Archives Management, College & University Archives
Willamette University, the oldest university in the West, invites applications for the position of University Archivist. This twelve-month position is embedded in the Mark O. Hatfield Library and reports to the University Librarian. The incumbent is responsible for the administration and operation of the University Archives which is the repository of institutional record of enduring value, unique special collections (including the Pacific Northwest Artists Archive and the Political Papers), and the University’s records management program. The University Archivist is responsible for the management of physical and financial resources, planning and implementation of archives programming and policies, and security of the collections. The Archivist ensures that the collections represent the broadest possible spectrum of viewpoints and human experience in accordance with Willamette’s commitment to equity and inclusion.
The successful candidate will be a member of the Hatfield Library’s management team and directly supervise the Processing Archivist and Records Manager, student workers, and grant funded positions. As part of a team of accomplished and dedicated individuals, the University Archivist encourages professional development, service, and collaboration, including participation in Orbis Cascade Alliance consortial initiatives.
The University Archivist will collaborate with the archives and library staff as well as faculty to maximize the Archives’ and the Library’s contributions to teaching and learning at Willamette, including providing reference services, classroom instruction, public programming, and an active student internship program. Working in concert with the University Librarian and the Advancement Office, the University Archivist maintains strong and active relationships with donors and our community and establishes and communicates the vision for the Archives of the future. The incumbent will collaborate with the University Librarian and Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives to maintain an active grant application practice.
Willamette is committed to ensuring an inclusive community where members from a diverse range of backgrounds can thrive.
Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Masters in library, archives, or information science from an ALA accredited institution.
Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
At least five years of archival experience with evidence of increasing responsibility for decision making.
Experience in dealing with sensitive materials and in exposure to donors.
Knowledge of current technology tools and applications used specifically in archival setting.
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and an ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures and backgrounds.
Internal Number: R0002514
About Willamette University
Willamette University, founded in 1842, is a nationally recognized liberal arts school with graduate programs in business and law. WU has earned a national reputation for its academic standards and exemplary citizenship, values that have defined the culture of this campus for more than 160 years. Willamette University's motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of our distinguished university. It speaks to our commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of our alumni.
Willamette University is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country, Salem is Oregon’s capital city, boasting a mild climate and high quality of life. Our prime location affords us ready access to the Oregon Coast, the Cascade Mountains and a wide range of recreational opportunities. Salem’s local attractions are complemented by those of nearby urban, cultural and academic centers in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene – all within an hour’s drive of the of our beautiful campus. Oregon is home to great food and wine and some of the nation’s most b...eautiful scenery. Salem is the perfect community in which to live and raise a family.
Willamette University Values Diversity:
Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse.