The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks an Archivist to be involved with all aspects of collection development and collection care for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist is actively involved with collection development decisions based on knowledge of regional history and culture, awareness of archival standards and trends, and understanding user needs. The Archivist recognizes the expanding role of Special Collections as a repository for a broad range of cultural resources. Responsibilities include processing collections to archival standards. The Archivist is also responsible for initiating and participating in outreach, reference, and collection development activities for Special Collections and Archives. The Archivist also leads and coordinates the University Archives.
Educational requirement: A Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program (or equivalent) or a graduate degree in history (or related discipline) is required.
Other requirements include:
Experience in processing archival collections, including experience in arrangement, description, and online access;
Experience with other aspects of archival work, including research assistance, outreach, and collection care;
Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;
Familiarity with various computer applications, as well as archival and metadata standards;
Knowledge of the wide range of collection formats found in Special Collections and Archives, including manuscript collections, organizational records, digital holdings, rare books, and artifacts;
The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Additional Salary Information: This is a 12-month, full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. For a complete job description and to apply, visit https://jobs.missouristate.edu/.
About Missouri State University
Missouri State University is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students [missouristate.edu/about/], located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000 [https://www.missouristate.edu/about/spfdozarks.htm]. Special Collections and Archives is a unit within the University Libraries [https://libraries.missouristate.edu/].