The University Archivist is a member of the Digital Initiatives & Preservation Unit and is responsible for overseeing the University Archives and Special Collections at Dayton Memorial Library. The Digital Initiatives & Preservation unit oversees physical and digital archives, digitization and digital content capture, circulating and streaming media, circulating media equipment, and consultation for digital projects. The University Archivist works collaboratively with members of the unit with an emphasis on physical archives, and will contribute to visioning and strategic planning. Our aim is to provide access to collections reflective of our diverse community to be used in teaching, research, and personal enrichment. This is a promotion-track, faculty position; duties and responsibilities are understood in reference to the terms and conditions set forth in the Library Faculty Handbook.
The University Archives includes Regis institutional history, the history of Loretto Heights College, and Jesuitica - the Catholic presence in the Southwest. The Special Collections are comprised of over 20 collections ranging in diverse topics related to art, cultural history, science, and politics. This includes the renowned Santo Collection, nearly 1,000 objects created in the distinctive santo style which developed in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Working at Regis University: As Regis employees, we each have a responsibility to perform our work in alignment with the mission of the University, especially with its Catholic and Jesuit values. All employees are expected to both contribute to and strengthen the university’s culture of respect, inclusion and equity for all members of our community.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application and requested documents by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides oversight for the physical collections in the University Archives. This work includes conservation and preservation for physical materials, accession and deaccession of collections in accordance with collection development policy, establishing processing plans, managing donor relations and gift agreements, and implementing measures to make collections more widely accessible.
Actively engages students and student groups, faculty, staff, and community members in establishing university archives that are reflective of the diverse voices of our community, with an aim to amplifying and elevating under-represented communities.
Actively demonstrates ethical handling of special collections that document culturally diverse and/or sensitive subjects.
Oversees reference inquiries, ensuring research requests are filled for university patrons as well as external researchers.
Conducts outreach and provides oversight for programming to engage the university community while raising awareness of the collections through instruction, exhibits, programs, and events.
Participates in fundraising initiatives including grant writing and collaborating with the Office of University Advancement.
Supervises and directs staff and student employees.
As a member of the library faculty, serves on library and university-wide committees. Serves as bibliographer/library liaison to designated subject areas. Participates in professional activities, including research, publication, and service to fulfill research and scholarship requirements for academic rank and promotion.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (Necessary for essential duties.)
- Master of Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent professional education.
- Minimum three years of professional archival experience, preferably in an academic setting.
- Ability to research and learn the intellectual scope and content of all new collections acquired by the archives, or already housed within the Archives.
- Ability to organize, mount and describe exhibits of the holdings within the Archives and Special Collections. An understanding of climate, lighting, and insect control for professional archival conservation.
- Familiarity with trends in library technology related to digitization. Excellent organizational and communication skills. Strong verbal and written skills.
- A creative and imaginative approach to library services, exhibiting a vision for education in a distributed learning environment.
- A commitment to collegiality, a team building approach to management and strong values in service and innovation.
- A clear understanding of and strong commitment to, the Jesuit educational values of Regis University and an appreciation of the Catholic heritage of the institution.
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.