Masters Degree – preferably from an ALA accredited program, or comparable advanced degree required.
5-7 years of archives and special collections administrative experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
An understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including knowledge of collection management systems.
An understanding of the basic history, theory, and professional practices relating to materials generally found in special collections research libraries, including but not limited to rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera, archives, manuscripts, original artwork, audiovisual media, and digital materials.
An understanding of the basic theory and practice of collection development as these concepts apply to building and shaping collections, to identifying sources for particular materials, to donor relations, and to managing funds.
Knowledge of intellectual property rights, copyright, rights management, patron and donor privacy, and other legal issues, especially as they apply to primary materials in various formats.
Skill in planning and implementing programs and publications to a variety of audiences that promote and interpret the collections, such as exhibits, conferences, guest lectures, public speaking, and other active forms of outreach
An understanding of staffing and environments that balances the needs of researchers with the security and preservation needs of collections that include fragile, unique, and special-format items.
Experience with social media and web content management.