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Exhibits and Engagement Archivist
Under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Special Collections, the Exhibits and Engagement Archivist provides leadership for Special Collections exhibits and public programs. The archivist will proactively engage with library colleagues, university partners, and the community to make Special Collections resources accessible and available to all through exhibit curation and management, research services, contributions to print and online media, and program development. The archivist will be responsible for coordinating and managing the Special Collections exhibit program in a newly expanded and renovated space, including fostering collaborations among faculty and staff curators within the University Libraries, across the university campus, and with community partners. In collaboration with the Special Collections outreach team, the archivist will take a lead role in developing partnerships and programming with teaching faculty, campus stakeholders, community members, K-12 educators, and organizations to engage the university and the community with Special Collections, particularly as they relate to the exhibits program. In addition, the archivist is a key partner in the Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts’ (AFTA) outreach efforts. The archivist will coordinate Special Collections’ contributions to the library’s social media platforms and provide expert service to users through research support and consultations, the creation of research guides and related tools that enhance the discovery and use of Special Collections, and contributing to digital projects. The archivist may collaborate with the outreach team to integrate the use of collections into the university curriculum.
Along with professional performance, the responsibilities of this position include research and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas.
The successful candidate should possess a willingness and ability to work with diverse constituencies; a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with team members, colleagues, community partners, and patrons; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
For the full posting, or to apply, please go to https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Exhibits-and-Engagement-Archivist_R0033592
Position: Exhibits and Engagement Archivist
Organization: Univeristy of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville,  AR 
United States
Salary: Starting salary: $55,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Posting Start Date: 3/13/2023
Date Posted: 3/13/2023
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent, or a master’s degree in a related field with certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with standards and best practices for the care, management, and exhibition of special collections materials
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience with curating and installing exhibits in special collections, archives, libraries, or museums
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference and research assistance in a special collections or archival context
  • Demonstrated experience creating partnerships with teaching faculty, campus centers, and/or community partners
  • Demonstrated experience creating learning activities using special collections materials  
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Familiarity with the ACRL RBMS-SAA Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy
  • Commitment to serving the needs and interests of a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members
  • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in an organizational context
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and customers
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
Status: This listing expires on: 5/12/2023
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Organization Information
Univeristy of Arkansas
1001 E Sain UPTW 101

Fayetteville,  AR 72703
United States
(479) 575-3080
Kim Anderson