Job Posting: Project Archivist for the Papers of Congressman Mike Rogers, Oakland University (part-time)

Oakland University Libraries seeks a Project Archivist whose primary responsibility will be to process and organize the digital assets of the papers of Congressman Mike Rogers. This is a 20-hour a week appointment for 2015-2016. Mike Rogers represented Michigan’s 8th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He served as Chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The Project Archivist will appraise, arrange and describe digital records in the papers of Congressman Mike Rogers. He or she will collaborate with the Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, the Digital Assets Librarian, and other individuals and groups in the Libraries and University, in planning, evaluating and implementing digital preservation activities; in providing access to the collection; and in developing outreach, public relations and special events to promote the collection. The Project Archivist’s work requires application of archival best practices and national standards, as well as specific practices for political papers.

Required qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archives or a Master’s Degree in History/Public History with archival experience;
  • Experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids;
  • Basic understanding of digital records processing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards as they pertain to archival materials;
  • Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to lift and carry a 40-pound box and climb a ladder to retrieve materials.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with political collections or other large multi-format collections;
  • Experience working with born digital collections and processing tools;
  • Understanding of issues related to public access to Congressional collections.

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