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.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

March 12, 2019

The Utah State Archives is seeking a full-time Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for their offices at the Rio Grande Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. The coordinator position is responsible for the following responsibilities:

  • Using a combination of print and electronic media to highlight agency programs, goals, and objectives.
  • Creating and editing marketing materials; such as articles, brochures, and fliers.
  • Managing the Division social media presence.
  • Designing, recommending, and managing public outreach programs.
  • Developing website and blog content.
  • Responding to requests, issues and problems from the general public.
  • Managing the recruitment and coordination of volunteers/interns.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the Utah jobs site at https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2380265/archives-outreach-and-volunteer-coordinator/agency/utah/apply. Applications are due by March 19, 2019. Salary range for the position is $19.22-$28.88/hour, with benefits.


Job Opportunity — Sacramento, California

February 21, 2019

Sacramento State seeks to fill a Library Services Specialist III in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. This position is focused on public services and accessioning, processing, and cataloging of historical collections and institutional archives in analog and digital formats. This position directly contributes to student and faculty success by making special collections and archives materials available for research and instruction.

Applications for this positions are to be submitted through the Sacramento State jobs website: https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/3837. Instructions on how to apply can be found at this link.


Job Opportunity — Provo, Utah

January 22, 2019

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University seeks a Technical Specialist to join their digitization program. The Technical Specialist develops and implements hardware, software, and data management solutions in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Program Manager and other relevant parties to ensure all digital processing workflows adhere to national digital imaging guidelines, including color management and full text generation. Additional responsibilities include training student employees on lab equipment and standards, managing digital imaging requests, and development and training for the Library’s Web-based transcription program. Areas of essential functions for the position include:

  • Digital Imaging Requests from Patrons and Curators
  • Digital Imaging Standards, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
  • Transcribe Program
  • Digital Initiatives Outreach
  • Data Management

For a full description of the position requirements, and to apply, visit the university’s job site at https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=60&JobOpeningId=77998&PostingSeq=1

Applications for the position must be received by January 27, 2019.


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

January 22, 2019

The LDS Church History Library is seeking a part-time (25 hours/week) intern to assist volunteers (senior missionaries) to identify and tag digitized images with metadata needed for successful discovery. The intern will assist with training these volunteers, review their work, and troubleshoot and fix problems they discover in the tagging process. Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Learn the Church History Library’s Metadata Enrichment Tool
  • Train volunteers how to use it
  • Review volunteer work
  • Reconcile and resolve problems or exceptions encountered in this process
  • Create and enhance training documentation
  • Consult on improving the tool and processes
  • Participate with other library, archival and product management professionals in improving Library services
  • Read and study LDS Church history, and professional literature related to instructional design, libraries, archives and digital asset management

Applicants should be students or recent (within last 12 months) college or university graduates with career goals in the field of instructional design, library/archival science, or digital asset management to apply for this 1-year, paid internship. Applications must be received by January 25, 2019.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints job site at https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=224381


Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

October 29, 2018

The Marriott Library at the University of Utah is seeking a Moving Image and Sound Digital Archivist. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and overseeing digital projects within the Moving Image and Sound Archive, including coordinating the digitization of analog materials for preservation and access, organizing and evaluating born digital and legacy digitized materials, creating and monitoring technical and descriptive metadata, and working with colleagues across library departments to ensure that digital moving image and sound files are preserved and accessible to the public. In addition to managing these projects, the successful candidate will influence and assist in the execution of the policies, procedures and day-to-day operations of the AV Archive, including collection management, reference and research for library patrons, and collection exhibition and outreach. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve on cross-departmental committees, present at conferences, and supervise and train part-time employees.

This is a full time, permanent (not term) staff position in Salt Lake City, Utah. All applications received by November 12, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, this is a local recruitment. Out of area candidates will be responsible for travel costs for final in-person interviews and for moving costs, if selected.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the University of Utah job portal at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/84176.