The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Accessioning Archivist to join the department of Special Collections. This is a fixed-term, contract librarian position for one year, renewable for up to three years. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Accessioning Archivist will be responsible for guiding the department’s archival processing program by overseeing all aspects of accessioning, archival processing, and cataloging. This includes ensuring the smooth transfer of materials into Special Collections, accessioning archival collections for immediate availability, and establishing processing plans. Working in close collaboration with the department’s subject specialists and with other primary source repositories within the USC Libraries, the Accessioning Archivist will perform collection surveys, evaluate collections for preservation needs, create accession records and collection-level resource records for purposes of discovery, and process collections more fully when necessary. In consultation with the Head of Special Collections, the Accessioning Archivist will establish and reinforce policies, procedures and best practices for metadata creation in the department and in the Libraries’ other primary source repositories.
You can find the full description, and a link to apply, here: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/accessioning-archivist-363/1209/14601026