Archives Management, College & University Archives, Personal Papers & Manuscripts
The University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative professional for the position of Manuscript Archivist. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and working with the department’s staff, the Manuscript Archivist will develop new collecting areas and initiatives, strengthen existing collections, and provide information and research expertise to faculty, students, and visiting researchers. Specifically, the Manuscript Archivist will lead in efforts to grow and promote manuscript collections for SCUA.
The Manuscript Archivist will work with a highly collaborative team of five librarians and seven paraprofessionals who have built a successful program of collecting, outreach, and instruction. This individual will contribute to the development of projects, programs, and relationships that will promote the collections and services of the Special Collections and University Archives department as well as the University Libraries. It is a twelve-month tenure track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly activity are required for reappointment and tenure.
Primary Responsibilities: •Oversees the appraisal and acquisition of materials and creates accession records for the department’s manuscript holdings in ArchivesSpace.
•Administers the arrangement and description of the department’s manuscript collections and the creation of finding aids in ArchivesSpace.
•Manages manuscript collections (analog and digital) to ensure long-term accessibility and preservation for research, instruction, and outreach initiatives.
•Promotes the use of manuscript holdings in teaching through participation in the department’s program of instructional sessions and workshops.
•Engages with university faculty to discover, develop, and highlight manuscript collections in support of ongoing research, teaching, and scholarship.
•Leads in the setting of the department’s manuscript collection development priorities and pursues an active outreach program that supports existing and emerging areas of collection strength.
•Cultivates and stewards relationships with donors of personal or organizational collections.
•Promotes the manuscript collections’ profile and visibility at UNCG and in the larger Greensboro community through outreach initiatives, social media, and public programming.
•Conducts the evaluation of manuscript collections to be considered for digitization.
•Participates in the department’s reference, instruction, and outreach programs.
•Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited program in library and information science.
•Minimum of two years of experience implementing best practices and standards in archival arrangement and description.
•Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the appraisal, acquisition, description, preservation, and delivery of manuscript materials.
•Experience with archival content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, or Archon.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences, such as faculty, students, donors, development staff, alumni, and the general public.
•Ability to effectively perform in a collaborative setting utilizing strong organizational and project management skills.
Internal Number: 003219
About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University Libraries:
The University Libraries support the learning and research missions of the University through its print and electronic resources, reference and instructional services, and other outreach programs. With a budget of $9 million, the collections include 1.2 million book volumes, more than 47,000 electronic and print journal subscriptions, over 500 electronic databases, and 640,000 federal government documents.
Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting, residential university and is one of sixteen institutions in The University of North Carolina System. UNCG's picturesque campus includes 30 academic buildings and 24 residence halls on 210 acres. Current enrollment totals approximately 17,500 students including 3,700 graduate students.
Greensboro is a beautiful, thriving, and civic-minded city with a population of 241,000. The city has its own Symphony Orchestra, Community Theater, Opera Company, Civic Ballet, and many outstanding public and private recreation areas and facilities. Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad (population 1.4 mil...lion), an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, and mild temperatures. North Carolina’s mountains are an easy two-hour drive from Greensboro and the beaches of North and South Carolina are three to four hours away.