February 25, 2015
The Murie Center seeks a qualified archivist to work on an important historical collection at our small conservation nonprofit whose mission is: Bringing people together to inspire action that preserves nature.
The preferred contract is for 7 months starting on or around April 15, 2015 and ending on or around November 15, 2015, with potential to continue seasonally in subsequent years. Compensation for the 2015 season will be based on qualifications. Housing is possible on-site at the rustic Murie Ranch, a national historic landmark, in Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming.
The archivist will be responsible for all aspects of archives management, including appraising, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, reference, and outreach.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest along with a current résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting your application, note “Contract Archivist” in the subject heading of your email. Applications are due by March 8, 2015.
For more information on The Murie Center, go to www.muriecenter.org
February 18, 2015
Registration is now open for this year’s Western Roundup conference in Denver, Colorado on May 27-30th. For information on registration rates, see the Conferences page or visit the conference website.
January 31, 2015
The minutes from the November 14, 2014 meeting of CIMA Council are available here.
January 14, 2015
The application period for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2015.
The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complementary registration to the Society’s Annual Meeting.
For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and instructions on applying, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.
January 14, 2015
The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2015 award.
This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.
Recent winners include:
• 2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project
• 2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project
• 2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
• 2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team
• 2010: The Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the RTF application form, which includes instructions for submission.
For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp.
January 5, 2015
This year the Board of the Council of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is offering $700 travel assistance scholarships to assist CIMA members who want to attend the 2015 Western Roundup Conference in Denver, Colorado. These scholarships are intended to encourage member participation by offsetting the expenses associated with travel, hotel, and per diem for those whose employers do not provide adequate travel support. Student and paraprofessional members are particularly encouraged to apply.
Members interested in applying for a CIMA travel assistance scholarship should draft a statement that provides the following information:
Name, Institution, Position Title, and a 250-word “Statement of Need” explaining (A) the reasons why you would like to attend the conference, and (B) the lack of funding and travel support from your institution that makes attendance difficult.
All applicants must be dues-paying CIMA members in good standing. Questions concerning current membership status can be directed to Jim Kichas (email@example.com). Scholarship applications should be submitted to Todd Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, January 15th for full consideration by the scholarship committee. Please use the following subject line in your email: “CIMA Travel Scholarship“. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday, February 2nd.
Any additional questions should be directed to Todd Welch (email@example.com).
December 23, 2014
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University currently has a faculty-level opening for a Curator of 21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. This position is responsible for the identification, appraisal, acquisition, cataloging, and preservation of manuscript materials of enduring historical value related to Utah, the Western U.S., and Mormonism following accepted professional standards and practices. The position is also responsible for the professional papers program of Brigham Young University.
To review the full job posting, and to make an application, visit the Y Jobs portal at https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/5657. Applicants should also be sure to attach a cover letter and current CV, in addition to the online application. Anticipated job availability is September 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin February 17, 2015.