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Part-time position, up to 14 hrs/week, $14/hr
 
Duties:
The Processing Technician will assist with minimal processing projects, and perform collections maintenance and archives’ administrative tasks. Alongside professional staff, the Processing Technician will assist in the appraisal and description of one personal papers collection and two world mission collections over 2017 and 2018. Additional duties include: rehousing and shifting collections; writing enhanced collection inventories; identifying, sorting, and filing publications and print ephemera; paging and reshelving; maintaining donor correspondence. 
 
Requirements:
Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, work experience in an archives or library setting, and experience working with Microsoft Office and with library, archives, or museum databases or ILSes. Candidates will be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment, and will have a passion for detail. Candidates must be able to lift and carry 40-pound boxes.
 
Additional qualifications:
An exceptional candidate has one or more of the following attributes: an educational background in the humanities; familiarity-to-fluency in MARC, DACS, AACR2, and RDA; experience in digital imaging, audio production, or motion-picture/video production.
 
Applications received by September 11, 2017 will be given priority.
 
Apply: 
Please include job title in the subject line.
 
Or by mail:
Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
 
AA/EOE
 
 
Full-time position; 1-year contract with possibility for extension
35 hrs/week; $15/hr, including benefits
 
Duties:
The Presbyterian Historical Society seeks an Archives Technician to assist with digitization of collection materials and digitization post-production tasks, such as quality review of images and creation of use copies and preservation surrogates; metadata creation; and quality review of web crawls. The Archives Technician will also assist with reshelving of collection materials requested by patrons.  
 
Minimum Requirements:
High School graduate with some college coursework. 
Experience operating flat-bed or overhead scanners.
High level of attention to detail.
Experience working with Microsoft Office products, such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Experience searching library, archive, or museum databases or Integrated Library Systems (ILSes).
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Must be able to lift 40-pound boxes and do extensive scanning and computer work.
 
Preferred:
Experience using a Content Management System, such as Drupal.
Experience working with Adobe software products, such as Photoshop, Lightroom, and Acrobat.
Familiarity with metadata schema commonly used for digital projects, such as Dublin Core or MODS.
Familiarity with controlled vocabularies, such as Library of Congress and Getty thesauri.
 
Applications received by September 1, 2017 will be given priority.
 
To Apply: 
Submit a cover letter and resume to: 
 
Please include job title in the subject line.
 
Or by mail:
Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
 
AA/EOE
No phone calls please.