Job posting: Archivist, Little Company of Mary Sisters, Evergreen Park IL

11 Mar 2020 9:31 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

Job Opening Title: Archivist

Employer Name: Little Company of Mary Sisters - USA

Job Description: This contract position would begin with an assessment of our Archive materials and request for proposal to follow.  The ideal candidate would provide us with an outlined plan for beginning and implementing the archives so that eventually it can be maintained to the future. 

The Archivist will develop and manage collections for the Region and oversee all reference services. The archivist will be responsible for implementing public program activities which promote the collections of the archives, the history of the Little Company of Mary Sisters in the United States, and their charism. Other duties include preparing and managing an annual budget for the archives, submitting regular reports of archives activities to the Region Leadership.

The ideal candidate must possess an ALA-accredited MLS degree with specialization in archives administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include a minimum of one-year experience processing and working with archives; knowledge of current archival arrangement and description standards, including experience in creating finding aids; familiarity with standard Windows software applications, ARCHON, online catalogs, and bibliographic utilities.

We prefer a candidate with a background in working with Roman Catholic religious materials and records management. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently or with a team is a must. Experience creating digital surrogates of archival materials according to current archival standards and best practices would be desirable.

The US Region of the Little Company of Mary consists of three locations: Torrance, CA, Jasper, IN and Evergreen Park, IL.  This position would be housed exclusively in the Evergreen Park office. 

The Little Company of Mary Sisters are a worldwide congregation of Catholic women solely devoted to making visible the healing presence of Jesus through their relationships and health care ministries.  They were founded in England by Mary Potter.  Their name and mission were inspired by Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the “little company” of followers who remained with her at the foot of the cross on Calvary, offering Jesus and Mary their compassionate presence.  The Sisters are currently serving the sick, suffering and dying in the US, England, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

In 1893, three Little Company of Mary Sisters arrived in Chicago to begin their U.S. ministry and soon became forerunners in home-based hospice care.  In 1930, the sisters opened the doors to the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Soon after, hospitals were also established in California and Indiana.

Application Process

Applications must include a CV/Resume

No phone calls please.

Please submit your resume to

Laura Guest

Office Manager

Little Company of Mary Sisters – USA

9350 South California Avenue

Evergreen Park, IL 60805

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