As the Oral History Archivist you will join an enthusiastic team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP). In this newly established position, you will provide leadership in the areas of collection management, preservation, and discovery of oral history resources. This position will report to the Head of the OOHRP but will work closely with other faculty and staff in the Library. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
A successful Oral History Archivist will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies.
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ALA-MLIS or Master’s in a related discipline and professional archives/library experience
Leadership and management excellence
Knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies
Experience and knowledge of relevant archival standards for digital audio and video material
Experience managing oral history or ethnographic archival content
Experience in the following areas:
Creatively curating digital audio and video content
Digital humanities or digital history and the digital preservation life cycle
Archival content management systems and building ethnographic collections
Management and implementation of rights statements pertaining to oral history work
Additional Salary Information: Compensation Package
You will be offered a competitive salary (minimum $55,000 for 11 months) and benefits package in an area that enjoys a low cost of living. The package will include a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up.
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