Community Archivist

at University of California, Santa Cruz (view profile)
Location Santa Cruz, CA
Date Posted July 11, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01099
Education Requirements ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree, or masters or higher degree in a relevant field such as critical race theory, ethnic studies, public history, oral history or archival management by September 15, 2021
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $58,365
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $89,392
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), is pleased to invite applications for the new position of Community Archivist in the Department of Special Collections & Archives. The Community Archivist will partner with local stakeholders to promote the acquisition, preservation, and use of archival materials that document the communities of Santa Cruz County employing a variety of community-centered approaches including, but not limited to, developing and advising oral history projects, pursuing post-custodial collection models, and conducting community outreach.

Despite serving a particularly diverse undergraduate population, UCSC Special Collections holdings do not adequately reflect the histories of marginalized communities of the campus or the region. In 2021 the Heads of Special Collections (HOSC) of the UC System issued a Statement on Inclusion and Equity in Special Collections, Archives, and Distinctive Collections in the University of California Libraries. In direct support of the HOSC statement, the Library at UCSC is developing a new Community Archiving Program to elevate the narratives, perspectives, and expertise of historically underrepresented populations in Santa Cruz County.

Under the direction of the Head of Special Collections, the Community Archivist will define and establish this new program. The successful candidate will partner with historically underrepresented and immigrant communities in the region, including but not limited to, Latinx, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Indigenous populations. The Community Archivist will identify, preserve, and provide access to archival collections documenting community histories, cultures, and experiences through a variety of formats. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-looking colleague who can complement, strengthen, and expand partnerships across library departments, with colleagues across campus and the larger community. We welcome applications from early career professionals looking to further develop their expertise and help shape the development of this exciting program.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree, or masters or higher degree in a relevant field such as critical race theory, ethnic studies, public history, oral history or archival management by September 15, 2021.

  • Knowledge of archival theory and community archiving principles as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework.

  • Demonstrated experience promoting the use of primary resources.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within diverse populations of faculty, staff, student, community members, and other constituencies.

  • Experience with community relations or a record of civic involvement.

For a complete list of qualifications and competencies and to apply, please visit the job posting here: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01099

The initial review date is August 6, 2021. All applications received by this date are guaranteed consideration.

This is an Academic position in the Academic Librarian Series, 100% time appointment, and is eligible for full University benefits. The successful candidate will join and serve as a member of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC).

The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their assigned duties.