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NTT Political Papers Archivist for Senator Conrad Burns Congressional Papers

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 18016
For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Francis
406-994-4997
robin@montana.edu

Classification Title Instructor
Working Title NTT Political Papers Archivist for Senator Conrad Burns Congressional Papers
Brief Position Overview

This position will manage the processing of the Senator Conrad Burns Congressional Papers.

Faculty Tenure Track No
Faculty Rank Non-Tenure Track
Position Number 4B1216
Department Library
Division Library
Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track
Contract Term Fiscal Year
Semester Fall or Spring
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation AFMSU
FTE 1.0 FTE
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary $50,000-52,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type LOA
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Montana State University Library seeks an experienced political papers archivist to serve as Project Archivist for a one year project with a possibility of a year extension. The archivist will hold non-tenurable faculty status at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Special Collections and Archival Informatics Department, this position will manage the processing of the Senator Conrad Burns Congressional Papers. The successful applicant will complete the arrangement and description of the Burns collection, which exceeds 1,400 cubic feet of material and includes paper, photographs, video, objects, and other born-digital media. The archivist will apply uniform arrangement and description standards for congressional collections, and will contribute collection descriptions to Archives West using established archival standards. This position will coordinate with the MSU University Archivist as necessary and work with stakeholders such as the MSU Political Science Department to fashion an accessible and relevant collection for a broad audience of researchers, students, and the public.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Master’s degree in Library Science, History, Political Science or related relevant field.
  2. Coursework and training in Archives and Special Collections.
  3. Familiarity with content standards (e.g., DACS, RAD), encoding standards (e.g., EAD), authority control, and other data content and structure standards relevant to archival control.
  4. Experience in project planning, management, and completion.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Experience processing large modern archival collections.
  2. Experience working with political collections, including congressional archival collections.
  3. Experience processing multi-format collections, including collections with electronic records.
  4. Knowledge of western history, especially Montana history.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills for departmental team work, donor relations, description, and promotion of the collection.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Complete applications must include:

  • A letter of interest specifically addressing the listed qualifications.
  • A current resume/CV.

Any position working 50% or more is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at afmsu4ntt.orgor by emailing afmsu4ntt@gmail.com .

Any position working less than 50% is not represented by the Union, and is not required to pay dues. If the terms and conditions of the hire contracts change, the representational status of this position could be impacted.

The job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Primary work environment is a climate controlled classroom setting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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The Department
The College

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date November 1, 2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Complete applications must include:

  • A letter of interest specifically addressing the listed qualifications.
  • A current resume/CV.
Special Instructions
Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter addressing Each of the Required and Preferred Qualifications
  2. Resume OR Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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