Kennesaw, GA: Outreach Archivist, Kennesaw State University

Job Opening Title:
Outreach Archivist

Name of Employer:
Kennesaw State University

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Kennesaw, GA

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

Minimum Degree Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Years of experience required:
Three (3) years of experience in museums, archives or related field

Salary Range:
$36,100 to $51,600

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About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia’s colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university’s vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Department Information
1. Curate University and local history exhibits based on our collections to educate and promote
use of the collections.
2. Manage social media platforms for University Archives & Special Collections
3. Assist with grant writing

Job Summary
Responsible for managing various aspects of archival and/or records management programs, including appraisal, scheduling and disposition of University records and managing archival, rare book and digital collections. Duties may include oversight of archives and records management vendors, acquisitions, accessions and collection development, archival processing and cataloging, arrangement, description, preservation, reference, development of exhibits, outreach and working to integrate collections into teaching and learning activities at the University. Coordinates areas within a museum or archival program, including but not limited to public programming, public relations, access, installation, and outreach. Develops and implements projects, workflows, and best practices for archival and/or records management programs.

1. Manage, develop and evaluate archival or records management programs
2. Preserve, develop and interpret collections, museum and archives items
3. Develop and perform special collections management projects
4. Engage KSU and the community with collections and programs by developing workshops,
lectures, exhibit openings and other public programs
5. Manage critical collection information in management systems
6. Develop policies and procedures for records and collection management workflows and processes
7. Oversee archive and records management vendors and systems
8. Develop promotional and outreach content for distribution and provides outreach for
educational programming
9. Manage researchers and reference requests from internal and external constituents
10. Supervise and coordinate volunteers, interns, student assistants and docents
11. Develop and implement targeted outreach strategies for archival and records management programs
12. Manage and deliver instruction sessions for KSU students and faculty

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience in museums, archives or related field

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Preferred Qualifications
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
• Master’s degree in library and information Science or Archival Studies

Proposed Salary
he budgeted salary range is $36,100 to $51,600 . Offers are based on relevant experience.

Comprehensive benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to be effective with K-12, university students and members of the community
Able to work with integrity and professionalism
Able to deal with multiple projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of best practices for museums, archives, rare books and digital repositories and records management
Familiarity with the field of public history for archival and museum functions

Strong interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication, and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 25% – 49% of the time

Background Check
Standard Enhanced
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.
All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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