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🔗Project Archivist

  • Full Time
  • Houston, TX
  • 63,310 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Job Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science required, or equivalent accredited degree, with training in archives management

    • Two or more years of professional experience processing within archives and special collections or historical society or related cultural heritage institutions; Experience with archival processing, digital projects and born-digital materials

    • Experience using archival and library metadata standards, systems, and best practices (EAD, MARC, DACS, RDA) required. Demonstrated knowledge of ArchivesSpace (or similar) preferred

    • Demonstrated experience arranging and describing archival materials and preparing to find aids of varying size and complexity.

    • Advanced organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail

    • Ability to work well in a collaborative, team-based environment

    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • How to Apply:

    Email, cover letter, sample finding aid and resume to the Assistant Manager/Lead Archivist at

    Please include Project Archivist within the subject line of your email. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Job benefits: As the position is grant funded, the annual salary includes no benefits.

Houston Public Library, African American Library at the Gregory School

The African American Library at the Gregory School (AALGS), Houston Public Library (HPL) preserves archival and local history materials that document the experience of African Americans in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding region.

AALGS and HPL seek a temporary full-time contract Project Archivist for a grant-funded position. The archivist will process (arrange, describe, and digitize) accruals to the Ben Desoto Photographs, including analog and born-digital materials, to provide a finding aid, metadata, and historical context for the collection. This position has a flexible start date and will conclude on June 30, 2023. This position is onsite with standard business hours Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm.


• Arranges and describes, and catalogs photographic, manuscript, and born-digital materials
• Creates DACS-compliant finding aid
• Scans and digitizes archival materials using imaging equipment
• Creates metadata for items selected for digitization
• Reports statistics related to activities, extent processed, the number of materials digitized, and other information pertinent for reporting purposes
• Writes related social media and newsletter articles

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