University Archivist | University of Illinois Springfield
Posted on Aug 2, 2022
Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks highly motivated candidates for the position of University Archivist. The successful candidate will be a part of the university leadership team, serve as operational manager, and set strategic direction for the Archives & Special Collections unit.
Responsibilities include: archival and records management, retention and disposal of university records; and expertise in research, access, digitization, and preservation. The University Archivist develops and implements all policies pertaining to the management of the Archives & Special Collections.
Department: Brookens Library supports teaching, learning and the campus community at the University of Illinois Springfield. We offer a collaborative, fast-paced work environment that is focused on providing innovative services and resources to our students, faculty, and staff.
Campus: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois system. The UIS campus serves approximately 4,000 students and the academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The recently opened Sangamon Experience https://www.uis.edu/sangamon-experience highlights the history of the Sangamon Region of central Illinois, and includes an interactive exhibition space at UIS, a dynamic website to share and promote local historical activities, online historical research, and customized community partnerships. You are encouraged to visit the university website at http://www.uis.edu and the Brookens Library website at http://library.uis.edu/.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent degree in history or archival management. Two years of relevant experience in the administration of archival and historical records. Familiarity working with donors, faculty, students, general public and researchers. Supervisory experience and demonstrated decision-making skills. Ability to successfully work independently and to achieve outcomes within a collaborative environment. Strong customer service orientation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with collections management software and an awareness of current practices in born-digital curation. Knowledge of current standards, best practices, and emerging trends in Archives. Experience with, and a commitment to effectively work with, faculty, students, users of the archives, and/or community members from varied backgrounds.
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
How to apply
UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. For a complete position description or to apply, please go to https://www.uis.edu/hr/employment
Applications will be considered until the position is filled or the search is terminated; search committee will begin reviewing applications on August 31, 2022. Please include 3 references on your application. Anticipated starting date: November 1, 2022.