Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

February 25, 2021

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks a Project Archivist to participate in a two-year grant effort funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This staff position will guide the day-to-day work of the initiative, which aims to preserve and provide access to oral histories conducted with individuals from the state’s Native American communities. This remarkable resource, which was developed with the support of Doris Duke from 1969-1974, is among the most-valued and used collections held in Marriott Library’s Special Collections. The current project will involve working with these communities to identify culturally sensitive information and to provide additional contextual understanding of the interviews.

We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We especially invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources.

This is a term-limited position, with an expected effort of 40 hours per week and an expected end date of December 2022. The exact end date will depend on several factors including the exact starting date and the continued availability of project funding.

This position is considered Category IIA: Not required on campus, and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID-19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID-19 Telecommuting Agreement.

For more information about the position, including qualifications and salary, is available at Applications should be received by February 28, 2021.

Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

February 1, 2021

The Utah Department of Heritage & Arts is looking for a new Division Director for the Utah Division of State History.

Principal Duties
The Division Director will:

  • Exercise considerable discretion, judgement and decision-making to fulfill the division’s mission.
  • Manage the division’s budget.
  • Advocate for all of State History, which includes the State Historic Preservation Office, Library & Collections, National History Day Utah, the Utah State Historical Society, and Cemeteries & Burials.
  • Mentor professional staff.
  • Understand the value, methods and purpose of historical research.
  • Support historically marginalized communities.
  • Work closely with the Utah Board of State History to establish policy, strategic plans, etc.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position has:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • An understanding of the diverse fields of public history/historic preservation and history’s role in creating and sustaining vibrant Utah communities.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including at least 5 years in supervising a large staff.
  • A professional background in history, museum management and historic preservation.
  • A strong background in public history and experience with programs that provide services to local and regional partner organizations and the general public.
  • A solid track record in creating/strengthening partnerships with community organizations, universities and donors.

Preference may be given to those with a graduate degree and professional background in public administration, history, museum studies, library science, and/or historic preservation. Preference may also be given to those with significant experience in managing organizations.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit Utah government jobs portal at

Job Opportunity — Salt Lake County, Utah

January 19, 2021

An international mining company is looking to hire a qualified archivist for a term of 40 hours to assess the paper and electronic documents in its Salt Lake County office and to develop recommendations for implementing a records management and archival program. The records include paper and electronic maps, drawings, analyses, electronic files, reports, rock samples, and government communications. Final recommendations should include proposals for policies, procedures, software, and staffing necessary to support corporate user access to critical information for project assessments.


  • Two or more years’ experience in archives or records management,
  • Experience in archival or records management program planning,
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science or archival science, or
  • Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists, or Institute of Certified Records Managers.

The salary for the position is negotiable, depending on experience. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

For more information about the position, please contact Thomas J. Serenko at

Job Opportunity — Los Alamos, New Mexico

October 15, 2020

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking a Digitizer-Archivist to organize, digitize, and catalog one of the most mission-critical physical collections at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The incumbent will be on a new team, deployed to the Weapons Production Directorate, working for the Weapons Research Services–Secure Information Services Group.

Position responsibilities will include:

  • Digitizing archival media, including paper, microfilm, microfiche, motion picture film, and video
  • Creating metadata/indexing information to assist in the retrieval of material
  • Quality control for digitized material as well as metadata and indexing
  • Uploading digitized material and associating materials with catalog information
  • Accession new collections material

Those hired to senior positions will also:

  • Provide research librarian support to customers
  • Implement machine learning and artificial intelligence tools to efficiently catalog the collection

For more information about the position, including required qualifications, salary, and benefits, visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory website at

Job Opportunity — St. George, Utah

October 7, 2020

Dixie State University Library seeks applicants for a collaborative and innovative library paraprofessional position in Special Collections & Archives. This position is an excellent opportunity to work with a team to develop and maintain access to digital and physical collections. This position reports to the Librarian (Head) of Special Collections & Archives. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Collection Description: provide narrative descriptions for collections and high-quality descriptive and technical metadata for digital objects in keeping with national standards and protocols.
  • Collection Management & Organization: inventory, process, and maintain physical and digital collections organization and arrangement schemas to ensure long-term access and preservation, according to national best standards.
  • Digital Conversion: coordinate the in-house digitization of archival materials and collections, including image capture, scanning, and digital conversion of audiovisual media, following accepted preservation and access guidelines and standards. Coordinate, in collaboration with the Library‚Äôs digital collections committee, the preservation of digital content.
  • Oral History Project Management: oversee the successful completion of oral histories, including transcription, editing, indexing, cataloging, and online access, using digital collection software (OHMS and Omeka).
  • Research Assistance: provide customer service and research assistance in the Reading Room, to help researchers find requested information.
  • Provide back-up services to circulation desk as needed.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

For more information about the position, including qualifications and salary, please see the Dixie State University job site at Application review begins on October 26, 2020.