Society of Southwest Archivists

Coordinator of Archival Processing | University of Houston (Houston, TX)

  • 08 Aug 2023 9:25 PM
    Message # 13238459
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    The University of Houston Libraries seeks a collaborative and inclusive Coordinator of Archival Processing to contribute to expanding access to unique and diverse primary source materials that advance original scholarship and critical inquiry. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the coordinator will lead the Libraries’ archival processing efforts in a manner that prioritizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and best supports the university’s mission and goals of research excellence, student success, and social responsibility. The successful candidate has an opportunity to work with a variety of materials and formats that reflect the dynamic and diverse community of Houston and the Gulf Coast region, including energy and sustainability, women’s studies, performing and visual arts, Hispanic studies, Houston hip hop, LGBT history, Texas history, and the University of Houston Archives, among others. Archival collections measure nearly 14,000 linear feet and continue to grow, alongside a rare book collection of over 100,000 volumes. 



    • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program  
    • Demonstrated experience in the management and processing of archives and manuscripts 
    • Knowledge of descriptive metadata standards including MARC, DACS, and data structure  standards relevant to archival control of collection materials including EAD 
    • Proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as faculty and students  
    • Ability to train staff at all levels  
    • Demonstrated excellent communication skills 


    • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace  
    • Familiarity with digital preservation tools and strategies  
    • Experience with multiple levels of archival processing, including detailed item-level and More Product Less Process (MPLP) practices  
    • Supervisory experience  
    • Project management skills  
    • Formal training in the archival enterprise or certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists or Digital Archives Specialist certification from the Society of American Archivists

    Salary:  $67,000 to $70,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.  

    Application DeadlineApplications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at

    Visit UH Libraries Employment page for more information:   

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