University Archivist

Full time

Created: July 20, 2012
Pittsburgh
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Description

The University Archivist coordinates and manages a program of digital, multimedia and paper based records and historical documents in the University Archives. The University Archivist will help define and apply the methodology and standards for archival best practices to born digital and digitized collections. The University Archivist will develop and maintain plans, specifications, procedures and manuals to support the effective collection and management of all archival content. The University Archivist will shape the Archives online presence and marketing of collections and services to the University community and the public. The University Archivist will identify and collect University content of enduring value. The University Archivist will prepare and maintain finding aids and coordinate original cataloging using best practices and standards including DACS, EAD and MARC. The University Archivist will provide support for the information managment system from PTFS called ArchivalWare. The University Archivist provides reference services and supports research and scholarship, identifies outside funding sources and prepares grant proposals, supervises the activities of project staff and graduate assistants, engages in professional activities and participates in various University or Libraries committees and groups as elected or appointed.

To apply for this position, submit letter of application and resume along with names and contact information for three professional references. This position requires a background check performed by Human Resources.

This faculty position is governed by the Librarian-Archivist track.

Qualifications:

Minimum:
  • Education: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or Master's degree in archival studies or relevant subject/field.
  • Licenses: Valid driver's license.
  • Experience: Knowledge about issues pertaining to the management of institutional records. Experience with electronic records management and digital preservation issues. Knowledge of descriptive metadata standards including MARC, DACS, Dublin Core and of data structure standards relevant to archival control of digital collection material including EAD.
  • Skills: Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate successfully with a broad range of personnel from various campus departments including administrators, students, faculty, donors and alumni. Understanding of copyright issues in a digital environment. Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects effectively. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision, flexibility, service orientation.
  • Physical Mobility: Ability to lift and move a 40-lb. box.
Preferred:
  • Experience: 2-3 years experience working with historical collections in a library/archives or museum setting. Experience with social media, exhibitions or grant-writing to advance digital projects. Experience with digital repository platform(s) and with XML and digital content creation/transformation tools. Experience working with the ArchivalWare system from PTFS.

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