Digital Archivist Education Coordinator

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Digital Archivist Education Coordinator
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5516
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary Staff Posting Details

Appointment: Part-time, temporary grant funded funded position not to exceed 20 hours per week. Hours to be determined in consultation with supervisor. Appointment is anticipated to last through May 2021, depending on continued university needs.

Position Summary: This is a 20 hour per week grant funded position that assists in providing access to the archival holdings of the Archives & Special Collections. This position reports directly to the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian.

Working closely with the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, the successful candidate will help the Archives & Special Collections with their National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES grant, which will transform access, enhance discovery, and stimulate student learning using primary materials. This position will collaboratively work to review primary source sets, create scalable lesson plans for a K-12 audience, and develop guides to promote the collections. The candidate will also assist the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian in establishing relationships with local K-12 teachers to promote the project.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Become familiar with archival best practices and primary source teaching methods.
  • Identify and curate primary source sets from Puget Sound's archival collections that are appropriate for K-12 audiences.
  • Create scalable, humanities-focused lesson plans for junior high, senior high, and potentially primary school audiences. If applicable, provide guidance to local educators wishing to use the newly created lesson plans.
  • Create supplemental educational materials, such as handouts, worksheets, etc. to support the lesson plans.
  • Learn how to use the LibGuides platform to convey the primary sources and educational resources.
  • Consult on the NEH CARES grant outreach materials and webpage creation.
  • Create relationships with local K-12 teachers and educational organizations to promote the grant-funded project.
  • Handle historic materials appropriately and with the utmost care.
  • Compile statistics for project and individual work.

Minimum Requirements /Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated understanding of humanities disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching, including lesson-plan creation.
  • Experience handling and teaching with primary sources, specifically from archives or other historical memory institutions.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage work, and meet deadlines independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to effectively work in-person &/or in a remote environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to learn, adopt, and propagate new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Preferred Requirements:
  • Master's degree in Education, Public History, or Library and Information Science.
  • Work experience in a library, archive, or museum.
  • Work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be begin immediately. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, September 17, 2020.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA