University Archivist – Minnesota State University Moorhead

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Moorhead, MN
Job Type: Probationary
Department: Academic Affairs
Job Number: 1834P
Closing: 3/7/2018 11:59 PM Central


The University Archivist is a member of the library faculty whose main responsibilities include:
• digitizing and organizing of images, papers, oral histories, student newspapers, yearbooks, etc.
• participating in local digital projects (e.g., Digital Horizons (North Dakota), Minnesota Historical Association)
• collaborating with local, state, and national historical organizations
• developing a comprehensive outreach and marketing plan for University Archives and Northwest MN Historical Center (NMHC)
• managing archival digital collections, including RED (MSUM’s institutional repository, and Minnesota Reflections
• managing the collections of the NMHC
• encouraging student growth and learning through instruction and acting as a mentor for interns in University Archives and the NMHC
• increasing student engagement and class use of the University Archives through outreach, marketing, and public relations.
• working closely with MSUM faculty and staff to assess current and future needs of the archives and to implement programs that enhance the archives
• delivering reference services related to the history and organization of MSUM and advising library and university leadership on archives standards and practices
• participating in the activities of the Library, including reference duties, instruction, and committee service.


• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Archival Studies, History, or Library Science
• 2 years of professional, full-time experience in archives or special collections
• Experience providing reference and research service to students, faculty, staff, and the general public
• Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born-digital content, computing operating systems, storage systems, and file formats
• Knowledge of digital preservation principles, digital forensics techniques, and knowledge of digital standards such as PREMIS, OAIS, TDR, Dublin Core, METS, and MODS
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and constituents in a diverse environment
• Excellent organizational and time-management skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills

• PhD from accredited institution in Archival Studies or related field
• 3 years professional, full-time experience in archives or special collections
• Experience supervising full-time employees
• A successful record of obtaining grants from outside agencies
• Experience designing displays, programs, and exhibits
• A record of fostering engagement through outreach
• Two years of teaching experience in a university setting

Application Information & Deadline
To be considered by the search committee, applications must include: resume, cover letter, transcripts from all degree granting institutions, and names/contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested for candidates chosen to interview. Completed applications received on or before March 7, 2018 will receive consideration. Applications that do not include all attachments listed above will not be reviewed by the search committee.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. The University regrets that we are unable to offer H1-B sponsorship at this time.

For questions, please contact: Lawrence S. Schwartz, Collection Management Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1104 7th Avenue S., Moorhead MN 56563; Ph: 218-477-2353; Email:

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