Two Archivist Positions – College Park, MD

Position: Director Niels Bohr Library and Archives
Location: American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD

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The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Director of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives who will be responsible for directing the Institute’s library and archives. The successful candidate will also carry out and supervise work on the preservation of papers of scientists, records of science institutions, and records of collaborative research projects worldwide. She/he will work directly with scientists, science administrators, archivists, historians, and social scientists.

The successful candidate will design and carry out projects in preservation and access for historical materials and documentation research. She/he will write proposals for outside funding of projects; assist in development work for annual donations and endowment campaigns, oversee grants for the archives program, disseminate archival knowledge and expertise of the AIP History Programs through oral presentations, papers, and reports. She/he will help plan, write, and publish the History Programs Newsletter and other publications. The incumbent will work within professional organizations and committees to preserve and make known the history of the physical sciences.

In addition, she/he will develop policy, conduct operational and long range planning for the division; as well as, oversee the annual budget, supervise the staff while monitoring schedules, preparing annual evaluations, and all other duties as assigned.

A master’s degree in either library science or history with a major in archival administration is required as well as a minimum of eight years of management experience in both archives and library administration. The ideal candidate will have a familiarity and experience with advanced digital applications for libraries and archives. She/he will have experience in project design and management and in fundraising both for projects and general development. Must have strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.

The Institute offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits as well as a desirable location near the University of Maryland, College Park. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and CV to Human Resources at: Deadline for submissions is November 9, 2015.

Position: Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist
Location: University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland Libraries support the educational and research mission of the University. Its collections enrich scholarly opportunities for the university’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as those of the state, national, and international communities.

The Project Archivist will work with the Curator, Historical Manuscripts, in overseeing work related to the “State of Maryland and Historical Collections” collection area. This rich collection area includes the University of Maryland Libraries’ archival, manuscript, and special collections holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region, historic preservation; and women’s history and women’s studies collections. The Project Archivist will support accessioning, reference, and collection development activities for the collection area. The Project Archivist will have a focus in Political and Civic Activities Collections, especially the James Bruce Papers and congressional papers collections.