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Archival Processing Specialist

at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

University Overview Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and world—this is the place where you belong. Position Specific Responsibilities Wichita State University Libraries seeks an Archival Processing Specialist for its Special Collections and University Archives. Under the direction of the Curator, this position is responsible for determining physical arrangement and intellectual description of collection material, creating digital finding aids, identifying copyright and preservation concerns, supporting public services, and supervising student assistants as assigned.

Special Collections and University Archives is the university’s primary source headquarters, holding a wide array of unique and distinct collections in both physical and digital formats. The unit is committed to creating and maintaining a strong service-oriented and collaborative environment. Collection strengths include materials documenting local, state, and regional history; manuscript collections on Wichita’s business and aviation history; papers of local and state officials and politicians; rare books, especially the Robert T. Aitchison Rare Books Collection; maps of Kansas; the University Archives; and manuscript collections of notable figures such as Gordon Parks, Louise Brooks and William Lloyd Garrison. Summary of Responsibilities Performs a variety of professional and administrative duties that facilitate the operations of a function(s), program(s), and/or department(s). Essential Functions
  • Supports the programs and services provided by the department(s) by performing varied or related processes which may include creating and maintaining databases and websites, monitoring, facilitating, and enforcing compliance with established criteria, guidelines and standards, etc.
  • May coordinate, attend, prepare materials for and/or take minutes at meetings and special events.
  • May prepare or assist in the preparation of budgets, grant applications, proposals, status reports and/or financial statements.
  • May identify and pursue ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative procedures used by students, faculty, visitors and staff.
  • May order and maintain sufficient inventory of office supplies and equipment.
  • May be assigned to lead, assist, coordinate or support special projects as needed.
Commitment Wichita State University is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be a university that promotes inclusive excellence at every level of our organization. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of inclusive excellence; a place to learn, work, live and play. 
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Job Posting: 12981612

Posted On: Jul 08, 2024

Updated On: Jul 18, 2024

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