Archival Processing Manager
(December 6, 2022)
Position Title - Archival Processing Manager
Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Director of Special Collections and Library Preservation
Position Type - Full-time, permanent
Benefits - Yes
Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000
Binghamton University Libraries offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated, skilled, imaginative and highly organized archives professional to be a crucial member of a Special Collections team to undertake new projects and capitalize on recent successes. The archival processing manager will be responsible for providing guidance and management for a user-centered processing program. They will help to shape the way in which Special Collections arranges, describes, manages, provides access to, and facilitates the discovery of its archival and manuscript collections. The successful candidate will oversee and coordinate the processing and description work of staff, students, and interns.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop a processing strategy to expand access and discovery, and facilitate the use of collections by students, faculty and other researchers
Take the lead in the creation of policies, procedures, workflows, and standards compliance in archival arrangement and description - implementing technologies and strategies to support these activities
Arrange and describe complex manuscript and archival collections in all formats, including born-digital
Provide leadership in setting priorities, training and supervising student assistants and interns, and coordinating processing work within the department in collaboration with the other archivists and Special Collections librarians on staff
Integrate best practices, professional standards and processes into workflows and operations
Create online descriptive guides using ArchivesSpace
Prepare statistical and narrative reports
Explore and implement a sustainable and efficient approach to processing born-digital collections in collaboration with relevant library and university partners
Work closely with the Cataloging, Digital Initiatives and Preservation departments to provide long-term access to archival collections
Participate in records surveys and appraisal, collections acquisitions and accessioning, and donor relations
Share in remote and in-person reference services with other Special Collections staff
Assist in identifying, applying for, and managing grants
Contribute to outreach activities such as instruction, exhibitions, public programming, and creating social media posts, as needed
Participate in library and University committees
Expand professional expertise by attending conferences and continuing education opportunities
Participate in a work culture that promotes diversity and anti-racism and actively works to eliminate or mitigate the effects of systemic racism and bias
Graduate degree in archival studies, library and information science, history, public history, or a related field with a focus on archives management; or a combination of a Bachelor's degree and equivalent archival work experience
Working experience with archival content management systems, particularly ArchivesSpace
Experience in surveying, appraising, accessioning, arranging, and describing archival collections of varying sizes and complexity according to best practices
Familiarity with the use and application of archival processing approaches such as MPLP and iterative/extensible processing
Demonstrated organizational skills in project management and working collaboratively in a team, including setting, tracking and meeting goals and deadlines as well as evaluating outcomes
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, and attention to detail
Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
Strong computer skills and knowledge of emerging technologies within the field
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and anti-racism and working to advance a culture that strives to eliminate or mitigate the effects of systemic racism and bias
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Two or more years of applied archival processing experience
Supervisory experience and the ability to successfully train and direct the work of student assistants and staff
Working knowledge of current and developing strategies, technologies, and best practices in digital collection management
Knowledge of preservation, conservation, legal/copyright, and ethical issues related to archival material
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Lift/carry/push/pull heavy boxes up to 50 pounds and fully loaded library carts
Frequent desk-based computer tasks
Exposure to dust and mold
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled
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