marlboro College is to teach students to think clearly and to learn independently through engagement in a structured program of liberal studies. Students are expected to develop a command of concise and correct English and to strive for academic excellence informed by intellectual and artistic creativity; they are encouraged to acquire a passion for learning, discerning judgment and a global perspective. The college promotes independence by requiring students to participate in the planning of their own programs of study and to act responsibly within a self-governing community.
The mission of Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies program is to offer responsive, innovative education of the highest standard in professional studies in the topic areas of management, technology, and teaching. The educational practice of the graduate program fosters the development of critical thinking, articulate presentation, coherent concepts and arguments, superior writing skills, and the ability to apply creative, sustainable solutions to real world problems.