DATE ENTERED: March 22, 2019
POSITION: Librarian II (Head Archivist)
LOCATION: Slover Library, Norfolk VA
APPLY BY: This listing closes on 4/20/2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada).


The City of Norfolk's Department of Slover Library is seeking an innovative and ambitious candidate for the position of Librarian II (Head Archivist) for the Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC).  The Head Archivist provides leadership and strategic initiative for all aspects of SMC including budgetary and administrative operations, personnel supervision and mentorship, educational programs, archival collection development, local history and genealogical research initiatives, community and regional outreach activities, technology resources and innovations, and oversight of SMC facilities.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Slover Library and supervises 10-15 professional staff
The Sargeant Memorial Collection (SMC) at Slover Library encompasses 20,000 square feet of local history and genealogical resources available to community patrons and researchers throughout the nation. A dedicated staff of archivists, librarians, and historians curate an archival collection including 150,000 photographs, 24,000 books, 11,000 microforms, 6,000 maps and architectural drawings, 175 periodicals, and over 3,000 linear feet of manuscript collections.
Slover Library is located in beautiful downtown Norfolk on the corner of Plume and Atlantic Street near MacArthur Square and the MacArthur Memorial.
***The Departmental hiring salary for this position is $52,020.00 annually***

Essential Functions
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
•    Under the direction of the Executive Director of Slover Library, develops organizational strategy for SMC that advances the Slover Library vision and priorities.
•    Establishes organizational performance measures for SMC and regularly reports to key stakeholders.
•    Oversees SMC personnel, projects, and initiatives in support of organizational goals.
•    Implements best practices and technologies that improve organizational sustainability and effectiveness.
•    Directly supervises and evaluates performance of SMC staff including full-time and part-time employees.
•    Implements training and professional development opportunities for SMC staff to improve organizational performance.
•    Oversees SMC staff in the recruitment and mentorship of community volunteers, internship students, and federal work study students.
•    Models active stewardship of SMC revenues and expenditures.
•    Assists Executive Director of Slover Library in the development of budget strategies for SMC that advance the Slover Library vision and priorities.
•    Establishes budget performance measures for SMC and regularly reports to key stakeholders.
•    Cultivates fundraising, donations, and partnership opportunities for SMC with internal and external sources, including grant proposal writing.
•    Oversees all facilities and assets for SMC including routine monitoring, preventative maintenance, repairs, environmental responsibility, and disaster prevention and recovery in accordance with industry best practices.
•    Develops, implements, and routinely evaluates policies and procedures for SMC personnel, patron services, and archival preservation, including matters of environmental health, safety, security, and emergency response procedures.
•    Develops, implements, and routinely evaluates innovations for SMC that improve organizational sustainability and effectiveness based on library and archival industry best practices.
•    Directs strategy and priorities for preserving, enhancing, and promoting SMC collections.
•    Establishes collection development performance measures for SMC and regularly reports to key stakeholders.
•    Develops, implements, and routinely evaluates innovations for SMC that improve patron access, regional visibility, and value of related services and resources based on library and archival best practices.
•    Conducts, and oversees SMC staff in, collection development activities.
•    Oversees regular programming for SMC that connects the local community with researchers, civic leaders, archivists, historians, and other industry experts.
•    Conducts regular community engagement and outreach activities for SMC with peer organizations, educational institutions, and industry associations.
•    Performs other duties as required.

Work requires specialized knowledge in a professional or technical field.
•    Work requires professional level of knowledge of a discipline which is acquired in a Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.
•    Two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian and/or archivist, or equivalent professional experience including management experience.
•    Professional Librarian Certification from the Library of Virginia is required within six (6) months of employment.

The preferred candidate will possess:
•    Three (3) years or more of managerial experience as a professional librarian and/or archivist.
•    Recognition as a Certified Archivist from The Academy of Certified Archivists.

Additionally, the successful candidate will possess considerable experience in the following areas:
•    Supervising a team of ten (10) or more professional staff in a library or archival collection setting.
•    Implementing best practices in basic conservation and preservation of archival collections.
•    Integrating standard and emerging archival and information science technologies to enhance archival collections.
•    Planning and facilitating public programs and/or exhibits.
•    Writing successful grant applications, managing specially-funded programs, and/or coordinating large donations of archival materials.
•    Seeking monetary or physical materials donations.
•    Creating and administering a departmental budget.

Additional Information & Requirements
•    A valid Driver's license is required.
•    Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information provided within this application. Your responses to the supplemental questions will be reviewed and verified with the information you provide in the body of your application.
•    To check the status of your application, refer to your account for the latest update.
•    Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.  Writing "See resume" with no other information is considered an incomplete application and will not be considered.
•    Candidates selected for a first interview should be prepared to conduct a panel interview via Skype. Candidates selected for a second interview should be prepared for an in-person interview at Slover Library. Travel and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to include rotating weekends and some evenings.
Work Location: Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship, or any other classes recognized by state or local law or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Agency: City of Norfolk