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Open Positions (regular term)

Metadata Technologies Librarian

Create, revise, enrich, and adapt high quality descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata in both MARC and non-MARC formats for physical, digitized, and born-digital resources at the item- and collection-levels. Utilize technologies and tools, such as bulk editing, automation techniques, and programmatic methods, to create, remediate, enrich, and transform metadata, often in collaboration with other departments. Work collaboratively with metadata and catalog librarians, archivists, programmers, IT staff, and faculty to implement and promote metadata standards and services. Advise the department staff of key technological developments in the field and participates in national, regional, and local collaborative programs. Apply online.

Spatial Data Architect

Contribute to a growing team of partners including faculty, librarians, and educational technologists focused on building capacity in spatial analysis and spatial data visualization within the library and across campus. Advance knowledge and skills in spatial science within the Library’s Teaching, Learning, and Research (TLR) team to support spatial thinking and spatial literacy across campus. Play a central role in developing and providing services to support the identification, creation, curation, visualization, analysis, and dissemination of spatial data used and generated by the Smith College community. Develop curricular materials and tools for classes using spatial data technologies. Work with faculty and students to promote the use of spatial research methods in a wide range of knowledge domains, including developing innovative Digital Humanities projects. Apply online.

Special Collections - Access to Collections Project (limited term positions)

As we prepare for the move into the New Neilson Library in 2020, the Smith College Special Collections (SCSC) is undertaking an unprecedented Access to Collections Project to describe and provide access to all of our new and existing collections. This includes infrastructure building, iterative processing, metadata creation, updating, and migration, and digitization.

To enable this transformational project, SCSC will be hiring 5 term positions: project manager/archivist, processing archivist, rare books technical services librarian, legacy metadata migration archivist, and a special Mellon-funded post-baccalaureate fellow. In addition, we have  posted for a permanent metadata archivist, bringing the total to 6 staff members who will be joining our team as a cohort. We encourage individuals to apply for one or more positions that reflect their own experience and qualifications. We are actively seeking the most inclusive and diverse pool of candidates.

If you have any questions about the positions, the project, or Smith College feel free to contact Beth Myers, Director of Special Collections ( or Christie Peterson, Head of Special Collections Technical Services ( The Access to Collections Project is funded in large part from the Smith College administration, College Libraries, and individual donors to special collections. Thank you!  

Project Manager Archivist (limited term)

Serve as the lead archivist and project manager for a large, multi-pronged project to reduce backlog and increase access in the Smith College Special Collections. Supervise up to 3 term project FTEs and multiple students. Assist in the design and execution of the backlog project including collections processing, creation and reuse of existing metadata, digitization, and more. Provide regular reporting to various stakeholders related to the project. Apply online.