The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a University Archivist. The successful candidate identifies historical administrative and academic content to augment the collections of the University Archives. S/he takes a strategic and creative approach to collecting contemporary content, building on a strong foundation that includes records reflecting diverse perspectives of campus communities and individuals. The Archivist has responsibility for prioritizing and managing the processing of University collections in all formats, and employs tools and techniques, such as oral history interviews and web archiving, to fill gaps in the official institutional record.
The Archivist fosters curiosity about GW’s history through the development of digital resources and social media and introduces new audiences, including students, faculty, alumni, and members of the DC community, to the Archives through targeted outreach. The Archivist provides timely and useful information in response to administrative requests and enhances access to administrative and research information assets through GW’s digital repository.
To join the dynamic team of library and information professionals at GWLAI, please complete an online application. Review of applications will begin on December 29 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
The George Washington University's Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves, and provides access to over 21,000 linear feet of rare and unique historical materials. These include the university’s archives, as well as manuscript, and rare book collections in specific subject areas including history of Washington, D.C., history of labor, history of education, history of transportation... and broadcasting, Judaica and Hebraica, and history of printing and book arts.
The SCRC is open to all researchers, regardless of institutional affiliation or the purpose of their research. Users of SCRC include the GW community, outside scholars, journalists, family historians, and the general public. The Center is staffed by librarians, archivists, and technologists and depends heavily on student assistants.