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University Archivist, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA


Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, seeks an energetic, innovative and collaborative University Archivist who will steward LMU’s archival collections, articulating a vision for collecting opportunities that preserve and expand the university’s historical record, the Catholic history of Los Angeles, and other collecting areas that support LMU’s teaching, learning and research.

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions.  It serves 6,000 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law.  The William H. Hannon Library ( was opened in 2009 and serves as the intellectual and cultural hub of the university. The Hannon Library was the recipient of the 2021 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university category.

University Archivist

Reporting to the Head of Archives & Special Collections, the University Archivist will lead the effort to seek and collect evidence of individuals and groups who are underrepresented in LMU’s special collections, amplifying diverse voices and experiences. The University Archivist will engage with LMU faculty, staff, students, and donors through collection building and outreach activities, reference, classroom instruction and exhibitions. This position may supervise interns and students.

How to apply:

For detailed information about the position and salary range; and to apply, please see the posting on the LMU website:

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply.

Deliberations on the pools of candidates will begin Wednesday, June 16, 2021, but the positions will remain open until filled.  LMU offers competitive salary and benefits; salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please direct inquiries to: 

Cynthia Becht, Head of Archives & Special Collections

email:  [email protected]