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College Archivist (part-time) 

Open Date 8/12/2019  
Classification Support Staff  
Department Reeves Library  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
System Job Title Archivist  

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervised by theLibrary Director


POSITION SUMMARY: The College Archivist provides leadership and vision for the collections, services and programs of the College Archives and Special Collections of Reeves Library. Duties include: develop, organize, maintain, describe, and preserve College historical records and records pertaining to the Moravian religion, tradition, and history. The College Archivist works closely with the metadata and digital resources librarians and will also partner with faculty in incorporating archives into the curriculum.


  1. Surveys the Archives and Special Collections to develop a processing plan and workflows

  2. Processes, arranges, and maintains historical documents according to national standards for archival materials (DACS, RDA)

  3. Creates finding aids

  4. Identifies, selects, and acquires archival collections, faculty papers, and institutional records of enduring value

  5. Promotes visibility and usage of the collection through instruction, outreach, presentations, and exhibitions

  6. Supports faculty, students, and the larger Moravian community in their use of the Archives and Special Collections to fulfill teaching and research

  7. Identifies, advocates, and recommends new digital preservation services and digital tools for collection management, preservation, and access

  8. Works with digital resources librarian on developing videos and digital media from the Archives and Special Collections that will showcase the history of the college and/or support the curriculum

  9. Manages and evaluates work study students

  10. Performs other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in library science, archival science, history, information science, or information management with coursework in archival studies

  • Experience in archives, archival course work, or possession of archival certificate

  • Broad knowledge of professional standards and best practices in special collections and archives

  • Sound knowledge of conservation, preservation, and handling of archival materials in various formats

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to set priorities and follow through with projects

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, and to balance independent work with teamwork and cooperation

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Experience teaching information literacy sessions


  • Academic background in a relevant subject area (e.g. history, English)

  • Archival experience in a library, museum, historical society, or similar environment

  • Experience creating exhibits

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach their cover letter and resume to the online application by clicking "Apply Now". Please attach documents as a PDF file.


  • Occasionally required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time

  • Regularly required to walk about

  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running

  • Routinely required to reach up and out with hands and arms

  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions

  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects

  • Routinely required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl

  • Regularly required to climb stairs and/or ladders

  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet

  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

  • Routinely required to stand for long periods of time

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

  • Depth perception and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships

  • Adjustable focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

About the Organization Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.

Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced.

EOE Statement Moravian College is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  

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