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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute Archivist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Institute Archivist

  • Job Number: 23203

  • Functional Area: Libraries

  • Department: Libraries

  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

INSTITUTE ARCHIVIST, MIT Libraries-Department of Distinctive Collections (DDC) ( , to play a pivotal leadership role in the acquisition, preservation, and promotion of collections that comprehensively document MIT's multifaceted history. This coverage extends to administrative, educational, research, and communal aspects of the MIT ecosystem, encompassing faculty, staff, and students. A full description is available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: master's degree from ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival studies, or a master's degree in archives and records administration or archival studies, or an advanced degree in history with archival certification (certified archivist); at least five years’ professional experience in processing, acquiring, and patron services with records-based archival collections; supervisory experience; experience managing archival collections and institutional records; experience or coursework in records management; ability to work with diverse groups of people and handle relationships; support for the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice in working with people, collections, and systems; ability to both work independently and promote teamwork among colleagues and collaborate as a team member; knowledge of and experience with descriptive standards (e.g., DACS, EAD, and Dublin Core); and experience working with one or more collections management systems, content management systems, and/or digital preservation systems (e.g., DSpace, Archon, ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, etc.). PREFERRED: experience managing large processing projects and/or working with extensive backlogs of archival materials; experience managing archival collections and institutional records in an academic setting; coursework or training in digital archives, including knowledge of accessioning and processing methodologies related to born-digital materials and understanding of digital preservation; ability to provide reference service related to archival materials; and experience with environmental monitoring, disaster planning, preservation, reformatting, and data migration. Job #23203-109/18/23