Kennett Square, PA: PT Processing Archivist, Longwood Gardens


Job Opening Title: Processing Archivist (part time)

Institution/Organization Name: Longwood Gardens

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Kennett Square, PA

Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

Link to job posting: https://longwoodgardens.org/employment/part-time-job-opportunities

Years of experience required: 2+

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Longwood Gardens, Inc., a well-recognized horticultural display garden located in Kennett Square, PA., is seeking a part time Processing Archivist in our Education Department to assist the Archivist and the Digital Resource Specialist with activities to manage and preserve Longwood’s cultural collections. This individual will be responsible for implementing professional best practices to arrange, describe, and control Longwood’s archival, digital, and object collections, and assisting with implementation of new strategic projects. As part of the Library and Information Services team, the Processing Archivist also provides reference and research assistance to staff, students, volunteers and the general public.
This position requires an MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or relevant subject Master’s degree and a minimum of two years of experience in historical or institutional archives arranging and describing archival collections. Experience with digital asset management and/or object collections is preferred. The successful applicant will have very strong Microsoft Excel skills, excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong customer service skills including outreach and relationship building, a keen attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
For full consideration, email a resume, cover letter addressing pertinent qualifications and interest by January 31 to jobs@longwoodgardens.org or mail to Longwood Gardens, Inc., Human Resources, P.O. Box 501, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Fax (610) 388-5495. To find out more about job opportunities at Longwood Gardens please refer to our website at www.longwoodgardens.org. EOE.

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About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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