Here are three open positions recently posted on the Society of Tennessee Archivists Facebook page which qualified applicants may want to check out…
- College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Appalachian Studies & Services, Archives of Appalachia, Professional, Level 7. Position contingent upon grant funding. Effective January 2012. Essential functions: Responsible for all aspects of collections work, including appraisal, acquisitions, arrangement, cataloging, description, and preservation. Includes digital collections management and web outreach. Assists in grant preparation and donor relations. Supervises student assistants. M.A. degree required with coursework in archival studies or related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent computer skills. Ability to move 40 lb. box and tolerate exposure to dust/mold. Prefer individual with archives or library experience. To learn more about the Archives of Appalachia, visit their website at http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/.
- The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for the Modern Political Archivist. We are seeking an organized, goal-oriented, and creative professional to process and manage the collections. This non-tenure track faculty position is in the Special Collections department, a service-oriented team that provides access to rare and unique primary materials in support of the research community. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program. Knowledge of current issues and trends in archival practices. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of archival descriptive standards such as Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Familiarity with preservation practices. Understanding of digital projects and digitization standards. Evidence of strong technical and computer skills. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative environment and work independently. Commitment to providing quality service. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in archives or special collections. Experience with Archivist’s Toolkit. Familiarity with one or more metadata standards such as MODS, METS, Dublin Core, DACS, and OAI_PMH. Familiarity with html and css. Coursework in political science. Project management experience and demonstrated leadership skills. Experience providing reference services. Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/employ/faculty/mpa.html.
- The Governor John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA) is recruiting applicants for the part-time position of Assistant Director for the Marble Springs State Historic Site in Knoxville, Tennessee. Marble Springs was the last home of John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee, and includes five historic structures and other outbuildings on a 35-acre site. We host a variety of events that pertain to the life and times of the late 18th and early 19th-centuries. Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, History, Public History, or related field. Professional experience comparable to above education will be considered. Successful applicants will have computer knowledge; have an interest in public history and general knowledge of non-profit organizations. Familiarity with collections care, Appalachian frontier history and living history is highly desirable, experience in education or a museum-related field is an asset. Visit the MuseumProfessionals.org website at http://www.museumprofessionals.org/forum/administration-jobs/7574-assistant-director-knoxville-tn-usa.html for additional information.