Job Details

Archival Assistant (90 days), Harvard University / Harvard College Library

The Archival Assistant reports to the Houghton Library Head of the Manuscript Section. With limited supervision, the Archival Assistant arranges and describes roughly 800 posters from the Santo Domingo Ludlow Library collection.

Note: This is a full time, 90 day temporary position. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Arranges posters into thematic groupings and according to size

·         Describes posters into Excel spreadsheet for later transfer to ArchivesSpace

·         Coordinates with end-processing for appropriate preservation and housing of posters

EEO Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Send your cover letter and resume to Adrien Hilton,


Basic Qualifications

·         BA required

·         Familiarity working with library or archival materials

·         Competence with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system

Additional Requirements:

·         MLS (or equivalent) preferred

·         The incumbent must be detailed oriented; able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work so as to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with a small and dedicated work group.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

To Apply: Send your cover letter and resume to Adrien Hilton,



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