Job Opportunity — Reno, Nevada

November 12, 2019

The Special Collections and University Archives Department and the Jon Bilbao Basque Library are recruiting for an Archivist 2. The Digital Access position works across the Basque Library, and Special Collections and University Archives units at the UNR Libraries by building digital collections, collaborating with other units to describe materials and provide online access, assisting users in obtaining copies of collection items, and licensing materials for re-use. The position may also assist with events and public service desks in both units and holds primary responsibility for identifying, assessing, and preparing materials for digitization and managing the patron order process.

This position will also be responsible for working collaboratively and productively with Digital Services and the Metadata and Cataloging Department on digitization projects and will, in conjunction with Basque and SCUA leadership, formulate strategic priorities for digitization. The position is expected to successfully consult with and support other staff who manage, process, provide access to, and describe archival materials. The ideal candidate will be able to complete patron orders and requests in a timely, equitable, and accurate manner and will be able to adapt to changing technology needs and self-teach new skills or tools. The position is expected to demonstrate awareness of power, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and issues with archives and special collections and should have or develop a nuanced understanding of item-level archival object description and digital representation.

For more information about the position, including preferred qualifications and application procedures, please visit the University of Nevada, Reno job site.

Job Opportunity — Los Alamos, New Mexico

October 28, 2019

The National Security Research Center (NSRC) is hiring archivists or librarians with a background in archives, library science, physical sciences, history, or records management to help us digitize their holding and provide assistance on quality control and metadata development. Positions will be filled at either the Library Professional 1 or Library Professional 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Responsibilities for each level are below.

Library Professional Level 1

The successful candidate will:

  • Digitize the NSRC’s collections. Archival media includes paper, microfilm, microfiche, motion picture film, video, and others.
  • Assist the NSRC Preservation Team Leader in entering metadata and indexing information about the digitized material.
  • Provide Quality Control for the digitized materials.
  • Assist the Archivist Team Leader accession new material into the NSRC’s collections.
  • Assist the Research Librarian Team Leader with customer research requests.

Library Professional Level 2

In addition to the duties outlined above, the (higher level title) will be required to:

  • Digitize the NSRC’s collections. Archival media includes paper, microfilm, microfiche, motion picture film, video, and others.
  • Create metadata/indexing information in collaboration with the NSRC Preservation Team Leader and NSRC Chief Librarian to assist in the retrieval of the material.
  • Provide Quality Control for the digitized materials as well as the metadata and indexing.
  • Independently accession new material into the NSRC’s collections.
  • Independently provide research librarian support to customers.
  • Write occasional articles and blogs about the material contained in the NSRC.

For more information about the positions, including qualifications and salary, please visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory website.

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:

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