Assistant University Archivist
Providence, Rhode Island
Brown University seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Assistant University Archivist.
Reporting to the University Archivist, the Assistant University Archivist will participate in all aspects of University Archives & Manuscripts with a focus on supervision, acquisitions, arrangement and description, exhibits, technology, and digital projects.
- Appraise, acquire, accession, and preserving University Archives records.
- Arrange and describe University Archives records and create and update online finding aids.
- Supervise staff, interns, and student employees.
- Manage metadata for University Archives & Manuscripts collections in its collection management system, online catalog, and related databases.
- Develop and manage projects and workflow related to digitized and born-digital collections.
- Provide reference and reproduction services to members of the Brown community and outside researchers.
- Participate in the development of programs and exhibits that promote the objectives and contribute to the vision and mission of the library and University.
- Participate in social media and website development for University Archives.
- Generate reports and statistics for University Archives & Manuscripts.
- Serve on University and Library committees.
- Participate in professional associations and activities.
- Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library and information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections.
- Minimum of four years of experience in an archives or special collections environment.
- Minimum of two years of experience.in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of staff.
- Advanced proficiency with standards for archival description such as MARC, EAD, DACS, and EAC-CPF.
- Familiarity with current developments in archival processing procedures.
- Experience with archival database management systems (e.g. Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace) and online library catalogs (Millennium or other library catalogs).
- Experience in digitization and understanding of metadata formats (MODS and METS).
- Advanced computer skills, including database literacy (FileMaker Pro or other database management software).
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment and to set priorities.
- Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and work in a team.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce bring to the workplace.
- Experience with record retention policies and schedules.
- Experience with preservation techniques.
- Experience providing reference services.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfied to Brown.
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