Job Posting: Head of Arts and Archives, The Ohio University

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Job Title Head of Arts and Archives
Position Type Existing Position Without Changes
Months 12
Applications Accepted From: Public: Open to the public
Documents that must be attached to application Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Optional Applicant Documents
Please include three (3) professional references and contact information, including email addresses.

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply before January 17, 2011.
Posting Number 3464
Job Description The Ohio University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Arts & Archives. This new position plays a key and seminal role in initiating, developing and fulfilling strategic priorities while building upon our recent achievements and the distinctive collections of the Libraries. These achievements include a recent NHPRC basic processing grant for University Archives and manuscripts backlogs, the acquisition and release on ArtSTOR of the Yao Cultural Artifacts Collection, significant collaborations with campus units on the digitization and preservation of University Archives materials, a recent Lincoln Center/NYPL exhibit featuring the Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis Dance Collection, and the forthcoming donations of significant Asian fine art and the papers of U. S. Senator George V. Voinovich. We seek an innovative candidate who is comfortable implementing change; eager to engage stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; committed to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds; and energized by an exciting future.

The Head of Arts & Archives provides leadership and direction for a new department consisting of the Fine Arts Library, the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections and the Music/Dance Library. Specifically, the department head promotes and advances collection prominence; fosters and develops relationships with units on campus to further integrate art and archival collections and services into research and the curriculum; serves as a mentor and supervisor for professionals in the department; coordinates, promotes and sustains collaborations between departmental units and with other units in the libraries such as digital initiatives, technical services, and the Center for International Collections; participates in grant-writing, fundraising initiatives and donor relations to further the goals of the department and libraries; establishes improvement goals for departmental units in conjunction with the libraries’ strategic initiatives; and serves as the subject librarian for one or more areas related to the arts. Reports to the Assistant Dean for Research and Education Services.

Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications
* A master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution or a master’s degree in history (or other relevant subject) with formal coursework or training in archival management and theory
* At least 3 years professional work experience in an academic library
* Demonstrated success leading, promoting teamwork, and fostering collaborative relationships
* Experience supervising professional librarians or archivists
* Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects
* Experience with reference, instruction and collection development in an academic library
* Experience with archival collections
* Effective oral and written communication skills
* Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic libraries and special collections, including digital archival collections

Preferred qualifications:
* Experience with collections in the arts
* Undergraduate degree in the arts
* Experience with institutional archives
* Experience writing and administering grants
* Knowledge of records management and university archives processes

Department Library
Pay Rate Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Pay Basis Annual
Job Open Date 11-19-2010
Posting End Date 01-30-2011
Job Type Administrative
Job Category Full Time Permanent
Planning Unit Library
Work Schedule Some evenings and weekends may be required
Campus Athens
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. (provide name, email and/or phone number) Eileen Theodore-Shusta / / 740-593-2989

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