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Archivist - University & Labor Archives

Job Summary

The University & Labor Archivist applies an advanced level of professional skills to all aspects of administration of archival records, manuscript and photograph collections in all formats. The archivist must demonstrate a commitment to developing and highlighting collections that support the Libraries’ justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and reflect UTA Community. This is a non-tenure track position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates appraisal, acquisition, description, storage, access to, and preservation of University records, Texas labor, Texas political, Texas disability history, historical manuscript and photograph collections in all formats; prioritizes developing and creating access to collections from diverse persons and communities; advocates for and educates on opportunities of open archives.

  • Manages student assistants and interns in processing archival collections and developing students’ professional skills.

  • Proactively builds partnerships across the University and the community at large; deeply engaged in building relationships with communities to support collecting, preserving, and showcasing diverse perspectives and documents in the history of UTA and the State of Texas, particularly the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Works as assigned at service desk providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections.

  • Collaborates with faculty, Libraries’ public services staff, and community partners to fully integrate archives into research, curricula, and the student experience and positively engage with our diverse community. This includes inclusive outreach to UTA and broader regional communities and contributing content to Special Collections social media, FWST Time Frames feature articles, and Wikipedia/Wikimedia projects.

  • Other duties as assigned

Our future colleague will also have an affinity for our Guiding Principles. These principles define HOW we do our work. These are our Guiding Principles exemplified through how we treat our colleagues:
We Care. We care about you, your success, your growth, your passions and all that you bring to the table.
We Empower. We empower our staff to be creative, think outside the box, work autonomously, and provide resources necessary for success.
We Take Ownership. We take ownership of our organizational culture and YOU take ownership of how our culture is shaped.
We Are Extraordinary. We are extraordinary because we attract and hire extraordinarily talented individuals like you!

APPLY NOW – We can’t wait to welcome you to our team.
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EEO Statement
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Position: Archivist - University & Labor Archives
Organization: University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington,  TX 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/13/2022
  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in archival studies, history, or other closely related field, with a concentration in archival management and theory or the equivalent experience.
  • Experience working in a special collections and/or university archives including reference and/or archival processing, arrangement, and description of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as member of the UTA community.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/11/2022
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University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington,  TX 76019
United States
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