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Indigenous Community Archivist
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jun. 6, 2023
Title Indigenous Community Archivist
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Indigenous Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Native American Studies
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is inviting applications for an Indigenous Community Archivist. We are seeking applicants that possess a strong commitment to providing a means for Indigenous people to steward their knowledge from their worldview through community driven archival work. They will have a high level of understanding of the needs associated with archival initiatives in Indigenous communities, particularly the challenges associated with erasure misrepresentation, authority, control, accessibility, and lack of resources

In this role you will:
  • Primary point person for Indigenous community engagement and the Indigenous community liaison in the establishment of a new UB Haudenosaunee Hub intended to address institutional and Indigenous community facing archival needs involving the digitization and curation of Haudenosaunee knowledge and cultural heritage materials.
  • Ensure that community engagement is centered around efforts to develop a Haudenosaunee Knowledge, Archive and Resource Portal and the digital archive of materials relevant to the theme of 50 years of Native American Studies at UB as its first content site.
  • Support community trainings for Mukurtu users and provide digitization and archival project management support for Indigenous repositories and community initiatives.
  • Strong capacity in Indigenous research and community outreach, with experience in Indigenous archival methods and best practices.
  • Travel between the US-Canada border for departmental events.
  • Provide leadership in elevating the capacity for ethical Indigenous research within the UB Digital Scholarship Studio and Network (DSSN), the UB Libraries, and the campus at large in regard to digital archive and project initiatives.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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