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|Company||Texas Tech University Libraries - Lubbock, TX|
|Position||Assistant Archivist - Southwest Collection Manuscripts|
|Responsible for assisting the Archivist in the maintenance of the archivesí collections. The supervisory reporting line is to the Southwest Collection Archivist. Areas of responsibility include the day-to-day management of the arrangement and description (processing) of physical and electronic archival materials assigned to the Southwest Collection Manuscript Unit. Duties include arranging and describing historical manuscripts and born digital archival materials. The archivist is also responsible for creating finding aids via EAD encoding for placement on the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) site, as well as on the DSpace portal of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) website of the Texas Tech University Libraries. As necessary, the archivist may have supervisory responsibility for full-time and student staff of the unit. The archivist must exhibit the knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to form collaborative partnerships with other stakeholder entities within the SWC/SCL and the main Library. The position will contribute to reference duty, and will perform other duties in support of the SWC/SCL, Texas Tech Libraries, and the University. The archivist will contribute content for sharing on SWC/SCL social media platforms. Generate unit statistics and departmental reports according to American Research Libraries requirements as assigned. Knowledge of U.S., Texas, Borderlands, American West, Space, Wind Sciences, and sports history related subjects is preferred. The incumbent is also expected to engage in scholarly pursuit and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Libraryís standards for promotion and tenure.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.
Required Qualifications Masterís degree in history, museum, or library sciences.
Preferred Qualifications Certified Archivist credentials. A second Masterís degree and manuscript processing experience. It is preferred that the candidate have some service experience in an academic archive or special collections library. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of project and digital content management, as well as in metadata standards, such as Dublin Core and Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), experience with EAD 2002. The candidate should exhibit sound oral and written communication skills, be conversant with recent archival trends, and be able to work effectively with diverse campus, community, and professional external partners, such as the Texas State Library and Archives, Regional Historic Resource Depositories, TARO, and the Texas Digital Libraries consortia members as necessary. Project management and workflow skills commensurate with the processing and describing of important and often large archival collections for a global audience are preferred. Knowledge of recent archival trends according to Society of American Archivists standards and best practices relating to processing, archival description, storage management, and security. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. Experience in processing large collections, including the use of proper protocols for processing state legislative, gubernatorial, and Congressional collections, as well as with extensive digital collections. Knowledge of U.S., Texas, Borderlands, American West, Space, Wind Sciences, and sports history related subjects is preferred.
EEO Statement As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicantís race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.
Does this position work in a research laboratory? No
Required Attachments Cover Letter
Resume / CV
Job Type Full Time
Pay Basis Monthly
Salary Grade 800
Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
Travel Required Up to 25%
Grant Funded? No