Job Opportunity


Spartanburg County Public Libraries seeks a Processing Archivist to join its Local  History / Genealogy team.


POSTING DATE: January 20, 2016

JOB TITLE: Processing Archivist/Librarian I, Grade 23

LOCATION: Kennedy Room, Headquarters

DATE AVAILABLE: April 1, 2016

SALARY: $38,000 per year minimum

HOURS: FLSA exempt position, equivalent to non-exempt 40 hour position. 


•             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. 


•             Conducts appraisal, acquisitions, and accessioning of historical records.

•             Describes and processes archival materials from a variety of sources.

•             Creates finding aids, research guides, articles, statistics and reports.

•             Catalogs materials utilizing relevant standards for archival description.

•             Maintains departmental records, such as spreadsheets, inventories, and security files.

•             Provides specialized reference services in person, by telephone, by e-mail and mail.

•             Responds to questions about local history and genealogy from patrons and staff.

•             Maintains and preserves materials in a variety of formats, including grant-related project planning and implementation.

•             Initiates and fosters relationships with donors.

•             Promotes archival collections through community outreach.

•             Participates in developing digital collections as a member of SCPL’s Digital Collections working group.

•             Supervises volunteers and student interns at the project level.


•             Professional career knowledge of archives practices, policies, and standards.

•             Experience with collection appraisal, arrangement, acquisitions, etc.

•             Knowledge of / experience with using ArchivesSpace to manage collections.

•             Enthusiastic advocate for archives and special collections.

•             Public services orientation.

•             Demonstrated ability to work with members of a team.

•             Experienced in networking with colleagues at all levels.

•             Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, EAD and RDA.

•             Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•             Grant–writing experience preferred.

The Library accepts applications when a job position is available. Applications are available at all checkout desks. Contact the Job Line at (864) 285-9190 for job opportunities.  Drug Testing is a part of the Library’s hiring process.  If you require any accommodations in applying for any position, please do not hesitate to ask. The Spartanburg County Public Library is proud to be tobacco free. 

Submitted by:

Stephen C. Smith

Coordinator for Local History and Special Collections

Spartanburg County Public Libraries
151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Direct:   (864) 285-9043.  Fax: (864) 596-3518.


“Any opinions expressed are those of the individual and may not reflect the opinions or policies of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries.” 


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