The Chesney Archives seeks qualified candidates for the position of Reference Archivist. The Chesney Archives is the official archival repository for the records of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins university schools of medicine, nursing, and public health. The Reference Archivist is a patron-oriented position. Its function is to promote resources of the archives and to engage with patrons in facilitating their access and use of the archival collections. A major objective is to streamline the fulfillment of patrons' reference and research requests.
The Chesney Archives is strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Chesney Archives is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Chesney Archives prizes initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Chesney Archives visit https://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Fulfill onsite and online research requests – collaborate with other members of the reference team to fulfill requests of patrons; coordinate requests for reproductions. (60%)
Manage Reading Room – coordinate staffing for the Reading Room; oversee rules and regulations; maintain a welcoming setting. (15%)
Promote outreach – contribute to social media accounts about research resources of the Chesney Archives; plan and conduct tours of the Chesney Archives and sites within Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. (15%)
Coordinate accessions in collaboration with archivists for institutional records, personal papers collections, audiovisual collections, and curator for cultural properties. (10%)
Supervise student workers.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree in Library Science, Archival Studies, or related field.
Two years professional experience.
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong archival research skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain cooperative, professional relationships with archive staff and colleagues within Johns Hopkins Medicine and University.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Familiarity with an archival collection management database, such as Archivists' Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, Archon, Eloquent WebGencat, or Lucidea ArchivEra.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with outside partners and internal stake holders.
Ability and desire to represent Chesney Archives at associated conferences and national meetings.
Experience drafting research guides.
Position involves lifting boxes of archival materials, which can weigh 35-40 pounds.
Supervise 1-2 Student Archival Assistants.
Classified Title: Archivist Working Title: Reference Archivist Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range: $51,207-$70,407 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F/9-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Mount Washington Campus Department name: SOM Admin Medical Archives Personnel area: School of Medicine
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