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Processing Archivist

13 Aug 2023 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis has a career openings for a Conservation Technician. Please visit to learn more and apply plus view additional job openings. 

Position Summary:

The Processing Archivist will first complete an IMLS grant project to process a series of negatives and photographs by the Sievers Studio that is currently scheduled to be completed by November of 2023. They will then begin a 5-year project to dramatically increase public access to the Photographs and Prints Collection through processing backlogged donations; reviewing and updating legacy collection records; and indexing a large photo studio collection, all for online public access. In addition, the Processing Archivist will work with catalogers to select images for a cataloging/digitization project; and they will assist with public service reference requests.


  • Arrange and describe backlogged donations and MHS institutional photograph collection
  • Review, upgrade, and publish legacy photograph collection records
  • Select images for cataloging/digitization
  • Index the Schweig Photography Studio Collection
  • Assist with public service requests

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, preferably in Museum Studies, Information Science or History
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in archival or museum setting

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience handling photographic prints and negatives and working with archival collections required
  • Experience working with public service and performing reference requests preferred
  • Solid written and oral communication
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with Mimsy XG database and Adobe products preferred

Missouri Association for Museums and Archives
P. O. Box 996, Columbia, MO  65205

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