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Tuesday, April 09, 2024 9:58 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Resident 

(April 9, 2024)

Position Title- Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Resident

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Chief Archivist and Senior Catalog Librarian

Position Type - Full-time, term

Benefits - Yes

Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency is a twelve-month term-limited postgraduate position to provide recent graduates of library, archives management, or similar graduate studies programs with substantive exposure to and training in archival description and rare materials cataloging. The residency is made possible by the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund and hosted at the Yale Center for British Art. The residency will begin between July and September 2024 and run through 2025. Read the full announcement here: https://britishart.yale.edu/2024-2025-nadia-sophie-seiler-rare-materials-resident.

The Resident will split time between the departments of Rare Books and Manuscripts and Archives. In each department, a primary project will consist of hands-on cataloging and description of special collections material. The Resident will:

  • Receive training on and gain practical experience using archival and library applications such as ArchivesSpace.
  • Create archival description for bound volumes and single-item collections according to national and departmental standards.
  • Apply descriptive standards (RDA, AACR2, DCRM, DACS, or VRC), structural standards (MARC, MODS, METS or EAD, etc.), and controlled vocabularies (LCNAF or LCSH).
  • Analyze bibliographic and metadata problems, recommend policies, develop processes and best practices, and create documentation.
  • Engage with cataloging and technical services staff, other archivists, librarians, curators, and collection managers in an effort to meet their needs and the needs of YCBA users.
  • Research, plan, and execute special projects.
  • Keep abreast of national and international developments including new metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques

Required Education: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school, or related degree. The degree must be completed before July 1, 2024, but no earlier than December 1, 2022.

Residency Awards and Benefits: The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency will take place at the Yale Center for British Art for twelve months. The salary is $56,652. Professional development/travel funding will be provided. Health insurance will also be provided.

Application Process: For immediate consideration, please submit a resume or CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references before the end of the day on April 30, 2024. The application form can be accessed here: https://britishart.yale.edu/2024-2025-nadia-sophie-seiler-rare-materials-resident-application.


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