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Education and Outreach Archivist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please note, this position has been re-posted as of January 2, 2018. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a current Curriculum Vitae, and complete contact information for three current references. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Librarian 2
Working Title Education and Outreach Archivist
Position Number 126294
College/Area WSU Libraries
Hiring Unit Libraries
Department Link


Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99164
Summary of Duties

The Washington State University Libraries invites applications for Education and Outreach Archivist, a full-time, 12-month, grant-funded, 3-year temporary position with the possibility of extension, located on the Pullman campus. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives and Special Collections. Start date is targeted for February 2018.

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries at Washington State University, this position will support and extend the collaborative curation model and method through educational initiatives, curriculum development and instruction. The Education and Outreach Archivist will support the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort program and the Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) by providing hands-on educational instruction, working as part of a team to develop and extend curricular modules, leading outreach efforts to potential program participants and collaborating with faculty, staff, community members and other educators to deliver instruction in person and online as part of the collaborative curation process. This position will support CDSC developed platforms and tools including Mukurtu CMS and the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal (Portal) including support for users at all levels, training aimed at tribal heritage institution staff and community members. The Education and Outreach Archivist will be an integral part of the team at the CDSC.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Education and Outreach Archivist
● Provide support and training to faculty, staff, students and community members in relation to collaborative curation and all aspects of the digital lifecycle with an emphasis on ethical and responsive stewardship frameworks.
● Provide educational support for and creation of curriculum for delivery as part of the Tribal Digital Stewardship Cohort Program in person and online.
● Support outreach and engagement activities to faculty, staff, students, community members and other partners with CDSC and the WSU Libraries.
● Maintain and expand content for the SHN including creating and updating content in multiple formats, outreach to potential contributors, support for video production and timely communication with SHN users, community members and potential members.
● Troubleshoot user needs in person or by phone, email, and web conferencing platforms.
● Provide interested parties from a diverse range of institutions with introductions to CDSC projects, resources and tools including, but not limited to, Mukurtu CMS, the SHN, the Portal and the collaborative curation method. This includes in person and remote sessions.
● Develop and run workshops in the collaborative curation workflow and model virtually, onsite, at conferences and at partner institutions nationally.
● Travel to provide training and to work directly with partner organizations/projects.
● Provide technical support and training for internal and external constituents in the use of the SHN and coordinating technologies.
● Work to extend the SHN by adding, testing and deploying new features as a part of a larger development and support team.
● Manage student workers and liaise with media production teams.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development:
● Participate in faculty governance and service as a library faculty member.
● Conduct research for publications and presentations in areas of library and information science and other scholarly subjects.
● Engage in library-wide initiatives as appropriate.
● Maintain current awareness of digital archive and library trends, digital curation workflows and models, instruction delivery and creation best practices and innovations, and content management technologies, by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations and committees, and attending workshops, institutes, seminars and conferences at local, state, regional, national and international levels.
● Share with CDSC, library, and wider University colleagues’ relevant knowledge gained from professional activities and use that knowledge to improve outreach and engagement and digital archives knowledge in the libraries and across campus.

Additional Information

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Washington State University has comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. We also offer excellent retirement programs and a generous leave program.

The University:
Washington State University (, one of two research universities in the state, was founded in 1890 as the state’s land-grant institution and has a current enrollment of approximately 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 7,000 faculty and staff. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. WSU students come together from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds from around the nation and more than 90 countries. As a comprehensive, land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach to all constituents.

View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Anticipated Start Date 02/01/2018
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

● Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire.
● Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills.
● Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
● Ability to work with diverse sets of stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

● Experience with curricular creation, educational models, instruction and outreach to diverse sets of stakeholders.
● Experience creating outreach materials, working with production teams, and delivering instruction online and in virtual settings.
● Digital archives training and experience.
● Familiarity with Mukurtu CMS.
● Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives, digital curation, and archives instruction.
● Strong attention to diverse needs, access issues, learning needs, and community work.
● Commitment to working with diverse communities.
● Willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven team environment, assist in expanding CDSC programming and projects, and think creatively, problem-solve and be flexible.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 09/28/2017
Screening Begin Date
Posting Close Date 01/21/2018
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note, this position has been re-posted as of January 2, 2018.

Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a current Curriculum Vitae, and complete contact information for three current references. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

Posting Number 20152298F

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents