The Head of Archives & Special Collections creates innovation and change while respecting the principles and traditions of the profession, and articulates this vision to internal and external stakeholders. In particular, there will be a focus on the statewide digital preservation repository program (CTDA), the Library’s scholarly communications programs, including the Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Design at UConn, and the Library’s conservation and digital capture labs. This position serves a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University, ensuring development of, and ongoing access to, many of the Library’s unique and distinct collections for use by students and researchers.
The successful candidate will preferably have experience in an academic setting, but most importantly have experience leading an innovative and flexible archival, cultural heritage, or memory organization or unit that makes use of current and emerging technologies in the service of organizational goals and to further the knowledge and understanding of the profession as a whole.
This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of December, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (reference 2018047) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to email@example.com. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 5, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.