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6 Aug 2021

Full-Time Archivist for Architectural and Design Records

Ball State University – Posted by Ball State University Muncie, Indiana, United States

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University Libraries

Archivist for Architectural and Design Records

Ball State University


University Libraries welcomes applications for an Archivist. The Archivist for Architectural and Design Records at Ball State University Libraries ( will collaborate with a dynamic community of engaged librarians, archivists, faculty, students, and working architects/design professionals to support impactful learning, scholarship, and professional work at Ball State University and in the Indiana architecture community. The Andrew Seager Archive of the Built Environment ( is a division of the Ball State University Libraries located in the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. The Archive provides scholars access to over 130,000 original architectural drawings, landscape plans, blueprints, photographs, and building models documenting the history of Indiana’s built environment.


The University Libraries generously advances digital initiatives and innovative projects that advance the visibility, discoverability, and impact of the Seager collections and services, and over 30 open access archival collections from the Seager Archive are available through the Ball State University Digital Media Repository (


At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.


Position Function:  Engage in acquisition, processing, preservation; digitization, promotion, use, and development of the collections, programs, and services of the Andrew Seager Archive of the Built Environment, a Division of Ball State University Libraries, to expand user access and resource discovery of primary source materials that document the history of Indiana’s built environment; support an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative work environment and service culture to advance the strategic direction of the University Libraries.


Minimum Qualifications: MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program OR MA in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, urban planning or design. Two or more years of experience in archives, library, or museum; experience with information technology applications in an archives and/or library environment, including imaging technology, electronic databases, and web page design. Effective oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to work effectively with donors to build collections; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications.


Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications: Additional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, or historic preservation; course work or similar archives experience or training working with architectural records. Supervisory experience.


Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume, master’s transcripts, exclusive excellence statement, and cover letter addressed to Michael Szajewski. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide a statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Transcripts required (even if obtained at BSU) at time of application, showing the date degree was conferred from granting institution. Original, official transcripts are required at time of hire. Degree verification will be conducted.


The minimum salary for this position is $55,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through September 6, 2021.


Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.


The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:


Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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