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ATG Job Bank: Head of Special Collections and Archives – Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

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Head of Special Collections and Archives

Job Description

Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, service-oriented, and collaborative Head of Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) to provide leadership and expertise at Clemson Libraries. The Special Collections and Archives Department includes university archives, manuscripts, artifacts, rare books, digital archives, and records management. The Head of Special Collections and Archives will be responsible for growing the collections, expanding access to Clemson’s unique resources, securing the preservation of materials, and enhancing in-person service and outreach activities.

This position sets the vision for the department, leads efforts in the procurement of new collections and provides oversight for the internal collections processing work of the Archives. The incumbent oversees reference and instruction efforts within the Special Collections and Archives Department, and collaborates with library colleagues, campus partners, and the Office of Development to expand and improve access to and utilization of Clemson’s special collections.

This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery.



  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • Minimum of 3 years full-time professional experience in at least one of the department’s functional areas (special collections, university archives and records management).
  • Previous management/supervisory and strategic planning experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork.


  • Experience managing a special collections and/or archives unit or department in an academic or research library.
  • Donor relations, collections solicitation, and gift management experience.
  • A second master’s degree in History or a related field.
  • Experience with developing archival collections, including the acquisition, arrangement and description of archival collections.
  • Experience with processing large and complex archival collections including born digital records.
  • Experience with instruction, outreach, and promoting collections and services in special collections and archives.
  • Experience with digital asset management systems.
  • Certified Archivist and/or Certified Records Manager.

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and minimum salary of $80,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Application Process

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/122292. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Applications received by April 8, 2023 will be guaranteed consideration.


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