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Archivist for Women Artists’ Collections, New Brunswick, NJ

By Tammy Syrek-Marshall posted 10-28-2019 16:39


Rutgers University Libraries is seeking an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented individual to fill the position of Archivist for Women Artists' Collections for the New Brunswick Libraries.   This non-tenure track full-time faculty position will process manuscript collections, prepare and encode finding aids, support digital initiatives related to women artists, and provide reference service for researchers using the Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists.   This position will report to the Associate Director, Special Collections and University Archives, working closely with staff and librarians across campuses.   This position is based out of the Archibald S. Alexander Library located on the College Avenue campus.   The successful candidate will begin immediately and must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through librarianship and service.  This is a one-year position and may be renewable.  Performs related duties as assigned.  


The Archivist for Women Artists' Collections will:


• Arrange and describe and create and encode online finding aids for the papers of women artists and the records of women artists’ organizations, including the National Association for Women Artists (NAWA) and several New Jersey women artists’ collections.  The Archivist will also work on the papers of Rush D. Holt, Jr.

Digitize and complete metadata for catalogs of NAWA's annual exhibition.

• Maintain the Miriam Schapiro Archives webpage, adding new content, and developing appropriate resources.

• Answer reference questions related to the women artists’ collections.

• Develop social media and other outreach activities related to the Miriam Schapiro Archives.

• Supervise students in processing collections.



ALA accredited Master's degree in library and information science and/or Master's degree in art history or an allied field; 2-5 years’ experience arranging, describing, and providing access to archival collections in a research library; supervisory experience; and extensive knowledge of subject matter. Knowledge web HTML and EAD markup highly desirable.  Visa sponsorship not available for this position.


SALARY:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


STATUS/BENEFITS:  Faculty status, twelve-month appointment, retirement plan, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, 22 vacation days annually.


LIBRARY PROFILE: Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve all institutions that make up Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. Rutgers University Libraries operate with a budget of $45 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALEnj, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI); use Ex Libris, Alma, Primo, and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

Organization/Corporation: Rutgers University
Job Posting Date: October 18, 2019
Source: Rutgers University