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Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the seminary), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All positions listed will be posted for at least 5 business days before being filled.


Head of Special Collections and Archives

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a Head of Special Collections and Archives reporting to the Managing Director of the Library Director. Lead, develop and manage the Special Collections and Archives department in support of the Seminary’s mission. The department holds and is responsible for rare books, manuscripts, archives, cuneiform tablets, art, artifacts, and digital archival collections.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management for Special Collections and Archives (SCA) including collection development and acquisition, appraisal, processing, reformatting, preservation, reference, instruction, outreach, exhibits, programs, staff supervision, budget planning, workflows, and patron access.
  • Cultivate and pursue donations of materials from individuals, institutions, and organizations following the collecting policy and collecting goals that would enhance existing collections, as well as research strengths and opportunities under the direction of library leadership and in collaboration with collection development staff. Build collections that support seminary curriculum, faculty research interests, and which document underrepresented voices in the seminary and its history.
  • Develop solutions to address the challenges and opportunities facing Special Collections, including the analysis, recommendation and implementation of digital tools for collection inventory, management, preservation, access as well as assessment and use.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the library, especially with the Preservation and Digital Initiatives programs to develop strategies for analog preservation and conservation for collections and exhibits, as well as digital access and digital preservation.
  • Assist library leadership in pursuit of opportunities to support and expand the work of Special Collections through policy development, external funding, and inter-institutional collaborations.

Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, with a concentration in special collections and archives; or an equivalent level of education and experience. An additional advanced degree in a relevant subject field preferred. Archival certification preferred.
  • Significant experience of at least 5 years in a special collections and archives environment, with evidence of increasing responsibility and successful personnel supervision.
  • Ability to use the languages frequently employed in theological scholarship, especially Latin and German.
  • Experience with tools for collection management, preservation, and access (for example, ArchivesSpace, Aeon, CAIASOFT, or other similar tools).
  • Skill in developing policies, designing workflows and creating documentation. Facility to learn and adapt new tools and practices to increase departmental and program efficiencies.

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and application addressing job qualifications and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Program Administrator

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a smart, creative, innovative, and independent Program Administrator to join the Vocation & Field Placement Office reporting to the Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and maintain a welcoming and well run office, including managing student workers.
  • Assess current practices and protocols, and work with the team to create streamlined and efficient models that benefit our students’ discernment and practice of ministry.
  • Create and maintain a records management process that transitions the office to paperless record retention, paying attention to PTS’s legal protocols.
  • Manage the Department’s web presence, both internally and externally.
  • Update and mange appropriate forms for students, supervisors, and potential employers.
  • Coordinate the recruiting, onboarding, and training of new Field Education Supervisors, in conjunction with the Director and/or Associate Director.
  • Develop and/or maintain relationships with key partner organizations.
  • Develop and maintain training videos and/or electronic materials for supervisors.
  • Assist with the development of evaluation tools for Field Placements sites and supervisors.
  • With the Director, update and maintain the online Placement tools for both graduating students and potential employers.

Qualifications:

  • Must be dependable, detailed orientated, and enjoy working with all types of people.
  • Excellent telephone, verbal, written communication and organizational skills.
  • Capable of working independently and showing initiative.
  • Must have cultural sensitivity and awareness.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu.

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Institute for Youth Ministry’s Project Assistant

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTSEM) is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.

The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Today, PTSEM is seeking a part-time Project Assistant to join the Office of the Institute for Youth Ministry. This is a temporary, 6-month role.

This individual will provide general oversight and support for the day-to-day operations and activities of the IYM for the primary purpose of the administration of a grant project: The Log College Project. Assisting with digital initiatives, conferences, events, and resource creation (podcasts, articles, etc.) Manage leadership and participant contracts, leader correspondence on logistics, honoraria, and expenses for all project activities. Maintain financial records, including regular budget management and accounting. Provide financial information as needed to the Director and Program Coordinator and assist with budget reports. Approve payment and reimbursement requests and communicate efficiently and effectively with Princeton Theological Seminary’s Business Office. Assist Project Coordinator in preparing informational materials for grant project, including participant lists, agendas, invoices, and event packets. Represent the IYM and Princeton Theological Seminary at designated events. Serve as liaison with host sites for off-campus grant activities as required, including shipments, coordinating special equipment, food services, etc.

Candidate will possess superior organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across offices and departments and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Ability to think and work independently and creatively, using good judgment, troubleshooting, solving problems, and meeting deadlines.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu.

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.




We are an equal opportunity employer.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Associate Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND

Sylvia Bull, Class of 2015

“My field education placements lifted up my gifts for ordained ministry, and the dual-degree program helped me develop the skills for ministry.”