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Part-Time Archivist/Local History Librarian, Ipswich Public Library (Ipswich)

Town of Ipswich seeks qualified candidates for part-time (19 hours per week) non-benefited position of Archivist/Local History Librarian. 
Under general direction of the Director of Library Services, manages the operation and administration of the Local History Collections in all formats. Oversees specialized Selection, Acquisitions, Material Classification and Cataloging, Inter-Library Loan Transactions and Correspondence, Grants and Preservation/Conservation related to these Collections. Coordinates Local History with other library services. Answers in-depth reference and research questions accurately and efficiently based upon a professional knowledge of information sources, reference procedures, in-depth knowledge of the Ipswich Public Library Historical Collections. Implementation of programs, outreach and marketing related to Local History. Related work as required.

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Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with specific education and experience in preservation and archives management; or any equivalent combination of education and at least two years of work experience related to local history and preservation.

Experience in writing grants and managing grant-funded projects, including budget management and reporting.

Experience in developing, presenting and publicizing library programs.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations including planning, automation and electronic data retrieval.

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Full/Part Time

Part Time




$30.00  / hour

Salary Notes

Position is 19 hours per week.

Closing Date

Open until filled.

How to Apply

To apply please send a completed Town application, cover letter, and resume to Mary Gallivan HR Director, 25 Green Street, Ipswich MA 01938 or email

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2024-01-26 |  Quick link to this job