Archives Apprentice -South Orange, NJ

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Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center  


Paid Student Opportunity: Archives Apprentice for Seton Hall Political Papers 


Level: Graduate (Two positions available) 

Mentor: Sheridan Sayles, Technical Services Archivist   


Project: The student with an interest in archives will learn to complete basic functions of an archivist and practice those skills in reprocessing the papers of Gov. Brendan Byrne, Richard Hughes, and Bernard Shanley. The student will work under the Technical Services Archivist on the specified tasks: 

  • Apply arrangement and rehousing best practices  
  • Work with a variety of format types and apply skills based on need of item 
  • Describe collection in ArchivesSpace and apply controlled vocabulary 
  • Flag items in poor condition and create unique housings for certain materials  


Learning Outcomes: The student will learn: 

  • The benefits of item rehousing and recognizing common agents of decay 
  • To understand who sets the records retention schedules governing political papers and how these rules apply to different collections. 
  • To act on appraisal decisions and ethically dispose of archival materials 
  • To apply best practices for storing, describing, and digitizing materials 
  • About theory related to archival arrangement and description 


Daily Work Schedule: flexible during 9-5, M-F schedule, up to 15 hrs/week. This is a term position that will last 12 months at a consistent 15hrs/week. 

Pay Rate: $20/hr 

To apply: Please send a resume and brief cover letter addressing your interest in the position to