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Project Archivist

Iron Mountain works closely with library and archives clients to deliver customized services for collections planning, processing, handling and digitization. We are seeking a processing archivist to process and prepare paper-based collections for offsite digitization following archival standards and best practices. This is an exciting position in a fast paced setting that will require a proven skillset in collections processing, material handling and team work. We seek candidates that bring energy and enthusiasm for an exciting archives project in an innovative environment.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Process and preserve archival resources in accordance with professional standards, best practices, and following guidelines established by the client archivists.
  • Organize primarily paper based collections per client policy.
  • Prepare archival resources for digitization (fastener removal, document condition analysis, etc.)
  • Assess materials for condition, type and method of  digitization
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with strong experience in archival studies, history, or library and information science and significant knowledge of current archival theory and methods relating to preservation, arrangement, and processing OR ALA accredited Masters of Library and Information Science and 1+ years’ experience processing large multi-format archival collections 
  • Ability to be receptive to changing priorities and to manage multiple work processes and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of detail and accuracy in management and completion of processing tasks.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a self-directed capacity, with a solutions-oriented focus.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be a US citizen.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a academic, corporate, or government archives.
  • Coursework in archives management and /or demonstrated relevant archival processing experience.
  • Experience processing a large collection.
  • Background in and experience with subject matter relating to engineering information or other technical area.
  •  Experience with the preservation of historical collections using standard archival practices.