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Librarian II, Librarian III or Librarian IV (Art Archivist Librarian)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
UHM Library Services
Manoa, Hamilton Library
Date Posted:
February 08, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins March 15, 2017
Salary Information:
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
To begin approximately July 2017, pending position clearance and/or availability of funding.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The UHM Library is seeking an Art Archivist Librarian to be principally responsible for curating and managing all aspects of the Jean Charlot Collection (JCC), which includes work by and about other artists of Hawai‘i (David Asherman, Francis Haar, John Kelly and Juliette May Fraser to name a few), as well as related archival holdings. This position is also responsible for establishing physical management of, and processing procedures for, non-standard format materials and collections, including but not limited to artwork and large-format items, such as Hawaii architectural drawings (Vladimir Ossipoff, Spencer Leineweber and others). This individual will work collaboratively with colleagues in the cataloging department (to enhance intellectual access) and preservation department (to maintain materials in the collections). The Art Archivist Librarian actively promotes the collection locally and establishes protocols for traveling exhibits. The successful candidate for this position will provide reference services, in-person and virtually; serve on department, library and/or campus committees, especially those related to art and archives; engage in professional and/or scholarly activities; and is expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements.
  2. Create and maintain a collection development policy in alignment with library priorities.
  3. Process and manage archives and manuscripts according to archival standards.
  4. Inventory and describe artwork and memorabilia for access.
  5. Monitor the environment and physical condition of the materials.
  6. Provide reference services in person and virtually.
  7. Provide instructional support for campus courses as they relate to the collection.
  8. Create, maintain and update a web presence for the collection.
  9. Plan and implement digitization projects to improve access to the collection.
  10. Arrange and prepare material loaned to exhibit, locally, nationally and internationally.
  11. Engage in outreach and promote the collection widely.
  12. Work with donors and the UH Foundation on fundraising.
  13. Apply for and seek other funding sources through grants, etc.
  14. Work directly with the Jean Charlot Estate on access, rights ownership, and permissions.
Librarian II Minimum Qualifications
  1. ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.
Librarian III Minimum Qualifications
  1. ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.
  2. Twenty-four (24) credits of post-baccalaureate coursework.
  3. At least three (3) years professional archival collections experience.
Librarian IV Minimum Qualifications
  1. ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.
  2. Second master’s degree (or higher) in specialized subject area.
  3. At least seven (7) years professional archival collections experience or four (4) years in the rank of Librarian III.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Work experience in a special collection setting.
  2. Degree or coursework in an art related field.
  3. Archival certification (Academy of Certified Archivists, or international equivalent), archives training, or experience with archival materials.
  4. Knowledge of Hawaii’s art history.
  5. Knowledge of best practices and procedures in art archives.
  6. Experience arranging and describing archival material.
  7. Knowledge of management practices of diverse material types, particularly those practiced by museums, archives and libraries.
  8. Experience with the physical management of art.
  9. Familiarity with intellectual property and art law, notably the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA).
  10. Demonstrate effective communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and independent scholars and community members.
  11. Demonstrate experience providing effective reference service in a research or academic library.
  12. Demonstrate experience in providing outreach to diverse populations and via multiple formats (exhibitions, brochures, web site, programming, lectures, etc.).
  13. Experience in web design and ongoing website maintenance.
  14. Experience with digitization.
  15. Successful experience working with donors of materials.
  16. Success in obtaining funds via grants and/or other fundraising activities.
  17. Ability to adapt to diverse roles and responsibilities within the field of special collections librarianship and archives.
  18. Evidence of continued professional development, involvement, or service.
  19. Working knowledge of French, Spanish, and/or Hawaiian.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to Human Resources Specialist. Applications may also be submitted by e-mail at Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
  1. Human Resources Specialist
  2. University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Library
  3. 2550 McCarthy Mall
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. 808-956-7207

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