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Records and Accessioning Archivist - Digital Collections and Archives
Tufts University

Date Posted May 2, 2022
Title Records and Accessioning Archivist - Digital Collections and Archives
University Tufts University
Somerville, MA, United States
Department Digital Collections and Archives
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library


Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university’s permanently valuable records and collections. DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs in addition to providing reference and instruction services. 

What You'll Do

The Records and Accessioning Archivist plays a key role in the DCA’s archival accessioning, processing, and collection stewardship activities and has primary responsibility for accessioning both physical and digital collection material and facilitating the management of collection documentation files for DCA. The Records and Accessioning Archivist serves as a primary point of contact for departments and offices at the university seeking to transfer records to the University Archives.  In transferring new material the Records and Accessioning Archivist records information about provenance, original order, or context of creation gained during communications with the donor. The Records and Accessioning Archivist creates or oversees creation of initial collection-level description for all holdings, ensuring responsible administrative and physical control and basic intellectual access for all material at time of accession, and providing the infrastructure upon which any future archival work will be built. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent experience with concentration in archives management
  • 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, and familiarity with other metadata standards
  • 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 working in an active university records program
  • 1-2 years of related experience


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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