Essential Functions: Wayne State University seeks a service-orientated individual to take a lead role in arranging, describing, and making accessible its print and digital collections. This position reports to the Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. This is an AAUP-AFT represented position on Employment Security System (ESS) track with eligibility for promotion. The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Archivist I, or II, based on qualifications and experience.The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs is the largest labor archives in North America and is home to the collections of numerous unions and labor-related organizations. Its collection strengths extend to the political and community life of urban and metropolitan Detroit, the civil rights movement in Michigan and nationally, and women's struggles in the workplace. The Reuther Library is home to the Wayne State University Archives, established by the Board of Governors in 1958 in recognition of the importance and permanent value of the University's official files, records, and documents.Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Essential Functions (Job Duties):Provides access to collections through the preservation and processing of records, both print and electronic, primarily through arrangement and description in accordance with DACS and other archival standards and managing collections' description in ArchivesSpace including exporting finding aids and MARC records; Promotes collections through blog posts and subject guides;Assists donors with preparation for and transfer of born-digital collections, and processes and facilitates access to born-digital records;Creates and manages digital content of labor and urban affairs archival records for the Reuther Library's online environment;Trains and oversees students, volunteers, and interns assigned to work with collections;Participates in reading room and reference services, and develops and maintains knowledge of labor and urban affairs collections;Participates in the shared decision-making for library planning, resource management, and program and policy development; Represents the library through participation in professional associations and University committees.
Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited institution in library/information science, archival administration, history, or a related field, with graduate archival study; One to two years professional experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository arranging and describing print and electronic collections, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, which must include demonstrated production of descriptive outputs applying appropriate archival or library standards, such as DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, LCSH, MARC, Dublin Core, and METS; Ability to develop processing priorities and implement processing programs; Experience using archival collection management software such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist's Toolkit, or Archon; Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills; Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks, and work effectively and collaboratively in a team-based, production-oriented environment; Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence; Dedication to expanding skills and professional growth; Ability to meet expectations for promotion and ESS as part of the Reuther Library academic staff; Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.