Assistant Archivist – Texas Tech University – Lubbock, TX

Position Description
Responsible for assisting the Archivist in the maintenance of the archive collections.

Major/Essential Functions
The Vietnam Center & Archive is accepting applications for a Special Projects Archivist.  This position will work on large projects for the Archive of Modern Warfare and the Vietnam Archive, starting with creating a portal for archiving and preserving born digital photographs, letters, emails, and other materials from Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.  This project will also include outreach to veterans to encourage them to donate their materials to the portal.  This particular project is funded by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and will last for approximately one year.  After the grant project has expired, this position will work on special projects, to include the processing of large collections, for the Vietnam Archive.  Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged, and service to the department, college, university, and community is expected. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track permanent position reporting to the Director of the Vietnam Center & Archive.

Major job duties include:

  • Handle donor relations for the Archive of Modern American Warfare and oversee the acquisition of collections and their transfer to the facility.
  • Accession and appraise new collections, and see to their preservation.
  • Establish and update policies governing the creation and maintenance of the AMAW digital portal.
  • Help manage digital assets created from digitized collections and born digital donations.
  • Create and maintain accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases, incorporating current advances in electronic information storage technology to include born digital records.
  • Work on large projects for the Vietnam Archive as assigned.
  • Arrange, describe, and process archival collections.
  • Prepare archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information.
  • Work with other staff and student assistants to complete projects.
  • Ability to lift 50 lb. boxes and work in an environment where exposure to dust and mold is possible.

Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged, and service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Occasional Duties
Help with institutional programs and events, and serve on internal committees to help plan, fund, and execute these event.

Required Qualifications
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Knowledge of basic genealogy research.
Preferred Qualifications
One to two years of professional archival experience.  Certified Archivist status is preferred, but not required.

EEO Statement
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Required Attachments
Professional/Personal References
Resume / CV
Cover Letter

Pay Basis
Monthly

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Schedule Details
Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00 with occasional evening and weekend hours.

http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php

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