8.31.17 – Archivist
Northern Marianas College, Saipan, Mariana Islands
9.9.17 – UPDATE: this position has been filled. Yes, it is sudden but this can happen with international positions. Positions are filled, not filled, look like they will be filled and then aren’t, and so on. It is a vague business at best. Why? Well, that could be a long discussion as there is not a simple answer to this question. Bottom line: be prepared for vagueness…and please share news such as Sam did – who was asked to share this position and only just learned himself that it was filled – and also Samantha who wrote to let readers know it has been filled.
Sarah P’s comments: It’s been the summer of people sharing positions…which is a good development. This one is from librarian, Sam Crawford, who has helpfully included information and a willingness to be contacted. This should be applauded – both by institution administrators as well as librarians – as it helps everyone to find the ‘right’ librarian for the job.
Northern Marianas College (NMC) is currently hiring for the position of Archivist. Located on the island of Saipan — the largest municipality within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) — Northern Marianas College is a land-grant institution accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC). Among other duties and activities, this full-time, permanent position will oversee the CNMI Archives. The position entails working with a wide range of people across the campus and island community, helping lead an exciting multi-year project to establish the CNMI Archives as the official ‘state’ archives for this U.S. territory.
Details about the position can be found in the link below:
NOTE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES / APPLICANTS: Feel free to reach out to me directly for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org
); I am currently the Academic Librarian at Northern Marianas College, and I am more than happy to answer questions about the job, the College, and/or the island(s). Life out here is pretty different from the U.S. mainland, but it is uniquely rewarding. This is truly an amazing opportunity for any information professional with a taste for adventure and/or a bent towards archival work overseas…