Technical Services Archivist
Technical Services Archivist
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative,
collaborative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Technical
Services Archivist. Reporting to the Head of the Archival Processing Section
in the Special Collections Technical Services Department, the Technical
Services Archivist will manage the arrangement and description of manuscript
collections, institutional records, and faculty papers in all formats.
The incumbent will arrange and describe archival materials according to
national and local standards and best practices; author EAD-encoded finding
aids; work in collaboration with staff in the Bibliographic Section of Special
Collections Technical Services to create MARC records for archival
collections; and participate in special projects relating to Special
Collections Technical Services work. The Technical Services Archivist will
train, direct, and review the work of graduate and undergraduate student
The incumbent will participate in University committees and other groups as
appropriate. The individual in this position is expected to be active in
scholarly and library professional organizations and the academic community.
Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative
activity are required for reappointment and promotion in rank.
The Technical Services Archivist will participate in public services with a
regular weekly reference desk shift and occasional weekend desk service.
ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science or advanced
degree in archives administration, public history or other relevant field.
Demonstrated experience with archival processing that is user-driven,
flexible, and incorporates varied approaches. Demonstrated knowledge of
principles and practices of archival arrangement and description. Demonstrated
knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to
the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated project management
experience. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with administrative
staff, faculty, information technology staff, and library and curatorial
staff. Superior interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. Evidence of
commitment to the archival profession by memberships and participation in
professional associations, and record of ongoing professional development and
**Preferred: **Familiarity with the issues surrounding the administration of born-digital archival materials. Administrative and supervisory experience. Prior academic library or higher education work experience. Grant writing and management experience.
**The University and The Libraries**
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state
university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000
students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69
doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine,
pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader
within the Association of Academic Health Science
Libraries. University Library collections include over 7
million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries
at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina
State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network
(TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff
in support of the education, research, and service missions of the
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a
diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in
North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural,
and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half
day's drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
**Salary and Benefits**
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave,
sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and
are members of the faculty council.
**Deadline for Application**
Review of applications will begin on **September 1, 2015**.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference
will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit **http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81218 a**nd complete the
online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the
name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three
professional references, one of whom must be a current
supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover
letter where you first learned of this position.
**The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.**
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