Job Posting: Senior Archivist, University of Central Florida Libraries (UCF), Orlando
Under the general supervision of the Special Collections and University Archives Department Head, the Senior Archivist completes records surveys of University administrative offices, colleges, centers and institutes, reviews collections of private organizational and personal papers, coordinates transfer and accession of archival documents to the University Archives or Special Collections; and is responsible for the physical and intellectual control of acquired records. Sets processing priorities; trains and coordinates students and interns in processing records to archival standards, creating description including EAD finding aids and performing basic preservation functions. Processes records to archival standards, creates description including EAD finding aids, and works with cataloging to create MARC records for the collections. Assists with development of description and content for departmental website. Provides outreach and research assistance to campus offices, researchers and private donors. Assists with coordination of archival records transfers and accession of University Records and manuscript collections
Qualifications: Required: a high schools diploma and seven years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Preferred: Graduate level coursework; demonstrated ability to inventory, process, arrange, and describe historic public records series; ability to undertake outreach to campus offices, create archival records series transfer policies, accession series, and perform basic preservation functions; experience processing manuscripts and university archives; demonstrated experience to create descriptions including finding aids, specifically using EAD, and metadata creation and management, specifically using Dublin Core and CONTENTdm; ability to work with cataloging to create MARC records for the collections; ability to assist with development of description and content for Special Collections & University Archives website; experience supervising students and other employees; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of people and in a team environment; demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects, meet deadlines, express ideas clearly, orally and in writing, attend to detail, and self-motivate and take initiative. Demonstrated ability to represent Special Collections and University Archives, to UCF Libraries, to the UCF community, and to the general public.
Environment: The Department of Special Collections and University Archives maintains materials in a variety of formats including rare and special books, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, maps, media, fine art, and university archival records. The collections emphasize 19th and 20th century materials. Strengths include the Bryant West Indies Collection of over 1800 books and periodicals, as well as maps, music, realia, and approximately 400 paintings and sculptures. Other collecting strengths include the African Americana, Book Arts,
Floridiana, and tourism. The staff includes 1 faculty, 1 professional archivist, and 1 support staff. A percentage of the library materials budget including endowments is assigned to the department. For more information: http://library.ucf.edu/SpecialCollections.
The University of Central Florida is a metropolitan research university enrolling 52,000 students. The main UCF library, regional sites and branches have a collection of 1.9 million volumes, a subscription base of 18,000 serials, and serve as a partial depository for government documents and patents. The library materials budget is $5.5 million. Full-time staff of 110 includes 37 faculty. For more information see http://library.ucf.edu/.
Position Information: This is a full-time permanent University Support Personnel System appointment with benefits. Class code #093 Senior Archivist salary is $33,660/$1289.66 biweekly.
To Apply: Apply between September 25, and October 8, 2009 for USPS position number 32342 at
http://jobswithucf.com OR https://www.jobswithucf.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1253025093149
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