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Assistant Archivist - PAFA

Assistant Archivist - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking an Assistant Archivist. This position reports to the Director of Archives and Rhoden Project Archivist and is a part-time, 12-month temporary position funded by an NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant.

The Assistant Archivist will assist the Project Archivist in completing the goals of the project, Rediscovering John W. Rhoden: Processing, Cataloging, Rehousing, and Digitizing the John W. Rhoden Papers.

In order to meet NEH grant deadlines and outcomes, this work must be completed within the timeframes outlined in the grant project work plan.


  • Assist the Project Archivist in executing processing plan

  • Assist the Project Archivist with basic conservation and rehousing

  • Assist the Project Archivist with cataloging and digitizing up to
    5,000 items

  • Contribute to social media outreach initiative to promote grant

  • Perform other grant related duties as assigned


  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a graduate degree program in Library Science with an emphasis on archival practice.

  • 0-1 year of experience in an archives, library, or museum.

  • Familiarity with cataloging and digitization standards.

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment as well as independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision.

  • Ability to lift heavy boxes up to 40 lbs.

Additional Information

This is a grant-funded, 12-month, temporary, part-time position (1,200 hours). The hours for this position will be scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM–5:00 PM.



How To Apply

Online Applications

Use the "Apply Now" link in the job posting to begin the online application process. You may also copy and paste link into your browser if it does not open in a new window.

A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter with salary requirements

  • Resume or CV

  • List of professional references (3 minimum)

Applicants missing the requested information will not be considered.

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. PAFA encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with us.