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Archives Assistant, Harvard Business School, Baker|Bloomberg Library (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.


Skills, experience, credentials needed:

·         BA/BS or equivalent. 

·         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





Closing Date


How to Apply

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian,, or Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please.


2019-11-05 |  Quick link to this job