The archivist is responsible for implementing the mission of the Hamilton College Archives. This includes, but may not be limited to, collecting, organizing, describing, preserving, and making available Hamilton and Kirkland College records and personal papers of enduring value from administrators, faculty, students, and alumni from the founding of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy to the present, for the use of members of the Hamilton College community, scholars, and the general public. The archivist also interfaces with special collections staff and leads the management of Hamilton College’s ArchivesSpace repository, as well as the preparation of finding aids using EAD (Encoded Archival Description) for the entire department. The archivist occasionally teaches classroom sessions on archival principles and collections, and facilitates curricular use of the archives in cooperation with faculty and students. The archivist will collaborate with metadata and digital strategies staff in the management of digital archival materials.
Master’s degree in library science with a specialization in archival studies. Equivalent combination of Education and Experience will be considered. If the advanced degree does not include archival training, one-year archival experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Computer skills and demonstrated ability to learn databases, scanning and dealing with images, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing.
Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, ArchivesSpace and EAD (Encoded Archival Description) are both essential. Some knowledge of MARC cataloging would be helpful.
Good writing ability; meticulous accuracy.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Hamilton College
Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.
Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utic...a (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).
As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at hamilton.edu/facts.
Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.