Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square
Salem, MA 01970

Date Posted:
September 19, 2011

Eastern Massachusetts



Assistant Archivist

Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a full-time Assistant Archivist for PEM’s Phillips Library, a rare book and manuscript library. This position is funded for two years by a grant from NHPRC and will work on a project to arrange and process several collections of maritime, military and family history records. Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Assistant Archivist prepares descriptive inventory using word processing software and EAD for archival and manuscript collections specific to the grant. The position will also identity records requiring conservation and will work with staff to develop and implement conservation plans.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program or the equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Three years of experience with EAD/archival specialization is required. Team work, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as well as computer skills and knowledge of MARC formats, AACR2r, LCSH/LC classification schedules, and OCLC.
How To Apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, or email
About this Organization:
The PEM is a major museum of art and culture from around the world, located in historic Salem, MA.