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Subject: Position at Hoover Institution

Position at Hoover Institution

From: Rayan Ghazal <ghazal>
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Exhibit and Outreach Coordinator
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University

Classification: Librarian
In-hire  range: (Range 3P2): $54,020 - $65,000
Open until filled
Projected start date: As soon as possible

The Hoover Institution seeks nominations and applications for a
full-time, experienced Exhibit and Outreach Coordinator to join the
Hoover Archives.  The appointment is for an initial three-year
limited term, with the possibility of renewal.  This is a career
track position.  Applicants should supply a complete resume, writing
samples, exhibit catalogs or captions, and three references well
acquainted with their qualifications for this position. Letters and
documents should be addressed to

    Linda Bernard
    Deputy Archivist
    Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford University
    Stanford CA 94305-6010
    bernard [at] hoover__stanford__edu

Under the direction of the Deputy Archivist, the Exhibit and
Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for creating several
exhibits a year showcasing the collections of the Hoover Institution
Library and Archives and will participate in an active outreach
program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Plan and Prepare Hoover Exhibits

    Conduct research, write text, design the overall concept of the
    exhibits, and mount the materials for display; work closely with
    the preservation and audiovisual archivists in devising and
    implementing best exhibit display practices and identifying
    materials requiring conservation treatment

    Prepare exhibit publicity materials such as press releases,
    posters, postcards, and banners; coordinate press coverage and
    grant interviews; write occasional articles for the quarterly
    Hoover Digest

    Collaborate with Stanford professors and students for the
    occasional exhibits they curate using Hoover collections,
    ensuring timely preparation of text and use of proper
    preservation techniques

    Participate in the planning and organizing of occasional exhibit
    opening receptions; supervise volunteers and students for the
    final stages of exhibit preparations; interact with several
    other Hoover departments (Press, Public Affairs, Finance,
    Events) and colleagues, as well as with Stanford staff and
    outside vendors

    Participate in Outreach Program

    Participate in various events organized by the Hoover
    Institution, in particular its quarterly retreats and Board of
    Overseers meetings, by planning exhibit and other tours, by
    speaking to select groups and guests, and by attending dinners
    and other social functions

    Conduct presentations for Stanford and other classes, give tours
    to visitors and Hoover guests, and speak at various local
    organizations, publicizing the history of the Hoover
    Institution, the lives of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover, and the
    collections of the Hoover Library and Archives

Other Duties:

    Remain abreast of developments in the field of archival museum
    displays

    Perform related projects and special assignments as requested

    Exhibit and Outreach Coordinator Vacancy Announcement Continued:

Qualifications:

    In-depth knowledge of twentieth-century history and current
    events and of preservation theory and practice as applied to
    exhibit displays

    Knowledge of computer applications, especially word-processing
    systems; online catalogs and databases such as RLIN and Library
    of Congress Authority File; and Web-based programs

    Scanning experience and proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, as
    well as facility with digital image transfers

    Ability to work independently and as a team member and to work
    effectively and collegially across units and departments

    Exercise superb judgment, initiative, and problem-solving
    skills, and work efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines,
    especially before exhibit openings. Occasional evening and
    weekend hours

    Superb command of spoken and written English with extensive
    writing experience and good knowledge of editing conventions and
    notations

    Outstanding interpersonal, research, and organizational skills,
    including online file management; great attention to detail; and
    utmost care in handling of archival documents and artifacts

    Ability to lift 25-pound boxes and push heavily loaded book
    trucks

    Five years' experience as a museum curator, additional archival
    or library experience, graduate degree in history or related
    field, and working knowledge of additional languages strongly
    preferred

Background: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a
public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of
domestic and international affairs, founded at Stanford University
in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the thirty-first president of the United
States. The Institution's Library and Archives, with close to one
million volumes and more than fifty million documents, constitute
one of the world's largest repositories of materials on
twentieth-century social, economic, and political change.

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University has a strong
institutional commitment to the principle of diversity.  In that
spirit, we welcome applications from all people, including women,
members of ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

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