Contract Archival Processing Assistant

Archival Processing Assistant


Heritage Frederick, established in 1892 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, seeks one or two graduate students or recent graduates in the archives field to assist with a grant-funded one-year project. The project entails assisting in the processing of a large genealogy collection. Work requires rehousing materials using “More Product, Less Process” methods. Outcomes include a folder-level inventory with no arrangement.

The project also includes assisting with researching and establishing subject terms and name authorities for searching in an online finding aid, evaluating materials for preservation and possible future digitization, and maintaining detailed work logs to be used in reporting and developing metrics for large MPLP projects.

Work in this project may also produce papers or talks at museum and archival organization conferences and journals.

The work is part-time and will be directed by an experienced archivist who will train. The positions have no benefits and will pay $15.00/hour.

REQUIREMENTS: It is preferable that applicants be enrolled in a graduate archives program or recently graduated from such a program. Must be able to lift 40-pound records cartons, climb stairs, write legibly and use basic word processing and spreadsheet applications. Requires some sitting at a computer terminal; some bending. Must have the ability to focus, complete repetitive work, follow instructions, and have attention to detail. Accuracy is required.

To Apply

Applicants must attach a single PDF including a cover letter, resume and faculty or employer references to by January 31, 2018. No phone calls. Add “Archival Processing Assistant” to the subject line.

HF is an EEO/AA employer. Appropriate background checks are required. It is the candidate’s best interest to apply as soon as possible. Review of applications will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.  No phone calls. Applicants will be notified only if selected for an interview.