Job Posting – University Archivist, Wayne State University

University  Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor And Urban Affairs
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Reports to the Library Director as primary administrator for the University Archives. The position requires vision and leadership in capturing and disseminating university history in the digital age through traditional and innovative collecting strategies; creating and implementing viable records management systems; and increasing accessibility to collection information and content using electronic research tools. The candidate will work directly with individual departments to acquire official university records as well as materials from non-official sources. Working independently, as well as collaboratively with other archivists, the University Archivist will possess a willingness to further the strategic goals of the library.

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Information Science (MLIS), Master’s degree in History (MA), or an advanced degree in a relevant disciplinary field; a minimum of 2-3 years professional experience in an archive or special collections repository; and strong records management experience, including the management of digital records, required.

Knowledgeable, innovative, service-oriented candidates are invited to apply for this Archivist II position. Competitive benefits package offered. Salary commensurate with education and experience. EOE/affirmative action employer. For further information on the Walter P. Reuther Library, visit Applications accepted until position is filled.

To apply, contact:, posting #036701, for a complete position description and application guidelines. Questions regarding application and/or position description may be directed via email to Elizabeth Clemens, Audiovisual Archivist, at


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