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Archivist- Part Time- (St. Louis Campus Location)

University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022
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State Historical Society

Job Description

Basic Functions and Responsibilities

To process manuscript collections, conduct research room services, and promote manuscript materials. This is a part time position that will average up to 20 hours weekly. This position is also located in St. Louis, MO.

Key Responsibilities
  • Accession, arrange, describe and otherwise process manuscript, photograph, audio-visual, oral histories, electronic records, and other research materials in accordance with standard and local principles and practices.
  • Assist in the appraisal of records and items within the collection. Maintain an accurate and complete collection description and inventory. Prepare reports and statistics on work progress.
  • Assist in the development of strategies for the preservation and reformatting of materials in the collection.
  • Conduct basic preservation of materials such as cleaning and mending of damaged papers.
  • Promote collections using social media platforms and SHSMO publications.
  • Continue education through attending conferences, seminars, and professional meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hourly rate of $19.23

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree in related/ relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are accredited archivists and have archival experience in collecting, processing, description, preservation, and digitization of collections.
  • Demonstrates understanding of archival standards including EAD, MARC, and DACS.
  • Experience working with audio-visual materials.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of the history of Missouri and the Midwest.
  • Successful candidate is expected to have a master’s degree in History or Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Should have experience with Microsoft Office including MS Access and MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and CONTENTdm.
  • Excellent visual, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 35 to 40-pound boxes is mandatory.
Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577 .

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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