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The Morristown & Morris Township Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented person to join our creative and dedicated staff as an Assistant Archivist in the Caroline Rose Foster North Jersey History and Genealogy Center. The person in this position helps patrons at our NJHGC Reference desk and assists the Archivist in selecting, acquiring, processing and describing non-book collections, including organizational or personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, or art work. The Assistant Archivist performs general preservation maintenance to the collection, researches and answers reference inquiries, and maintains both the Department’s vertical and Miscellaneous Manuscripts files.
Are you creative and have good ideas?
New ideas are always welcome and staff in the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center also work on projects such as exhibits and programs. We like a person who can work independently, but also work as a part of a great team here at the Library.
Have you ever wanted to work in a vibrant and historic downtown area?
Our Library is located in the heart of historic Morristown near many cultural and historical attractions and a wide array of dining and nightlife. As a result, the Library receives many visitors, and we have active participation with our residents and local businesses, both in person and virtually.
What is the Library looking for in a candidate?
The ideal candidate will have great customer service experience, can work with a variety of software (MS Office Suite, Google Suite, etc.) and web browsers. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in history with previous experience in an archives or special collections library will be preferred. The candidate will do some shelving and moving of collection materials and must be able to push book carts and lift up to ten pounds. Fluency in Spanish is a plus as is knowledge of the working of libraries. The Library is busy! We are looking for someone who enjoys staying active and learning new things.
What are the perks for working at the Library?
This is a part-time position, averaging 20 hours per week that includes evenings and weekends. The wage is $17.00/hr. and the position includes some paid holidays and sick time.
What is the Deadline to apply?
The Library will accept resumes until December 22, 2023.
The Library strives to honor the broadest range of identities and diverse social and historical experiences expressed in our communities, and are an organization of information professionals dedicated to empowering others to access, interpret, and create. We do this by intentionally developing a vibrant collection of print and electronic resources and virtual and in-person programming that reflects and celebrates the diversity of Morristown and Morris Township. EOE
How do I apply?
Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to James Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: From $17.00 per hour
Expected hours: 20 per week
Work Location: In person
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