Sunday, May 12, 2013

Job Posting: Archives Assistant (temporary part-time)

[From the Metronet Minnesota Libraries Jobline: ] 

Position: Archives Assistant (temporary part-time)
 Library: Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library

Description: The Archives Assistant will be supervised by the Archivist and
will work on a variety of tasks such as: -Arranging and describing archival
materials -Creating and entering metadata into an archives content
management database (ArchivesSpace) and a digital repository -Creating
finding aids -Assisting with the creation of a records management plan
-Registering researchers and supervising their use of the College Archives

Minimum Qualifications: 
.Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 lbs. 
.Ability to work according to an established schedule 
.Attention to detail 
.Good communication skills 
.Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications: 
.Coursework or work experience related to archives management 
.Coursework or work experience related to library and archives software and
.Coursework in 20th century Art History 
.Some understanding of historical research methods and approaches 
.Interest in archives management or library science

HOURS: approximately 20 hours per week June - December 2013 (preferred) or
30 hours per week late August - December 2013 This temporary position will
be for a total of 632 hours. Work hours will be scheduled during the hours
of 9:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday 

To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Aimee Brown
(, Archivist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design,
Library. For more information on MCAD in general, please see 

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design Archival Processing Project has
been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through
the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Contact: Aimee Brown,

Job pays: $14 per hour