Job posting: University archivist

Clemson Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented University Archivist. The archivist will provide leadership and expertise in: archives and records administration; access to university records and archives in all formats; and instructional activities and research support. The University Archives serves as the official “institutional memory” of the University, providing long-term preservation and access to the collection documenting its development and history and is part of the Special Collections and Archives department.

Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Required qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • 2 years of experience working in archives or special collections environment.
  • Demonstrated experience processing archival collections and creating finding aids.
  • Evidence of knowledge of current trends in the archival profession.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively within and across teams.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic or research library/archives.
  • Experience working with institutional records.
  • Experience providing instruction with primary sources.
  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of ArchiveSpace.
  • Training and/or supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with oral history methodology.

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and names and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio: Applications received by April 25, 2024 will be guaranteed consideration.