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Archivist I or Archivist II (Municipal Archivist) | Austin History Center (Austin, TX)

  • 04 Dec 2023 8:45 PM
    Message # 13287032
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    Municipal Archivist - Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for leading the information management program at the Austin Public Library and assisting the City Archivist in consulting other City departments about records eligible for archival review or those with potential historical value. Furthermore, the position is responsible for the appraisal and registration of City records transfers.

    Essential duties include:

    • Coordinates the development and implementation of departmental information management programs.
    • Reviews the effectiveness of departmental record-keeping practices and proposes recommendations for improvement.
    • Coordinates the review process for the library department’s records control schedules and submits them to the Office of the City Clerk for review and approval.
    • Assists with the identification of the department’s vital records and the creation and maintenance of the department’s vital records protection and disaster recovery plans.
    • Develops and delivers information management and archives training programs and materials including standards, policies, procedures, and practices.
    • Reviews and approves requests to transfer library department records to the Records Center, dispose of library department records that have met retention requirements, and transfer City of Austin records to the archives.
    • Appraises and registers City of Austin archival transfers.
    • Provides archival reference services.

    Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or related to the assigned program from an ALA accredited university, with specialization in archival enterprise and/or administration; or must be received within six (6) months of employment.
    • Master’s degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration, or a Master’s Degree in a related field, may substitute for the required Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.

    Pay Range:Archivist I: $23.76-$27.56 or Archivist II: $25.40-$30.10

    For more information and to apply, please visit this link

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