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Type of Position:
Professional Staff - Academic Affairs
University of Arkansas at Little
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan
research university that provides an accessible, quality education
through flexible learning and unparalleled internship
opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900
students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields.
Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA
Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural
community and a major component of the city and state's growing
profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer,
economic development, and job creation.
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Archives & Collections
Summary of Job Duties:
This archival position, assigned to
the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture, is
responsible for processing archival collections and for assisting
patrons. This position contributes to quality control of metadata
operations; maintains documentation on best practices and tracks
developments on standards of all types. Participation in
ArchivesSpace discussions and troubleshooting is expected.
Assistance with grant writing and implementation is an expectation.
This position is governed by state and federal laws, and
Required Education and/or Experience:
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- A Master’s degree in a field related to archives work;
- Two (2) years of relevant experience;
- Must be able to lift a 40-pound box.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Arrange and make available archival collections using
- Work with a variety of archive formats, including paper,
photographs, multimedia, and born-digital, according to
- Preserve records, documents, and objects according to national
- Identify and assist in the coordination of grant opportunities
related to CAHC collections;
- Provide patron assistance through weekly reference shifts in
the research room, with an occasional Saturday shift an
- Provide ongoing support of the department’s use of
ArchivesSpace in a collaborative manner;
- Answer research requests via email, phone calls, and regular
- Participate in professional development opportunities such as
conference attendance, presentations, and workshops;
- Collaborate to promote CAHC initiatives and services through
tours, presentations, virtual exhibits, social media, and other
- Supervise interns, student workers, and graduate assistants on
special projects in coordination with the Assistant Director.
- Monitor, review, identify and report processing policies and
procedures for clarity and adoption in collaborations with other
- Identify manuscript-processing priorities in collaboration with
other archivists and CAHC administration;
- Assist in identifying research projects based on archival
collections for faculty, staff, and students;
- Highlight archival collections of CAHC through public
- Participate in departmental strategic and topical
- Represent the CAHC on a variety of collaborative projects and
programs inside and outside the department;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and use of basic manuscript processing techniques,
such as “More Product, Less Process” guidelines for archival
processing, and DACS and EAD for digital encoding of the manuscript
and archival finding aids;
- Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and
structure standards related to the archival control of collection
- Knowledge of best practices concerning the conservation of
- Knowledge of EAD and XML, including writing and maintaining XSL
- Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse
- Superior oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
- Demonstrated a record of designing projects and bringing them
to a conclusion in a timely fashion;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience utilizing best practices
concerning arrangement and descriptions of archival
- Knowledge of the history of the United States and of the State
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three
Professional References (name, email, business title)
Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment
section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if
you want to be considered for this position.
Recruitment Contact Information:
Laura McClellan, Center for Arkansas History and Culture Assistant
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of
Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing
a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for
applicants being considered for employment. Background checks
include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry
check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial
(credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR ) check,
and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the
position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending
adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall
not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the
requirements of the position. Background check information will be
used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with
state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity
employer committed to a diverse workforce.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of
minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under
Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons
hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United
Constant Physical Activity:
Hearing, Manipulate items with
fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting
Frequent Physical Activity:
Balancing, Climbing, Crouching,
Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Standing, Stooping, Talking
Occasional Physical Activity: