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Contract Processing Archivist, Knights of Columbus, New Haven, CT


The Knights of Columbus is a world-wide fraternal, benevolent society founded in 1882 which offers insurance to its members. The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives holds the corporate records of the organization. The Contract Processing Archivist will process and prepare materials under the direction of the Supreme Council Archivist. This is a unique opportunity for those who have an interest
in corporate archives, fraternal organizations, and/or archives in museums. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of initiative, enjoys a collaborative environment, and seeks additional experience processing collections.

Preference will be given to archivists with 1-3 years’ experience. Experience with corporate archives is desirable. The position is full time (37.5 hours/week) for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities: The Contract Processing Archivist will assist with a wide variety of archival tasks and will collaborate with contractors, interns, and museum staff. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Appraise record groups and create a processing plan.
  • Process and rehouse physical assets.
  • Create finding aids and their entry into ArchivesSpace.
  • Consult with Archivist to identify files for digitization.
  • Assist with oversight of on-sight digitization staff.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • A MLIS/MIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Familiarity with archival best practices
  • Experience with archival arrangement, description, and processing of paper-based collections
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, prioritize, organize, and work independently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Familiarity with content management systems, specifically ArchivesSpace, is highly desirable
  • All hires must pass a drug screening and background check before beginning work.

Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:30
  • Tobacco and Drug Free

Salary: $25-30/hour based on experience.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to VivianLea Solek, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives,
[email protected]. Application materials are due by December 30, 2023, and are reviewed on a rolling
basis. Position to begin in early February 2024.