Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist – University of Maryland

Functional Title: Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist
Position Number: 121511
Title: Coordinator
Category Status: 35-Exempt Contingent Category 2
Posting Date: 10/20/2015
Closing Date: 11/10/2015

The University of Maryland has an opening for a Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist. Full vacancy announcement available at University of Maryland website:


Originally posted on UMD iSchool Discussion listserv.

Campus/College Information:

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist will work with the Curator, Historical Manuscripts, in overseeing work related “State of Maryland and Historical Collections” collection area. This rich collection area includes the University of Maryland Libraries’ archival, manuscript, and special collections holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region, historic preservation; and women’s history and women’s studies collections. The Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist will support accessioning, reference, and collection development activities for the collection area. The Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist will have a focus in Political and Civic Activities Collections, especially the James Bruce Papers and congressional papers collections.

Reporting to the Curator, Historical Manuscripts, the Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist will gain career skills working with world-class collections alongside experienced archives staff, while also contributing meaningfully to the advancement of Special Collections & University Archives department.