Processing Archivist, University of Nevada, Reno

By Diana Ascher April 8, 2019

University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno has an opening for a Processing Archivist
who will lead the processing activities for the department.
*Job Description*
The University of Nevada, Libraries is recruiting for a dynamic and
resourceful Archivist 2 to join the Special Collections and University
Archives (SCUA) department. This position will lead the archival processing
functions of the SCUA department, process archival materials using a
variety of tools and software, contribute to policy and procedure
development, monitor and advocate for best practices, appropriate standards
and laws, and supervise the work of others. This position will be
responsible for reviewing and establishing intellectual and physical
control of a wide range of archival materials, collaborating to ensure that
materials are discoverable and accessible, and protecting materials and
preparing them for use. The Processing Archivist will also participate in
the public services functions of the department by staffing the service
desk and participating in departmental outreach activities.
*Required Qualifications*
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in archives
management, library science, information management, history or closely
related field and one year of professional archival experience which
included appraisal, disposition, accessioning, arrangement and conservation
of documents and/or the development of finding aids and reference services;
OR certification as an Archivist by the Academy of Certified Archivists; OR
a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in history or
information management or closely related field and three years of
progressively responsible archival experience as described above, one year
of which was at the professional level; OR one year as an Archivist I in
Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and
A valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and as a
condition of continuing employment.
This position requires climbing a mobile stairs unit, lifting and moving a
40 pound box, encountering dust or other allergens.
*Preferred Qualifications*
    • Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
    • Technical and processing skills including using archives collection management systems, processing physical and digital materials, an understanding of archival description, theory, and metadata standards, and familiarity with U.S. Statute, SAA Codes and Standards, and state and local policies and regulations.
    • Ability to work reflectively, conscientiously, and inclusively with people
    • Leadership and supervisory skills including experience leading teams or managing projects, working with or supervising student assistants, and resolving conflict.
    • Experience with outreach and public services.
The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm;
this is subject to change based on organizational needs.
*Compensation Grade*
*Classified Benefits*
PERS retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and
vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along
with other benefits. For more information, please visit:
*Classified Staff Grant-in-Aid Benefit*
For more information about the Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit,
please visit:
*Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program*
Additionally, we offer a Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program for
spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of classified employees (working
at least a 50% full-time equivalent).
For more information, please visit:
*Full-time Equivalent*
*Required Attachment(s)*
*Attach the following attachments to your application *
1) Resume/CV
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Supervisory References
4) Transcripts (optional)
5) Veteran Interview Consideration (Optional)
*This posting is open until filled*
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of
eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the
recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient
number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
*Note to Applicant*
·         A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected
for hire.
·         HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of
hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will
notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest
degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first
day of employment.
·         References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the
recruitment process.
·         Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
·         As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the
Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the
ability to perform job-related tasks.
·         For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s
license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of
continued employment.
·         Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.