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Special Collections - Access to Collections Project (limited term positions)

As we prepare for the move into the New Neilson Library in 2020, the Smith College Special Collections (SCSC) is undertaking an unprecedented Access to Collections Project to describe and provide access to all of our new and existing collections. This includes infrastructure building, iterative processing, metadata creation, updating, and migration, and digitization.

To enable this transformational project, SCSC will be hiring 5 term positions: project manager/archivist, processing archivist, rare books technical services librarian, legacy metadata migration archivist, and a special Mellon-funded post-baccalaureate fellow. In addition, we have  posted for a permanent metadata archivist, bringing the total to 6 staff members who will be joining our team as a cohort. We encourage individuals to apply for one or more positions that reflect their own experience and qualifications. We are actively seeking the most inclusive and diverse pool of candidates.

If you have any questions about the positions, the project, or Smith College feel free to contact Beth Myers, Director of Special Collections ( or Christie Peterson, Head of Special Collections Technical Services ( The Access to Collections Project is funded in large part from the Smith College administration, College Libraries, and individual donors to special collections. Thank you!  

Project Manager Archivist (limited term)

Serve as the lead archivist and project manager for a large, multi-pronged project to reduce backlog and increase access in the Smith College Special Collections. Supervise up to 3 term project FTEs and multiple students. Assist in the design and execution of the backlog project including collections processing, creation and reuse of existing metadata, digitization, and more. Provide regular reporting to various stakeholders related to the project. Apply online.