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Job Description The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks a knowledgeable and productive Archivist to join the Special Collections and University Archives Department as a member of the collections care team with an initial primary processing assignment focused on environmental and wildlife collections. The position establishes or enhances intellectual and physical control of materials, collaborates to ensure that materials are discoverable, and prepares materials for use. This position will be expected to create processing plans, write eloquent and accurate original descriptions, and process materials in accordance with archival standards and local practice (as led by the Processing Archivist) using ArchivesSpace and other software. The Project Archivist also participates in the public services functions of the department by staffing the service desk, participating in departmental outreach activities, or other duties as assigned. This is a project-based position for a minimum of one year, with possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and additional project needs.
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree and two years of related work experience or a MLIS or related degree and one year of related work experience. Related experience: Archival processing in accordance with best practices and national standards; writing biographical or administrative histories and collection scope notes.
Preferred Qualifications Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory Ability to self-teach new technologies, tools, and concepts Technical and processing skills, including: Prior experience processing archival materials; experience working with paper, film and digital materials; experience with archives collection management systems; baseline understanding of archival description, theory, and metadata standards and schema commonly used with archival materials; familiarity with U.S. Statute, SAA Codes and Standards, and state and local policies and regulations as they relate to processing archival materials; ability to carefully and safely handle fragile items; Able to manage and handle materials conscientiously so as not to disrupt their latent historical evidences 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; willingness to commit to self-reflection and critical practice Outreach and public services skills such as: ability to provide effective and inclusive research assistance Subject knowledge of environmental and wildlife sciences, conservation issues in the American West, and/or experience with archival collections on these topics Ability to work with materials exposed to cat dander
Certification and Licensure Driver's License (occasional travel to Stead facility may be required)
Schedule or Travel Requirements Travel to Stead facility may be required.
Compensation Grade B
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.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.