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Executive Director, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) is seeking an engaging, compassionate professional to lead the charge as Executive Director. The incumbent will have a personal and professional commitment to human rights matters and a passion for our mission and will play a pivotal role in engaging individuals and communities around matters of human rights, inclusivity, fairness, and respect in Maine. Founded in 1985 by Holocaust survivor Gerda Haas, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is a statewide non-profit organization that uses the lessons of history, including the Holocaust and other events of the past and the present to encourage all citizens to reflect and act upon the moral and ethical responsibilities that will help build a more tolerant society. We promote tolerance and respect for human rights in Maine through educational programs, exhibits and events.

Responsibilities will include: Working strategically to increase the donor base and identifying new revenue sources for long-term sustainability; Developing a medium to long-term strategy for the organization's financial sustainability; Improving public awareness of HHRC and its work in Maine; Maintaining and expanding collaborative relationships with partner organizations and funding sources; Utilizing best practice to develop strong board governance. Commitment to and understanding of Maine and Maine culture is important. HHRC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please submit resume and cover letter.

HHRC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Coordinator, East Asia Library Technical Services/Chinese Cataloger, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TITLE:  Coordinator, East Asia Library Technical Services/Chinese Cataloger
LOCATION:               East Asia Library
Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.
The East Asia Library supports the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature as well as the following programs and centers in the Jackson School of International Studies: the China Studies Program, Taiwan Studies Program, Japan Studies Program, Korea Studies Program, and Center for Korea Studies. The library is a major resource for international scholars and the local heritage communities. It is a leader among North American East Asia libraries and is known for its outstanding collections, international collaborations, and innovative digital projects. Located in Gowen Hall with a historic reading room and recently refurbished user spaces, the East Asia Library also has a large auxiliary stacks space for growth of its significant collections of over 750,000 volumes on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchurian, and other languages. See for further information about the East Asia Library.
Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library (EAL), the position coordinates the EAL technical services, which include the acquisition of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) materials; cataloging and metadata for all formats of library materials; CJK serials maintenance, binding, and preservation operations; implementation of institutional practices and national standards; and directing special technical services projects. The position provides original and difficult copy cataloging of Chinese language materials in all formats. As part of the practice of holistic librarianship, the position also actively participates in public and user service activities. The position represents the East Asia Library at the University Libraries' level in policy discussions and deliberations relating to technical services and serves on the management team of the East Asia Library.
  • Provides oversight and leadership for technical services in the East Asia Library
  • Maintain awareness of and leadership in advancing new developments in bibliographic control, metadata standards, emerging library linked data applications, innovative techniques and tools, as well as best practices for technical services
  • Supervises EAL Technical Services staff
  • Interviews and recommends selection of new section personnel; develops, implements and monitors training; assigns and schedules work; acts upon leave requests; conducts annual performance evaluations; and recommends disciplinary action
  • Coordinates EAL operations with the Libraries technical service policies and practices as a whole, ensuring compliance with applicable standards and institutional practice
  • Oversees and coordinates EAL cataloging services, metadata creation, retrospective conversion, and technical services projects
  • Oversees and coordinates EAL serial services, including cataloging, check in, claiming, relocation, binding, preservation, weeding, and record keeping
  • Provides input for EAL marking operations
  • Oversees and coordinates EAL acquisitions operations and overall EAL statistical compilation
  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Chinese language materials in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, including CEAL CJK cataloging best practices
  • Contributes to overall management of the EAL
  • Acts as EAL liaison to the Libraries technical services divisions: Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services; Cataloging and Metadata Services; and Preservation Services
  • Coordinates the work of EAL staff with changes and new developments in technical services policies and practices
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate, including the Cataloging Policy Committee; responsible for informing EAL staff of committee discussions and deliberations, implementing decisions, and addressing implications for EAL practice and workflow
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Minimum of three years of post-MLS (or equivalent degree) professional librarian experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation for Chinese language materials
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools as RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated understanding of linked data principles and knowledge of library linked data initiatives
  • Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication in English and Chinese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with RDA
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion
  • Experience with the ExLibris Alma ILS
  • Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories
  • Experience supervising various levels of staff
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in one or more other East Asian languages, i.e. Japanese and/or Korean languages
$57,500 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian
Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state income tax.
To apply for this position, please submit the following information to
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: "Coordinator, East Asia Library Technical Services/Chinese Cataloger" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs


To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, April 20, 2018.
University of Washington Libraries Home Page is
The East Asia Library Home Page is
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.
For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at

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Project Archivist, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Studio Museum has earned a reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena and is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

Reporting to the Studio Museum's Registrar and working in close collaboration with the Lead Consulting Archivist, the Project Archivist will coordinate the processing of The Studio Museum in Harlem's estimated 850 cubic feet of institutional records and create an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid. The Project Archivist will work in consultation with the Consulting Archivist to define and follow processing standards and plans, create standardized descriptions, and ensure consistency and quality for the overall project.

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Archivist, Huhugam Heritage Center, Chandler, AZ

Job Title: Archivist

Closing Date: 03/22/2018

DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not be considered.

Job Number: 18-145

Job Type: Regular

Full-Time Department: Huhugam Heritage Center

City: Chandler, AZ

Location: 21359 S. Maricopa Road

Area of Interest: Museum

Salary Type: Base Pay

Salary/ Hourly Rate: $ 45,435

Salary Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS: Will assist with public events, will require occasional evenings and weekends. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Responsible for the management and development of the Huhugam Heritage Center Archives & Library. Duties include identifying, inventorying, organizing, and describing records and to preserve their archival integrity and accessibility for reference and use. 


  • Develops and implements long and short-range goals pertaining to the Huhugam Heritage Center Archives & Library.
  • Responsible for maintaining archives and library collections database incorporating current advances in storage technology.
  • Organize process and describe archival records including digital media and develop classification systems for material.
  • Establish and administer policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.
  • Coordinate with GRIC offices and/or entities to process archival records properly and in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions pertaining to records management, properly transferring archival materials and other retention and disposition processes.
  • Supervise Archives & Library staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Considerable knowledge of archival and records management principles.
  • Thorough understanding of applicable resolutions, ordinances, and laws including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA).
  • Thorough knowledge of organizational, planning and project management skills.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office suite and Re:discovery Proficio database software.
  • Knowledge and ability to work cooperatively with community resources;
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Masters degree from an accredited college or university in History, Library Science or a closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in archival management or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the core functions of the position; and one (1) year supervisory experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Required to pass a background check. 

Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver's license with a current proof of driving record for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the application.

Supervisory, Salaried Position

Reports to Director or designee


  • Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network
  • Prescription Program
  • Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150 (family) deductible for basic and major services
  • Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero copay
  • Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.

Other Voluntary Benefits -

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the required documentation to the completed Employment Application.

Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)

Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)

Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)

Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


Visit our GRIC website and apply online:

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