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Archive Assistant, Part-Time/Temporary

Carson, CA

Posted: 9/27/19
Deadline: 10/7/19
Reference Number: 1627256

About This Organization

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Job Duties

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT DOMINGUEZ HILLS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Archive Assistant, Part-Time/Temporary – Non Exempt (Library Services Specialist I)
University Library, Recruitment# 3590

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Position Information:
This is a part-time, temporary position.
Special Working Conditions: Work schedule requires 30 hours per week.

Department: University Library
The University Library provides academic support services for faculty and students. It enjoys a special role as a major intellectual and cultural presence for the academic community it serves. The Archives and Special Collections Department is a vital part of the University Library. Its function is to preserve and make accessible its unique archival, manuscript and rare book collections. The Department has the oldest and most unique one-of-a-kind materials in the Library. The Archives serves university students, the community and scholars by obtaining archival collections and rare materials from the campus, the CSU System and vendors.

Major Job Duties:
Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Archives & Special Collections and the CSU Archivist, the Archives Assistant supports the operations of the CSU Archives digitization and cataloging project as well as physical arrangement and description. These responsibilities include digital file creation, tracking, creating descriptive metadata, refolding and arranging records, and assisting with updating and revising finding aids and inventories. This position will also have reading room responsibilities including basic reference, book re-shelving, and other clerical duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Required Education:
Completion of a high school education or equivalent certification.

Preferred Education:
Archives & Digital Collections Certifiate, BA/MA in public history, MLIS with archives emphasis.

Required Experience:
Two (2) to three (3) years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
One year of experience in an archival or special collections environment. Knowledge of the operations of archives including use of all appropriate scanning technology and creation of archival finding aids. Public services experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-General knowledge of activities, policies and procedures specific to the Archives and Special Collections Department.
-Ability of physically process collections, generate finding aids and other cataloging records, use of software to facilitate cataloging including Archives Space and ContentDM.
-Knowledge of the content of Archival finding aids relating to the project.
-Ability to work accurately with attention to detail; use direction in applying rules, regulations and procedures; communicate effectively using standard English.
-Ability to work independently using relevant knowledge to determine the best course of action regarding archival processing.
-Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of desktop applications such as word processing and spreadsheets
-Ability to handle rare materials with necessary care.

Salary Range: $2,740 – $5,289 monthly
Placement within the salary range is commensurate with experience

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at https://apptrkr.com/1627256 Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above.

The application review date is: Monday, October 7, 2019

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

California State University, Dominguez Hills Human Resources Management
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

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You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at https://apptrkr.com/1627256