Week of September 1-5, 2014

Welcome to our inaugural archives job posting!  We’ve scoured the web for jobs and internships in the archives field for MLIS grads and students.  Go to the bottom of this page for a map of the jobs if you’d like to see them arranged geographically.  We recommend following the “found on” pages to help you in your job search.  Good luck and happy hunting!

Map Collection Student Tech
Map Collection, Suzzallo/Allen Libraries, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Found on: UW Jobs page

University Archivist & Librarian
Jackson Library, Lander University
Greenwood, South Carolina
Found on: Archives Gig

Special Collections Digitization Coordinator
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Found on: Archives Gig

Archives Technician
Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, NARA
Simi Valley, California
Deadline: September 8, 2014
Found on: Archives Gig

Student Trainee (Archival Science)
Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center, NARA
Waltham, Massachusetts
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Found on: Archives Gig

Records Manager
Sound Transit
Seattle, Washington
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Found on: Archives Gig

East Asian Collections Graduate Student Fellowship
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University
Stanford, California
Deadline: September 18, 2014
Additional information:
The Hoover Institution Archives seeks a motivated, enthusiastic graduate student or recent graduate with Chinese language skills to work on the arrangement and cataloguing of library and archival collections related to twentieth century East Asian history.
The East Asian Collections Graduate Student Fellow participates in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional librarians, archivists, and curators at the Hoover Institution. The program has been designed to provide career-relevant library and archival experience practical experience to students and/or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in an East Asian library or special collections library setting.
After orientation and under close supervision, the position will have the opportunity to coordinate the cataloging of both library and archival collections related to twentieth century East Asian history. The position will be expected to work both independently as well as in teams with other staff members, and will be expected to analyze problems and recommend solutions, participate in project planning, and develop procedures for the collecting area.
In addition, the position may assist with support for the public reading rooms by assisting with the circulation of materials, including retrieving boxes for patrons from the stacks area according to a daily schedule.
Ideal candidates will have completed class work on East Asian history, library cataloging, and/or archival materials, with a preference for candidates that have previous work experience in libraries, archives or similar cultural heritage organizations.
The position is half-time (18-20 hours a week) for one year.
•       Coursework toward or recent completion of a M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A.-accredited library school or M.A. with an archival concentration or related subject specialty
•       Reading and writing knowledge in Chinese; ability to read traditional Chinese characters and familiarity with Wade-Giles and Pinyin Romanization systems
•       A comprehensive reading and writing knowledge of English
•       Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills
•       Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently
•       Background knowledge of modern Chinese history
•       Experience in a library or archival setting
•       Ability to repeatedly lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks
•       Knowledge of additional foreign languages preferred
To apply: Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter defining your Chinese language skills and work experience to Liz Phillips, lphillips(at)stanford.edu.
Found on: Archives Gig

Archivist and Public Services Librarian
Jennie King Mellon Library, Chatham University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Additional information:Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women’s leadership, and the environment.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll, Sierra magazine’s list of top 25 “cool schools,” and mentioned in a Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.”  Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opens in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan.  Rising 19 spots in the US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings over the last four years, Chatham works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in fields helping to drive tomorrow’s economy including health sciences, sustainability, business & communication, and the arts & sciences.
To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for an Archivist and Public Services Librarian.  Reporting to the Director, Jennie King Mellon Library, the candidate selected for this position will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Chatham University Archives and Special Collections.
Duties and Responsibilities:
She/he has responsibility for providing reference service for the collections as well as acquiring, cataloging, describing and preserving the contents of these collections.  Also responsible for participation in the library’s liaison program and staffing the reference desk and:
*         Responsible for all aspects of Archives and Special Collections
*         Responsible for supervising interns and student workers assigned to the Archives
*         Teach library instruction classes
*         Establish and maintain faculty liaisons in selected departments
*         Promote the use of library services and facilities to the community
*         Weed selected portions of all collections as needed
*         Assess gift items and recommend retention or appropriate disposition
*         Maintain and develop professional expertise
*         Collect and report statistics as needed
*         Other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.  Experience in academic reference service, bibliographic instruction, electronic and print resources, and library systems preferred.  A demonstrated strong commitment to public service with concomitant written and oral communication skills.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Student Trainee (Archival Science)
Moraine, Ohio
Deadline: September 12, 2014
Found on: Archives Gig

Archives & Records Professional
Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Deadline: September 5, 2014
Found on: Archives Gig

Processing Coordinator (Library Specialist II)
George Mason University Libraries
Fairfax, Virginia
Deadline: September 12, 2014
Found on: Archives Gig

Assistant Archivist (term)
Rakow Research Library, Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, New York
Found on: Archives Gig

Dollar Bank
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Found on: Archives Gig

Research & Collections Librarian (term)
Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Found on: Archives Gig

Project Archivist (Library Services Specialist II)
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California
Found on: Archives Gig

Electronic Records Archivist
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

Outreach & Public Services Librarian
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

College Archivist
McKay Archives Center, Florida Southern University
Lakeland, Florida
Found on: Archives Gig

Archivist II
California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Additional information:
The final filing date for the Archivist II examination has been extended.
The California State Archives will soon be hiring a digital/electronic records archivist. The position will be filled through a civil service exam process and candidates interested in the Digital Archivist position are required to take an exam for the classification of Archivist II. The Archivist II exam specifications are available through the California Department of Human Resources at https://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=4SS03. Please also see
Applications (Form STD 678) to take the exam must be postmarked no later than the final filing date of September 12, 2014. Form STD 678 is available at https://jobs.ca.gov/Profile/StateApplication. The application may be filed in person or by U.S. mail with:
Secretary of State
Attn:  Mike Scorza
1500 11th Street, Suite 475
Sacramento, CA  95814
It is anticipated that the Digital Archivist position will be filled this Fall.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Managing Archivist (Staff Services Manager I)
California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Additional information:
The California State Archives will soon be hiring a Managing Archivist (Staff Services Manager I). The position will be filled through a civil service exam process and candidates interested in the Managing Archivist position are required to take and pass an exam for the classification of Staff Services Manager I to be eligible to apply for the position.
The Staff Services Manager I exam is available through the California Department of Human Resources at https://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=9PB19 . The exam is available continuously on the California Department of Human Resources web site.
Announcement of the position will be available on the Secretary of State web site at http://www.sos.ca.gov/ms/current-openings.htm as well as on the California Department of Human Resources web site at
https://www.jobs.ca.gov/. Individuals who have taken and passed the Staff Services Manager I exam will be eligible to apply when the announcement is posted. It is anticipated that the job announcement will be posted in the next few weeks.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Project Sound Recording Cataloger
Stanford University Libraries, Archives of Recorded Sound
Stanford, California
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Audiovisual Archivist
University of Arkansas Libraries
Fayetteville, Arkansas
More information:
The University of Arkansas Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic archival professional to assist with the leadership of the Special Collections Department to identify, solicit, preserve, and publicize archival collections to the academic community, within Arkansas and across the nation. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Audiovisual Archivist is responsible for recruiting, managing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible archival photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, video tapes, and other audio and visual formats.
Major responsibilities include: accessioning, arranging, describing, and creating archival finding aids for audiovisual collections; identifying audiovisual materials for digitization and working with library colleagues to create digital collections; identifying preservation issues among archival audiovisual materials and making recommendations for conservation and/or preservation of materials; actively participating in the planning for the department; working with the department head to identify funding, collaborations, and opportunities to promote and preserve its photographic and other audiovisual materials; working with the Development Office to establish donor relations and the continued acquisition of photograph and other audiovisual collections; providing reference and research support; and participating in relevant local, state, and national organizations.
Responsibilities of this faculty position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor and should possess strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, strong archival knowledge, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Qualifications. Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration on archival studies or a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as history, public history, political science, or other appropriate field; relevant experience with processing and preserving photographs or other audiovisual materials, such as reel-to-reel tapes, etc.; demonstrated knowledge of archival data and/or digital asset management systems (such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or CONTENTdm); and familiarity with Encoded Archival Description, DACS, Dublin Core and/or other metadata standards and schemes. Preferred qualifications: Archival Certification (Academy of Certified Archivists or the Society of American Archivists); knowledge of digital image scanning techniques and image capture and basic photograph and video editing; familiarity with copyright issues associated with audiovisual materials; knowledge of Arkansas history and bibliography; and knowledge of the history of photography and the standards, best practices, and current trends in the preservation and reformatting of archival audio and visual materials.
Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Salary: $47,000.
Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.
Background: The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students. The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH). The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities. The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered. The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission. For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (http://libinfo.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas campus (http://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 25,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System. With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters. This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. (http://www.collegetownprofile.com/arkansas/universityofarkansas/index.html)
Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by September 19, 2014, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Send letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to libhrofc@uark.edu to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Manuscripts Processing Archivist (General Librarian)
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Deadline:  September 8, 2014
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Digital Initiatives Librarian
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Found on: iMLIS Listserv

U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archivist
University of Nebraska, Omaha – Criss Library
Omaha, Nebraska
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

Electronic Record Analyst
South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, South Carolina
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

Digital Collections Manager
Go For Broke National Education Center
Torrance, California
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

Archivist (Archivist I)
Oregon Secretary of State, State Archives
Salem, Oregon
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Archivist (part time, grant funded)
William Way LGBT Community Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Additional information:
The William Way LGBT Community Center seeks a part-time *Archivist *for a three year grant funded project. The Archivist will have direct responsibility in establishing professional practices for, as well as processing, the Center’s John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives.
The Archives contain about 30 discrete collections; the largest collection documents the 30-year history of the Center itself, through board minutes, personal correspondence, brochures, posters, newsletters, and photos. The Archives also consist of periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and journals from the 1950s through the present), audio-visual materials (tapes, CDs, and DVDs of local radio talk shows, TV series, erotica, and interviews), a book collection (including 50 years of LGBT travel guides, rare books documenting LGBT history and culture, and pulp novels from the 1950s-70s), and an ephemera collection (t-shirts, hats, newspaper clippings, awards, scrapbooks, pins, catalogs, organizational files, letters, pamphlets,
playbills, matchbooks, posters, and photographs). Each collection is a unique addition to the knowledge and understanding of LGBT life in the Philadelphia area.
Responsibilities of this position include:
– Researching and developing written policies and procedures governing the management and care of the archival collections. Such documents may include Collections Development Policy, Collections Management Policy, Access & Use Policy, Processing Guidelines, and Digital Preservation Plan.
– Researching, assisting in the selection of, and implementing archival software tools for the management and display of finding aids, as well as possibly digitized or born-digital collections material.
– Arranging and describing personal papers and institutional/organizational records, including born-digital and other electronic materials, in accordance with contemporary professional standards, vocabularies, and practices (e.g. DACS, AAT) as well as established local guidelines for processing.
– Rehousing collection materials and addressing preservation concerns as needed.
– Developing online access to archival collections.
– Assisting Curator with acquisitions, archival appraisal, and accessioning material for the collection.
– Assisting Curator with internal and external researcher reference requests.
– Engaging in professional activities both internally at the William Way Center and externally in the broader professional landscape (DVAG, MARAC, SAA, etc.)
Required qualifications:
– Master’s degree from a library, information science, or public history program with a concentration in archival management.
– Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and standards including organization, description, and preservation strategies.
– Practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures.
– Some experience with archival processing (arranging, describing, and cataloging).
– Experience with or coursework in established and emerging standards and tools for digital media, born-digital files in archival collections, and digital preservation.
– Willingness and ability to research and apply new technologies.
– High capacity for creative problem-solving.
– Ability to work flexibly, collaboratively, and independently (as the Center’s sole professional Archivist, this is a “lone arranger” position).
– Capacity to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Preferred qualifications:
– Familiarity with LGBT history.
– Familiarity with community organization practices, both in general and in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until September 5, 2014.  Please send cover letter, resume, and *up to three *examples of previous archival work (sample finding aid, sample archival catalog record, online archival collection exhibition, etc.) to cthompson@waygay.org.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Paid Internship
Revs Institute for Automotive Research
Naples, Florida
Additional information:
We currently have two paid internships available at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research in Naples, Florida.  The primary responsibility of these positions is cataloging photographs in our digital collection, under the supervision of our Metadata Specialist.  Other responsibilities may include research assistance, creating inventories, processing and other
traditional archival tasks.  These positions are appropriate for students with an interest in automotive history, research, digital preservation or archives.  We have some flexibility and will do our best to tailor the position to meet the interests of the applicant.  Contact Trina Purcell (TPurcell@revsinstitute.org) for more information.
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Assistant Professor (Curatorial Position)
Mississippi State University Library, Special Collections Manuscripts Division
Mississippi State, Mississippi
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Digital Initiatives Librarian
Mississippi State University Library, Systems Division
Mississippi State, Mississippi
Found on: SAA Archives & Archivists Listserv

Curator and Assistant University Archivist
University of Toledo, Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections
Toledo, Ohio
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

Lecturer/12-Month Manuscripts Librarian
University of Toledo, Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections
Toledo, Ohio
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

Project Archivist (Part-Time)
Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences
Los Angeles, California
Found on: SAA Online Career Center

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