Project Archivist for the Glenn Miller Collection -- University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Post date: May 3, 2024

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Project Archivist for the Glenn Miller Collection! The Project Archivist for the Glenn Miller Collection is a limited-term, two-year non-tenure track faculty position that reports to the Head of Collections Management & Stewardship in the University Libraries’ Rare and Distinctive Collections Team (RaD).  This position is responsible for archival processing, arrangement, and description of all materials in the Glenn Miller collection, which is held in RaD’s Archives and documents the life and career of big band musician, conductor, and composer Glenn Miller (1904-1944) and his Glenn Miller Orchestra.  

Job duties include arrangement, description, appraisal, research, and physical re-housing of collection materials, following professional best practices; creating finding aids to collection materials in ArchivesSpace; identifying and resolving preservation concerns within the collection; assisting with reference inquiries related to the collection; selecting materials from the collection for digitization and drafting metadata for these items for inclusion in the CU Digital Library, following established RaD practices for digital library projects; supporting funder relationships regarding the position and collection; appraising potential new acquisitions for the collection; participating in weekly shifts in the RaD Reading Room; and participating in or leading instruction, outreach, and engagement efforts related to the Glenn Miller collection and American music in the big band era. 

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

This position is a limited-term, two-year non-tenure track faculty position faculty member at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor. The salary for the position is $67,000-$71,000. 

Relocation assistance may be available within University Libraries guidelines.

Faculty receive limited professional development funds annually.

For more position details or to apply, please click here.