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Director of University Archives & Special Collections (Brandeis)

Brandeis University seeks candidates for Director of University Archives & Special Collections (position ID 501195)

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

- Directs and manages the selection, acquisition, preservation, and provision of access to University records of enduring value and to special collections including manuscripts, rare books, and artifacts. 
- Supports the University’s curriculum and academic scholarship by developing outreach and educational programs that integrate the use of primary source material. 
- Oversees four professional staff members of University Archives & Special Collections. 
- Contributes as senior staff to the administration and management of the LTS division. 
- Advises University departments on records management and disposition. 
- Interacts with donors and coordinates requests for information from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Office of the President, among others. 
- Responsible for archival and special collections digital content, including that in the Brandeis digital asset management system and institutional repository. 
- Develops strategies for and implements the digitization of selected archival, manuscript, and special collections. 
- Develops policies for archival and special collections content in the Brandeis digital asset management system and institutional repository. 
- Collaborates in the establishment of metadata and preservation best practices and standards for digital objects. 
- Manages the Archives and Special Collections budget. 
- Applies for and administers grants supporting historical collections and digitization projects. 
- Reports to the Chief University Librarian.


- ALA accredited MLS degree, with a concentration in Archives Management strongly preferred. 
- A minimum of 5-8 years of experience with archives and special collections. Familiarity with college and university archives. 
- Demonstrated leadership ability. Strong supervisory and project management skills. 
- Knowledge of special collections, manuscripts, and rare books field. Knowledge of preservation methods and practices. Knowledge of records management practices. 
- Knowledge of copyright law, FERPA, and other laws and regulations affecting access to and reproduction of University records and special collections materials. 
- Experience with archival database applications, web-based technologies, digitization technologies and standards, and metadata standards related to the storage, search, and discovery of digital objects. Experience with exhibit development and design. 
- Experience with donor relations 
- Excellent research, writing, and public speaking skills. 

How to apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as a single document at  Elect option for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.

Brandeis University operates under an affirmative action plan and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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