Access Management and Political Collections Archivist
Arkansas State University
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 Queretaro, 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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