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Processing Archivist/Librarian I, Grade 23

Posted by: Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Posted date: 2018-Mar-16

Location: Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Enthusiastic advocate for archives and special collections with ability to work independently, to prioritize and multi-task.
Sole processor responsible for setting organizational and workflow priorities for a largely unprocessed archival collection, including determining accession schedule, coordinating space planning with local history and collection management, and recommending projects for digitization.
Process and describe a wide variety of archival materials, including photographs, architectural drawings and born digital content.
Perform preservation and conservation on existing and incoming collections.
Catalog archival collections in ArchiveSpace or current content management system according to professional and local archival practices.
Catalog materials utilizing relevant standards for archival description.
Utilize reporting and analysis features in ArchiveSpace or current content management system.
Contribute to grant-related project planning and implementation.
Promote archival collections through community outreach.
In collaboration with local history staff, participate in identifying content for inclusion in digital collections.
Supervise volunteers and student interns at the project level.
Remain aware of safety and security issues and takes appropriate action as needed.
Adhere to the Attendance and Punctuality Policy in the Employee Handbook.
Perform related tasks as required.
Job Title Processing Archivist/Librarian I, Grade 23
Start Date 03/16/2018
Library/Institution Name Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Salary $38,000 per year minimum
Certification Required? Yes
City Spartanburg
State SC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Public
Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-Accredited library school with concentration in Archives and Preservation plus a minimum of one year archival work experience OR Masters degree in history with a minimum of at least 3 years archival experience.

Thorough knowledge of professional archives management practices and standards.
Ability to work independently.
Experience with preservation and conservation methods for paper, hardware and software, and ability to research best practices.
Experience using ArchiveSpace to manage collections.
Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, EAD and RDA; demonstrated knowledge of controlled vocabularies including LOC subject headings and Getty vocabularies.
Some knowledge of genealogy and local history and genealogy research methods and techniques.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and library patrons.
Must be in possession of valid drivers license and be able to operate a vehicle independently.
Application Instructions Application, cover letter and resume should be mailed to 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. They can also be faxed to 864-596-3518, emailed to or dropped off at any Spartanburg County Public Library location. Applications can be found on our website at For questions, please contact the human resources department at 864-596-3500.
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