Education and Outreach Archivist

Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Education and Outreach Archivist

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 126294

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:
The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Education and Outreach Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 3-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections. Start date is targeted for January 2018.

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the collaborative curation model and method through educational initiatives, curriculum development and instruction. The Education and Outreach Archivist will support the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort program and the Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) by providing hands-on educational instruction, working as part of a team to develop and extend curricular modules, leading outreach efforts to potential program participants and collaborating with faculty, staff, community members and other educators to deliver instruction in person and online as part of the collaborative curation process. This position will support CDSC developed platforms and tools including Mukurtu CMS and the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal (Portal) including support for users at all levels, training aimed at tribal heritage institution staff and community members. The Education and Outreach Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Education and Outreach Archivist
Provide support and training to faculty, staff, students and community members in relation to collaborative curation and all aspects of the digital lifecycle with an emphasis on ethical and responsive stewardship frameworks.
Provide educational support for and creation of curriculum for delivery as part of the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program in person and online.
Support outreach and engagement activities to faculty, staff, students, community members and other partners with CDSC and the WSU Libraries.
Maintain and expand content for the SHN including creating and updating content in multiple formats, outreach to potential contributors, support for video production and timely communication with SHN users, community members and potential members.
Troubleshoot user needs in person or by phone, email, and web conferencing platforms.
Provide interested parties from a diverse range of institutions with introductions to CDSC projects, resources and tools including, but not limited to, Mukurtu CMS, the SHN, the Portal and the collaborative curation method. This includes in person and remote sessions.
Develop and run workshops in the collaborative curation workflow and model virtually, onsite, at conferences and at partner institutions nationally.
Travel to provide training and to work directly with partner organizations/projects.
Provide technical support and training for internal and external constituents in the use of the SHN and coordinating technologies.
Work to extend the SHN by adding, testing and deploying new features as a part of a larger development and support team.
Manage student workers and liaise with media production teams.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development:
Participate in faculty governance and service as a library faculty member.
Conduct research for publications and presentations in areas of library and information science and other scholarly subjects.
Engage in library-wide initiatives as appropriate.
Maintain current awareness of digital archive and library trends, digital curation workflows and models, instruction delivery and creation best practices and innovations, and content management technologies, by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations and committees, and attending workshops, institutes, seminars and conferences at local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Share with CDSC, library, and wider University colleagues' relevant knowledge gained from professional activities and use that knowledge to improve outreach and engagement and digital archives knowledge in the libraries and across campus.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.

Posting Open Date: 09/28/2017

Posting Close Date: 10/29/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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