Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

October 7, 2016

The Department of Heritage & Arts The Utah Division of State History is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to assist with the operation of the Utah History Research Center. The Reference Librarian will be responsible for providing research assistance to digital customers, email, telephone, and walk in customers. This work includes providing instruction on how to use the public access catalog and other web based research tools, assisting with the completion of photo orders, pulling and refilling of collection materials, providing tours, giving presentations, creating resource guides, maintaining inventory lists, tracking statistics, handling small cash deposits, and keeping the Research Center and its equipment clean and in good working order.

This is a part-time opportunity, approximately 20 hours a week. It is “time limited” with an end date of December 30, 2018.

Typical Qualifications:

  • knowledge of Utah and Western History
  • ability to create strategies so research can be conducted effectively and efficiently
  • understanding of the importance of security and special handling for rare and fragile books, manuscripts, and photographs
  • ability to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • knowledge of American Library practices and theories
  • knowledge of libraries and their utilization methods to include categorization/classification methods and how to store and retrieve books, documents and materials
  • ability to follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order
  • familiar with photo scanning software
  • ability to speak and write clearly, concisely and effectively
  • principles, practices and procedures of an office environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS degree or equivalent library experience</
  • and/or history related degree

This recruitment is open to the public and will close on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. To apply for this position please visit http://statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/. If you have any questions, please contact Corrie Steeves, HR Analyst, at csteeves@utah.gov.


Job Opportunity — Provo and Lehi, Utah

September 29, 2016

Sundance Group, LLC, a management company with offices in Provo and Lehi, is seeking an archivist to assist the Personal Advisor to Principal by preserving, providing access to and updating Principal’s personal and professional property. This includes processing and cataloging personal, professional, and film collection items and ensuring materials are properly described and stored for immediate retrieval. The archivist has responsibility for identifying preservation concerns and performing or recommending necessary action. The role will also assist in continued development of the physical archive storage space.

The candidate will:

  • Catalog items in the current collection (including packaging, still images, awards, clothing, property, art, artifacts, video and film reel) as needed and input new items as they are received and accessioned;
  • Identify items with conservation/preservation concerns and perform basic preservation or research and recommend conservation;
  • Draft a collection plan, identify and collect items that document and/or preserve an essential part of Principal’s personal and professional history;
  • Work with the Personal Advisor to Principal to identify and execute opportunities to leverage archive assets and company history with internal foundations or external associations (i.e. the Motion Picture Academy);
  • Conduct original historical research as required;
  • Assist in planning for and development of existing or upgraded Utah archive storage space; and
  • If required, assist in directing the work of contract catalogers, valuation specialists, appraisers and other vendors.

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Clear and effective communicator;
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner along with a commitment to creating a positive culture both in the office and throughout the organization. Possesses the necessary social skills to work with a broad based constituency and provide excellent service to all internal and external contacts;
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, self-motivated and self-directed;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail;
  • Bachelors’ degree. Desired education/experience in a Library Science/Archives degree program – either currently enrolled or graduated. Job-relevant work experience also preferred;
  • Experience in organization and cataloging for customers or clients;
  • Knowledge of the principles of archival appraisal, arrangement and description. Basic library cataloguing and database skills;
  • Awareness of emerging technologies for electronic and digital storage and access, including familiarity with the principals of digital reformatting, such as scanning and digitizing;
  • High level of sensitivity to confidential materials and situations and a proven ability to work competently and diplomatically under pressure;
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, scanning, photo editing, and archival software;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail oriented, organization and problem-solving, and strong customer service. Must have strong self-management skills in an environment where multiple tasks and demands are occurring;
  • Demonstrated ability to work a flexible schedule, wherever and whenever may be reasonably required, work well under pressure, plan, prioritize, organize and complete work to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines;
  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment;
  • Demonstrated cooperative behavior;
  • Keeps information confidential as directed in the confidentiality agreement; and
  • Acts as an ambassador of Principal inside and outside of work.

For more information about the position, and to submit a resume, please contact the Sundance Group at info@thesundancegroup.com.


Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

September 1, 2016

The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a Digital Archivist to preserve and make accessible a wide-range of historically significant digital materials, including the papers of Senator Harry Reid. The Digital Archivist provides leadership, strategic planning, and hands-on management of digital content in this collection and oversees the long term preservation, organization, and distribution of the Libraries’ digitized and born-digital material. The position provides expertise and leadership and manages physical processing and handling of unique digital research collections. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Knowledge Access Services.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the University of Nevada, Reno employment website at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/21639.


Job Opportunity — Logan, Utah

July 14, 2016

Utah State University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated Associate Dean (AD) to lead a newly restructured Special Collections and Archives Division. The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide leadership and direction for the departments of Special Collections and Archives, Digital Initiatives, and Government Documents within the broader context of the University Libraries’ and the campus’ strategic plans and goals. The incumbent will report to the Dean of Libraries and serve on the Libraries Executive Council, the senior leadership, policy and management team.

The successful candidate will work with the Division and other library departments to create extraordinary user experiences with the Division’s preeminent manuscript, photographic, book, government document, university archives, digital, and institutional repository collections. The incumbent will oversee a rich program of research and instructional services, providing outreach via reference and consultation services, course-integrated curriculum development, exhibition development, and other programming opportunities. The AD will be a leader in the Libraries digital and physical preservation committees. The AD will develop and implement strategies for collection development for both the physical and digital collections. In addition to the primary responsibilities, the successful candidate will work to develop external funding, through monetary donations, in-kind gifts and grant funding.

For more information about the position, and to apply, visit the Utah State University jobs portal at https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1571. The first application review date is August 14, 2016.


Job Opportunity — Clearfield, Utah

July 14, 2016

Utah State Archives is looking for a new Archival Technician to work in the State Records Center in Clearfield. Employees in this position are responsible for the storage, management, and destruction of records for all state agencies. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting state agencies with records management questions, concerns, and reports
  • Receiving and verifying incoming records to ensure accuracy
  • Identifying records that have met retention and sending notices to the associated agency to get approval for destruction
  • Maintaining accurate records by entering and managing information in a database

Employees will use and work around warehouse equipment (such as forklifts, pallet jacks, electric lifts, etc.) to file and retrieve records, manage warehouse space, and load and unload trucks. Best qualified applicants will have at least 1 year of experience working in a warehouse, including operating a forklift and/or pallet jack, and will be able to perform physically demanding duties, including lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the State of Utah employment portal at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1482037. Applications should be submitted by July 21, 2016.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

June 23, 2016

The LDS Church History Library is seeking a processing archivist who can lead staff and volunteers in the processing of archival collections held in remote storage locations, for both preservation and discovery purposes. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in international LDS Church History as well as in archival and library standards. The archivist will contribute to our team dedicated to the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections, collaborate with international subject experts and preservation specialists, and participate in the work of the Church History Department as a whole. This individual will help create new methods to describe the content of these materials so they may be discovered and access by global library users.

For more information on the job responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, see the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints job portal. The application deadline is expected to be July 15th, though it may close earlier. Applications must be members of the Church and currently temple worthy.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

June 22, 2016

The Utah State Archives is seeking an Archivist to provide electronic records management and archival services to state agencies and governmental entities. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • identification, description, appraisal, scheduling, and classification of electronic records series and agency electronic records management systems in accordance with state archives policies
  • appraisal and archival evaluation of electronic records for administrative, fiscal, legal, historic, and research values
  • assisting with the re-formatting of public records through a variety of technological methods
  • handling and preserving permanent government records in paper and digital formats
  • creation of reference materials to facilitate public access
  • participation in outreach efforts to state agencies and the public

The best qualified applicant is one who is experienced in the full spectrum of archival practices and techniques; who has a master’s degree in history, library sciences, or a related field; and who has earned a Digital Archives Specialist certification. Recent college graduates with a master’s degree in the above fields are encouraged to apply, especially those with volunteer or internship experience in electronic archiving.

For the full job announcement, and to apply, see the State of Utah job site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1460672 Applications are due by June 26, 2016.