Job Posting (Part-time Temporary): Processing Archivist, Rotary International (Evanston)

18 Dec 2018 1:29 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

Processing Archivist Heritage Communications Rotary International

Rotary International seeks qualified applicants for a Processing Archivist. This temporary position is available starting 11 February 2019 at an hourly rate of $20. Position ends June 30, 2019.

The Heritage Communications group educates and inspires our audiences by activating Rotary's heritage assets to tell the story of its past, present, and future; serves as an informational resource for Rotary members and staff; and preserves Rotary’s history and legacy by building and maintaining an archives that is used to tell Rotary’s story now and can be relied on to tell its story in the future.

Under the direction of the Senior Archives Specialist, the Temporary Project Archivist will:

  • Arrange, describe, and ensure preservation of assigned analog collections;
  • Prepare finding aids according to departmental standards;
  • Create documentation in collections management system;
  • Add and document analog accruals to existing collections.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library science, history, or related field with archives concentration or substantial work experience in archives
  • Experience in arrangement, description, and preservation of archival materials and creation of finding aids
  • Experience with collection management systems preferred (CuadraStar Knowledge Center for Archives, or similar)
  • Ability to work effectively independently and with a team
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to meet project goals and deadlines
  • Knowledge of basic preservation standards
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Schedule:

  • 3 days/week (7.5 hour days) through 30 June 2019.
  • Candidate should be available for a consistent schedule between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm, Monday–Friday, excluding Rotary world headquarters holidays/closings.
  • All work is performed at Rotary world headquarters, 1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60201.

The application deadline is Sunday, 13 January 2019. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Andy Steadham, Senior Archives Specialist, andy.steadham@rotary.org.


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