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Corporate & Philanthropic Associate Archivist

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, OH 44101
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Corporate and Philanthropic Associate Archivist

Responsibility: Responsible to the Corporate and Philanthropic History Archivist for the assessment, inventorying, arrangement, description, processing, and preservation of archival materials for designated projects and clients.

Classification: This position is classified as part time, operational and is non-exempt from overtime compensation.


  • Supports WRHS's strategic and operational priorities
  • Creates and executes processing plans for projects. Arranges, processes, and preserves multi-format collections in accordance with best practices.
  • Assist with other heritage management projects including digitization, oral histories, exhibit creation, and research.
  • Describes collections accurately and appropriately in accompanying finding aids/collection guides
  • Participates in the development, documentation, and implementation of standards for the Corporate and Philanthropic program
  • Maintains professional standards in the work environment and with collections - with particular sensitivity to confidentiality and collection stewardship
  • Creates metrics and reports for the Corporate and Philanthropic program
  • Frequent travel and offsite work as well as occasional evening and weekend hours will be necessary
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned by the Corporate and Philanthropic History Archivist


  • Education: Bachelor's degree required. MLIS or library experience preferred.
  • Experience: Two years of archival processing experience, with knowledge of archival processing standards, such as DACS, preferred
  • Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills, an acute attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly associations related to archives and/or libraries.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish project goals
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards associated with archival and manuscript collections.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Essential personal traits: exhibit integrity, tact, enthusiasm for the profession, and dependability
  • Must possess a valid driver's license or means of reliable transportation and be willing to travel on a regular basis
  • Completion of a background check and drug screening

Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stopping, and stretching-May require lifting up to 50 pounds.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter (see below)

DEADLINE: November 21, 2018

Reference: 568989374