Society of Southwest Archivists

Archivist I | Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Austin, TX)

  • 12 Feb 2024 8:03 PM
    Message # 13314531
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    Job Summary:
    Performs routine (journey-level) archival work. Work involves organizing, analyzing, and preserving records, 
    archives, and manuscripts; preparing basic inventories, indexes, guides, and aids to facilitate access to information;
    and conducting research. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and 
    independent judgment.

    Essential Tasks:
    Organizes and processes government records and manuscripts in various formats including electronic.
    Prepares indexes, inventories, EAD/DACS-compliant finding aids, and metadata, and provides information for catalog records, in accordance with accepted standards. 
    Researches, reviews, and appraises government records and manuscripts in all formats for archival value; recommends appropriate disposition; reviews records retention schedule appraisals
    Facilitates transfers of archival records from state agencies and donations of manuscripts from individuals; prepares accession records
    May review records for information excepted from disclosure by the Texas Public Information Act and assist with redaction of restricted records, which may include disturbing images or information
    Provides basic reference, research, and technical assistance to State Archives customers in person, by phone, or mail
    Performs basic collection preservation, holdings maintenance, and relocation as required; identifies and recommends candidates for conservation treatment
    Attends work regularly and in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
    Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct.

    Other Tasks:
    Assists with division outreach efforts including exhibits, presentations, and social media posts.
    May serve on internal committees.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in history, government, library science, or related discipline, with at least 3 semester hours completed in archival administration.
    Work experience which can include intern, capstone, or volunteer experience equal to at least 6 months in the arrangement and description of archives and manuscripts.
    Experience using word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Experience using DACS, EAD, XML, and MARC 
    Experience conducting research or assisting others in an archive setting. 
    Experience accessioning archival materials.
    Experience processing and preparing finding aids for government records or manuscripts.
    Experience appraising government records or manuscripts.
    Experience processing electronic records. 
    Experience working with database or archival content management systems.
    Coursework in Texas history and/or government
    Knowledge of the Texas Public Information Act
    Certified Archivist designation 
    Digital Archives Specialist certificate

    Salary$3580 - $3801 a Month

    For more information and to apply, please visit this link.

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