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Job Opportunity: Term Archivist

9 August 2021 - 1:10pm by Melissa Grafe

We’re hiring at the Medical Historical Library at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library! Join us for a 1-year archivist position (from date of hire) to help us process archival collections related to plastic surgery and medicine. This is a great position for someone wanting to branch into medical archives and who wants more experience working in ArchivesSpace.

Under the supervision of the Lead Archivist, you would:

  • process archival collections in the field of plastic surgery and medicine, including developing a plan for accomplishing the work with estimates of resources needed.
  • identify potentially sensitive and HIPAA protected material.
  • Prepare finding aids according to established local practice, including a biographical statement, scope and content note, and appropriate listing of materials, by encoding in EAD using ArchivesSpace.
  • prepare or update MARC catalog records in accordance with archival and library standards for entry into national and local databases.
  • plan, direct, and review work of processing assistants and student assistants.
  • assist in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment, and coordinate the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 1 to Librarian 2. Librarian ranking information can be found at http://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions.

We require:

  1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
  2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  10. Ability to lift materials up to 40 lbs and push heavy book trucks.

Reach out to Melissa Grafe, Head of the Medical Historical Library, with any questions: Melissa.grafe@yale.edu