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Archivist, Project

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Archivist, Project
Department School of Information (0481)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

As a Project Archivist with the School of Information, the qualified applicant will work as a cooperator for the National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Region Museum Services Program in the Archives and Records Management Division, located in Tucson, AZ. The qualified Project Archivist will work on defined projects and on a project-by-project basis. This is an appointed position expected to last for a minimum of six months and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. The ability to demonstrate flexibility in work flows and to tackle a variety of record and collection types is required.

The primary responsibility of the Project Archivist (Curator) contractor is to appraise, develop processing plans, process, arrange, complete storage upgrade and descriptive cataloging of resource management based records. These records originate from a variety of park units in the Intermountain Region. Additionally, the contractor will prepare finding aids to facilitate research of collections. Resource management records include natural and cultural resource project records, programmatic records, and records documenting daily administrative activities of various park units.

The contractor will conduct archival tasks in accordance with records management policies set forth by the Federal Government and the NPS as well as standards set forth by the Society of American Archivists. Experience with properly identifying and completing necessary storage upgrade requirements for archival preservation of all material types (photographs, maps/drawings, textual records) is also required. In addition, the contractor should have familiarity with cataloging software particularly with the use of the NPS Integrated Collections Management System (ICMS).

This position is duty-stationed at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) in Tucson, AZ but requires the ability to travel, either by flying or driving, to IMR park units to complete a variety of tasks on-site for a one to two week period. Travel may be in remote areas, with minimal amenities. The qualified applicant must be able to demonstrate ability to work closely in a team setting to complete projects in a specific timeframe and adapt to the necessary work and travel conditions.

The selected applicant must pass a background check to receive an authorized NPS access card. This process could take up to 8 weeks before applicant can have access to NPS networks and computers.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Primary duties and responsibilities of the cooperator position include:

- Identifying park service materials that have permanent value for various record groups including cultural and natural resources

- Properly processing, arranging, and cataloging park service archival records into the NPS cataloging database, Integrated Collections Management System (ICMS)

- Handling rare and fragile photographic-based materials

- Properly identifying preservation needs of paper-based and digitally-based archival records

- Ability to travel to various NPS sites to complete archival work on-site as needed

- Ability to work as part of a team in completing assignments both at WACC as well as at selected NPS units

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

- MLIS from an ALA-accredited school of Library and Information Science.

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with National Park Service policies and procedures including Director’s Order 19 (Records Management), the National Park Service’s Museum Handbook, NPS-28 (Cultural Resources Guidelines) and NPS-77 (Natural Resources Guidelines)

- Knowledge of the National Park Service’s Integrated Cataloging Management Software (ICMS)

- Knowledge of Voyager library program and Library of Congress cataloging principles

- Knowledge of archival principles set forth by the Society of American Archivists and other leading institutions

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22277
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/03/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Bruce Fulton

Open Date 12/19/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have an MA/MS or higher from an ALA-accredited school of Library and Information Science?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents