$55,218.55-$65,500 Commensurate with Experience for Appointment to Librarian Rank I-II
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About the Position:
SMU Libraries seeks an Archivist to catalog, interpret, and preserve archival and associated visual and performing arts materials, including works of art on paper in Bywaters Special Collections and the G. William Jones Film Collection. Provides curriculum support for SMU students and faculty and research assistance to the community. Promotes awareness of the collection with creative outreach and marketing activities, including contributions to exhibits and programs. Assists with digitization projects and digital asset preservation in coordination with the Norwick Center for Digital Solutions.
SMU is a nationally ranked private research university in Dallas, TX, with eight degree-granting schools. SMU Libraries includes six libraries on the main campus and one library at our satellite location in Taos, NM.
SMU Libraries and the SMU campus is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. We seek to hire a person who shares our values of a diverse and equitable workplace based on teamwork with a proactive and positive approach in all that we do.
- Process archival collections, coordinate preservation, create EAD-encoded finding aids, contribute to digitization projects. Processing of paper-based collections of the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection.
- Provide research assistance to the SMU academic community and outside researchers by responding to requests for access to collections, reproductions, museum loans, and including general inquiries from donors.
- Maximize student and faculty engagement with holdings by creating and delivering instructional sessions using special collections resources.
- Promote awareness of holdings through outreach activities such as blog posts, exhibitions, and by building collegial relationships within the museum, library, and archival community.
- Collaborate with special collections and archives staff across the SMU Libraries.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s in Library Science
- 1 year library experience
- Knowledge of archival procedures and policies, especially registration, conservation and preservation practices, assessment.
- Familiarity with archival procedures and policies, especially metadata standards.
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative, positive, and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, the public, and donors is required.
- Degree in humanities, visual/performing arts.
- 3 years’ experience in library, museum, or historical institution.
- Background/experience in American history, art and culture, with an emphasis on the Southwest
Expertise in issues of handling, storage, and preservation of both works of art on paper and archival collections.
- Working knowledge of copyright issues.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency with collection management systems.
- Expertise or familiarity with curation of online and physical exhibitions.
Deadline to Apply:
Open until filled. Applications submitted by November 28th, 2022, will receive priority consideration.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit:
- A resume or CV
- A cover letter that addresses the education and experience required and preferred for this position
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, email@example.com.
SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.
SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU’s retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.
The value of learning at SMU isn’t just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.
Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas
Job: Library Services
Organization: Central University Libraries
Employee Status: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 2, 2022, 9:56:39 AM