Archivist, Special Collections @ UCF Main Campus

The UCF John C. Hitt Library seeks a highly motivated Archivist for Special Collections to join the Main Campus Library Special Collections & University Archives department. Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • The Archivist for Special Collections works independently with the general supervision of the department head managing the daily operations of Special Collections and daily operations of the Reading Room.
  • Coordinates appraisal, transfer, and accessioning of materials to Special Collections and is responsible for the physical and intellectual control of these materials and high-level reference service and research assistance for the collections.
  • Sets processing, digitizing, and cataloging priorities.
  • Trains and coordinates students, interns, and volunteers in processing manuscript collections to archival standards, creating descriptions including EAD finding aids, and performing basic preservation functions.
  • Engages in outreach and marketing activities and works with donors.
  • Assists with management and operations of public and access services.
  • Assists with management of the reading room; orients patrons; provides high-level reference service for selected collections; and coordinates with appropriate curatorial staff reference services for all collections.
  • Provides general access services and patron’s orientation to the collections; provides instruction and training to University faculty and staff; assists with photo-duplication, reproduction, and publication requests; maintains appropriate statistics; and assists with scheduling temporary employees at the reference desk.
  • Coordinates exhibits and also designs, curates, and installs them.
  • Processes manuscripts collections to archival standards, creates description including finding aids (EAD), and performs necessary preservation functions.
  • Assists with preservation activities/programs for Special Collections & University Archives.
  • Coordinates the creation/development of description and content/maintenance of departmental websites.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in processing manuscript/archival collections, including in arrangement, description, and online access using professional standards.
  • Experience with research assistance, outreach, and collections care.
  • Experience working in an archival setting in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with current standards for manuscript and archival description such as DACS and RDA.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with EAD, XML, and other metadata schemas.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of collection formats found in special collections and archives including manuscript collections, organizational records, digital holdings, rare books, and artifacts.
  • Supervisory experience of full and part-time employees.
  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Public History, Museum Studies, or other applicable subjects.

Minimum Qualifications:* High School Diploma or Equivalent and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Annual Salary:* $48,722
Job No.: 501173

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