JOB: Processing Archivist, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS) needs a Project Archivist to survey its collection, using Archivists’ Toolkit, and minimally process collections in the backlog. This project will ensure that valuable historical records that document GLBT life in the United States are preserved and made accessible to a wide variety of researchers. This is a full-time, two-year, NHPRC grant funded position, the salary range is $42,000 – $44,000 (based on experience), and benefits.


The Project Archivist will be responsible for the completion of the survey
and processing the backlog at the basic level.

  • Responsible for conducting a survey of all collections using Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Under the supervision of the Managing Archivist, process collections in the backlog using basic processing techniques and DACS single level optimum description in finding aids using Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Work scheduled reference hours, answer reference requests.


  • Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival management strongly preferred, but a Master’s degree in American history/studies or public history or related discipline with relevant experience in an archival repository may be substituted;
  • Minimum of one year of relevant work experience in a library or archives;
  • Excellent writing and computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Good working familiarity with DACS and EAD;
  • Ability to work well independently in an efficient and detailed manner, collaborate well as part of a team; prioritize tasks and balance projects;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Familiarity with Archivists’ Toolkit.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume which provides your work experience and references to or by fax (415) 777-5576.

Deadline for submittal is Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM. Interviews are anticipated in mid-November 2010.