St Lawrence County Historical Association
The St Lawrence County Historical Association, located in Canton, NY, seeks applicants for the Executive Director position who can provide strong leadership for accomplishing the Association’s work to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history of St Lawrence County.
Founded in 1947 and permanently chartered in 1955, the St Lawrence County Historical Association has continued to grow and features excellent physical facilities. The present facilities include the Silas Wright House, originally belonging to Silas Wright, an important 19th century United States Senator and Governor of New York. The Wright House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Canton Village Park Historic District. A new “Red Barn” addition to the Silas Wright House was opened in 2001 and provides high quality environmental controls for artifact and archival collections, a new display gallery with excellent space for events, and a new archives patron area. Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums was awarded in 1982. Additional information regarding the Association can be viewed at the website.
The Executive Director is responsible to the SLCHA Board of Trustees and reports directly to the Board.
Provide dynamic leadership and administration of all day to day operations including: exhibits, programs, collections, acquisitions, preservation, research, grant proposals, and other activities of the Association
Develop and implement public relations strategies to promote St Lawrence County history and Association events and programs
Serve as representative of the Association to political Bodies, agencies, educational institutions, historical organizations, museums, and all other organizations as necessary
Serve as St Lawrence County Historian and interact with town, village, and city historians of St Lawrence County
Hire and supervise all staff
Oversee maintenance and upkeep of all properties of the Association
Oversee publication of the Association’s periodical The Quarterly, newsletter, and other publications
Oversee financial budget
Provide reports to the Association’s Board of Trustees as specified
Attend the Association’s Board of Trustees monthly meetings and as many committee meetings as possible
Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or other directly relevant major to the position
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices governing the operations of museums
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices of archives and management of historical records
Demonstrated through knowledge of conservation/preservation of both artifact and archives collections
Demonstrated knowledge of historical research and accurate sources of historical materials and their use
Good knowledge of financial management, public relations, fund raising and advocacy techniques
Ability to supervise staff in an effective manner
Excellent organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity and comfort with technology, especially computer word processing and spreadsheet software
Master’s degree in Public History, Museum Studies or closely related field, or equivalent long-term experience in a museum with archives setting
At least five years professional experience in a museum and archives setting
Familiarity with databases and technology relevant specifically to museum and archival collections
Salary & Benefits:
Salary range will be $35,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience.
How to Apply:
To be considered, applicants must submit all of the following:
a letter of application that addresses details of both the required and preferred qualifications
a vita or resume
3 letters of recommendation from 3 professional references, along with names and contact information (phone number and email address) for further questions of references from the Search Committee.
The deadline for receipt of all applicant materials is April 15, 2014. Application materials should be sent to:
Chair, SLCHA Search Committee
PO Box 51
Canton, NY 13617
University of Rochester
William Henry Seward Project Archivist
POSITION TITLE: William Henry Seward Project Archivist
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Library Professional I
DEPARTMENT: Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
STATUS: 3-year, Full-time Term Appointment
DATE: February 25, 2014
The Seward Project Archivist has the exciting opportunity to introduce the University’s flagship collection to a new generation of scholars. Under the direction of the Manuscript Librarian, and in consultation with Rare Books Special Collections and Preservation (RBSCP) Director and with Seward Family Editorial Project staff, the Processing Archivist is responsible for arranging, processing, and partially rehousing a physical collection of approximately 400 linear feet to reflect new opportunities for discovery; and for revising existing legacy collection descriptions to facilitate new avenues of scholarship; and making available online a single standards-compliant finding providing researchers access to all Seward-related material in RBSCP.
DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
- Finding aid revision and creation (60%)
- Create an inventory of collection locations and describe items stored in each location
- Create new finding aid that adheres to current archival metadata standards
- Assist with integrating item level description from Seward Family Editorial Project inventory into finding aid
- Assist with linking metadata for manuscripts, pamphlet and broadside collections across the finding aid and library catalog records, and for linking metadata to online transcriptions, where available
- Conservation and preservation review (20%)
- Assure appropriate housing and storage
- Identify and refer items necessary for preservation treatment, and for digitization as part of the Seward Family Editorial Project
- Reference and curricular support (15%)
- Respond to select reference, patron, and Seward Project staff requests
- Develop opportunities to connect collection to University curriculum, in consultation with curators
- Other related duties as assigned (5%)
EDUCATION / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library, information, or archival program strongly preferred. Knowledge of current archival theory and practice required. Knowledge of EAD, DACS, XML, or other descriptive standards or codes strongly preferred. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to participate in a team project, to follow technical instructions and to resolve problems. Must work with accuracy and with attention to detail. Good computer skills essential. B.A. in American History, and coursework or background in the field of archives and manuscripts, rare books, or descriptive bibliography preferred. Must have the ability to carefully handle fragile books, manuscripts, museum objects, and archival collections.
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, three-year position, reporting to the Manuscript Librarian. Salary is commensurate with background and experience. Excellent benefits include choice of retirement programs including TIAA/CREF. University of Rochester, established in 1850 is a private, Carnegie I research university with approximately 7000 students and approximately 1000 faculty. Library programs and initiatives have established it as a recognized campus partner in student learning and faculty research and teaching. Library memberships include: OCLC, ARL, CRL, CNI, TEI.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT:http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/
Reference Job Opening ID: 183006
Application deadline is March 28, 2014
Please ALSO send a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:
Kelley Kitrinos, HR Administrator
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
Email address: RCLHR@library.rochester.edu
University at Buffalo Libraries
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a Project Archivist for a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant: Processing the Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection. This is a 21-month grant-funded position. Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York.
Within the UB Libraries’ Special Collections, the Poetry Collection is contemporary poetry’s library of record, comprehensive in its holdings of first editions of poetry published in English in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection includes little literary magazines, anthologies, broadsides, criticism, reference books, ephemera, and more than 100 manuscript collections, including the world’s largest archive of James Joyce manuscripts and the archives of Robert Graves, Theodore Enslin, Robert Duncan, John Logan, Helen Adam, Robert Kelly, John Montague, Michael Palmer, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Dylan Thomas, and Wyndham Lewis. The collection also serves as a regional repository for literary presses, literary magazines, literary arts organizations, and archives of the progressive art galleries of Western New York. Additionally, there are substantial holdings of photographs, artwork, audio and visual materials, mail art, and visual and concrete poetry.
Under the supervision of the Poetry Collection’s Processing Archivist and the Associate Curator, the Project Archivist will catalog and make accessible through online EAD finding aids the unprocessed editorial and business records (273 linear feet) contained in the archives of eleven diverse poetry magazines. These archives represent different socio-aesthetic communities of national significance from feminist to academic avant-garde to verbo-visual poetry, and are composed of literary letters, manuscripts, notebooks, business and production records, and publishing ephemera.
The Project Archivist will arrange and describe the manuscript collections according to standard archival practices for DACS, including surveying the collections in order to establish a proposed arrangement; identify media and determine preservation measures; physically reorganize the collection in accordance with the arrangement plan; supervise students; create finding aids and MARC records.
MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution;
At least one year of experience processing archival collections, preferably in a special collections repository, academic library, or museum;
Experience writing DACS-compliant finding aids;
Experience with EAD, including its authoring tools (such as XMetal, Oxygen, or Archivists’ Toolkit);
Experience with archival preservation;
Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, project management, and organizational skills;
Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.
Must be able to bend, lift, and carry materials up to 40 lbs. and climb ladders and step stools to remove and replace boxes on shelves.
Experience with cataloging and preserving photographs and artwork.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary: $47,000 per year.
How to Apply:
To Apply: Visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting number 1400091.
All applicants must apply via the UBJobs website listed above. Please include contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) for three professional references at the end of your cover letter. Applications will be accepted through 03/04/2014.
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, an EEO/IRCA/ADA employer, offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance. The University at Buffalo offers a variety of performing arts, distinguished speakers, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.
Health Sciences Library
SUNY Upstate Medical University
The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY is seeking a Curator to develop and implement restoration and preservation procedures and to maximize the visibility of the History of Medicine collections through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. This position reports to the Health Sciences Library Director. Responsibilities include enhancing access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; cataloging items; digitizing photographs; preservation of paper and objects; developing a plan to organize the collections; responding to History of Medicine requests from scholars and the SUNY Upstate community; conducting tours of the collections; supervising scholars’ use of the collections; assisting with primary research; preparation of reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications; and identification of external funding in support of exhibits, programming and digitization projects.
The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; the downtown and community campuses of University Hospital, the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and the forthcoming Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit: SUNY Upstate @ www.upstate.edu ; University Hospital @ upstate.edu/hospital and the Library @ library.upstate.edu
Masters degree in History (Archives emphasis), Library Sciences, or other closely related field; professional archival experience, preferably in an academic archives; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with program planning, web based content development, digital imaging and archives related information technologies, and the preservation process; demonstrated familiarity with primary research methods and materials; a strong customer service orientation; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, fast-paced environment; and proficiency with MS Office products.
knowledge of history of medicine and experience in an academic library.
Salary & Benefits:
Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. One year term appointment with the potential to be extended. Position is open until filled.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates may learn more and apply on-line (Job # 037844) at www.upstate.edu.
For initial consideration, please apply prior to March 14, 2014. Position is open until filled. SUNY Upstate Medical University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer seeking excellence through diversity.
The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley
The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley is interested in hiring on a part time basis a person with some library and archival experience to survey record collections from various LGBT groups in Upstate New York. The records are currently housed at the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, 875 E. Main St., Rochester, NY.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with educational background and experience.
How to Apply:
If interested please contact Evelyn Bailey, Chair, Shoulders To Stand On Program at EVB16@rochester.rr.com.