Position Number: 997283
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Kent Campus - Kent, OH
Home Org/Dept: University Libraries - Kent Campus 
Faculty Non-Tenure Track-12 Mo
Kent Campus - Kent, OH
The May 4 Archivist plays an important role in the University’s commitment to ensuring the long-term preservation of and access to historically significant materials regarding the Kent State Shootings (May 4).
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Collection development goals include actively seeking the records of individuals and groups that have been historically under-represented in the archival record and materials that capture the legacy of May 4 in the areas of social justice and peace and conflict studies. The May 4 Archivist is directly responsible for the unit’s operations and programs relating to records, papers, books, and other materials reflecting the 1970 Kent State Shootings and their aftermath. Operational responsibilities include, but are not limited to: acquiring, appraising, accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing effective access to historically significant materials, in all formats, that are directly related to the topics outlined above. The position also participates in instruction, public services, and development of collections that document the Kent State Shootings and their aftermath. The position actively participates in outreach programs related to May 4 collections including management of the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project, digitization of selected materials, curation of exhibitions, and creation of social media content.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr.
Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Advertised: July 22, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: September 22, 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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