Assistant Librarian - Fife Folklore Archives Curator

  • Post Date:January 13, 2020
  • Apply Before: October 15, 2020
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  • Offered Salary 40,000 - 60,000
    Employer Name Utah State University (USU) Libraries
Job Description

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek acollaborative, innovative, and service-oriented professional to serve as theFife Folklore Archives (FFA) Curator within the Libraries’ Special Collections& Archives unit. The FFA Curator is responsible for developing, preserving,and providing access to the Libraries’ folklore collections, with a focus onthe Intermountain West. The curator will actively engage university andcommunity partners to acquire new materials and promote the collections throughinstruction, exhibition, programming, and outreach.  The anticipated start date is May 15, 2020.

The FFA is one of the largest repositories ofAmerican folklore in the United States. Established in 1972, the Archivescomprise an integral part of USU’s cultural heritage resources. The FifeFolklore Archives is named for folklorists Austin E. and Alta S. Fife, Utahanswho helped shape the field of folklore and worked to preserve the folkexpressions of the American West. The FFA is home to more than seventycollections, including ethnographic collections, student fieldwork collections,and Austin and Alta Fife’s fieldwork collections. The FFA also is the home tothe historical American Folklore Society Manuscript Collection.

Reporting to the Unit Head for SpecialCollections & Archives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track facultyappointment with rank as Assistant Librarian.

The Library is especially interested in promoting anenvironment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomescandidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.

Review ofapplications will begin on February 15, 2020, and the position will remain openuntil filled.

Apply online at:—fife-folklore-archive-curator/job