Atlanta, GA: Archivist for Popular Music & Culture, Georgia State University

Job Opening Title: Archivist for Popular Music & Culture

Employer Name: Georgia State University

Job Location: Atlanta, GA

Application Deadline: September 19, 2021

Salary Range: $50,000 to $65,000

Link to job posting: https://lib.gsu.edu/musicarchivist

Years of experience required: 1-2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The Archivist for Popular Music & Culture is responsible for managing music collections that include the Johnny Mercer Collection, country music, and Southern gospel. The Archivist will also be empowered to expand the scope of the collection to include rap, hip-hop, trap and other music influenced by the Atlanta Metro Area and the Greater Southeast. Other collecting areas under the management of the Archivist include regional radio broadcasting materials and pulp literature collections. Several substantial
endowments provide resources for managing and promoting these assigned collections.
The Archivist will solicit, acquire, and appraise materials. Collection management responsibilities also include overseeing arrangement and description activities. In addition to these duties, the Archivist will serve as the main point of contact with the Johnny Mercer Foundation and related programming, which currently includes collaboration with the School of Music to develop K-12 curricula related to the Great American Songbook and production of a biennial live concert with the GSU Jazz Band.

The Archivist will be expected to stay current on developing technologies, standards, and practices in the archival field. This position includes supervision of students and additional staff as needed. Additionally, this individual will represent the University Library by participating in professional activities at the local, state, and national level. Other expectations include instruction, oral history project management, grant writing, and donor relations. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment with associated responsibilities for scholarship and service.

On-site training opportunities and funding for travel and professional development will be provided. The position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month, non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in research, professional development, and service activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines.