University Library: Project Archivist, Assistant Librarian (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 10/24/16)
Open date: September 22nd, 2016
Last review date:October 24th, 2016 Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2017 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz seeks a skilled, innovative, and knowledgeable professional for a two-year temporary appointment as Project Archivist in the Department of Special Collections & Archives. Librarians at the University of California Santa Cruz are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC).
Under the general supervision of the Head of Special Collections and Archives and with direction from the Supervisory Archivist, the Project Archivist will be responsible for processing and creating finding aids for the Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Photography Collection, a very large and high profile collection that has been recently donated to the University Library. Colleagues of Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, Jones' and Baruch's collective work portrays a broad view of 20th century California - the people, politics and landscapes of the state.
The Project Archivist employs archival standards and best practices to survey, arrange, describe and preserve this collection. The Archivist is responsible for using UC Guidelines for Efficient Processing to create EAD-encoded, DACS-compliant finding aids for these collections in ArchivesSpace that will be accessible to the public via the Online Archive of California.
During the course of two years, under the general supervision of the Head of Special Collections and Archives, and with direction from the Supervisory Archivist, the Project Archivist will make both the existing and newly acquired Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch collections accessible to the public. The successful candidate will:
Process the newly acquired Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Photography Collection according to the UC Guidelines for Efficient Archival Processing
Create DACS-compliant EAD-encoded finding aids
Work with a library team on digitization strategies; make selections for digitization
Collaborate with the Head of Special Collections in publicizing the collection through exhibits and outreach activities
Work with the Public Services Coordinator to provide reference services and fulfill requests for reproductions and permissions related to the Collection
RANK: Assistant Librarian (Temporary Status)
SALARY: $47,722 - $59,057
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or a graduate degree in archival studies
At least one year of professional archival processing experience with a photography collection comprising vintage prints, negatives, transparencies, contact sheets and proof prints
Demonstrated experience with the analysis and revision of legacy inventories based on complex spreadsheets
Demonstrated experience in supervision of students or interns or volunteers in a special collections unit in an academic or research library, including training and reviewing work
Demonstrated project management experience including creating processing plans
Demonstrated experience using ArchivesSpace or Archivists' Toolkit
Demonstrated experience encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
Demonstrated experience with efficient archival processing procedures and standards.
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
Experience with or demonstrated interest in Bay Area and California history, social justice and environmental issues
Experience in fulfilling orders for image use, reproduction and permissions
Familiarity with copyright issues relevant to photography collections in archives
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Two years.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a letter of application that addresses how you meet the basic and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference*, and a statement addressing past or potential contributions to diversity. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Refer to Position #JPF00392-17T in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.
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