Society of Southwest Archivists

Assistant University Archivist (Centennial Project) | University of Houston (Houston, TX)

  • 16 Jan 2024 7:38 PM
    Message # 13302004
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    The University of Houston Libraries seeks an Assistant University Archivist (Centennial Project) to arrange, describe, and preserve collections of personal papers and organizational records in its University Archives, in the Special Collections department. UH’s dynamic and diverse campus will celebrate its centennial in 2027, and the University Archives is essential in documenting the university’s history. This fixed-term project position will play a vital role in meeting the increased demands to access and engage these unique historical materials.



    • Master’s degree in Information and Library Sciences, from an American Library Association-accredited program, Archival Studies, or an equivalent advanced degree in a related field in combination with professional archival experience or formal coursework in archival management
    • Archival processing experience; experience through internships or a practicum experience will be considered
    • Proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as faculty and students 
    • Demonstrated excellent communication skills


    • Familiarity with multiple levels of archival processing, including detailed item-level and More Product Less Process (MPLP) practices 
    • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace 
    • Knowledge of descriptive metadata standards, including MARC, DACS, and data structure standards relevant to archival control of collection materials, such as EAD
    • Supervisory interest or experience as it relates to managing student workers
    • Project management skills
    Salary $63,500 to 65,000 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 Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please visit this link to apply. Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Learning, and Talent, at 713-743-9761 or

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