Assistant Archivist

San Francisco
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Created: June 19, 2012


The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management seeks applications from qualified individuals for the position of Assistant Archivist, classified as an Analyst I.

Reporting to the UCSF Archivist, the Assistant Archivist is responsible for preparation, organization and processing of archives, manuscripts, and audio-visual collections. The incumbent accessions, appraises, and inventories newly acquired materials, performs basic preservation tasks; participates in records management activities for university records, including electronic records; provides reference services to members of the UCSF community and other researchers, manages reproduction requests, and participates in digitization program; assists in alumni and donor-related activities, supports Archives outreach program. The incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
BA/BS with a major in History or a related field and one year of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated command of archival theory and practice; working knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards, including DACS and EAD; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team with diverse population and in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrated ability to maintain and safeguard confidentiality of documents and information collected and reviewed; 1-2 years of experience working in archives creating finding aids, evaluating materials for historical value, describing, arranging and preserving materials; experience providing reference services in an archives or manuscripts repository; experience working with Archivists' Toolkit and/or other collection management systems. Physical demands: sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching shoulder height and below, lifting up to 40 lbs. overhead, above and below waist, carrying up to 60 lbs., pushing/pulling over 60 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple and power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use, ability to tolerate loud noise, dust, latex, ability to differentiate color, use of protective equipment.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or Master's degree in archival studies, history, museum studies or related discipline; a concentration or certification in archival studies; experience working with MARC records and digital content management systems, such as Omeka.

This is a career position with an excellent package of health, vacation, and retirement benefits.

How to Apply:
Position posted in the UCSF Employment Opportunities Bulletin effective 6/7/12, for 2 weeks. Open until filled thereafter. Please submit your application for this position through UCSF Campus Human Resources at and refer to Req. Number 37682BR.

Equal Opportunity Statement:
UCSF is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to a diverse workforce.

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