Archives Education, College & University Archives, Special Collections
The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) seeks an enthusiastic individual for the position of Assistant Professor / Outreach Archivist.
Reporting to the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the Outreach Archivist focuses on connecting user communities with UNO's unique and specialized research collections to meet the goals of the department, library, and university. The Outreach Archivist will manage and assess Archives & Special Collections' exhibitions, instruction, events, and other outreach initiatives. The Outreach Archivist leads the department's exhibitions program including collaborative library, community, digital, and pop-up displays. The position also leads and collaborates on class instruction, tours, programs, and other outreach activities for UNO and community audiences. Additionally, the Outreach Archivist contributes to expanding the instruction program through engagement with faculty and students; maintains team-based working relationships with colleagues in the department, library, and the university; and fulfills requirements of faculty status in areas of contributions to librarianship, scholarly activities, and service. This is a tenure-track position. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.
Essential Functions Reference, Instruction and Outreach Services: •Manages and leads Archives & Special Collections exhibits program including curating and collaborating with colleagues curating physical digital displays. •Plans, implements, and collaborates on class instruction, tours, programs, and other outreach activities engaging communities with collections, services, and expertise. •Participates in the planning, designing, and testing of instructional content in a variety of formats, which may include applied and experiential student learning opportunities, class outlines, videos, tutorials, quizzes, or LibGuides. •Works closely with library personnel to manage scheduling of the library’s physical facilities to support programs, events, and instruction. •Actively cultivates and promotes interactions with faculty, students, organizations, and other potential users to utilize collections. •Provides exceptional service in responding to information requests from students, faculty and staff, and the general public. •Collaborates on the selection and description of material for digital exhibits and other projects. Collection Management: •Coordinates requests for exhibition loans. •Using established archival standards and best practices, oversees the arrangement, description, access planning, preservation, and promotion of selected collection materials, such as artifact and teaching collections. •Participates in the planning and implementation of best practices for arrangement, description, and access across Archives & Special Collections’ holdings.
Additional Duties Supervisory Responsibilities: •May manage the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of student workers or interns. •Trains and supervises additional staff or volunteers as needed. Other Job Responsibilities: •Project planning and management. •Contributes to a continuous process of assessment. Participates in the collection and analysis of Archives & Special Collections data. •Participates in the creation, review, and implementation of Archives & Special Collections policies and procedures. •Develops and maintains current knowledge of advances in archives, exhibitions, outreach, instruction, and other areas related to this position by reading professional literature, subscribing to appropriate mailing lists, and regularly participating in professional development activities. Applies knowledge in continuously improving and advancing services and skills. •Participates in department and library planning. •Serves on library and university committees. •Accepts and implements other duties as assigned. Faculty Responsibilities: •Participates in cross-departmental projects. •Participates in professional activities, professional development and scholarly research and publication activities as outlined in the "Guidelines on Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Recommendations for Faculty Members of the University Library".
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Hours may vary depending on unit needs.
Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications begins May 1, 2019.
Required Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS degree or Master’s degree in Archival Studies, Museum Studies, Public History, or related field. Course work and training in archives or museums. Experience working with cultural heritage collections in an archives or museum. Ability to set and attain goals effectively. Evidence of effective project planning, setting of priorities, or project management. Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with colleagues, the university community, and researchers. Must be flexible and capable of working successfully individually as well as in teams in a changing library environment. Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience curating or designing exhibits. Experience giving presentations. Experience providing instruction in a formal or informal setting (experience prior to completion of graduate degree acceptable).
About University of Nebraska Omaha
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, UNO is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.
The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
The University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications members of under-represented groups, and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply.
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