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Collection Growth Specialist for the African American Episcopal Historical Collection

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Virginia Theological Seminary


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March 8, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary role of the Collection Growth

Specialist for the AAEHC is to expand the holdings and outreach of the African

American Episcopal Historical Collection, under the supervision of the Seminary

Archivist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Identifies potential collections and donors; cultivates donor relationships; negotiates acquisition and procurement of collections; tracks contacts and donor relations; and creates and processes Deeds of Gift for the AAEHC.
  • Plans, conducts, and processes oral history interviews.
  • Provides AAEHC archives reference services to patrons.
  • Administers the AAEHC Travel Grant.
  • Collaborates with the Seminary Archivist and Head Librarian in
  • AAEHC planning, outreach, and promotion
  • Curates exhibitions of items from the collection and take displays to appropriate venues. 
  • Writes the semi-annual AAEHC activity reports; provides statistics and reports to the Seminary Archivist and Head Librarian.
  • Provides content for the AAEHC web pages and social media.
  • Participates in library staff meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Seminary Archivist and Head Librarian.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, an ability to work effectively with coworkers, supervisor, and patrons.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in archives management, library science, museum studies, American history, or ethnic studies preferred.

Experience:

  • Knowledge of African American history or historiography highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church highly desirable.
  • Archival training or experience preferred.
  • Experience in theological library and archives preferred.

Required Skills: 

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Stand, walk, sit, type, reach outward, reach above shoulders up to 8 hours/day. Ability to move library materials up to 35 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Core functions of job mainly on-site; able to work remotely on certain projects with the approval of the supervisor and Head Librarian. Remote options, including full-time work from home, may be allowed in emergency situations

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary role of the Collection Growth

Specialist for the AAEHC is to expand the holdings and outreach of the African

American Episcopal Historical Collection, under the supervision of the Seminary

Archivist…

Details at a glance

  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Location

On-site
Alexandria, VA

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