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Project Archivist

Arizona State University Libraries
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 20, 2023

Project Archivist

Labriola National American Indian Data Center

Collections Services & Analysis

The Labriola National American Indian Data Center at ASU Library seeks a Project Archivist to join our team to realize a three-year grant-funded project (2023 - 2026).  This position will engage with Tribal Nation partners in Arizona using a community-based participatory approach to archives development and management. As a representative of ASU, the Project Archivist is responsible for cultivating relationships and liaising with the Tribal Nations and communities identified for this project and collaborating with our ASU School of Law partners. Together, we will co-develop intellectual and cultural property licenses or memoranda and collaboratively arrange, describe, and provide access to Indigenous archival materials.  The Project Archivist works with community partners to ensure the appropriate disposition of collections; processes archival materials; and may prepare materials for reformatting, digitization, preservation, and access.

Reporting to the Director of the Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Arizona State University, the Project Archivist leads archives work within the context of the project, leads toolkit development, and ensures alignment with university policies and practices. A successful candidate will have experience working with Indigenous communities and strong knowledge of archives, can employ a team-based approach to problem-solving, and is able to see complex projects through to successful completion.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, the ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces. Serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s research and knowledge enterprise, the ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research, learning and engagement opportunities that are unique to ASU. A strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact, the ASU Library is a space of potentiality, out of which many futures can be built and of which none are excluded. More information about the library can be found at





  • Masters degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities



  • Degree or certification in Indigenous Studies, American Indian studies, Indigenous Education, or related discipline
  • Two years of experience in academic or Tribal libraries or archives
  • Experience using current library and archival descriptive and metadata standards
  • Experience with Indigenous archival practices and care, such as the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials
  • Experience using Mukurtu or other Indigenous-informed content management systems
  • Experience with Indigenous-informed data stewardship practices and procedures, such as CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, Ethics for Indigenous Data Governance) and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Inter-operable, and Reusable) principles
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple complex and time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples of Arizona and/or Southwest
  • Knowledge of inclusive metadata description practices for American Indian collections


Salary and Rank: This is a Fixed Term, Grant Funded, Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Archivist rank and salary dependent upon experience. 

  •  Application Procedures: This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to the following :  A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references and a diversity statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to inclusive excellence.  No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: Application deadline is May 8, 2023 Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.   Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit

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