Digital Curator-Journalism/Mass Media

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Created: November 1, 2012


The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a highly motivated professional to exercise leadership in strategically planning, developing, and implementing policies and practices relating to the management, preservation, and access to digital media and historical documents created by the journalism profession and allied organizations.  Principal duties include formulating and executing a cohesive collection development plan for journalism records in all formats.  Leads in the appraisal, inventory, acquisition and storage of journalism collections and works with Missouri School of Journalism staff and faculty to locate and solicit important primary source materials.  Provides curatorial and archival guidance to programs of the Missouri School of Journalism and affiliated organizations. Assists the University Archivist in developing a business plan to create sustainable archival services for journalism associations and organizations.

The position will be filled at the Librarian/Archivist-II level, with salary depending upon the qualifications of the chosen candidate.  Refer to the MU Library Governance Document for further information:

The appointment is renewable annually at the discretion of the University.  Circumstances affecting continued employment include, but are not limited to, work performance, fund availability, and educational priorities.

The position is dual-reporting to both the University Archivist and the Executive Director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute, with guidance from the Journalism Librarian, and with an office in the Missouri School of Journalism or the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or a Masters Degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Course work in archives or records management with digital materials emphasis.
  • Thorough knowledge of archival and records management procedures and processes.
  • Strong customer service orientation and communication and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under general supervision and work with people in a collegial, consultative, and collaborative environment.
Preferred Qualifications: (preference will be given to candidates with the strongest combination of the following qualifications)
  • Knowledge of journalism history, photography, broadcasting or related disciplines.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in an academic library setting dealing with digital records.
  • Professional familiarity with current trends in archival preservation as it relates to media holdings and with issues surrounding the creation and management of digital objects in sound and visual formats.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal experience working in groups and across units.
  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists or other certification program.

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