Abraham D. Sofaer Papers Project Archivist

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or MA with an archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty. Demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and a background in twentieth century history, politics or culture strongly preferred. One to two years of experience with arranging and describing archival materials also preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Established understanding of the principles of archival arrangement, description, and appraisal. 
  • Experience working with large, complex archival collections.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying current archival and special collections descriptive practices and principles including DACS, RDA, and LCSH.
  • Familiarity with EAD, XML and other machine actionable metadata schema.
  • Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards and practices associated with linked data.
  • Experience using archival or special collections information systems, such as ArchivesSpace, or the ability to learn them.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with and communicating effectively with donors and other stakeholders. 
  • High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows, word processing, spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email, Internet, Integrated Library Systems); ability to keep up to date with emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, with strong project management skills, and the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work independently, as a team member, and across departmental boundaries in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
  • Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and implement new archival description procedures and principles adopted by the Hoover Library and Archives.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks. 
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds. Ability to lift 40 pound boxes or bundles.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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