Archival Associate
This paraprofessional position holds responsibilities that may involve supervision of a work unit and/or the undertaking of specialized work requiring a high level of expertise, such as cataloging or processing of manuscript collections. Independent judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of tasks are used to accomplish the mission of the unit. Work is performed under general supervision within established policies with latitude for independent judgment. Evaluation is based upon a review of completed work and overall results obtained.

•Responsibilities include retrieving, accessioning, preparing, and rehousing University Archives material.
•Duties include picking up and receiving collections, accessioning and processing materials, preparing statistical reports, and assisting in reference services. Occasionally assists fellow co-workers in picking up collections and answering phones.
•Hires and trains student assistants to work with the various materials in the University Archives as well as keeping track of their work schedules, assignments and time cards.
•Works with various software programs such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and Oxygen XML editor to manage various databases for archival collections and creates XML and Dublin Core encoded finding aids and metadata records.
•Works with photograph collections to provide archival rehousing and identification, and creates finding aids to increase accessibility to photographic holdings. Will also work with Photoshop software to scan photographic material.
•Works with artifacts in the archives as needed, including rehousing, proper labeling and documentation.
•Assists the University Archivist with Records Management (RM) issues such answering reference requests and providing RM office visits to Texas Tech departments requiring help.

Required qualifications Bachelors' degree in related field; knowledge and competencies of Microsoft Office. Relevant specialized work experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis. Ability to learn and work with computer applications unique to libraries or archives.

•One year or more experience working in an archives or manuscript repository.
•Course work in archival management or museum studies may be substituted for experience depending on the level of education.
•The position requires heavy interaction with staff and the public.
•The ideal candidate must be able to work well with others, have patience and tactfulness in dealing with sensitive matters, and have strong oral and written communication skills.

1. Apply online at; enter via STAFF portal and search req#ID15677BR
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3. Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References
4. If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact Texas Tech University, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office at or 806.742.3851.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Gale Soto
Texas Tech University
Human Resources, Box 41093
Lubbock, 79409