The Processing Archivist will provide strategic oversight of
arrangement and description of archival collections in Special
Collections, ensuring that the department's archival processing
best supports research and teaching, meets national and
international standards, and enables a wide and inclusive
representation of Williams history. The Archivist will arrange and
describe manuscript collections, College records, and other
archival material using applicable standards. The Archivist will
participate in the general operations of the Special Collections
Department by providing reference, research, and operations
support. The Archivist will supervise student assistants and work
collaboratively with staff of Special Collections and other
departments. The position reports to the Head of Special
Collections in the Library and participates in the running of the
Special Collections Department.
The Processing Archivist will support the mission of the college to
provide a nurturing educational environment. We are committed to
building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage
candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience
working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.
- Arranges and describes archival collections, independently
applying national standards including DACS and DCRM, using tools
including ArchivesSpace and Alma.
- Contributes to departmental operations. Provides reference and
research service to staff, faculty, students, alumni and other
researchers in person and remotely.
- In coordination with the Head of Special Collections,
determines strategic priorities and manages projects for archival
processing to best support research, teaching, and inclusive
storytelling. Reviews and provides feedback on archival processing
carried out by Library staff and student employees.
- Leads instruction sessions on research with special
collections, independently and in collaboration with faculty.
- Keeps abreast of national and international developments in the
archives profession; establishes a record of service to the
Library, the College, and the profession. Prioritizes professional
development and training related to diversity equity and
- Graduate level degree in Archival Science, Library Science, or
equivalent advanced degree. We may consider candidates with
relevant experience and a degree in progress.
- Programmatic leadership or project management experience.
- Experience in archival arrangement and description of modern
organizational records and manuscript collections.
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal
communications and analytical ability.
Application review will begin on October 17, 2023, and will
continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $70,000 to
$80,000, commensurate with experience. Job Band 2-E. This role is
eligible for visa sponsorship. Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/
to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the
Conditions of Employment
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of
background information submitted by the applicant, including the
completion of a criminal record check, and education when
Equal Employment Opportunity
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination,
Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive
community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and
thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons
with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If
reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job
application or interview process please feel free to contact us via
phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at email@example.com
To apply, visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/psp/cangate/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=302598&PostingSeq=1