Access Management and Political Collections Archivist

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Created: July 25, 2014


Arkansas State University (Astate) is recruiting applicants for the position of Access Management and Political Collections Archivist in the Dean B. Ellis Library. Astate, a federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

The Dean B. Ellis Library is seeking an energetic and proactive Archivist who enjoys a challenging, innovative and change-oriented environment. Reporting to the University Archivist, the Access Management and Political Collections Archivist will be responsible for duties including management of the archives’ digital initiatives, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, and born-digital collection material. The archivist will also coordinate repository processing priorities, supervise and participate in arranging and describing congressional, gubernatorial and other political collections.

Skills and abilities should include a knowledge of library services, systems, and procedures, working knowledge of archival and records management principles and best practices as applicable to digital, paper-based, and media formats; the ability to lift and carry a forty-pound box and climb a ladder to retrieve materials; ability to work closely with patrons and provide information services; excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects.

Required qualifications include a Master's degree in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archives from an American Library Association accredited degree program or equivalent academic credentials; familiarity with content and collection management systems used in archives; familiarity of issues relating to digital preservation; knowledge of metadata schemas and standards used in archives, including EAD and DublinCore.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. The Jonesboro campus has a diverse student body with an on-campus enrollment eclipsing 14,000; through outreach via web-based instruction and the upcoming establishment of a campus in Querétaro, Mexico, the university is making a global impact. A-State educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth and enriches lives in Jonesboro, Ar. A regional metropolitan city with a population of more than 68,500, Jonesboro is located 70.8 miles northwest of Memphis, Tenn. Today, the institution has more than 70,000 alumni.

This position is located on the Jonesboro campus.

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