Gilroy, CA: Project Archivist, Gavilan College

Job Opening Title: Project archivist

Institution/Organization Name: Gavilan College

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Gilroy, CA

Application Deadline: June 23

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Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Gavilan Community College in Gilroy seeks a Project Archivist to oversee a Title V Civic Engagement grant-funded project to conceptualize and create a digital archive devoted to local research and history. This contract employee will perform activities to design, plan, map, and create the Gavilan College Community Archive collections, train faculty and staff to become contributors and supporters, and supervise one or more student assistants. The successful candidate will also work collaboratively with the archives team of librarians and faculty to draft related policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include managing the project; designing, planning, mapping, and creating an expanding digital archive, including a web-based user interface; identifying hardware, software, and hosting requirements; training student employees, training and orienting key staff and faculty; performing quality control and testing; designing and assigning controlled vocabulary, identifying when revisions are necessary and performing or arranging revisions; drafting policies and procedures for acquisition, management, end-use and access to the archive and its materials.

The position involves a high degree of concentration, technological skill, and accuracy. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and effectively as a part of a team; interact effectively with faculty and library staff; communicate effectively in writing and orally; problem-solve; focus during repetitive work and pay attention to detail and accuracy; supervise and motivate student employees.

Work will take place principally between August and December 2017; flexible schedule; some time on-site in Gilroy will be required. Hourly salary $40/hr. Please send resume and references to Sydney LaRose,

Deadline for application: June 23, 2017.


About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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