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Job Description The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks an experienced and collaborative Archivist to join the Special Collections and University Archives Department as a member of the curatorial team with a primary curatorial and outreach assignment focusing on the university and greater Reno/Sparks communities. The Community and University Archivist (CUA) serves a vital role in assisting the University to foster its unique identity and sense of place, and document its significance to Nevada, the region, and the world. The CUA Archivist is responsible for appraisal of materials in all formats and will provide leadership and expertise in the Libraries' efforts to document and preserve the history, activities, and impact of significant topical areas and regional communities. All members of the curatorial team are to seek out archival materials that add diverse voices and experiences to the department's collections. The CUA will be a collaborative, innovative, analytical, and organized member of the department, working with a wide range of staff, campus, and community partners to develop and promote the collections and the archives in support of teaching, research, and learning. The CUA is aware of and participates in national and regional theoretical, conceptual, and practical developments in the field of archival studies, and cultivates external impact in the form of service to the profession and original research.
Required Qualifications A MLIS or related degree and three years of related professional work experience. Related experience: with archival appraisal and donor relations, born-digital archival materials archival policy writing, archival collections management, and/or assessment of intellectual property rights pertaining to archival materials in a major research university.
Preferred Qualifications Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory as well as ability to self-teach new technologies, tools, and concepts Appraisal and collection development experience including: demonstrated ability to strategically analyze communities or institutions for collection development purposes, experience writing and developing policies and procedures; experience applying U.S. Statute, SAA Codes and Standards, and state and local policies and regulations. Ability to work reflectively, conscientiously, and inclusively with people, such as: ability to communicate, serve, and collaborate across cultures and/or with people with a variety of perspectives, experiences, and identities; awareness of power, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and issues with archives and special collections; team-oriented, but able to perform work independently; experience building trust and working collaboratively on projects Technical skills including: training or experience in web archiving tools, practices, and contemporary developments; training or experience in archival description theory, and metadata standards and schema commonly used with archival materials; familiarity with Collections as Data and digital humanities methods University archives and organizational archives experience including: demonstrated ability to arrange, appraise, or process complex organizational materials; experience in archives at land grant institutions and/or with university extension collections; familiarity with university scholarly communications issues and efforts Outreach and public services experience including: experience providing effective and inclusive research assistance; ability to design and implement successful physical and/or digital library exhibits; knowledge of the research cycle and how it may vary across disciplines; familiarity with university scholarly communications issues and efforts.
Schedule or Travel Requirements Travel to professional conferences regionally and nationwide will be expected most years Travel to events and off-site meetings is expected.
Compensation Grade C
Total Compensation The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.
Department Information The University of Nevada, Reno is the state's land-grant university and a major research institution (Carnegie R1). The University Libraries is made up of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, which provides high-tech research, presentation, and computing spaces, inviting study areas, as well as media production including A/R and V/R services; and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, a dynamic and technology-rich environment that provides innovative, user-centered services, and active learning spaces. The University Libraries also encompasses Teaching & Learning Technologies, a campus unit that oversees instructional design, WebCampus (Canvas), and instructional and classroom technology services.
Required Attachment(s) Attach the following attachments to your application 1) Resume/CV 2) Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three Professional References 4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying
This posting is open until filled Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.
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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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