The College Archivist is responsible for the publicizing, organizing, preserving, and digitizing of essential college historical and cultural items: also the management, administration and educational role of the College Archives.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Chair the Institutional History Committee.
- Prepare and administer policies for archival collection development and use.
- Initiate and maintain accession files of archival materials.
- Train and supervise student and interns in handling and processing historical materials.
- Prepare and administer annual budget of supplies and materials related to Archives.
- Maintain Archives/Special Collections Web Page
- Provide guidance and reference services to students, staff and other archives users.
- Work with classes in using the Archives, in collaboration with teaching faculty.
- College Advising.
- Processing current and incoming collections.
- Ensure the security and safety of collections.
- Care for collections through proper conservations techniques.
- Collaborate on digitization and microfilming of essential materials.
- Create displays and exhibits to increase knowledge and awareness of college history
- Give talks on archives holdings in college history to staff, students and visitors.
- Prepare and update informational materials on archives as needed.
- Liaison between Archives and Friends of the Library Executive Committee
- Serials responsibilities as assigned.
Ability to perform physical activities associated with library/archival environments.
- A bachelor’s degree and a demonstrated background, experience and/or understanding of archival work and the role of history in an institution are required.
- Must be a collaborator.
- A commitment to user-oriented archival services and excellent oral and written communication skills for lectures, presentations, and working with classes is needed.
- An appreciation and passion for Juniata College history and for working in a college environment is essential.