Job Opportunity: NHPRC Project Archivist, Iowa State University (Ames, IA)

Iowa State University Library is currently seeking a Project Archivist to oversee an NHPRC grant funded project to migrate electronic finding aids. This position will perform activities to improve intellectual control over and access to Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) archival collections, and supervise a student assistant. Under general direction of the Collections Archivist, the NHPRC Project Archivist (Library Associate I) will migrate electronic finding aids into an EAD-compliant archives management system (CuadraSTAR’s SKCA) while working collaboratively with the archives team and drafting related policies and procedures.
Responsibilities include managing the project; training, supervising, and evaluating a .25 FTE student; performing quality control and testing; migrating finding aids (primarily the larger and more complex); assigning controlled vocabulary; linking digital objects to records; and identifying when revisions are necessary and performing or allocating revisions. The Library Associate I will work collaboratively with other archivists to address problems, and draft policies and procedures related to the migration of the finding aids to the archives management system (CuadraSTAR’s SKCA).
The position involves many repetitive tasks and workflows which require a high degree of concentration and accuracy. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently and collaboratively, creatively, and effectively as a part of a team; interact effectively with library staff; communicate effectively (written and oral); problem-solve; focus during repetitive work and pay attention to detail and accuracy; balance efficiency with accuracy; and work independently with limited supervision.
For complete text, qualifications and application instructions:, posting number 70071P.
ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

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