Mayo Clinic welcomes applications for a new full-time Archivist III position in Jacksonville, Florida. An experienced archivist is being recruited to take an active role in collecting and managing the existing and emerging archival resources. Identification, collection, preservation, and discoverability of institutional collections, both physical and digital, that document Mayo Clinic in Florida's history will be the primary responsibilities of the archivist. The successful candidate will be expected to provide reference and research service to the Mayo Clinic community on the use of archival materials. The archivist will also be expected to take part in the planning and execution of exhibits, lectures and interviews that enhance the historical experience of patients and employees on the Mayo Clinic in Florida campus. The position will report to the supervising librarian on the Mayo Clinic campus located in Jacksonville, Florida. Collection and resource management will be coordinated with Mayo Clinic archivists and History of Medicine professionals working at Mayo Clinic sites away from Florida.
Under moderate supervision, the Archivist III performs professional level responsibilities encompassing library science, archival work, information management, and information technology. This position may perform work related to public services, technical services, systems, or archives. Public services responsibilities may include the provision of reference, research and educational services to faculty, staff, students, patients and others. Technical services responsibilities may include acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, database/electronic resource access and/or serials management in support of the Mayo Clinic Library system. Archival responsibilities may include development, processing, description, digitization and preservation of archival materials. Staff may also develop catalogs, manage accession/deaccession, and contribute expertise to the institution’s collections plan. The Archivist III may have supervisory responsibilities within a service area or a branch library, and may have project planning responsibilities. Depending on library setting, the Archivist III may direct work unit activity in the absence of the supervisor.
Participates on at least one library committee or task force. Occasionally provides input and assists in developing policy and decision making to support the Mayo Clinic Library system. May perform other tasks that support services, maintain workload, or provide coverage in the work unit or elsewhere in the libraries.
Identify, acquire and preserve Mayo Clinic in Florida archival collections, faculty, employee and benefactor materials, and institutional records, in physical and digital formats.
Provide reference services and serve as primary contact for inquiries regarding Mayo Clinic in Florida history.
Proactively collaborate with Mayo Clinic departments to advance the management of records and advise on records preservation.
Preserve history of Mayo Clinic in Florida through collection and management of written and oral histories.
Coordinate events and activities that enhance the Mayo Clinic historical collection.
Collaborate with other Mayo Clinic archivists and historical unit personnel to coordinate promotion and access to Mayo Clinic collections and develop resources to support academic study and research.
Participate in outreach services, including development and coordination of exhibits and lectures for faculty, staff, students, patients and others.
Collaborate with technical services and digital archivists to develop strategic approaches to description, metadata, and born-digital collections.
May have oversight for the work of volunteer staff, students or interns in support of Mayo Clinic archive or historical unit projects.
Participate on various library and institutional committees as assigned.
Commitment to participate in relevant continuing education, in person or electronically.
Please upload a cover letter, resume or CV and a list of 3 - 5 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent archival degree.
Library/archives experience, particularly
work experience in a health sciences or scientific research library or institutional archive. Requires 3 years of experience as Librarian II or comparable professional library experience.
Basic level knowledge in the following areas: information services, information management, instruction and instructional design, leadership and management, evidence-based practice and research, and health information professionalism.
Expert level knowledge in one or more of the following areas: information services, information management, instruction and instructional design, leadership and management, evidence-based practice and research, and health information professionalism.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, flexibility, and common sense
Commitment to excellent customer service and quality improvement
Ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed work environment
Willingness to independently accomplish special projects
Commitment to career development and relevant continuing education
Preferred Experience and/or Qualifications:
Certified Archivist and/or Digital Archives Specialist training or certification from the Society of American Archivists;
Experience with institutional, society, university archives or museum collections
Event planning experience
An additional advanced degree in a subject area pertinent to the position
History of relevant scholarly publications or presentations
Record of professional association participation or community service
Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!
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Mayo Clinic has been recognized three-years in a row as the best hospital in the nation for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. Our multi-disciplinary group practice focuses on providing high quality, compassionate medical care. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, exceptional benefits including medical, dental, paid time off. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!
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