Job Posting: Congregation Archivist, Adrian Dominican Sisters

November 13, 2017

The Adrian Dominican Sisters, a congregation of vowed Catholic women religious, is seeking a full-time Archivist to minister on the Motherhouse campus in Adrian, Michigan.

The Archivist is responsible for organizing, preserving, and protecting the records which pertain to the origins, history, spirit, life and growth of the Congregation. The Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, processing and reference, preservation, records management, planning, budget preparation and management, security, search and retrieval systems, as well as related community outreach.

Master Degree in archives and Records Management or Library Science with a concentration in archival work preferred. Bachelor Degree required. Qualified candidates will have three to five years experience in archival work, preferably with a religious congregation as well as knowledge and experience in records management, research, systems management, cataloging, and preservation standards relative to archival work. For a more detailed job description or to apply visit our employment site at

Posted on behalf of:
Joy Finfera, OP
Secretary of the Congregation
Adrian Dominican Sisters
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221


Job Posting: Archivist, Historic Ford Estates

June 2, 2017

As a member of the Historic Resources team, the Archivist is responsible for the organization, preservation, storage and access to the archival collections at the Historic Ford Estates, which includes the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House and the Henry Ford Estate – Fair Lane. The Archivist develops, implements and upholds archival policies and procedures with regard to processing, documentation and accessing archival collections. The Archivist will also lead the development and implementation of an institutional archival/records management policy for the organization. S/he will be responsible for providing scans of images and documents as needed using appropriate digital and metadata standards, as well as researching copyright and ownership issues. The Archivist will work with the Collections team as needed to prepare the archival collections for the relocation into new or improved storage conditions. The Archivist may also assist on tasks related to digital assets and the associated database, as needed.

Additional detail and application information is available in PDF format here, or visit the Employment page on the website.

Job Posting: Library Cataloging Specialist, Grand Valley State University Libraries

February 23, 2017

Grand Valley State University Libraries ( is recruiting for a Library Cataloging Specialist to join our highly collaborative and user-focused Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) team. GVSU is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity, and encourages diverse and minority applicants to apply.

This position will report to the Head of KARMS and will be responsible for cataloging and processing a range of complex and unique library resources and working with a team of faculty and support professionals to maintain and advance their discovery.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years cataloging experience, strong attention to detail, excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated proficiency for learning specialized hardware and software.

To view the full position description and apply, visit:

– Annie Benefiel
Archivist for Collection Management
Special Collections & University Archives
Grand Valley State University

Job Posting: Director, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University

May 9, 2014

Wayne State University seeks a dynamic individual with outstanding leadership skills for the position of Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Director serves as the primary administrator of the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs and the Wayne State University Archives. The successful candidate will be an innovative and accomplished professional skilled in managing organizational change and evolving technologies pertinent to archival collections. A vision for building partnerships across Wayne State and within both the labor movement and the Detroit metropolitan community is essential.

For the full position announcement and application information, see posting #040161 on the Wayne State University ONLINE HIRING SYSTEM at

Job posting: Manager, Archives and Library Services, The Henry Ford

March 26, 2012

Note: To apply for this position, please forward resume and cover letter to Recruitment Manager,


As Manager of Archives and Library Services, this position is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, development, management, and administration of all activities relating to the management, care, and use of The Henry Ford’s archival and library collections. Primary areas of responsibility include leading, planning, setting standards for managing and creating access to the archives, library, and reading room. Provides leadership to archive and library staff and ensures that they are fully engaged and actively working toward the fulfillment of the institutional vision, mission, and brand. Reports to the Director of Historical Resources, and as a member of the Historical Resources Leadership Team, the Manager of Archives and Library Services collaborates with the Registrar, Chief Curator, Collection Manager, and Head of Preservation Management to ensure the collections of The Henry Ford are managed strategically and tactically as one collection.

Other areas of responsibility include Access Services, Photo licensing and reproduction, Digital Programs, and Ford Historical Resources Collaborative.


Business planning: Working within Historical Resources and the institutional context, develops strategic plan, long-range and short-term goals for the Archives and Library, specifically – sets priorities; determines budgetary requirements; establishes annual business plan and budget, and monitors progress toward long-term goals.
Leadership: Provides strong leadership, intellectual direction, and collaborative modeling to the team of archivists, librarians, processing and access staff, interns, as well as volunteers.
In collaboration with Marketing and other staff, articulates Benson Ford Research Center (BFRC) brand identity; identifies new audience opportunities, and develops and markets new programs to serve them.
Responsible for: Continuous improvement of customer-friendly public services programs; efficiency, response time, and revenue of offsite fee-based services; Special Access programs; efficient technical services department to acquire and catalog appropriate books and periodicals; work with the Chief Curator and their staff as well as others in the development of archival, text, and graphic collections; establishes service policies and procedures.
Digital programs: Works in a team based environment to improve and expand THF web-based program delivery in terms of collections access, improve efficiency, reduce costs of services, and expand revenue opportunities through on-line access and licensing of images.
Partnerships and collaborations: Such as the Ford Historical Resources Collaborative- responsible for ensuring that the BFRC meets its obligations as outlined in the Master Agreement. Works closely with Ford Motor Company staff to monitor progress toward collaborative goals.
Teamwork: Promotes positive and cooperative collaborations among the Archives and Library teams and other units throughout the institution in order to achieve desired results for product and program development. Builds strong working relationships with the Historical Resources Leadership Team and other institutional departments.
Expertise: Maintains high level of expertise in museum, archival, and collections issues, including a thorough understanding of the professional, ethical, and legal issues surrounding collections acquisitions, deaccessioning, collections digitization, as well as intellectual property and reproduction issues.
Acts as public spokesperson for the institution, when appropriate.
Performs other activities as necessary.


Requires advanced degree in information management, archives administration, or related field; requires five years’ previous experience with archival and library collections, including digital collections. Requires five years’ previous administrative and supervisory experience in a collections-based cultural institution.


Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to lead and manage a wide variety of individuals with diverse skills and expertise; understanding of the professional, ethical, and legal issues of collections, including acquisitions and deaccessions, collection management archives administration; intellectual property, rights and reproduction; ability to write policies and guidelines; strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by electronic records; demonstrated familiarity with descriptive, technical, preservation, structural metadata standards, emerging standards and professional issues relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials; degree or course work in history/American Studies/or related field desired; knowledge of computer applications, including on-line information systems and web-based applications for collection management and collections access.

For the full position description please see the following link:

Detroit Conference Historian/Archivist Position Available

September 26, 2011

Detroit Conference Historian/Archivist position available January 1, 2012. Archives on Adrian College Campus, 14 hours per week, beginning salary $12,000. Desired candidate must be familiar with archival procedures, must demonstrate an ability to arrange, describe and catalogue collections, able to organize and supervise students and volunteers, proficient in researching and writing history, able to publish a semi-annual newsletter; and skilled in the use of MS Publisher, Excel, Access, Word, DreamWeaver or other web-design software, and HTML.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2011. For more information or to submit resume, contact

University Archivist at Eastern Michigan University

January 27, 2011

Eastern Michigan University Library is seeking an eight-month tenure track faculty librarian to fill the position of University Archivist. The Eastern Michigan University Archives supports the University’s dual mission of education and research by preserving and providing access to the records of enduring value which document the history, organization, policies and activities of the University. With support from new leadership in the library and partnering with key University departments, the ideal individual will promote the dynamic development and use of archival materials, special collections, and records management. This focus will enhance EMU’s strong ties to regional historical societies, EMU’s Historic Preservation program, and local library science programs.

For complete position descriptions and application instructions, please see: This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by March 4, 2011 will receive first consideration.

All applications must be made online at – Posting #FA1107E. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, as well as the name, address, e-mail address, and phone number of three references. Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.