The Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections seeks two temporary full-time archivists to work on an NHPRC grant-funded project to arrange, preserve, and describe to current archival standards 92 manuscript collections that document the lives and residents of Michigan’s “Copper Country,” a four-county region in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Collections to be processed are primarily paper-based and include diaries, personal papers, organizational records, and corporate documents relating to Michigan’s historic Keweenaw copper mining district.
SENIOR PROJECT ARCHIVIST
24 months / $33,075 annual
The Senior Project Archivist will supervise the arrangement and description of 92 collections comprising 1,329 feet of manuscript material. This position will develop and implement a processing plan and will supervise and participate in the hands-on aspects of the project. This includes organizing and arranging textual and non-textual materials according to professional archival standards, developing and maintaining written finding aids, inventories and databases, and assisting in the development of metadata for collection management software. The Senior Project Archivist will also have responsibility for updating/correcting subject and authority records for MARC output, production and correction of standardized EAD output (including the use of style sheet templates in oXygen, an XML authoring and editing software), transfer of EAD and MARC records to web servers, OCLC WorldCat, and the library’s local catalog. Descriptive work will provide links from catalog records, registers, and the collection guide to stable URLs for the web-based EAD finding aids.
Further details about this position, including required and desirable education and skills, are available on the Michigan Tech jobs site at https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/274
21 months / $30,000 annual
The Processing Archivist will work with other project staff to develop and implement a processing plan, organize and arrange textual and non-textual materials according to professional archival standards, develop and maintain written finding aids, inventories and databases, identify materials needing further treatment, and assist in the development of metadata for collection management software.
Further details about this position, including required and desirable education and skills, are available on the Michigan Tech jobs site at https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/272
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
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