Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock AR
posted February 10, 2014 5:29 PM
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applicants for an Archivist (R97234) position at its primary facility at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in the Rivermarket District of downtown Little Rock. UALR operates its Archives in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System with which it works on a variety of initiatives.
The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture houses archives at ASI is a research repository that includes Arkansas gubernatorial papers, Civil War materials, Civil Rights records, and many other collections of prominent citizens as well as social organizations that document the history of the state. The Archives consists of over 65,000 records in manuscript, photographic, map, and digital formats.
Applicants will be expected to provide exceptional patron assistance, collection development advice, and have knowledge and use of basic manuscript processing techniques including familiarity with DACS and EAD for digital encoding of manuscript and archival finding aids. Applicants also will assist in the coordination of educational and public outreach programs and must have excellent communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially across units and departments is essential.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Archives or a related discipline and two years of related work experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in a field related to archives work and two years of relevant work experience is preferred. Experience with Archivist Toolkit is preferred.
UALR is positioning itself for the future by emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, high impact learning experiences, community connections, and a campus-wide commitment to student success. The campus is currently undergoing an extensive administrative and academic reorganization in order to align its assets more effectively with these priorities. This is an exciting time to be at UALR. For more information visit the reorganization web site at http://ualr.edu/academics/restructure.
Additional information about this position and applications requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.