Technical Services Archivist
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library
Cornell University Library’s Rare and Manuscript Collections seeks a Technical Services Archivist. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Technical Services Archivist manages RMC’s efforts to accession, describe, preserve, and provide access to archival, manuscript, photographic, born-digital, and other non-print holdings in all formats. S/he oversees Cornell’s Encoded Archival Description (EAD) program, developing policies and procedures to expand access to and use of Cornell’s special collections in RMC, the Kheel Center, and elsewhere in the library. S/he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies, technologies, and standards that facilitate researcher access to RMC’s holdings, including potential application of new standards and technologies. The Technical Services Archivist supervises staff and students, plans and manages projects, collaborates with staff and departments throughout Cornell University Library, and participates actively within the broader special collections and archives community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is Cornell’s principal repository of rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials. The Division holds over 500,000 printed volumes, more than 80 million manuscripts, and another million photographs, paintings, prints, and other visual media. Among these are particularly strong collections of early photography, the history of science, human sexuality, witchcraft, the French Revolution, the Civil War and the abolitionist movement, Icelandic history and literature, architecture and planning, new media art, and musical movements such as Hip Hop and punk. The Division is also home to Cornell University’s Archives.
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.
Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options), as well as exceptional work/life support programs. Professional travel funding available.
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by November 19, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply for this position, click here. Follow the instructions for online submission – only online submissions will be accepted. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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