Temporary Project Archivist - American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming - Position #4957 The American Heritage Center seeks to hire a TemporaryMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2005View Source
Position Announcement -- Temporary Project Archivist -- University of Wyoming
Temporary Project Archivist - American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming - Position #4957
The American Heritage Center seeks to hire a Temporary Project Archivist position, full time, fully benefited beginning September 1, 2005. The American Heritage Center (AHC) is UW's archives, rare books, and manuscripts repository. Most U.S. universities have special collections. Few have special collections as extensive and significant as the American Heritage Center. More importantly, few universities have special collections as welcoming and accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. AHC collections go beyond Wyoming's or the region's borders and support a wide range of research and teaching activities in the humanities, sciences, arts, business, and education. Major areas of collecting include Wyoming and the American West, the mining and petroleum industries, U.S. politics and world affairs, environment and natural resources, journalism, transportation, the history of books, and 20th century entertainment such as popular music, radio, television, and film.
Position Description: Under the direction of the Manager of Arrangement and Description, the assistant archivist makes manuscript collections intellectually accessible for research use by employing AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, and Library of Congress Subject Headings to perform original cataloging of archival and manuscript collections that meet all current national standards. The assistant archivist creates original local catalog records for manuscript collections and archival material, and contributes them to OCLC. May be asked to assist with creating preliminary box lists of collections, but will not engage in traditional archival processing; emphasis, rather, is on ensuring that otherwise unprocessed and invisible collections are intellectually accessible to students, scholars, and other researchers.
Qualification: Qualified candidates will have a master’s degree in history, American studies, or related field. Will have knowledge of archival concepts, methodology, and techniques; knowledge of archival cataloging systems; and understand principles, methods, and practices of archival management.
Additional Information: This position is classified as an Academic temporary employee, and will be hired on a one-year appointment. Renewable on a year by year basis for up to two years depending on successful job performance; funding has been committed for the entire two year period.; beginning 09/01/2005 and ending on 08/31/2007. The salary for the first year is fixed at $32,004.00. Benefit package includes health and life insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement, and tuition benefits for employee and their spouse. Wyoming has no state income tax. Detailed information regarding the Laramie area, the University of Wyoming, the AHC, and the benefit package can be found on the web at http://www.uwyo.edu/ . UW is an equal-opportunity affirmative-action employer. The university has a special interest in promoting diversity and internationalization. We welcome inquiries and applications from all qualified people, including people from underrepresented groups and from all nationalities.
Application: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a resume detailing relevant academic coursework and experience related to this position, and the names and contact information for three professional references, preferably by email to choskins@... <mailto:choskins@...> . Follow email with printed copy to: Cricket Hoskins, Business Manager, American Heritage Center, Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071. Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.