Temporary Archivist Positions

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Job Description

The Music Division in the Library of Congress is seeking to hire 3 people with experience processing archival collections.  The appointments are expected not to exceed 6 months each and will be paid approximately at the GS-9 level, which is currently $52,668/year.  The full-time or part-time work will be accomplished under the supervision of the Head of the Acquisitions and Processing Section.  Processing activities will include sorting, arranging, and rehousing materials, as well as preparing a finding aid for use by researchers (see example here:  Applicant must have a strong background in music and be thoroughly familiar with the core principles of archival arrangement and description.  Work samples of completed finding aids are encouraged.  

Work on these collections can begin as soon as archivists are hired.  The Music Division is in the Madison Building, 101 Independence SE, Washington DC 20540.

The collections to be processed are:

Lars Schmidt Papers: Processing duties consist of inventorying, rough sorting, rehousing, and arranging materials, as well as doing some biographical research and creating a finding aid.  

Danny and Sylvia Fine Kaye Collection:  Processing duties consist of integrating and consolidating core collection materials with those of a large addition and revising the finding aid as needed.

AndrĂ© Kostelanetz Collection:  Processing duties consist of sorting, rehousing, and labeling folders of chiefly non-music materials (business and financial documents, correspondence, photographs, etc.).  Care must be taken during labeling in order to prepare accurate descriptions for a finding aid.  

How to Apply

Please submit resume and any supporting materials to:  Chris Hartten, Archivist, Music Division

Questions?  Chris Hartten (202) 707-4458; Jan Lauridsen, Assistant Chief (202) 707-5251; Steve Yusko, Head, Acquisitions and Processing (202) 707-1763.

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