Job Opportunity–Flagstaff, Arizona

The Cline Library Special Collections and Archives at Northern Arizona University seeks a forward-thinking, collaborative, and innovative Collections Manager. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and Archives, this position will develop and implement the department’s collections management program. S/he will review, revise, and develop collections management practices and policies and ensure their efficient and effective implementation. S/he will also oversee acquisitions, inventories, environmental controls, space management, and collection care.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as collections manager for primary source archival holdings (in analog and digital formats), of the Colorado Plateau Archives and the University Archives, including appraisal, selection, accessioning, space allocation, reappraisal, and disposition.
  • Draft, implement, and enforce policies and procedures related to department collections management.
  • Manage cultural sensitivity and rights management (ownership, copyright) issues related to primary source collections.
  • Work and communicate with diverse donors and coordinate donor-related documentation such as annual audits of donor intent, loan forms, deeds of gift, and contact reports.
  • Identify appropriate external funding opportunities that support the mission and vision of the department, library, and university.
  • Identify and implement appropriate emerging technologies and best practices (ArchivesSpace, TRAC, content management systems, etc.) that ensure department collections are managed efficiently, effectively, and to the highest professional standards.
  • Monitor macro- and micro-level physical environmental conditions (temperature/relative humidity, pest activity, material degradation) and recommend improvements.
  • Collaborate with SCA archivists and Teaching, Learning, and Research Services librarians to identify faculty who will integrate primary source material into assignments and curriculum to support student success and promote critical thinking.
  • Provide exceptional reference services (in person, online, by phone) to a wide range of users.
  • Participate in the supervision and support of experiential student internships.
  • Participate in the ongoing development of OpenKnowledge@NAU, the university’s institutional repository.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and anticipated salary, please visit the Northern Arizona University website at

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