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  • 25 May 2022 9:05 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Assistant/Associate Professor/ Special Collections Archivist

    Level of employment: Full Time (tenure-track)

    Salary Range: $61,000 - $71,500

    Job Description:

    The Special Collections Archivist has primary responsibility for planning, developing, and maintaining the archival collections in Special Collections at the Daley Library. They will work with both current and new collections to contribute to our mission of enhancing diverse and inclusive collections of Chicago and social justice. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the archivist will provide leadership and expertise in the discovery of our collections in addition to developing strategies and workflows that surface underrepresented voices within and across collections and provide access to collections, including reference support.

    This tenure-track appointment includes the expectation that the faculty member will be actively engaged in and significantly contribute to the profession through research/scholarship and service related to professional and scholarly interests. This includes publication, presentation, and committee work at various levels. Support for scholarship and professional development, including funding, research leave, and mentoring, are provided to foster candidate success (https://library.uic.edu/about/employment/faculty-support). Expectations are further outlined in the norms for tenure track appointments (https://uofi.box.com/v/tenuretracknorms).

    Job Requirements

    Experience in arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections of varying sizes and complexity. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All candidates who meet the required qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply. The University Library values a diversity of skills and experiences. Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to work with archival collection management software (i.e., CuadraStar SKCA, ArchivesSpace, Archon, etc.). Supervisory experience in any setting. Familiarity with born-digital materials and electronic records. Familiarity with copyright and privacy restrictions as they relate to access and digitization of archival collections.

    Level of Education/Experience Required:

    Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country), or advanced degree in archival studies, history, or a related field;

    Application deadline: July 1, 2022 For fullest consideration, apply by June 17, 2022, with C.V, cover letter, and the name and contact information for at least three professional references. The position close date is July 1, 2022.

    Link to full Job Announcement and Application Information:

    https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=166493


  • 20 May 2022 8:15 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Permanent part time position, 21 hours/week

    Salary range: $24.54-$26.58

    The Village of Wilmette is seeking a reliable and detailed-oriented individual to fill the part-time Museum Assistant – Community Engagement Coordinator position with the Historical Museum. The Wilmette Historical Museum is located at 609 Ridge Road and was established by the Village of Wilmette in 1951. We seek an individual to assist with coordinating museum programs, events, and tours. This position will work an average of 21 hours per week under the supervision of the Museum Director.  

    Job Description: The person in this position will be responsible for assisting with planning, organizing, and publicizing public programs and events, working with the membership program, and creating and presenting school tours and other programs. Responsibilities may include writing publicity releases; creating flyers; distributing publicity materials; contacting potential presenters; creating new public programs, events, and tours; staffing events; managing the membership and donor program; and other related duties as assigned. This position requires significant contact with the public in person, via email and on the telephone. 

    Position Requirements: The successful candidate will be a college graduate with customer service experience. Prefer a candidate with educational training in history, museums studies or a related field. Essential position requirements include the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, to interact with the general public in a courteous and professional manner, and the ability to prioritize, organize, and complete required duties in a timely and accurate manner. Candidate must be detail-oriented, flexible, and a team player. The candidate will possess a solid working knowledge of web-based computer software programs, and should be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Knowledge of InDesign and Past Perfect software programs a plus. The successful candidate shall be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and shall provide a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card which shall be retained by the Village.

    Compensation and Benefits: The hourly range is $24.54 to $26.58. Starting hourly wage DOQ. This position includes participation in a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and ability to participate in the Flexible Spending Account Program for out of pocket medical, dependent care, and transportation expenses. In addition, after one year of employment, this position is eligible to receive paid time off.

    Selection Process: Interested candidates should complete an online employment application found on the Village’s SelfService Employment Opportunities webpage at https://wilmette.munisselfservice.com/ess and attach resume and cover letter. Employment applications and resumes will be reviewed and interviews scheduled as they are received. Questions should be directed to Kathy Hussey-Arntson, Museum Director at (847) 853-7713. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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