Project Archivist, Part Time (Temporary)

Paid10-20 hoursPhiladelphiaYear Round


Position Summary:
This position reports to the Director of Archives and is a part-time, 12 month position funded by an NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant. The Project Archivist will be responsible for completing the goals of the project 'Rediscovering John W. Rhoden: Processing, Cataloging, Rehousing, and Digitizing the John W. Rhoden papers.' In order to meet NEH grant deadlines and outcomes, this work must be completed within the time-frames outlined in the grant project work plan.


Coordinate the arrangement and description of multi-format manuscript collection
Manage and create descriptive and structural metadata following archival metadata standards
Work closely with the Director of Archives and Rhoden Curator to evaluate digitization scope
Catalog and digitize up to 5,000 items
Contribute to social media outreach initiative to promote grant project
Train and supervise Assistant Archivist and intern(s)



MLIS from an accredited Library and Information Science program with course worth in archival studies is required.
Candidate should have at least 1 year of professional archival experience processing collections.
Successful candidate must be a self starter, and possess the experience, confidence, and initiative to develop and carry out a processing plan.
The position requires someone with good communication skills, cataloging and digitization experience, and time management skills.
Ability to lift heavy boxes (40lb).
Supervisory experience.

Additional Information:

This is a grant-funded, 12-month (temporary), part-time position (1,300 hours). The hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.