Category Archives: Job Posting

Ohio Archives News & Events: Job: Montgomery County Records Center & Archives

Please see the job posting below.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Applications can be submitted at



Class Title: Imaging Center Specialist

Salary: $13.38-$17.22 Hourly; $27,830-$35,818 Annually

Job Type: Full time with benefits

Location: 117 S. Main St., Dayton, Ohio

Department: Records Center & Archives, Imaging Center

Job Class Concept: Developmental level in microfilm and imaging occupation requiring a working knowledge of image production in order to perform basic tasks involving records in paper, microfilm and electronic formats.

Job Duties: Under general supervision, performs all key elements in the microfilm and image production process for projects undertaken by the Imaging Center, a division of the Records Center & Archives. Prepares documents, books and files for imaging. Checks for proper order and completeness, making targets needed for proper and consistent records identification. Operates a variety of document scanners, controlling document position, records content and image quality. Edits images for quality, content and completeness. Performs retakes as needed or instructed. Maintains timely and accurate log and production reports. Operates microfiche jacket-loaders to produce microfiche as directed by the Records Center & Archives Supervisor and/or Imaging Center Technician. Accurately types jacket headers and edits completed jacket and roll films for completeness. Operates diazo microfiche and microfilm roll duplicators to produce microfilm duplicates. Places master jackets in acid-free envelopes. Under the direction of the Records Center & Archive Supervisor and/or Imaging Technician, may be asked to operate the microfilm processor. May be required to load and unload Record Center boxes from carts and shelves as needed for imaging.

Minimum Class Requirements: Equivalent to high school diploma. College credits in related field preferred. Basic computer knowledge and/or experience. Ability to lift 35-50 pound records center boxes without difficulty. Must have the ability to get along well with others and maintain a positive attitude. Must have the ability to work as a member of a successful team.

This position may be subject to physical examination.


Tina S. Ratcliff

Montgomery County Records & Information Manager

Montgomery County Records Center & Archives

117 S. Main St.

PO Box 972

Dayton OH 45422

(937) 496-6932

Regional Archives News & Events: Job Posting: Archivist/Special Collections Librarian at Albion College

Archivist/Special Collections Librarian

Albion College invites applications for the position of Archivist/Special Collections Librarian (hereinafter referred to as the Archivist). The Archivist is responsible for the administration of the Albion College Archives and Special Collections, including management of the college’s rare books collection, and the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of archival records, manuscripts, and historical materials relating to the history and function of Albion College, its faculty, staff, administration, and students. The Archivist is also responsible to the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History for management and oversight of Methodist Archives. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload with sensitivity and confidentiality. Must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Master’s degree in Library Science with an emphasis in archives, manuscript curation or related fields.

Preferred qualifications include experience in managing varied historical collections in archives, museums, or other historical agencies; familiarity with archival data management systems, DACS, EAD, and relevant metadata standards; familiarity with software related to digital repositories; a strong background and ability to instruct in historical research methodologies using primary sources; and demonstrated skills in oral and written communication. Familiarity with rare book collections and best practices in preservation of historical materials is desirable.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit an online application including a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references through Interfolio at:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position can be directed to Michael Van Houten (, Library Co-Director.

Ohio Archives News & Events: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives Internship

Library & Archives Internship

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & Archives offers opportunities for intern experiences to graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns will work closely with one of the Rock Hall’s librarians or archivists to develop professional level skills that will prepare them for the workforce.

There are three internship projects currently offered:

  1. Processing of archival analog and digital A/V and manuscript collections and institutional records, to include arrangement and description, writing finding aids, the creation of metadata, and use of collection management system, Adlib.
  2. Library collection development, including the evaluation of the library backlog to assess accuracy of inventories, determine the core collection, and make recommendations for deaccession.
  3. Cataloging academic dissertations in OCLC, transferring records into collection management system, Adlib, and adding local holdings information.


An intern must currently be enrolled in a relevant graduate school program and completed coursework related to archives, library and information science, public history, music history, history, museum studies, or the equivalent. A maximum of 20 hours a week can be worked during the academic year for at least 8 weeks. Summer interns can work up to a 40-hour week. Interns are eligible for a stipend.


– Basic understanding of archival arrangement and description, collection development, or MARC cataloging as appropriate

– Detail-oriented

– Skilled with computers and databases

– Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

– Ability to work independently and collaboratively

– Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

– Historical knowledge of rock and roll and related music genres strongly preferred

Application Procedures:

– Prepare a cover letter and resume.

– Prepare a one-page summary describing what you hope to bring to the internship and what you hope to gain during the internship

– Include a letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field. Letters may be sent separately to Sean Hislop at if necessary.

– You must submit a resume, cover letter, one-page summary, and letter of recommendation, otherwise your application will not be considered, to:

*Library & Archives internships are located in the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the Cuyahoga Community College Metro campus at 2809 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Ohio Archives News & Events: Archivist, Archives of Ohio United Methodism

The Archives of Ohio United Methodism (AOUM) is seeking a professional archivist for a 30 hour/week position (full benefits with the possibility of a 4-day work week).  The collection consists of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, periodicals, artifacts, and other materials organized to encourage the study of the history of United Methodism in Ohio. The Archives is housed at Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University and is jointly sponsored and supported by the University and the East and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church.

Reporting primarily to the Director of Libraries, the archivist is responsible for all aspects of the AOUM which includes setting local policies, procedures, overseeing acquisitions, processing, description, preservation, access, and promotion of collections in all formats. In addition to collection development and management, this position requires a large amount of reference work as well as training and advising multiple groups on archival best practices and strategies.

For a detailed job description and application, please visit:

Ohio Archives News & Events: Project Coordinator: Ohio History Connection

The Digitization Unit at the Ohio History Connection is currently considering applicants for the position of Project Coordinator, National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. This position will manage newspaper digitization projects, including overseeing selection, technical and administrative activities; assisting with design and development of project website; and managing relationships with external partners and vendors. It will also involve public presentations and other outreach activities. A full job description can be found at our website:

Please submit applications and resumes through our online application process by September 23, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Human Resources Department at

Congregation Archivist for the Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus

Adrian Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Campus Adrian, Michigan

The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, a Congregation of about 640 vowed women religious and more than 200 Associates, traces its roots back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. The Sisters minister in 22 states and in the Dominican Republic, Norway, and the Philippines. The Congregation’s Vision is to “seek truth, make peace, reverence life.”

Position Available: Congregation Archivist


The Congregation Archivist is responsible for organizing, preserving and protecting the records which pertain to the origin, history, spirit, life and growth of the Congregation.  The Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, processing and reference, preservation, records management, planning, budget preparation and management, security, search and retrieval systems, as well as related community outreach.


  1. Establishes and maintains policies and procedures for professional administration of the Archives.
  2. Plans and implements the annual goals, objectives and budget for the Archives.
  3. Applies professional archival and records management practices for the use and management of the archival collections.
  4. Works with Communications staff to create and maintain an archives component on the Congregation website.
  5. Ensures that the Archives’ finding tool, technology, and software are up to date.
  6. Responds to requests from Congregation Leadership and others.
  7. Applies best-practice standards for receiving, accessioning, cataloguing, storing and displaying items of historical value pertaining to the life and mission of the Congregation.
  8. Oversees environmental protection of archival materials, including storage systems, temperature and humidity levels, security and conservation procedures.
  9. Oversees development of exhibits, including research, text, exhibit design and installation.
  10. Recruits, trains, and oversees volunteers and other staff as applicable.
  11. Digitizes audio-visual collections.


  • Master Degree in Archives and Records Management or Library Science or with a concentration in archival work preferred. Bachelor Degree required.
  • Certified Archivist qualification from the Academy of Certified Archivists preferred.
  • Three to five years experience in archival work. Minimum of three years experience in administration or management.  Knowledge and experience in records management, research, systems management, cataloging, and preservation standards relative to archival work.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in software and other computer applications appropriate for strengthening and expanding computerized data retrieval and archival services; knowledge of best practices for digital preservation and digitization.
  • Ability to learn, understand and support the Adrian Dominican Mission and Values.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to function independently with flexibility and personal integrity.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk up to 8 hours per day
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and carry approximately 20 pounds


  • Generally quiet office area with frequent times of interruption
  • Full time hours, Monday through Friday


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available to purchase after 60 days of employment
  • Congregation paid life, short term and long term disability coverage
  • Defined benefit pension plan funded by the Congregation after 1 year of employment
  • Paid time off and paid holidays

Interested candidates may apply by visiting

Job posting: Archivist, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Posted on behalf of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Please excuse cross postings.

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC), a division of the Ohio History Connection, is currently accepting applications for a full-time archivist. The archivist will fulfill the requirements of the recently awarded African American History and Culture museum grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Under the direction of the NAAMCC Collection Manager, the archivist will process backlogged material and improve documentation of and public access to NAAMCC archival collections. This is a three-year grant funded position. To view the full job description, please visit:

All interested applicants should submit a professional cover letter, resume with salary requirements to: or fax to Human Resources at 614-297-2293.