Processing Specialist – Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Do you have a passion for history and primary source materials? Are you interested in the ways that digital technology is changing how we document our world and interact with the past? Do you enjoy research and have an aptitude for organization? Dartmouth Library’s Rauner Special Collections Library is seeking a Processing Specialist who will process archival and manuscript collections in physical and digital format that support teaching, learning, and research within the Dartmouth community and around the globe. This position offers great opportunities for growth; candidates in the exploratory or early stages of a career path in libraries and archives are welcome to apply.

 As the Processing Specialist, you will: 

  • join a collaborative, supportive Special Collections team of 15 
  • work on site in Hanover, NH, at Rauner Library, the home of Dartmouth’s rare books, manuscripts, and archives. 
  • perform research on individuals and organizations represented in archival and manuscript collections. 
  • arrange and describe archival and manuscript collections containing both physical and digital formats. 
  • identify preservation issues in the collections. 
  • provide basic research support in the reading room to a diverse community of users. 
  • actively engage in professional development funded and supported by the Library. 
Ideally, you will have: 
  • library experience. 
  • experience with or ability to learn database applications. 
  • strong organizational skills. 
  • excellent communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • ability to work discreetly with sensitive or confidential materials. 
  • experience working with rare or fragile materials. 
  • a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
This position is full time (37.5 hrs/wk) with benefits. For more information and to apply online, go to Contact info:

About Dartmouth and the Dartmouth Library 
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of approximately 140. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition. 

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 7/16/21