St. Mary's College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary's City is accepting resumes for the contingent position of Archives Technician. This is a part-time (20 hours per week), contingent position with an hourly pay rate of $15 with no benefits provided. Primary job responsibilities include assisting the College Archivist with maintaining, uploading of files to, and checking metadata for the MD-SOAR database, which is an online institutional repository providing access to scholarly products created by SMCM faculty and staff. The candidate will also assist in the description of traditional archival collections; processing of “born-digital” electronic records; and with the entering of image data into the archives’ image description spreadsheets. This position will also perform basic description of images (both digital and physical), electronic file management of digital images, and the housing in acid-free materials for physical images.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Computer technology experience required.
Previous experience working in an archive preferred.
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite (MS Word and MS Excel) and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Must be willing to work alongside student employees, student interns, or volunteer interns, and assist researchers in the archive, which may include students of the college, faculty and staff of the college, and members of the public.
Must be able to lift and move archival boxes, which may weigh up to approximately 35 pounds, and must be able to perform tasks that involve lifting, reaching, grasping, stepping up and down, and kneeling.
Must be flexible, adaptable, detail-oriented, reliable, and dependable.
Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, resume (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online. Questions may be directed to Alan Lutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-895-4256.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
As Maryland’s public honors college, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) offers an undergraduate liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s shares the hallmarks of private institutions: an outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a spirit of intellectual inquiry. But as a state institution of higher education, St. Mary’s is also committed to the ideals of affordability, accessibility, and diversity. By combining these virtues of public and private education, St. Mary’s provides a unique alternative for students and their families. We foster a rigorous and innovative curriculum; experiential learning; scholarship and creativity; close mentoring relationships; and a community dedicated to honesty, civility, and integrity.
Founded on the site of Maryland’s first capital, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness. Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary’s River inspires our work, our play, and our commitment to the environment. The campus is 68 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 95 miles south of Baltimore.
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