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Position Title:

Oral History Archivist

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

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Location Address:

Stillwater, Oklahoma
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Sarah Milligan

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

Minimum of $55,000 for 11 Month Assignment

Work Schedule:

mostly M-F 8-5

Faculty Appt Period:

11 months

Job Summary:

As the Oral History Archivist you will join an enthusiastic team of innovative individuals who contribute to achieving the strategic goals of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP). In this newly established position, you will provide leadership in the areas of collection management, preservation, and discovery of oral history resources. This position will report to the Head of the OOHRP but will work closely with other faculty and staff in the Library. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

A resume is required to complete the application process. Application review begins December1, 2017, and continues until position is filled. For more information, contact Mary Larson, Associate Dean for Special Collections, at or 405-744-6588.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


ALA-MLIS or Master's in a related discipline and professional archives/library experience
-Leadership and management excellence
-Knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies
-Experience and knowledge of relevant archival standards for digital audio and video material
-Experience managing oral history or ethnographic archival content  

A successful Oral History Archivist will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies. 


Experience in the following areas:
-Creatively curating digital audio and video content
-Digital humanities or digital history and the digital preservation life cycle
-Archival content management systems and building ethnographic collections
-Management and implementation of rights statements pertaining to oral history work

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.