Archivist and Collections Curator
Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and
member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an
archivist and collections curator to lead, manage and develop archival and
special collections that document and support the College's mission.

The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning,
inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to
knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to
transform higher education. Reporting to the director of the library, the
archivist and collections curator manages services and spaces that support the
development, preservation and access of archival collections; and extends and
expands the Archives resource base through alumni and donor cultivation and
external funding. This position coordinates user services and outreach for the
collections physical and virtual resources. The curator works closely with
school librarians to integrate the collections as teaching materials in the
curriculum, and actively develops the collection to capture Hampshire's
history in order to create an enduring record of the institution's unique
academic program, building on and maximizing use of
collection holdings that include the official records of Hampshire College,
oral histories the Division III archive; Special Collections, including
artists books and photographic print collections by photographers Robert
Doisneau, Paul Strand, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jerome Liebling; the Barbara
Mettler Dance Archive, the Robert Lisle history of photography collection; art
and teaching image collections. Formats include new media, audio recordings,
film, video, print materials, zines, photographs, paintings, sculpture &

A MLS from an ALA-accredited institution with a minimum of three years of
relevant experience is required. A secondary degree in a related field is
preferred. The successful candidate should be skilled in all aspects of
archival collections care, which includes an understanding of nationally
accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and
description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard
(DACS); and has expertise with applicable standards
including: XML EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRACore, Dublin Core, OAIS . The
archivist and collections curator must have knowledge and experience with
collection management systems (Archivists' Toolkit, Archivespace, etc.); have
a deep knowledge of preservation practices; and experience managing digital
and print photographic and audiovisual materials. Excellent interpersonal
skills are essential, including the ability to work collaboratively with
potential donors of archival materials, faculty, students and researchers.
Candidates must be knowledgeable about digital collection infrastructure,
copyright as it applies to libraries and archives (particularly sections 107
and 108 of American copyright law.) Other technology skills include web
editing software (Red Dot or Drupal), Microsoft Office program, and scanning
software and hardware for digitization. The archivist and collections curator
should have familiarity with standard online public access systems. A
commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This is a full time, 12-month position. We offer a competitive salary and an
excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and
names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

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