Assistant Archivist Posting. Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives seeks energetic, innovative, and collegial applicants for a newly created Assistant Archivist position. The Assistant Archivist’s primary responsibility is to manage processing and description of both analog and digital collections. The Assistant Archivist will provide reference services, assist with special projects as assigned; and will supervise student support staff, interns and volunteers; and performs other related duties as assigned. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the Special Collections & University Archives team and work closely with the Metadata and Digital Curation Librarian. Required qualifications include a Master’s degree with concentration in archival studies; experience with Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm? or other archival content management systems; demonstrated understanding of current metadata and descriptive standards such as DACS, EAD, Library of Congress authorities, Dublin Core, PREMIS; excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; and excellent organizational skills. Preferred one year experience working in a university Special Collections or University Archives setting; understanding of information technology applications in an archives environment; experience with digital collections practices; and project management supervisory experience 

This is an entry level administrative professional position. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. GVSU library employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development. 

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at Include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution


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