Stanford University, Hoover Institution
Assistant Archivist for Exhibits
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
Assistant Archivist for Exhibits
The Hoover Institution is currently seeking a full-time Assistant Archivist for Exhibits for an initial three-year limited term, with the possibility of renewal. The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of domestic and international affairs, founded at Stanford University in 1919 by Herbert Hoover. The Institution’s Library and Archives, with more than 700,000 volumes and 6,000 collections, constitute one of the world’s largest repositories of materials on twentieth- and twenty-first century social, economic and political change.
Under the direction of the Deputy Archivist, the Assistant Archivist for Exhibits will oversee the exhibit program of the Hoover Library and Archives, coordinating or creating several exhibits a year showcasing the institution’s collections and participating in an active outreach program. Duties include supervising two major exhibits a year while collaborating with Hoover curators, staff and Stanford faculty and students on overall concept and ensuring timely selection of materials; creating additional smaller exhibits, including design, research and writing; mounting materials and captions for display while working closely with the Hoover preservation staff; preparing exhibit publicity materials; creating online exhibits; organizing exhibit opening receptions; supervising volunteers and students for the final stage of exhibit preparation; conducting presentations as needed for national and foreign dignitaries and speaking at various local organizations; staffing the Hoover Archives reading room 1 hour per week; overseeing the staffing of the exhibit pavilion on Saturdays; and performing other special assignments as requested.
Requires an in-depth knowledge of twentieth-century history and current events, a graduate degree in history or related field, knowledge of preservation theory and practices as applied to exhibit displays and utmost care in handling archival documents and artifacts, and proficiency with computer applications, especially word processing systems, online catalogs and databases such as RLIN, Library of Congress Authority File and online exhibit software. Other requirements include scanning experience and proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, superb command of spoken and written English with extensive writing experience, strong knowledge of editing conventions and notations, and excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, research and organizational skills. In addition, excellent judgment, initiative and the ability to work independently and as a part of a team, as well as work efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines are essential. Five years of experience in a museum, archive or library and working knowledge of additional languages are strongly preferred.
Preference will be given to candidates with a combination of subject matter expertise and exhibit experience.
To see the full job description, assure your application information is captured in our official files and give the hiring department immediate access to your resume, apply to http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=61510. Please include your cover letter, resume or CV and 3 references. AA/EOE
|Primary Category:||History Education
|Secondary Categories:||Archival Science