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Archivist / Special Collections & Museum, Westfield Athenaeum (Westfield)

Reporting directly to the Head of Reference, the Westfield Athenaeum Archivist is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, organization, cataloging, processing, care and accessibility of Archival and museum materials; organize and create exhibits for the Edwin Smith Historical Museum and Athenaeum, provide reference services to researchers; identify materials needing repair and conservation; ensure use of proper preservation techniques; shelve materials; help prepare information and collections for web-based and exhibit use; supervise and train interns, students, and volunteers to assist with collections & museum; maintain integrity of all archived files on the system; maintain accurate procedures and records for the system; provide hands-on training and support for new internal and general users, create documentation for administrative support and training, and perform any other functions necessary to the operation of the archives, museum or Athenaeum as a whole. The position is 24 hours per week with a flexible schedule, but Saturdays are required.


1.      Masters in Library Science, MA in Archival Management; or related discipline and three years of related work is required. Applicants must have thorough knowledge of archival standards, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work efficiently and meet project goals and deadlines. 

2.      Demonstrated coordination and completion of projects with limited resources and working in a collaborative culture.

3.      Experience in reference and research support. 

4.      Applicants must pass a criminal background check. (CORI).

Preferred Qualifications

1.      Experience with Archivist Toolkit, Omeka, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Silverfast, Digital Libraries and Best Practices for Digital Libraries, Archivist certification.

2.      Applicants must be able to lift up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$17 - 21 / hour

Closing Date

August 23, 2019

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to or Kristen Hall, Admin. Assistant, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm St., Westfield, MA 01085 by August 23, 2019.


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