Archivist and Book Arts Studio Coordinator - 502033


Reporting to the Head, Rare Books and Special Collections, the Archivist and Book Arts Studio Coordinator will be responsible for establishing physical and intellectual control over the libraryís most rare, unique and valuable collections through archival processing, creating and editing finding aids, and ensuring efficient, effective, and appropriate processing based on archival policies and procedures.  The position assists with the acquisition, processing, description, reference and outreach regarding the Universityís archival departmentís collections as well as planning and coordinating a growing Book Arts program.  Duties will include working with a broad range of rare book, manuscript, and digital materials,. This work requires: collaboration with faculty, staff, and donors in the development and use of department materials; working within the University and external community to enhance collections and their use; outreach to internal and external groups as part of expansion of archival resources to support research and instruction; and assistance with the regular functions of the department, including reference and exhibits. 

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Archives Outreach, Processing, and Description: 

Book Arts Program:  




Pay Grade 6
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nationís first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE


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