The University Archivist oversees the acquisition, processing, and
preservation of both physical and digital materials for the University
Archives and Special Collections. The Archivist takes a leadership role in
developing digital collections and an institutional repository, in
collaboration with other units in the Libraries.
Position Summary Information: The University of Dayton,
founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research
university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who
value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching,
research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and
leadership and service in the local and global community.
Minimum Qualifications: M.A. in public history or M.L.S.
from an ALA-accredited program with formal training in archival theory and
practice and knowledge of historical methodology; a minimum of two years post-
degree full-time experience working in an academic archives; supervisory
experience; demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; demonstrated
ability to work effectively with diverse user communities; knowledge of and
experience with digital access management software such as CONTENTdm, and
Institutional Repository software such as Bepress Digital Commons; knowledge
of archival management software such as Archivists' Toolkit; knowledge of and
experience with descriptive standards such as DACS, EAD and Dublin Core, as
well as markup and stylesheet languages such as XML, XSL, and CSS; knowledge
of file formats used for preserving digital information; excellent written
communication skills; commitment to the University's Catholic and Marianist
mission and identity.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with archival
management software; experience with rare books; training in/familiarity with
preservation standards and practices; supervisory experience with full-time
staff; excellent oral communication skills; grant-writing experience;
certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
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