Archivist for Special Collections

The University of California, Irvine Libraries is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Archivist for Special Collections within the Department of Special Collections & Archives. Reporting to the Head of the Department, the Archivist for Special Collections is the archival technical services lead for Special Collections & Archives and is also responsible for coordinating and performing the processing and management of archival and manuscript collections. The Archivist for Special Collections works collaboratively within the department to set priorities and determine appropriate approaches to processing collections and preparing them for use. In addition, the Archivist for Special Collections provides service at the Department’s reference desk and may participate in instruction and outreach activities, digitization projects, preparation of exhibits, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, donor relations, and grant proposals as appropriate.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Apply via UC Recruit at: Applications received by October 10, 2014 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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