Essential Functions: Wayne State University seeks a service-oriented individual for the position of Technical Services Archivist. The Technical Services Archivist will work closely with archival preservation and content management systems with the purpose of improving collection management practices, as well as the preservation and discovery of digital materials. This position reports to the Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs and is an AAUP-AFT represented position on Employment Security System (ESS) track. The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Archivist I, II, or III, based on qualifications and experience.The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs is the largest labor archives in North America and is home to the collections of numerous unions and labor related organizations. Its collection strengths extend to the political and community life of urban and metropolitan Detroit, the civil rights movement in Michigan and nationally, and women's struggles in the workplace. The Reuther Library is home to the Wayne State University Archives, established by the Board of Governors in 1958 in recognition of the importance and permanent value of the University's official files, records, and documents.Oversee archives-oriented platforms for the discovery, management, and preservation of collections Work towards integration of the preservation, collection management, and discovery systems used by the Reuther (presently Archivematica and ArchivesSpace)Collaborate with Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) Discovery Services to ensure extensibility and compatibility of library-wide tools. Articulation and application of relevant metadata schemas and standardsMaintain consistent "high-level" collection management practices through the creation of shared workflows, regular reports, and batch modifications of collection resourcesCollaborate generally with staff (specifically with Digital Resources Specialist) to develop and streamline innovative access to digital content Help conduct team-based web development using languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, and JSActively engage in shared decision-making for library planning, resource management, and policy developmentWork effectively and collaboratively in a team based, production-oriented environment, as well as independently Participate in the archival community through membership in and service to professional organizationsMeet the physical demands of the position, e.g. lift heavy storage boxes, climb stair ladders, work in a sedentary position for long durations. Provide general reference services and perform other tasks as assigned by the director.
Qualifications: Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent by time of hire; Preferably three (3) or more years of progressively responsible post-degree professional library experienceWorking knowledge of digital repositories and emerging digital curation practicesExperience using and administering collection management and preservation systems, such as ArchivesSpace and ArchivematicaFundamental understanding of DACS, EAD, and other relevant description standards, e.g. ISAD(G)Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skillsDemonstrated commitment to advancing professional knowledge through formal training, continuing education, or professional certification Ability to meet expectations for promotion and ESS as part of the Reuther Library academic staffRank and salary to be determined by prior professional experience and qualifications
Internal Number: 76_207796
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.