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Archives Assistant

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee seeks an energetic, highly motivated student to fill the position of Archives Assistant.  This position facilitates the work of the archive by assisting the archivists with basic archival and records management tasks.  Primary duties may include anything from reference requests, processing, digitization, exhibit creation, or basic electronic management tasks.  This is an 8 hour a week position intended for a student pursuing a career in Archives. The archives of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee maintains the history of the archdiocese and provides guidance on sacramental records and genealogical resources.

Archival Tasks-

a. Assist with the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of archival collections according to current archival standards.

b. Provide researchers, genealogists, and in-house staff with appropriate assistance and reference services (by phone, letter, email, on-site)

c. Digitize photographs and prepare metadata workbooks

d. Work collaboratively to establish sustainable workflow of digital archive infrastructure

e. Assist with the supervision of the archive's reading room

f.  Assist with other archival projects or other duties as needed

             g. Perform other office tasks as needed, e.g. photocopying

 Secretarial functions and Office management-

a. Compose correspondence for various purposes

b. Serve as a general receptionist for the archives

c. Handle and/or respond to incoming phone calls

             d. Perform other office tasks as needed, e.g. photocopying


Required: Undergraduate degree in History or closely related field.  Minimum of one year experience in an archival or library setting.  Basic understanding of historical research methods and records management.

Preferred: Current enrollment in an ALA accredited Masters degree program in Library and Information Science or closely related field with                                    archival  coursework and content.  Basic knowledge of Church history and/or Wisconsin history.



Additional Information

Start Date
Job Category
Central Office - Professional/Technical
Employment Type
Part Time
This position is for 8 hours weekly, and not benefit eligible.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Susan Gorski, Director of Human Resources, via
Contact Name
Susan Gorski

Download an application:

General Application
Application for Teachers and Principals

For general information, visit our
Human Resources/Personnel Services Office page or call 414-769-3422.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408