Education and Outreach Archivist

Created: October 3, 2017


Education and Outreach Archivist
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications  
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 3-year temporary, non-tenure-track
Posting Close date: October 29, 2017
Required Applicant Documents:  Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Contact Info (for 3 references)
Finalists for this position may be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
For additional information and application procedures:


Position Summary:

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Education and Outreach Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 3-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus.  This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections.  Start date is targeted for January 2018.

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the collaborative curation model and method through educational initiatives, curriculum development and instruction. The Education and Outreach Archivist will support the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort program and the Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) by providing hands-on educational instruction, working as part of a team to develop and extend curricular modules, leading outreach efforts to potential program participants and collaborating with faculty, staff, community members and other educators to deliver instruction in person and online as part of the collaborative curation process. This position will support CDSC developed platforms and tools including Mukurtu CMS and the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (Portal) including support for users at all levels, training aimed at tribal heritage institution staff and community members. The Education and Outreach Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with curricular creation, educational models, instruction and outreach to diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Experience creating outreach materials, working with production teams, and delivering instruction online and in virtual settings.
  • Digital archives training and experience.
  • Familiarity with Mukurtu CMS.
  • Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and archives instruction.
  • Strong attention to diverse needs, access issues, learning needs, and community work.
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven team environment, assist in expanding CDSC programming and projects, and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.



EEO/AA Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

How to apply


Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535.

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Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 00:22 UTC