Society of Southwest Archivists

Assistant Archivist (tenure track) for Field Acquisitions and Collections | Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)

  • 04 Jun 2024 8:24 PM
    Message # 13365894
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    The Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University is seeking an Assistant Archivist (tenure track) for Field Acquisitions and Collection. The archivist assists with collection development, acquisition, teaching assistance, presentations, and other outreach initiatives to assist Texas Tech University (TTU) students and faculty, as well as regional, state, national, and international communities of interest to the institution.  The archivist also assists in working with under-documented communities for the collection of cultural heritage materials.  Travel is necessary in the southwest region for acquisitions.  The archivist arranges and describes archival manuscripts, records, photographs, and other materials, then creates finding aids via Encoded Archival Description (EAD), developing inclusive descriptive metadata standards to accurately define and promote the diverse voices within the SWC/SCL’s physical and digital archival collections. The archivist shall exhibit the interpersonal and knowledge skills necessary to form collaborative partnerships with SWC/SCL stakeholders including, TTU, TTU Libraries, and external communities and entities. The position assists with reference duties as required, including during extended hours. The Assistant Archivist for Field Acquisitions and Collection Development shall engage in scholarly pursuits and professional activities in accordance with TTU Libraries faculty standards for promotion and tenure.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated record of outreach activities, including oral histories, presentations, and collaborations with students, faculty, and with diverse communities.
    • Strong collaborative skills to support student and institutional success.
    • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple programs concurrently.
    • Demonstrable experience with archival arrangement and description per “Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)” and Encoded Archival Description (EAD), as well as Dublin Core and similar metadata standards for digitized materials.
    • Demonstrable experience with current metadata standards and philosophies that support the description of materials documenting underserved and under documented communities.
    • Spanish language proficiency preferred.

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