Job Opening Title:
Exhibits and Engagement Archivist
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University of Arkansas
Job Site Location (City, State) :
March 31, 2023
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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.
Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.