THE VALLEY HUNT CLUBArchivist
Reports To: General Manager
The Valley Hunt Club is a private social club located in Pasadena, California, and founded in 1888. As we reach our 135thAnniversary, we find ourselves in the need of a personable and experienced Archivist to join our team for a one year project. We seek an adaptable and resourceful individual with keen attention to detail and a passion for history. You are curious, possibly with a passion for California history, and creative, have a strong ability to synthesize information, and can find creative solutions while considering multiple factors and options. You have a positive and pleasant personality and are genuinely interested in learning more about our special club. This is a part-time (20 hours/week), benefits eligible, six-month interim position.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Library and Memorabilia Committee oversees the historical records of the VHC, dating from 1888 to the present. Our focus is preservation and care of the collection, providing access to members and bona fide researchers, and occasionally curating displays from the collection or resources relevant to the history and activities of Club. Under the direct supervision of Chair of Library and Memorabilia for The Valley Hunt Club, the Archivist has three essential roles: archival processing (arrangement, description, finding aid creation, preservation, and re-housing) for collections; provide reference and research; and coordinating digitization of the materials for internal users.
Prepares and processes archival collections following standards and best practices; enters data for existing and new collections; and updates collection records in ArchivesSpace. In addition to a digital collection, we would like the hard copies catalogued and a system created for photographs and written materials.
Work Schedule: Flexible – weekdays and weekends possible.
Pay: This is a paid internship program between $23 to $25 per hour, DOE.
Education/Training : You must have one of the following:
A completed Bachelor’s degree in:
History with an emphasis in Archival Studies;
Library Information Science;
A completed Archival Science degree from an ALA-accredited program.
Current enrollment in a(n):
Master's program for History with an emphasis in Archival Studies;
ALA-accredited Master's program in Library Information Science;
Master's program in Information Science;
Archival Science program.
Experience: Two years’ experience is required.
Experience managing databases and archival content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace
Basic knowledge and understanding of archival principles.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
Ability to work effectively both independently and with colleagues.
Keen attention to detail; demonstrated problem solving skills and flexibility.
Mobility: This position is somewhat active.
Lifting/Carrying: Up to 25 pounds unassisted.
Dexterity: Must be able to operate:
a computer for extended periods of time and other typical office equipment occasionally.
Vision: Sufficient visual acuity for reading and writing electronic and printed materials frequently and working on a computer screen for extended periods of time frequently.
Hearing: Sufficient auditory acuity for frequent communication in person, by telephone, and by video call, both one-on-one and in a group setting.
Job Types: Temporary, Internship
Pay: $23.00 - $25.00 per hour
- Employee assistance program
- 4 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Pasadena, CA 91105: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Archival standards: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: In person