Job Opportunity–Logan, Utah

March 15, 2021

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented professional to serve as the University Archivist within the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives unit.

The University Archivist is responsible for developing, preserving and providing access to the Libraries’ collections documenting the history of Utah State University. The incumbent will actively engage university partners to acquire new materials and promote the collections through exhibition, programming, and outreach. The University Archivist will work with colleagues in the Special Collections & Archives unit to support broader reference, instruction, and outreach projects. This position is also responsible for supervising a student assistant and/or graduate fellow.

Reporting to the Unit Head for Special Collections & Archives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.

Responsibilities

  • Take an active role in managing the existing and ongoing acquisition of physical and digital collections appropriately housed in the University Archives.
  • Accession, appraise, arrange, and describe incoming collections in both tangible and electronic formats according to established processing workflows and professional standards.
  • Prepare materials for digitization, ingest, and description within CONTENTdm, DigitalCommons, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, and/or other electronic platforms.
  • Provide research support for institutional requests for historical information to University entities such as Marketing, Advancement, Alumni Relations, Athletics, etc.
  • Provide in-depth research assistance to users of the University Archives collections, including USU students, alumni, donors, and the general public.
  • Promote the use of University Archives collections through active engagement in the Unit’s instruction program as well as through community programming.
  • Support the Special Collections & Archives Unit through providing general reference service in the Reading Room, via email, and on the telephone.
  • Collaborate with other Library faculty to incorporate resources from the University Archives into undergraduate and graduate library instruction and research opportunities.
  • Supervise student employees, graduate assistant, and/or interns working on University Archives based projects.
  • Participates in a research program (including but not limited to the curation of exhibitions, authoring publications, and presentations to professional colleagues).

For more information about the position requirements, salary, and to apply, please visit the Utah State University jobs site at https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3380/university-archivist-%28assistant-librarian%29/job.


Job Opportunity–Salt Lake City, Utah

March 4, 2021

The Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is seeking a digital asset and indexing intern with the education, experience, and expertise to help create and transform metadata, and to assist employees and volunteers by performing quality assurance reviews and providing feedback.

This is an hourly, part-time position.

Responsibilities

  • Learn how to use the Church History Library’s metadata enrichment tools
  • Carry out assigned metadata projects to create, enhance, transform, and normalize existing metadata in spreadsheets and other electronic documents for improved discoverability
  • Train volunteers how to use the Library’s metadata enrichment tools
  • Assign and review volunteer metadata enrichment work
  • Reconcile and resolve problems or exceptions encountered in this process
  • Improve professional skills relating to library, archives, and digital asset management
  • Improve personal knowledge of Church history

For more information about qualifications, and to apply, please visit the Church employment portal at https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/employment. Applicants must be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worthy temple recommend holders.


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 https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/111563. 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.

Preferences
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 https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/utah/jobs/2968802/director-division-of-state-history?keywords=Director%2C%20State%20History&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 serenko@hotmail.com.