Job Opportunity — Provo, Utah

September 16, 2019

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University is seeking a Central Processing Unit Supervisor. This position oversees the physical processing of manuscript collections, the creation of appropriate access tools (including finding aids and catalog records), departmental standards compliance, and training related to manuscripts processing. This position also ensures that manuscript collections are prepared for digitization (when appropriate) and provides guidance in identifying and soliciting funds, including grant proposal writing, as appropriate and helps to manage any acquired funding.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Oversee physical processing of manuscript collections
  • Train and manage student processors
  • Contribute to department conservation/preservation initiatives
  • Assist curators and catalogers in building, organizing, and describing collections

Applications must be submitted by September 26, 2019. More information about the position, including preferred qualifications and salary range, is available at the BYU YJobs website.


Job Opportunity — Ketchum, Idaho

September 9, 2019

The Community Library Center for Regional History, which includes the Betty Olsen Carr Reading Room, special collections archive, the Regional History Museum, and the Hemingway House cultural site, seeks a dynamic librarian to work as part of a team to process, preserve, and make accessible central Idaho historical materials. This work includes performing general library operations, assisting patrons with research, processing archives, conducting oral history work, completing museum inventories, cataloging, digitizing materials, assisting with the execution and development of exhibitions (both in the museum and library), creating finding aids, and handling rare materials.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Help patrons of all ages conduct research and navigate the Regional History collections;
  • Provide excellent service to library patrons and museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Adhere to library, archives, and museum preservation and conservation standards;
  • Catalog and process books;
  • Manage and interpret metadata through the database software (PastPerfect), integrated library system (The Library Corporation), and other discovery and access software tools as needed to organize and interpret the collection;
  • Accession, process, and create finding aids for new donations;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented and creative team environment;
  • Be proficient with technology and metadata standards specific to archives, museums, and special collections;
  • Assist in the management of photo collection resources;
  • Assist in the management of the oral history collection;
  • Work with team to implement, manage and improve digitization workflows;
  • Work with a curating team to execute museum exhibitions;
  • Assist running museum operations and programs;
  • Attend all department and CLA wide meetings and trainings;
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

The application period is open until September 25, 2019. For online access to the full job description and application instructions click here:
https://www.comlib.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Regional-History-Librarian.pdf


Job Opportunity — Phoenix, Arizona

April 16, 2019

SRP, a regional public power and water utility in Phoenix, is seeking a Senior Historical Analyst. The position will be part of a collaborative team that manages archival records and historic artifact collections. Responsibilities include conducting research and communicating findings in writing; giving presentations to internal and external stakeholders; working to process records into a digital asset management system; reviewing corporate records scheduled for disposition to determine their historic significance; overseeing digitization efforts; performing project management, organizing and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced environment, often against critical deadlines; conducting oral history interviews; understanding and communicating SRP’s history and heritage; and working collaboratively with internal and external groups to effectively maintain SRP’s historic collections.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the management and maintenance of corporate records including documents, photographs, film, digital media, maps, artifacts, ephemera, microfilm, and microfiche.
  • Processes records into archival collection utilizing digital asset management system.
  • Assists in reviews of corporate records scheduled for destruction to determine their historical significance and makes recommendations for records retention or disposition.
  • Acquires material pertaining to the history of Salt River Project from internal and external sources in accordance with the department’s collection policies.
  • Oversees digitization projects.
  • Performs historical research required for litigation support, policy analysis, and decision making.
  • Analyzes material, provides facts and opinions, and reports findings in both oral and written formats.
  • Answers requests for historical and contemporary information posed by management and external entities.
  • Develops and delivers presentations to both internal and external groups.
  • Assists with developing programming and content for the SRP Heritage Center/Museum.
  • Conducts oral history interviews.
  • Participates in corporate committees and work teams as requested.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please see the complete job announcement at https://performancemanager.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=9295&company=SRPPROD&username=


Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

April 8, 2019

The University of Nevada, Libraries is recruiting for a dynamic and resourceful Processing Archivist (Archivist 2) to join the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) department. This position will lead the archival processing functions of the SCUA department, process archival materials using a variety of tools and software, contribute to policy and procedure development, monitor and advocate for best practices, appropriate standards and laws, and supervise the work of others. This position will be responsible for reviewing and establishing intellectual and physical control of a wide range of archival materials, collaborating to ensure that materials are discoverable and accessible, and protecting materials and preparing them for use. The Processing Archivist will also participate in the public services functions of the department by staffing the service desk and participating in departmental outreach activities.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the UNR jobs site at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno—Main-Campus/Archivist-2_R0115307-1. This posting is open until filled: Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


Job Opportunity — Moscow, Idaho

March 29, 2019

The University of Idaho is seeking candidates for our open Head, Special Collections and Archives position. This is a faculty status, rank negotiable, 12-month appointment. This position offers the successful candidate an excellent career opportunity as a university faculty member and academic librarian.

The successful candidate will provide energetic leadership and direction for department activities. Using state-of-the-art and traditional practices in developing, preserving, and making accessible special collections, the incumbent will partner with colleagues and the community to spearhead a clear vision for special collections and archives at the university. This role will include building successful relationships throughout the state and region to ensure a well-articulated program for acquiring and managing unique materials in all formats. The incumbent will supervise a staff of four, engage in programming, research, reference services, collection development, and will work productively with the Dean, University Libraries to pursue donor relationships and funding opportunities. Faculty must demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement, outreach, and service, as well as success in job performance for tenure and promotion.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the University of Idaho job site at https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/25868.


Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

March 29, 2019

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks a knowledgeable and productive Archivist to join the Special Collections and University Archives Department as a member of the collections care team with an initial primary processing assignment focused on environmental and wildlife collections. The position establishes or enhances intellectual and physical control of materials, collaborates to ensure that materials are discoverable, and prepares materials for use. This position will be expected to create processing plans, write eloquent and accurate original descriptions, and process materials in accordance with archival standards and local practice (as led by the Processing Archivist) using ArchivesSpace and other software. The Project Archivist also participates in the public services functions of the department by staffing the service desk, participating in departmental outreach activities, or other duties as assigned. This is a project-based position for a minimum of one year, with possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and additional project needs.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years of related work experience or a MLIS or related degree and one year of related work experience. Related experience: Archival processing in accordance with best practices and national standards; writing biographical or administrative histories and collection scope notes.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the UNR jobs site https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno—Main-Campus/Project-Archivist_R0115238-1. This posting is open until filled: Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

March 29, 2019

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks an experienced and collaborative Archivist to join the Special Collections and University Archives Department as a member of the curatorial team with a primary curatorial and outreach assignment focusing on the university and greater Reno/Sparks communities. The Community and University Archivist (CUA) serves a vital role in assisting the University to foster its unique identity and sense of place, and document its significance to Nevada, the region, and the world. The CUA Archivist is responsible for appraisal of materials in all formats and will provide leadership and expertise in the Libraries’ efforts to document and preserve the history, activities, and impact of significant topical areas and regional communities. All members of the curatorial team are to seek out archival materials that add diverse voices and experiences to the department’s collections. The CUA will be a collaborative, innovative, analytical, and organized member of the department, working with a wide range of staff, campus, and community partners to develop and promote the collections and the archives in support of teaching, research, and learning. The CUA is aware of and participates in national and regional theoretical, conceptual, and practical developments in the field of archival studies, and cultivates external impact in the form of service to the profession and original research.

Required Qualifications: A MLIS or related degree and three years of related professional work experience. Related experience: with archival appraisal and donor relations, born-digital archival materials archival policy writing, archival collections management, and/or assessment of intellectual property rights pertaining to archival materials in a major research university.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the UNR jobs site at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno—Main-Campus/Archivist–Community-and-University_R0115234-1. This posting is open until filled: Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.