Archivist Position in Illinois

Illinois College is hiring an Archivist and Curator.

Graduate students in History at Northern Illinois University may be interested in applying for this position.

Here is the full position announcement:

Illinois College – College Archivist and Curator of Special Collections

Illinois College invites applications for the position of Archivist and Curator.  The primary responsibilities of this position include:managing the resources of the Khalaf al Habtoor Archives, the Paul Findley Congressional Office Museum, and other special collections; working closely with students and faculty to provide meaningful research and internship opportunities; and liaising with the local community as both the City of Jacksonville and Illinois College prepare for their respective bicentennial celebrations (2025 for Jacksonville, and 2029 for the College).  The Archives resides in a spacious state-of-the-art location in the Schewe Library on the Illinois College campus and contains documents and artifacts related to the history of the College and Jacksonville.  This position is a full-time administrative appointment with faculty status.  

This position entails an educational function both on campus and beyond, as well as ensuring best practices in materials preservation, management, display, and dissemination.  This position is responsible for organizing frequent public events.  The Archivist and Curator interacts with students as teacher, research mentor, and work supervisor.  As a member of the Schewe Library team, the Archivist and Curator partners with Library staff on programming and planning.

This position requires a master’s degree in an appropriate field (Library and Information Science, Public History, or Archival Studies) and knowledge of best practices in materials management and preservation.  Strong preference for direct experience working with the public and for experience with archival collection management software and digitization.  For more information please see 

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students.  The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-study interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising.  The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.  The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service.  The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois 30 minutes west of the capital city of Springfield and 90 minutes north of St. Louis, Missouri.  

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of educational philosophy that includes discussion of working with diverse constituencies
  • Contact information for three references and/ or three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

See the ad on H-Net.

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