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Bicentennial Processing Archivist (Temp), Trinity College, Hartford, CT


Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.  
The Watkinson Library serves as a public research library, the rare book and special collections of Trinity College, and the repository of the College archives. The mission of the Watkinson Library is to collect, preserve, and make accessible unique and rare materials of enduring research value while engaging the public and the Trinity community to use these collections. The fixed-term Processing Archivist will accession, arrange, and describe archival and manuscript collections within the College Archives. Trinity College is celebrating its bicentennial in 2023-2025 and the Bicentennial Processing Archivist will play an important role in processing a backlog of analog collections within the Trinity College Archives. 


Master’s degree required or 3 years of relevant work experience or specialized training that can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Less than 12 months of experience required; 1-3 years preferred

*Master’s degree in archives administration, library/information science, history, or other relevant field from an accredited program, and/or archival certification in the Academy of Certified Archivists

* One or more years’ experience processing archival/manuscript collections, including handwritten materials. Experience working with large or un-foldered collections.

* Experience with ArchivesSpace

* Training or knowledge of proper handling and basic preservation concepts for mainly analog formats, including textual records, still images, magnetic tape, film stock, and VHS. 

* Experience applying descriptive and other metadata standards, particularly DACS and EAD.

* Ability to work collaboratively in establishing priorities, coordinating complex projects, and meeting goals.

* Ability and interest in facilitating use of archival collections through metadata informed by cultural context, privacy restrictions, and copyrights.

* Ability to lift 40 pounds. 

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