Position Title: Archivist, Maryknoll Mission Archives

Location: Maryknoll, NY

Maryknoll Mission Archives

Located on the campus of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers headquarters in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, the Maryknoll Mission Archives is a collaborative office of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters and Maryknoll Lay Missioners, all Catholic mission organizations. The organizational records and personal papers in our care document Maryknoll’s more than a century of participation in the worldwide mission of the Catholic Church in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States.


Job Description

The Archives seeks a creative and service-focused individual to join our team as an Archivist. This is a full-time position. Under the supervision of the Archives Director, the Archivist’s core responsibilities include the following processing, reference and outreach activities:

  • Arrangement and description of paper, born-digital, audio, object and audiovisual materials
  • Responding to reference inquiries and assisting visiting researchers
  • Promoting interest in and utilization of the history of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters and Maryknoll Lay Missioners by developing exhibits, creating website content and hosting tours


Qualifications for a successful candidate:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS with archives concentration or MA in history with archives concentration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice
  • Processing experience, at least 2-3 years preferred
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Outstanding written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member as well as independently


Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with archival information management software such as Archon
  • Familiarity with Microsoft WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Preservica and/or Embark by Gallery Systems
  • Reference experience
  • Knowledge of Catholic Church history and global issues


COVID-19 Consideration:

We do require COVID-19 vaccination for employment. We provide all of our employees with proper PPE for their position. All employees must go through a health screening prior to entering our buildings.


We offer an outstanding work environment, opportunities for career advancement and competitive benefits. EOE. Interested and qualified applicants should forward their resume and a cover letter to: hr@maryknoll.org




Who We Are:

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers – also known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America – was founded in 1911 with the support of the Catholic Bishops of the United States to be the chief mission outreach of the American Catholic Church. 

For more information about us and our ministries, visit: www.maryknoll.us

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

The Orbis Books Acquisitions Editor develops authors and book projects for undergraduate and graduate level studies in key subject areas including ethics, theology, biblical studies, missiology, and gender studies, as well as religious studies for the general reader. The successful candidate will be able to solicit, develop, and deliver production-ready MSS for a minimum of 12 titles per year. Reporting directly to the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, the Acquisitions Editor also attends key professional conferences, contributes to the development of a balanced editorial program, and collaborates with Marketing and Sales to maximize outreach to key constituencies and markets.

Background and Skills

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in theology, ethics, religious studies
  • 3-5 years of experience in acquisitions and/or editorial work at university press level
  • Ability to quickly evaluate competent writing, master edit, and deliver MSS on schedule
  • Excellent command of the English language and Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong computer and interpersonal skills
  • Reading knowledge of a second language a plus


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On-site; not a remote position

COVID-19 considerations:
We require COVID-19 vaccination. Employees are provided with PPE necessary for their positions. All employees go through a health screening prior to entering our buildings.


We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





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The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop