East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: The University Archives, a component of the Special Collections Department, a unit of Academic Library Services, is the official repository for the records of East Carolina University. The University Archives operates according to the management of all records created, received and maintained by the university, and ensures that the records determined to have enduring value are preserved and made available for research.
Services provided by University Archives and Records Management: Appraisal and selection of records; management and disposition of non-permanent records; archival management and public services and outreach. Records management responsibilities: Developing policies pertaining to the retention and destruction of university records to conform to state and federal regulations and university policies; supervises Assistant Records, Record Center managers and Assistant University Archivist in processing of archival materials. Archives Management: Develops policies to determine retention and use of permanent records, including electronic records; processes permanent and other records of historic value. Develops policies pertaining to archival collection development; works with donors of alumni, faculty and staff papers. Public Services and Outreach: Provides regular reference service and instructuion relating to university records; serves in a regular rotation with staff members on the departmental service desk; some weekends and evening hours will be required. Coordinates outreach to the campus and community and developing exhibits and special projects.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum/Required Qualifications: Master's degree in library or information science (or international equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program or a master's degree in public history, archival studies, history, or a closely related field; minimum of 3 years of experience in the application of current archival standards for appraisal, selection, acquisition, arrangement and description of archival records; records management experience; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of records management standards, including legal and fiscal issues governing university records; including electronic records; knowledge of and experience with the identification and management of confidential and other sensitive records; knowledge of electronic records management and digital preservation issues; public service experience; knowledge of database systems and applications; working knowledge of metadata and encoding standards; superior interpersonal and written communication skills; ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Second master's degree in a related field; experience with the organizational structure of academic institutions; experience with Archivist's Toolkit Aeon and Versatile Professional; experience with electronic records management systems; supervisory experience; certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; certification by the Institute of Certified Records Managers; experience with public programs, exhibits and outreach.
Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile on-line in order to be considered for the position. Candidates should also submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, with contact information including both email and mailing addresses, online.
Finalists may be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.
Date Initial Screening Begins: 01-05-2014
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled