Part-Time Processing Project Archivist

Hagley Museum and Library
Archival Collections Department
Part-Time Processing Project Archivist


The Project
To process the Pierre Samuel "Pete" du Pont papers, approximately 50 linear feet, and digitize a modest portion of the collection upon completion of processing. 

Duties Include:

  • Review materials for possible preservation attention
  • Re-boxing, re-foldering, and labeling archival materials
  • Process, arrange and describe materials
  • Author EAD and DACS compliant findings aid(s) using ArchivesSpace
  • Recommend selections from the collection for digitization, and digitize at least 1,000 pages of content
  • Create metadata records for digital surrogates using MODS metadata schema, and ingest content into Hagley’s Digital Archives (Islandora)

The Project Archivist will be responsible for the preservation, arrangement, and description of an archival collection under the supervision of the Head Archivist in the Archives Department.  The Project Archivist will work under the supervisor of the Digitization and Metadata Coordinator during the digitization portion of the project.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education and/or related experience in any of the following: Library and Information Science, Public History, or Museum Studies.
  • Experience processing historic materials.
  • Familiarity with MODS and basics of archival digitization best practices.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow directions.


The term of service is 840 hours total, at 17.5 hours per week.

The compensation set for this position starts at an hourly rate of $20.

The application deadline for this posting is October 31.


To Apply

Send resume and cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and three references to:

Erik P. Rau
Director, Library Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807, 302­-658­-2400, ext. 344


Hagley Museum and Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.