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.
Review of applications will begin on August 9, 2012 and will continue until position is filled. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/
This job description was revised on June 28, 2012
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment