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 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.

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

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.


  • 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

Fall Caucus Videos Available

November 15, 2020

Recordings of the presentations from this year’s Fall Caucus are now available. Speakers included Ryan Lee, Darcy Pumphrey, Rebecca Nelson, Kimberly Anderson, Katherine Dirk, and Nathan Gerth. Recordings of the business meeting and open forum are also provided.

Copies of the recordings are available at

CIMA Fall Caucus, 2020

October 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have finalized the agenda for the 2020 Fall Caucus meeting–“Archival Work in a Time of Crisis”-—to be held via Zoom on Friday, October 30, 2020, and registration is now open!

Register at the following link:

Registration is FREE and open to all CIMA members, students, and non-member colleagues. However, to ensure a secure meeting, you are REQUIRED to register and provide your email. Information about how to join the virtual event will be delivered to the e-mail address provided.

The meeting is planned to be held from 10am-noon MDT / 9am-11am PDT. We have some great presentations planned, along with a brief update and discussion on CIMA-related issues. We will then open up the remainder of the meeting to anyone who would like to share briefly (5 min. max) and informally something they have done/learned/changed, etc. in their institution during the pandemic. You can also come with questions to pose to fellow CIMA members to learn how others are dealing with particularly difficult situations. Or, just come to listen and reconnect (virtually) with the rest of CIMA community! For more information, the agenda for the meeting is attached.

And, while registration is free, please consider making a donation of any amount to the CIMA scholarship fund. Donations can be made online at this website:

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We look to seeing you all there on October 30!

CIMA 2020 Fall Caucus Planning Committee

Michael Frazier
Ryan Lee
Ellen Ryan
Molly Steed
Julia Stringfellow