Associate University Archivist - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for the position of Associate University Archivist, Pius XII Memorial Library, at the rank of Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment.

Duties: Prepare, organize and process archives, manuscripts, and photographic collections; create finding guides, records, and metadata using DACS, Archon, and CONTENTdm, or direct others in doing so; access, appraise and inventory newly acquired materials, and perform necessary preservation or physical preparation, or supervise staff and student workers in these tasks; promote learning and teaching from the collections through classroom instruction and outreach; respond to reference and research inquiries, and participate in our ongoing program of digitization.

Required Qualifications:

- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, with an emphasis in archives or related field.
- Minimum of three years experience working with archival collections
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival organization and descriptive standards, e.g., DACS, ISAD(G)
- Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards, e.g. , EAD, PREMIS, METS, Dublin Core
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival and content management systems, e.g., Archon, Archivists Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, Fedora
- Demonstrated knowledge of common thesauri, authority files, e.g., VIAFF, LCSH, AAT, TGM, GMPG
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to perform tasks associated with retrieval of archival materials and to move/lift up to 50lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Certified Archivist qualification from the Academy of Certified Archivists
- A second post-baccalaureate degree in a relevant subject area from an accredited institution of higher education
- Demonstrated knowledge of the OAIS model
- Demonstrated knowledge of applicable domain knowledge areas, e.g., Jesuit history, Catholic history, Saint Louis regional history.

Interested candidates should apply online at Please include a cover letter and CV. We offer a competitive salary, attractive benefits including retirement program, insurance, tuition remission, vacation, and holidays.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and application from women and minorities.

Recruiting Range

Salary commensurate with experience  

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
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Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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