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Kuntu Repertory Theatre Project Archivist (Visiting Librarian)

Special Collections Department
University Library System

University of Pittsburgh at Oakland

The Kuntu Repertory Theatre Project Archivist is a full-time Visiting Librarian (12-month appointment) at the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  As a 12-month contract position, renewal of contract will be reviewed on an annual basis.This position reports to the Curator for the Curtis Theatre Collection.


  • Conduct archival appraisal and processing of the Papers of the Kuntu Repertory Theatre (Kuntu) according to accepted archival and cataloging principles utilizing Archivists’ Toolkit and Voyager;
  • Recommend materials from Kuntu for digitization and exhibition work and oversee the preparation of these archival materials for these purposes. 
  • Assist the Curator of the Curtis Theatre Collection in outreach to faculty, students, and the general public by supporting and creating LibGuides, exhibits, programming, events, and research visitations;
  • Provide reference assistance in support of the academic and research use of the collection as well as other materials in the Special Collections and the Archives Service Center (ASC) by serving on the ASC reference desk. 
  • Prepare necessary reports and maintain statistics as required
  • Participates in professional activities as appropriate
  • Other professional duties as assigned


Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm; occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent with an emphasis in archival arrangement and description; minimum of 1 year professional experience processing archival records is required.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of archival principles and practices with an emphasis on arrangement and description
  • Knowledge of Archivists’ Toolkit content management system and digital imaging and metadata standards
  • Background knowledge and appreciation of theatre and performing arts and/or Africana studies
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to analyze project requirements and prepare work estimates
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite


Salary:  $37,764/year minimum.  Comprehensive benefits package including 1-month vacation/year; Medical; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.


To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:

William K. Gentz
Head, Library Human Resources

Applications received by April 17, 2017 will receive primary consideration.


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