3 years of experience required
The Special Collections Archivist assists with selection, care & use of the historical records, documents and objects of the Sisters of Bon Secours USA according to Sisters of Bon Secours values & the Academy of Certified Archivists Role Delineations.
The Special Collections Archivist reports directly to a Sister of Bon Secours, whose title is Archivist.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Receive, arrange & describe collections;
Create, manage & maintain records & inventories as paper & digital files;
Preserve artifacts & historical documents including visual & audio media;
Maintain housekeeping best practices for Archives;
Facilitate research requests from various sources;
Coordinate with Bon Secours Health System, Inc. staff on projects requiring resources from the Sisters' Archives;
Provide access to the collections;
Manage outreach activities including publication submissions, static & rotating exhibits, all to accepted archival standards;
Manage other short-term projects requested by the Archivist or Area Leader;
Deliver presentations & program updates as requested;
Loan pieces only on direct approval of the Archivist, Area Leader, or her designee;
Prepare annual program activity report;
Prepare annual budget & work within fiscal responsibilities of same;
Recommend program improvements;
Coordinate activities of the Archives in absence of the Archivist (communications, newsletters, local group activities, etc.)
An Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in library science, history or related field & minimum of three (3) years of archival work;
Demonstrated research skills using primary source materials, values historical records;
Compliance with the confidentiality of the Sisters' Archives materials;
Personal characteristics sufficient to support autonomous, detail oriented work in small office setting;
Proven communication/relationship skills effective at both staff and executive levels;
Ability to grasp & articulate an understanding of Bon Secours Charism, Mission & Philosophy & maintain the quiet atmosphere of the work area/facility;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office & other programs including Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Epson photo scanner software;
Must be creative and resourceful.
BA or BS in Library Science/related field;
Academy of Certified Archivist accredited;
Previous knowledge of the Sisters of Bon Secours or Bon Secours Health System, Inc.;
Roman Catholic or background in the Roman Catholic faith.