Mielke Fellowship - Special Collections & Archives


Part Time | Grade Temporary | 20 hrs per wk, 51 wks per yr | flexible hours |


Reporting to the Archives and Special Collections Librarian, the Mielke Fellow will assist with developing a long-term records management program for Union College. The Union College Archives include various formats such as; microfilm, floppy discs, DVDS, papers of various dimensions, as well as photographic slides, negatives, and prints. The Mielke Fellow will help implement ways to develop the college’s records management program and boost related campus outreach activities around records management to offices and administrators. The Mielke Fellow will be responsible for assisting the Archives and Special Collections Librarian (who also serves as the College Archivist) in reviewing the current Union College Records Retention Schedules, establishing Records Groups, generating/inputting data into a working inventory of college records and basic arrangement and description of official or confidential records. This project will also provide an opportunity to work with a broad range of historical records in the archives, including researching and recommending best practices and/or related applications for the long-term management and transfer of electronic college records to Union College’s Institutional Repository.


B.A. required. Applicants must be a recent recipient or current candidate for a Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program with a concentration in archives or records management preferred. Candidates must also have a demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, Google Aps (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.); excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills, ability to work independently, multi-task, bend, reach and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs. Knowledge of archival content management software such as Arcon, ArchivesSpace, Archivists Toolkit or related collections applications, completion of archival description and records management course and previous records management or archival experience in an academic setting preferred.


Please apply via email to: hr@union.edu. Application materials, including cover letter, resume and/or Employment Application should be submitted as a single pdf or doc file.

Please remember to include the Req. # T1196 and/or position title in the subject line.

For questions or if necessary to submit a paper application, contact:

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
 (518) 388-6108
 (518) 388-6529

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

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