Archivist for Architectural Records
Ball State University
University Libraries is accepting applications for a professional position as Archivist for Architectural Records.
The Archivist for Architectural Records at Ball State University Libraries will collaborate with a dynamic community of engaged librarians, archivists, faculty, students, and working architects to support impactful learning, scholarship, and professional work at Ball State University and in the Indiana architecture community. The Libraries Drawings and Documents Archive is a special collection of the Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections and provides scholars access to over 120,000 original architectural drawings, landscape plans, blueprints, photographs, models, and building remnants documenting the history of Indianas built environment. The University Libraries generously support digital initiatives and innovative projects that advance the visibility, discoverability, and impact of its collections and services, and over 30 open access archival collections from the Libraries Drawings and Documents Archive are available through the Ball State University Digital Media Repository (http://libx.bsu.edu/).
Major responsibilities: Engage in acquisition, processing, preservation; digitization, promotion, use, and development of the collections, programs, and services of the Ball State University Libraries Drawings and Documents Archive to expand user access and resource discovery of primary source materials that document the history of Indianas built environment.
Minimum qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program OR MA in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban planning or design.
Two or more years of experience in archives, library, or museum; experience with information technology applications in an archives and/or library environment, including imaging technology, electronic databases, and web page design; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications.
Effective oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to work effectively with donors to build collections.
Preferred qualifications: Additional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or historic preservation; course work or similar archives experience or training working with architectural records; supervisory experience.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 masters programs, and 16 doctoral programs.
Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving the quality of life for all. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.