Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hampshire College seeks an Archivist

If you have experience working with a wide array of materials in a variety of analog and digital formats, find the prospect of working in a non-traditional academic environment appealing, and would like to live in or around a cluster of small, interesting New England college towns, Hampshire College would like to hear from you.
The Hampshire College Library Center is seeking applicants for the position of Archivist.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, forward-thinking archivist engaged in combining traditional archival methodologies with digital preservation workflows in the management of contemporary and legacy archival collections. Hampshire College, founded in 1968 as an experimenting school, educates for change and supports student-driven interdisciplinary work. The archivist will provide leadership, vision, planning and management for Hampshire’s archival and special collections. We see this position as being a critical role in helping to guide the library and Hampshire into a future where the lines between virtual and actual archives merge. The archivist has overall responsibility for collecting, organizing, curating and preserving making accessible primary sources, comprised of Division 3 student work, new media and analog formats that include audio recordings, film, video, printed matter, photographs, web content and special collections relating to Hampshire’s identity.

Position requires a MLS from an ALA accredited institution, with preference given to candidates with a second Masters degree in a relevant field or background in multimedia or related information technologies. Experience and enthusiasm for incorporating primary source research in the curriculum and outreach are critical. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of relevant archival experience with archival and media collections in an academic, research, or special library; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; have strong technical and metadata skills; demonstrated commitment to preservation of cultural heritage adhering to professional standards; possess the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team; and have a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community.
Salary and benefits are "competitive." The college will begin reviewing applications on 9 August 2012 and continue reviewing them until the position is filled.  For detailed application instructions, consult the position description.

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