Archivist at UA Little Rock

Come join the archival team at the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture! Job closes 11/27/2017. Start date negotiable.

This position is assigned to the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture and is responsible for organizing archival collections and for providing assistance to patrons. This position participates in identifying manuscript processing priorities that have maximum appeal and broadest impact for academic study and community engagement. Large political collections are part of the portfolio for this position as well as public outreach related to these collections and others. This position acts as liaison with faculty and other scholars on the content of the collections and its possible use in research and publication.

  • Arrange and make available archival collections using professional standards;
  • Work with a variety of archive formats, including paper, photographs, multimedia, and born-digital, according to professional standards;
  • Preserve records, documents, and objects copying records to film, videotape, audiotape, disk or computer formats;
  • Identify and assist in the coordination of grant opportunities related to CAHC collections;
  • Provide patron assistance by completing weekly reference shifts in the research room of the Arkansas Studies Institute, with occasional half-day and full-day shifts on Saturday;
  • Answer research requests via email, phone calls, and regular mail;
  • Actively participates in professional development opportunities such as conference attendance, presentations, and workshops;
  • Collaborate to promote CAHC initiatives and services through tours, presentations, virtual exhibits, social media, and other appropriate means;
  • Supervise interns, student workers, and graduate assistants on special projects in coordination with the Assistant Director;
  • Monitor, review, identify, and report processing policies and procedures for clarity and adoption in collaboration with other archivists;
  • Identify manuscript processing priorities in collaboration with other archivists and CAHC administration;
  • Write articles based on archival collections and submit to peer reviewed and popular journals;
  • Assist in identifying research projects based on archival collections for faculty, staff, and students;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge and use of basic manuscript processing techniques, such as “More Product Less Process” guidelines for archival processing, and DACS and EAD for digital encoding of manuscript and archival finding aids;
  • Familiarity with Archivists’ Toolkit is preferred;
  • Knowledge of best practices concerning the conservation, arrangement, and description of archival collections;
  • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of the history of the United States.

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