Society of Southwest Archivists

Archives Specialist A, B, or C | State of Louisiana (Baton Rouge, LA)

  • 24 May 2023 9:42 PM
    Message # 13206272
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    The Louisiana Secretary of State is seeking an experienced archivist to serve in the Collections Management Section at the Louisiana State Archives.

    Salary: $2,694.00- $5,304.00 Monthly

    Job Duties

    • Responsible for employing established techniques, procedures, and policies for the appraisal and assessment of the historical value of records stored by or donated to the State Archives.

    • Responsible for the cataloging, accessioning, and inventorying of collections in the care of the State Archives. 

    • Maintains stacks areas (storage) to ensure that inventory controls and documentation trails are up-to-date on the computer database. Documents retrievals and ensures retrieved data/collections are returned to the appropriate physical location.

    • Conducts agency visits and visits storage facilities or private homes to conduct initial analysis of records and manuscripts that are to the transferred or that may be donated to the State Archives. Schedules pickup of off-site records and manuscript collections.

    • Participates in the reproduction of holdings. This includes reviewing requests for reproduction, determining if reproduction of the holding would be appropriate and/or possible, and operating equipment needed to reformat existing paper based records and photographs to digital format.

    • Assists in the development of internal procedures and in developing subject guides and finding aids for public use of the collections.

    • Assists in conducting historical and governmental research for other state agencies upon request.

    • Identifies and provides suggested website and social media updates to designated content editors to keep informational content updated and current.

    • Conducts research for exhibit/outreach programs and professional publications as required.

    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program with a concentration in archival studies or a closely related field.

    • Certification with the Academy of Certified Archivists.

    • Three years of professional experience in an archival or special collections setting.

    • Ability to lift 40 pounds with or without accommodation.

    • Experience with content management systems such as ArchivEra and Preservica.

    For more information and to apply:

    Last modified: 24 May 2023 9:46 PM | Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

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