The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional for the position of Community Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection.
Working closely with the curatorial team of the Southern Historical Collection (SHC), and reporting to the Director of the Collection, the Community Archivist will serve as project manager and coordinator for a Mellon Foundation grant that services the Collection’s existing and prospective community archive projects. The Community Archivist will manage a small team, document the community-driven methodology, facilitate relationships with peer practitioners and community liaisons, and develop tools and programs for community-driven archives. The Community Archivist will articulate the community-driven philosophy to all project stakeholders including but not limited to community members, library staff, and other partners. The Community Archivist will participate in Library-wide initiatives and serve on committees and task forces. This position will require occasional travel. SHC collections and programs enable users to derive meanings from the Southern past and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The SHC welcomes professional, student, and public researchers from around the world to conduct research in an atmosphere that encourages intellectual exploration and exchange, and supports an extensive program of ongoing digitization and online delivery of its collections.
Education and Experience:
Required ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree. Two years’ of professional experience in an archive or special collections environment. Demonstrated understanding of the principles that dictate archival appraisal, description, and reference as well as interest or experience in applying these principles in a community-driven archival framework. Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated project management experience, excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines in an evolving environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, researchers, and community members.
Preferred Relevant managerial and or supervisory experience. Comfort with new digital and social media tools. Strong commitment to public service, particularly to working with underrepresented communities. Experience in the acquisition of manuscript, archival, or other special collections, including working with collection donors. Demonstrated instruction skills. Experience in library, scholarly, or community programming, particularly in collaborative teams for events and visiting groups. Demonstrated experience with technologies used to describe, discover, provide access to, and promote the use of historical resources. Experience in fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship, and grant writing and administration.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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