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CRRJ Archives Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (temporary)


The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice (CRRJ) project is an effort by Northeastern’s School of Law to identify and research racially-motivated homicides in the Jim Crow south, 1930-1970. CRRJ is partnering with the Northeastern University Library’s Archives and Special Collections to build an archive of evidence collected about these homicides, the Burnham-Nobles Archive.

There are vacancies for an assistant to support the work of the CRRJ’s project archivist. The assistants will provide metadata for digital objects, categorize and code cases to reveal their essential elements, and describe incidents using a DACS-based formula. This position is right for someone detail-oriented, interested in metadata, and has a passion for nitty-gritty civil rights work.


  • Enter detailed information into Airtable database of cases
  • Enter metadata into spreadsheet that will be transformed into MODS records
  • Categorize digitized images based on item-type
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include archival processing and accessioning work


  • Enrollment in a graduate archival or history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices
  • Commitment to lowering barriers to access and use in archives and special collections
  • Familiarity or comfort with applications and interfaces such as Alma, ArchivesSpace, and WordPress

How to Apply:

To view the full application and apply, please visit:—CRRJ-Archives-Assistant_R103561