Assistant Archivist - Moravian Church in America, Southern Province


Description: The Assistant Archivist for the Moravian Church in America, Southern Province assists the Archivist in directing the archives and its records management in accordance with professional standards and practices for long-term preservation and accessibility to researchers. The collection, which dates back to 1753 when German Moravians first settled in Piedmont North Carolina, includes current and historic records of its churches, agencies, and institutions. The Assistant Archivist, working under and in collaboration with the Archivist, assists in the preservation of, processing of, providing access to the archives, with a focus on digitization, supporting researchers, and promoting the use of collections. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of archives and archival theory, strong written and verbal skills, attention to detail, experience with researchers/the public, and an interest in all aspects of archival practice.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent; Demonstrated experience in Archives or special collections in a research library (1-3 years minimum); Knowledge of professional standards and best practices for archives; understanding of metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, MARC, EAD, and controlled vocabularies, such as LCSH; Proficiency with image scanning and digitization.

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000