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The Minneapolis Institute of Art is seeking to hire a project archivist/librarian for a special project that will run March 1 - June 30, 2023. The position pays $31 per hour and requires archives coursework in studies for the MLIS, or equivalent education with a focus on archives theory.

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Job Description

To assist with implementation of projects that preserve and make library and archives collections accessible for research. The library and archives support the intellectual life of Mia through its research collections, by fostering scholarship of the museum’s collections and exhibitions.


Archives projects

  • Work with library staff in laying the initial research groundwork for a potential future implementation of ArchivesSpace.
  • Examine boxes of previously processed Director's records in the archives against an existing spreadsheet to ensure that the description matches the contents in the folders and boxes.
  • Label the outside of the boxes using a Word template. Process Director's office files from the archives.

Other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned

  • Examples include: inputting data into Excel; processing gift books; searching for titles against the library's online "Discovery" catalog and working with space allocation projects, which could include some physical work with the library's collection.

How to Apply

For more information and to submit an application, visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art's human resources site and click the link to "Project Archivist / Librarian."

Written by

Zach Miller
Head of Communications

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