Assistant Archivist for Communications and Outreach

81743 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Assistant Archivist for Communications and Outreach position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 138 open jobs by clicking here.

Education and Experience:

Advanced degree in communications, twentieth- or twenty-first-century history, English, public policy, or a relevant academic discipline, and two or more years of work experience in a large manuscript or archival repository or related institution, or a combination of education and relevant experience. MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or MA with archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of academic libraries desired.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, with extensive writing and public speaking experience.
  • Demonstrated project management abilities and excellent organizational and design skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse staff and public; work collegially with supervisor, peers, faculty, and other staff; and exhibit understanding of importance of public service to both the Hoover Institution and outside clientele.
  • First-rate analytical and interpretive skills.
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages, particularly Japanese, Chinese, Russian, or Polish, highly desirable. 
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, exhibit mature judgment and discretion, and to organize and manage team-based projects.
  • Demonstrated research experience.
  • Administrative aptitude and strong recordkeeping and information technology skills.
  • Knowledge of varied computer applications, especially PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Trello, and Drupal or other content management systems.
  • Experience with social media outreach, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, SoundCloud.
  • Established understanding of the principles of archival theory, practice, standards, and proper handling of materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially as a team member, as well as independently.
  • Considerable judgment, discretion, and initiative.
  • Experience in training and directing the work of staff and students in public services.
  • Commitment to planning, implementing, and assessing user-centered services.
  • Ability to analyze, learn, and implement evolving technologies.
  • Commitment to archival public service, including a keen interest in promoting the use and appreciation of archival materials.


  • Sit a great deal of the time; perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 15 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Occasionally use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Previous Job Searches

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions