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Assistant Archivist - Digital Collections and Archives
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Assistant Archivist - Digital Collections and Archives
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) is the archives and manuscript repository of Tufts University and is open to the public. DCA’s team of professional archivists provides stewardship for the Tufts University Archives, nearly three hundred manuscript collections, and other permanently valuable physical and digital archival materials. DCA staff also assist Tufts students, faculty, and staff with recordkeeping activities, through records management and digital library services. DCA's stewardship responsibilities are mandated by the Board of Trustees, as outlined in the University Records Policy.

What You'll Do
Applying knowledge of archival theory and practice, the Assistant Archivist works in a variety of areas within Tufts DCA.

The Assistant Archivist:

  • Responds to reference and research inquiries and assigns and monitors questions to distribute to other departmental staff.
  • Participates in creating physical and digital exhibitions and other research projects and assists the Public Services and Outreach Archivist with DCA’s active teaching program.
  • Performs core archival processing and collection management functions including processing digital and physical archival collections and assists with other departmental needs and projects.

What We're Looking For
Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of ALA-accredited MLS with concentration in archives management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archival records
  • Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD and EAC-CPF.
  • Excellent supervisory and organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with research and reference services in an archives or manuscript repository
  • Experience working with born digital archival records.



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