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UCLA Seeks Director and Curator for Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive (KIHSA)


The Director is responsible for managing the curation and development of the Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive (KIHSA) as resource for professional scholars and as a site of interest for the public. Will utilize proven experience in developing archives and exhibitions, fundraising and budgeting, and specialized knowledge in the history computer networking, as well as in the operation of professional archives, in current research methodologies in the social sciences, and formal teaching experience. Serves as a spokesperson in environments and means including but not limited to academic publications, media appearances, conferences, university course syllabi, and local and international networking. Answers public and professional inquiries about the collection and exhibition. Curates a professional archive of primary historical documents on Internet history by locating, identifying, and negotiating acquisitions of historically relevant materials and writing finding guides for scholarly databases. May be responsible for supervision of assistants for some of these duties. Supervises the development, maintenance, and expansion of the exhibition/heritage site, including the physical installations. Develops its didactic strategy and educational tools in a variety of media forms, coordinates inter-museum loans, work with other departments, and negotiates image rights and reproduction requests. Identifies potential funding sources and develops both yearly operating and endowment funding from individuals, private organizations, and public funding bodies. Creates budgets and allocates funds in consultation with and approval by Supervisor.

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