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Archives Assistant, Baker Library, HBS, Harvard University (Boston) (Boston)

Come work with us on a key archival collection at Baker Library Special Collections. Primary duties include providing detailed item level description, identifying restricted materials, basic preservation tasks, and creating a finding aid and accompanying catalog record.

In addition, under general supervision, the Archives Assistant will provide support for the core functions of accessioning and processing. Responsibilities include:
--Creating preliminary inventories and container lists of new and existing collections in accordance with archival best practices and local policy.
--Creating basic accession and resource records in ArchivesSpace, the library’s archival management system.
--Performing basic preservation measures where necessary, including re-foldering and rehousing of materials in a variety of formats.
--Assisting with the arrangement and description of unprocessed collections and preparing collections for public access.
--Processing small faculty and manuscript collections as time permits.

14 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.


--Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including relevant standards such as DACS and EAD.
--Experience with confidential and/or restricted materials; ability to identify and work with restricted materials with discretion.
--Excellent organizational and written skills with a strong attention to detail.
--Excellent communication skills with the ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently.
--Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, with an aptitude for learning systems.
--Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in archives.
--Prior experience with ArchivesSpace a plus.
--Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$18.00/ hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Rachel Wise  ( ) or Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.  No phone calls please.


2019-09-30 |  Quick link to this job