Archives Project Assistant

The position will be open until filled; however, to be considered in the first screening, all supporting materials should be received by June 30, 2019.
New Concord, OH


Muskingum University



  • Undergraduate degree
  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited library program with a concentration in archival or museum studies or the equivalent education preparation
  • Ability to manage projects independently while building archival skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to set priorities and carry through to completion


  • Prior experience working with archives is preferred
  • Understanding of digitization efforts and knowledge of digital formats and standards

Appointment to this position is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check through the University’s background check agency.

Muskingum University’s Roberta A. Smith University Library has an opening for an Archives Project Assistant. This is an entry level, 10 month appointment, with the possibility of being renewed for a second year. We encourage students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited Library Science/Archives program to apply.

Muskingum University, a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is located just seventy miles east of Columbus, Ohio, in the village of New Concord. Founded in 1837, the university’s total undergraduate, graduate, and adult-learner student population is approximately 3,000. The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, diversity and inclusion, and maintaining professional growth and active participation in the life of the campus community.

An equal opportunity employer, Muskingum University strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, including members of populations traditionally underserved by higher education.


The archivist is responsible for assessing, organizing, processing, and preserving Muskingum University materials currently in the archive collection, as well as items waiting to be added. In addition to the above, the archivist is responsible for making the archives searchable through a specialized cataloging system.

The successful candidate can expect training and support as they develop their professional skills. The successful candidate will:

  • Assess and organize the current archive collection and the items waiting for accession
  • Design and implement an organization and cataloging system
  • Establish and implement a finding aids system that is accessible and searchable via electronic database
  • Maintain and preserve the items in the collection following accepted archival processes
  • Answer requests from various constituencies regarding the archives as appropriate for the collection’s organization at that time
  • Other duties as assigned or required in support of the University’s mission and core values

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