Primary Role

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.

Supervision Required/Given

Ability to perform physical activities associated with library/archival environments.

Position Qualifications

  • 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.