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Assistant Professor/Librarian II

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Full-time

 

$36K - $83K annually

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https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/18555

Marshall University Libraries seek a full-time, 12-month, Assistant Professor/Librarian II Archivist & Digital Preservation Librarian for the Archives and Special Collections Department. This position is responsible for managing digitization projects and the preservation of digital assets within an academic archives/library environment. 

  • Develop, implement and manage digital preservation program for long term storage and access to digital assets within Special Collections department. 

  • Review existing Library practices, analyze needs, establish policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials of all types, both created by or acquired by the Special Collections and Archives Department. 

  • Promote the widest possible access to the archives and the special collections through the use of the Internet and other electronic delivery methods. Make optimal use of available digital platforms such as Marshall Digital Scholar and PastPerfect Online (or other digital content management platforms) to enhance and expand web access to holdings. 

  • Work with the Head of the Special Collections Department to manage the Department’s regional historical collections to include assessing, processing, inventorying and creating finding aids for diverse manuscript collections. Must have demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practices as well as an understanding of regional history. 

  • Participate on the daily coverage of the Special Collection’s reference/circulation desk. Expert customer service skills with the ability to provide in person and online reference services.

  • Promote the department by participating in outreach to faculty/staff/students/community. 

  • Participate in the library liaison program and shared library instruction program. 

  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned, depending upon additional expertise, interests, and the needs of the Libraries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary digital preservation and archival theories and practices.

  • Proficiency in digital preservation software and digitization tools 

 

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Master’s Degree in related field 
Digital Preservation or Digital Archives Specialist certificate 
Post-MLS experience working in an academic archives or special collections 
Basic HTML and website coding skills 
Minimum of one year teaching experience and user-centered reference services

Guest Services Facilitator

Spark! Imagination and Science Center

Morgantown, WV

Part-time

 

$12 per hour

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Email cover letter and resume by February 28, 2022 to Julie at director@sparkwv.org

Spark! Imagination and Science Center, a hands-on children’s museum and science center, is seeking a Guest Services Facilitator. The GSF is responsible for making all guests feel welcome at Spark. The GSF will provide a safe and clean environment, answer guests questions, assist guests in purchasing admission and memberships, and schedule birthday parties.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM with additional weekend hours available, up to 25 per week

Responsibilities:

  • Open/Close facility 

  • Welcome guests and take admission

  • Ensure the safety of museum visitors 

  • Membership sales 

  • Birthday party scheduling

  • Cleaning 

  • Balancing the cash drawer 

  • Answering the phone

  • Other duties as assigned 

Spark! Imagination and Science Center is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

COVID-19 policy: Employment is contingent upon providing proof of vaccination. Masks are required for staff and guests inside Spark. 

ROFAYKI, Inc, doing business as Spark! Imagination and Science Center, is a 501 (c) 3 organization. 

Library Associate

West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  

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https://www.wvstateu.edu/about/administration/human-resources/staff-job-listings.aspx

The Drain-Jordan Library of West Virginia State University is looking for a friendly and service-oriented candidate for the position of Library Associate. This position assists the Director and library staff in providing courteous and efficient customer service to library patrons.

This is a non-classified, non-essential, FLSA overtime nonexempt, full-time, benefits eligible position.

Responsibilities for the Library Associate

Responsibilities include providing fast, friendly customer service to library patrons, coordinating the Circulation Desk schedule with the relevant staff, maintaining coverage at the Circulation Desk area at all times that the library is open to the public. Processing library materials that will be borrowed and/or returned by library patrons, shelving books, directing the maintenance of the General collection (e.g., shelf organization), and other duties as assigned. The Library Associate will also be responsible for the books that will be placed on Reserve by WVSU faculty members. This Library Associate will maintain the Instructional Materials Center (IMC) area, shelving the books and other materials that are located and assigned to this area, policing the IMC area and the Ellison machine area functional and operational.

Requirements for the Library Associate

A minimum of an Associate degree or library experience is required. Applicants possessing the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree will be given consideration. Previous work in an academic library, or directly in the Circulation Department of a public library is a plus.

Cultural Program Associate

Department of Arts, Culture & History

Kanawha County, WV

$23,939.00 - $44,287.00 Annually

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Under the Director of Museums, employee will provide friendly, informative public assistance to visitors at the WV State Museum and Division of Culture and History. The employee will enhance the public's experience at the state museum by providing a variety of services including: meet and greet visitors and offer information and assistance by showing them maps and brochures about the state museum; assisting them with wayfinding through the museum and suggesting various methods of experiencing the exhibits, depending on their interests and abilities (special needs services). Employee will provide exceptional telephone service and respond to caller's requests/questions professionally and accurately; be capable to disseminate information, be aware of programs, events, tours, classes and museum activities and to know where to refer calls and questions; to participate in additional training events as they are scheduled; to be willing to work on related clerical tasks from other museum staff as appropriate (i.e., education and operations). 

Must have: experience dealing with people in a variety of ways; desire to learn about the state museum; friendly, outgoing personality; desire to assist visitors; good communication skills. Previous office experience helpful but not required. Position specific attire will be provided. Work schedule will include some evening, weekend, and/or holiday hours. Other duties as assigned. A successful criminal background check may be a condition of employment. 

Prefer experience in customer service, group leader, or dealing with people in a variety of ways; desire to learn about the state museum; friendly, outgoing personality; desire to assist visitors; Must have excellent communication skills. Previous office experience helpful but not required.  

 

Minimum Qualifications

Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in the area of assignment or a student planned curriculum degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with course work in business and the arts.

Substitution: Paid or volunteer experience directly related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Cultural Program Specialist

Department of Arts, Culture & History

Kanawha County, WV 

Full-time permanent

$26,406.00 - $48,851.00 Annually

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Under the direct supervision of the Museum Education Manager/Coordinator, the Cultural/Education Program Specialist will be responsible for the maintenance, installation and updating of educational programming content on a variety of electronic devices within the inventory of the Education Unit. The Cultural Program Specialist will clean and inspect all devices on a regular schedule and ensure that all equipment is functional and ready in advance of all scheduled programming. They will also maintain an inventory log, tracking performance and life expectancy of all devices, preparing reporting documents for technical issues as they occur, and must be proficient in a variety of software applications and equipment. 

The Cultural/Education Program Specialist will also maintain a functional operating skill of the Museum’s reservation system (EMS), phone request policies for reservations for group visits, and maintenance of the reservation calendar. They will also assist the Education Manager/Coordinator with responding to inquiries, communicating procedures and policies to visitors, and internal communications regarding adjustments and cancellations.

Additionally, the Cultural/Education Program Specialist will serve as an active team member when conceptualizing and organizing assigned areas in the development of public programs, school programs, and special events. They will assist with the preparation of materials, equipment, and other supplies for program use, monitor the traffic flow and time restraints, and coordinate with staff when incidents and/or problems occur, solving as needed. Also, they will report observations, incidents, and adjustments to appropriate support systems when warranted. Finally, they will maintain personal records and prepare appropriate documents for signature/approval by the Education Manager/Coordinator as necessary. 

Finally, the Cultural/Education Program Specialist will maintain files, mailing lists, and recruiting materials for the museum volunteer program, serving as the primary contact for active and potential volunteers. They will participate in developing and executing off-site programs and projects that aid classroom visitation in the schools that satisfy specific requests or to present an established program produced by the Education Unit. They will also assist in developing policies and operating procedures, assist with purchasing, and may represent the Education Unit at workshops and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

Training: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major related to the area of assignment.

Substitution: Experience directly related to the area of assignment which must have included one year assisting in coordination, planning, and execution of cultural programs/events may be substituted for the required training on a year-for-year basis.

AmeriCorps Member

Preservation Alliance of WV

Around the state

Full-time & part-time available

Living stipend is roughly $14,000 a year for full-time members, half of that for part-time. AmeriCorps members also receive an education bonus. 

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Created in 2013, the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia’s statewide national service initiative where members help main streets thrive, help communities capture their local history, and preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program brings members to sites to implement techniques and theories related to historic preservation, capacity building, and cultural heritage tourism site development to revitalize our local communities and improve our economy. The primary objective of this program is to inject new life into the state’s declining economy by having members complete projects that will attract more private spending to West Virginia’s cultural heritage sites and those sites’ communities. 

The GOALS of Preserve WV are for members to

 

  • bring local history to life and enhance cultural heritage tourism opportunities​

  • increase visitation at cultural heritage sites

  • preserve historical resources helping transform blighted and underused places into community resources

  • build sites’ capacity to increase their efficiency, effectiveness, and/or program reach primarily through volunteer management.

 
AmeriCorps service is neither employment nor volunteering; it is a unique, paid, National Service opportunity that is similar to the Peace Corps.  AmeriCorps programs take multiple approaches to improving lives, fostering civic engagement, and addressing critical community needs through direct service. AmeriCorps’ official motto is “Get Things Done.”

​More information about AmeriCorps is available at https://www.nationalservice.gov/  

For PAWV AmeriCorps site offerings, please check https://www.pawv.org/americorps.html

Applications for the 2021-2022 service year will be released in June 2021, for service starting August 30th.

AmeriCorps Member

Appalachian Forest National Heritage Are

Monongahela Forest region

Full-time & part-time available

Living stipend is roughly $14,000 a year for full-time members, half of that for part-time. AmeriCorps members also receive an education bonus. 

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AFNHA AmeriCorps members provide a year of service, allowing an individual to benefit local communities and landscapes while gaining professional development and strengthening their own skills. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance stipend plus an education award upon completion.

AFNHA AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of positions at partner sites, within the following fields:

  • Conservation: Conserve natural resources including ecosystem restoration and land improvement, habitat monitoring, and environmental education, awareness, and outreach. Conservation members serve with federal or state agencies or non-profit organizations, in a variety of locations across our counties.

  • Heritage Community Development: Help rural communities with economic development, events, partnerships, and tourism based on their local assets and cultural resources. Develop and conserve local history and arts and encourage cultural heritage tourism. Potential sites include historical societies and museums, community development groups, and arts organizations.

More information about AmeriCorps is available at https://www.nationalservice.gov/  

For AFNHA AmeriCorps site offerings, please check https://www.appalachianforestnha.org/positions

Applications for the 2021-2022 service year will be released in May 2021.

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