Position Announcement: Archival Research Assistant, University of Southern Mississippi

By IS Lab August 3, 2021

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The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Archival Research Assistant. See full position details and apply at: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2119&site=1

Special Instructions to Applicants 
Applicants will submit a cover letter summarizing their experience that fits the requirements/preferences outlined in this ad, and a curriculum vitae. They will also have three references submit a letter of recommendation, emailed directly to CWRGM project director Susannah J. Ural, Ph.D. (susannah.ural@usm.edu), detailing their support for the applicant and past experience(s) that makes the applicant well suited for the requirements/preferences of position. All materials must be submitted by August 11, 2021.

This position is grant funded through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives and USM’s Dale Center for the Study of War & Society.

Part time, $15/hr, 19 hrs/week, up to 50 weeks, preferred start: August 16, 2021; position closes at end of grant funding: June 30, 2022; possibility of renewal pending mutual consent and renewed funding.
Job Summary 
 The Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi project (CWRGM), directed by USM Prof. of History Susannah J. Ural and housed in the USM History program, School of Humanities, seeks a part-time archivist for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extended employment dependent on mutual consent and continued grant funding. This individual will report to CWRGM/Ural but must work at the Mississippi Department of Archives & History in Jackson, MS, on calendar creation and digital document file verification for collections that are part of CWRGM. Learn more about the project at cwrgm.org

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Writing calendars for MS governors’ collections that are part of CWRGM
  2. Calendar review and remediation
  3. Digital Document file review and remediation
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or two years of related experience and/or training; experience with creation and review/remediation of archival calendars, metadata, and digital document files.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

High attention to detail;

Ability to learn and adapt rapidly;

Proficiency in computer operation including Microsoft Office Excel;

Ability to attend and contribute to virtual meetings (Zoom, Teams, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications  Experience with calendaring archival documents;
Experience with digitization practices