West Orange, NJ: Cataloging Archivist, History Associates Incorporated

Job Opening Title: Cataloging Archivist

Institution/Organization Name: History Associates Incorporated

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): West Orange, NJ

Application Deadline: open until filled

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 1

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: History Associates is actively recruiting for an archivist to work on a fascinating historic object cataloging project located in West Orange, New Jersey.

Job Responsibilities
The Cataloging Archivist will accomplish the following:
• Assign a unique cataloging number to each object, and physically label the object.
• Take two digital photographs of each object, upload them to the cataloging system, and deliver an additional set to the client.
• Describe and document details of each object according to a specific set of metadata fields and standards for two cataloging systems: the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) and a Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) database.
• Carefully handle the historic objects to prevent damage of any sort.

Education Requirements
Master’s degree in library science, history, or related discipline with a concentration in archival studies or archival courses, seminars, internships, or practica.

General Requirements
– Ability to pass a National Agency Check

Job Requirements
• One year of experience cataloging archival records or artifacts in a cataloging system or database
• Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures
• Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, initiative, and judgment
• Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
• Strong writing and verbal communication skills

Preferred
• Demonstrated experience creating catalog records for archival collections in the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS).
• Demonstrated experience creating catalog records according to MARC and RDA bibliographic standards.

Send cover letter, resume, sample catalog record, transcripts, and names and phone numbers/email addresses of three references to:

History Associates Incorporated
ATTN: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
FAX: 301-279-9224
E-mail: dmiles@historyassociates.com
Packages not containing all information requested will not be considered for this position.
History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About Meredith Lowe

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