Category Archives: Job Posting

Archivist, Archives of Ohio United Methodism

The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) is seeking a professional archivist for a 30 hour/week position (full benefits with the possibility of a 4-day work week).  The collection consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, artifacts, and other materials organized to encourage the study of the history of United Methodism in Ohio. The Archives is housed at Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University and is jointly sponsored and supported by the University and the East and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church.

Reporting primarily to the Director of Libraries, the archivist is responsible for all aspects of the AOUM which includes setting local policies, procedures, overseeing acquisitions, processing, description, preservation, access, and promotion of collections in all formats. In addition to collection development and management, this position requires a large amount of reference work as well as training and advising multiple groups on archival best practices and strategies.

For a detailed job description and application, please visit: http://jobs.owu.edu/

Ohio Archives News & Events: Project Coordinator: Ohio History Connection

The Digitization Unit at the Ohio History Connection is currently considering applicants for the position of Project Coordinator, National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. This position will manage newspaper digitization projects, including overseeing selection, technical and administrative activities; assisting with design and development of project website; and managing relationships with external partners and vendors. It will also involve public presentations and other outreach activities. A full job description can be found at our website: https://www.ohiohistory.org/about-us/jobs.

Please submit applications and resumes through our online application process by September 23, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Human Resources Department at applicant@ohiohistory.org.

Congregation Archivist for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus

Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus Adrian, Michigan

The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, a Congregation of about 640 vowed women religious and more than 200 Associates, traces its roots back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. The Sisters minister in 22 states and in the Dominican Republic, Norway, and the Philippines. The Congregation’s Vision is to “seek truth, make peace, reverence life.”

Position Available: Congregation Archivist

SUMMARY:

The Congregation Archivist is responsible for organizing, preserving and protecting the records which pertain to the origin, history, spirit, life and growth of the Congregation.  The Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, processing and reference, preservation, records management, planning, budget preparation and management, security, search and retrieval systems, as well as related community outreach.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Establishes and maintains policies and procedures for professional administration of the Archives.
  2. Plans and implements the annual goals, objectives and budget for the Archives.
  3. Applies professional archival and records management practices for the use and management of the archival collections.
  4. Works with Communications staff to create and maintain an archives component on the Congregation website.
  5. Ensures that the Archives’ finding tool, technology, and software are up to date.
  6. Responds to requests from Congregation Leadership and others.
  7. Applies best-practice standards for receiving, accessioning, cataloguing, storing and displaying items of historical value pertaining to the life and mission of the Congregation.
  8. Oversees environmental protection of archival materials, including storage systems, temperature and humidity levels, security and conservation procedures.
  9. Oversees development of exhibits, including research, text, exhibit design and installation.
  10. Recruits, trains, and oversees volunteers and other staff as applicable.
  11. Digitizes audio-visual collections.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master Degree in Archives and Records Management or Library Science or with a concentration in archival work preferred. Bachelor Degree required.
  • Certified Archivist qualification from the Academy of Certified Archivists preferred.
  • Three to five years experience in archival work. Minimum of three years experience in administration or management.  Knowledge and experience in records management, research, systems management, cataloging, and preservation standards relative to archival work.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in software and other computer applications appropriate for strengthening and expanding computerized data retrieval and archival services; knowledge of best practices for digital preservation and digitization.
  • Ability to learn, understand and support the Adrian Dominican Mission and Values.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to function independently with flexibility and personal integrity.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk up to 8 hours per day
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and carry approximately 20 pounds

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Generally quiet office area with frequent times of interruption
  • Full time hours, Monday through Friday

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available to purchase after 60 days of employment
  • Congregation paid life, short term and long term disability coverage
  • Defined benefit pension plan funded by the Congregation after 1 year of employment
  • Paid time off and paid holidays

Interested candidates may apply by visiting

www.adriandominicans.org/employment.aspx

Job posting: Archivist, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Posted on behalf of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Please excuse cross postings.

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC), a division of the Ohio History Connection, is currently accepting applications for a full-time archivist. The archivist will fulfill the requirements of the recently awarded African American History and Culture museum grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Under the direction of the NAAMCC Collection Manager, the archivist will process backlogged material and improve documentation of and public access to NAAMCC archival collections. This is a three-year grant funded position. To view the full job description, please visit: https://www.ohiohistory.org/OHC/media/OHC-Media/Documents/Human%20Resources/Archivist.pdf

All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: applicant@ohiohistory.org or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.