Archives Specialist - Medical Library

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Unit Description

Care Site Description
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
Fast Facts
  • Denver (estab.1873)
  • Largest acute care provider in Denver area
    • 2,397 associates, 1,332 medical staff, 108 residents
    • 371 beds
    • New $623 million, 360-bed, 826,000-square-foot replacement facility (December 2014)

Services & Expertise

  • Breast Care Center
  • Cardiovascular Services
  • Center for Women and Infants
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical Care
  • Weight Loss Surgery Center

Kudos: Saint Joseph Hospital offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.



Prepares, organizes and processes archives, manuscripts, newsletters, photos, yearbooks, and other collections; creates finding guides, records, and metadata using CONTENTdm, or other indexes, or directs others in doing so; accesses, appraises and inventories newly acquired materials, and performs necessary preservation or physical preparation, or locates and supervises staff and student workers in these tasks; responds to reference and research inquiries, and participates in our ongoing program of digitization.

  • Develop, implement, and provide leadership for digital initiatives involving departmental materials and services; collaborate in planning, prioritizing, creating, and managing digital collections and adding metadata

  • Process incoming archival collections and assess existing collections for possible re-processing; create or edit finding aids according to accepted standards and best practices

  • Partner with Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation by providing input for fund-raising activities to benefit archives.

  • Supervise and train students, interns, and volunteers to assist with collection processing and digitization as needed

  • Implement qualify control procedures and workflows for both processing and digitizing collections

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Required: High School graduation or GED and one year of experience in archival management techniques.
  • 1 year ContentDM experience is required



  • Bachelor's Degree in Museum Studies, Archives, Library Science with a concentration in Archives, or Records Management highly desired.
  • Certifications/Licensure: Certified Archivist qualification from the Academy of Certified Archivists highly desired


Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of archival theory and best practices including planning and overseeing a small Archives and digital Archives program.
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

    • 1 year ContentDM experience is required

    Experience Preferred :

    • Knowledge of electronic records issues, data storage methods, media, security and recovery

    • Knowledge of the technical requirements for digital preservation, including metadata schema and file formats

    • Webpage development on ContentDM

    • Ability (or willingness to learn) to develop business plan/GANT chart and meet deadlines

    • Knowledge and enthusiasm for domain knowledge areas of our Program-- e.g., Sisters of Charity, Saint Joseph Hospital, Catholic history, Denver regional history

Organization: Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
Department: SJD-Medical Library
Schedule: Per Diem/PRN
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 5/10/2017 10:59:31 PM
FTE: .001
Job Number: 17003287
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