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Faculty and Staff Positions
The Florida Institute of Technology seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to join the Evans Library as the University Archivist. This is a full-time faculty position reporting to the Asst. Dean, Access and Discovery.
The University Archivist is responsible for managing the archival records of the university and related activities: acquisition, accessioning, processing, arrangement and description, preservation, and providing access to the records, both online and on-site. This position also manages the Special Collections of the Evans Library. The University Archivist works with departments, faculty, staff, and students on campus and with alumni and professors emeriti off campus, to preserve and share the university's history, promote the collections and raise awareness of the University Archives on campus and in the wider community. The University Archivist is responsible for collaborating with local, state, and national organizations, staying up to date on new developments and best practices, and representing Florida Tech in the community.
- Plans for, implements, and manages archival collections, projects, activities, and programs, including the acquisition of new materials.
- Supervises arrangement and description of collections according to national standards; develops tools and provides training on archival subjects and methods; participates in instructional activities.
- Provides reference services to researchers on campus and in the community; provides access to the collections remotely, online, and on-site; conducts historical research.
- Consults with departments and faculty on records management, archiving, and preservation issues; implements schedule of regular transfer of records to the archives from departments.
- Leads the planning and implementation of digitization projects and digital access methods, including selection of materials and defining protocols.
- Represents the Archives on campus, regionally, and nationally through involvement in professional associations and at related conferences and programs, maintains professional memberships; participates in professional development/continuing
- ALA-accredited MLS with specialization in archives administration, archival studies, or a related field. Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) is highly desired.
- At least two years of experience working in a university archive.
- Demonstrated expertise in accessioning or processing archival and manuscript materials, both analog and born-digital.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects, both independently and with teams.
- Experience with relevant technology platforms associated with special and archival collections (e.g., ArchivesSpace, DSpace, Omeka).
- Knowledge of and experience with national descriptive standards such as EAD, DACS, MARC, and Dublin Core.
- Knowledge of copyright, rights management, records restrictions, and legal and ethical issues affecting the privacy of archival materials.
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices associated with archives.
- Commitment to excellent customer service in conducting reference interviews and providing archives & special collections reference.
- Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a high level of productivity
- Excellent interpersonal, organization, written, and oral communication skills.
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience planning exhibits and/or engaging in outreach.
- Experience with university records management.
About Florida Tech
Celebrating 60 years of relentlessly pursuing greatness, Florida Tech was founded in 1958 at the dawn of the Space Race that would soon define the Atlantic coast of Florida and captivate the nation. Now the premier private technological university in the Southeast, Florida Tech is a Tier 1 Best National University in U.S. News & World Report and one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Ranked among the top 5 percent of 18,000 degree-granting institutions worldwide in the 2018-19 World University Rankings and named one of just 14 U.S.-based Golden Age universities in 2018 by Times Higher Education, Florida Tech is one of the nation’s Best Value Colleges as determined by Forbes in 2018. Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and aviation, engineering, computing and cybersecurity, business, science and mathematics, psychology, education and communication. Learn more at www.fit.edu.
About Evans Library
The mission of the Evans Library is to enable our students and faculty to positively influence the society in which they live by creating an exceptional learning and discovery environment. The Library will enhance their support by creating and sustaining an intuitive and trusted information environment in a culturally and technologically superior setting. We are committed to developing innovative services, programs, spaces, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, dialogue, learning, and the nourishment of the human spirit. Learn more at lib.fit.edu.
About the Archives
The mission of the Harry P. Weber University Archives and Special Collections is to:
- Document the history of the university and the fields and industries integral to its character through collecting activities and by undertaking projects of value and relevance;
- Facilitate onsite and remote access to archives through arrangement, description, and digitization;
- Be responsible stewards through the preservation of collections, both physical and digital;
- Foster and enhance understanding and use of archives through education, outreach, and programming on campus and in the wider community;
- Support the missions of the Library and the University by upholding an archival program in accordance with nationally and internationally recognized standards and best practices.
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The Library employs students throughout the academic year in Federal Work Study (FWS) and College Roll positions. FWS positions are available to students that have been awarded FWS as part of their financial aid package. College Roll positions are open to all students.
FWS positions can be viewed through Handshake. Students will receive a Hire Form from Career Management Services. When you have received your Hire Form, please contact Kristin Heifner at the Library via email or stop by her office on the first floor.
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