Reporting to the Head Librarian and University Archivist of the Center for Archival Collections (CAC), the Archivist is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (HCGL). Duties include: donor relations, acquisitions, collection management, collection access activities, web content development, database development and maintenance, and negotiating legal and publication agreements. In addition, the Archivist collaborates with colleagues in the CAC on a regular basis to complete departmental priorities.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
- Serve as the reference specialist for the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (HCGL), cross-training CAC colleagues about the collections as appropriate. Cover shifts on the reference desk within the CAC.
- Oversee the accessioning and processing of materials within the scope of the HCGL’s collecting policy. Develop finding aids for the collections that are in keeping with CAC standard practices. Contribute to the development and implementation of CAC processing and descriptive practices. Train and supervise student workers to assist with processing.
- Develop partnerships with key stakeholders on and off the BGSU campus on projects that will utilize, promote, enhance, and preserve the HCGL. Assist in developing and implementing educational public programs related to HCGL, including tours, instructional presentations, and exhibition receptions and openings. Actively promote the HCGL through CAC and UL social media accounts, as appropriate.
- Conduct research on potential HCGL collection acquisitions and provide acquisition and deaccessioning recommendations. Manage relationships with current and prospective collection donors.
- In cooperation with CAC and UL staff, investigate, implement, and maintain appropriate online resources providing access to information about and representations of HCGL holdings.
- Actively participate in subject-appropriate regional societies such as the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History and the Great Lakes Historical Society.
This list of essential duties, tasks and responsibilities is not all-inclusive; individual will perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as individually with administrators, faculty, staff, and campus constituents (required)
- Strong oral and written communications skills (required)
- Knowledge of Great Lakes history (preferred)
- Demonstrated donor relations skills (preferred)
- Strong technology skills including knowledge of digitization practices and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) (preferred)
- Experience processing manuscript collections (preferred)
- Experience with maintenance and creation of digital collections (preferred)
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
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