Processing Archivist/Librarian I, Grade 23

Company Name: 
Spartanburg County Public Library
Spartanburg, SC
Job Description: 

•Process and describe a wide variety of archival materials, including born digital content. •Perform preservation and conservation on existing and incoming collections. •Catalog archival collections in ArchiveSpace or current content management system according to professional and local archival practices. •Catalog materials utilizing relevant standards for archival description. •Utilize reporting and analysis features in ArchiveSpace or current content management system. •Contribute to grant-related project planning and implementation. •Promote archival collections through community outreach. •In collaboration with local history staff, participate in identifying content for inclusion in digital collections. •Supervise volunteers and student interns at the project level. •Remain aware of safety and security issues and takes appropriate action as needed. •Adhere to the Attendance and Punctuality Policy in the Employee Handbook. •Perform related tasks as required.


•MLS/MLIS from an accredited ALA library school, with concentration in archives and preservation, and a minimum of two years of archival work experience. •Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) Certification preferred. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: •Thorough knowledge of professional archives management practices and standards. •Experience with preservation and conservation methods for paper, hardware and software, and ability to research best practices. •Experience using ArchiveSpace to manage collections. •Enthusiastic advocate for archives and special collections. •Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, EAD and RDA; demonstrated knowledge of controlled vocabularies including LOC subject headings and Getty vocabularies. •Some knowledge of genealogy and local history and genealogy research methods and techniques. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and library patrons. •Ability to work independently, to prioritize and multi-task.

How to Apply: 

An application can be obtained from our website at Completed application, cover letter and application can be faxed to 864-596-3518, emailed to or mailed to Spartanburg County Public Libraries, 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.