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Archivist I or II - Mexican American & Latine Community Archivist | Austin History Center (Austin, TX)

  • 17 Jun 2024 8:39 PM
    Message # 13371432
    Jacalyn Pearce (Administrator)

    The Mexican American/Latine Community Archivist position at the Austin History Center (AHC) is a public-facing role which involves relationship-building with leaders, individuals, and organizations in the Mexican American and Latine communities in Austin and Central Texas. This position will be filled as an Archivist I or an Archivist II, depending on the level of experience of the selected candidate


    1. Actively engage with individuals and organizations in the Mexican American and Latine communities to foster relationships which build and enrich the collections at the AHC.

    2. Acquiring and accessing material donations from the Mexican American and Latine communities for inclusion into the AHC’s overall collection.

    3. Developing and leading public programming at AHC and within the Austin Public Library system focusing on the historic contributions of the Mexican American and Latine communities to Austin’s history.

    4. Coordinating public outreach and engagement related to the Mexican American and Latine communities, ala tabling at community events, giving lectures/presentations, running workshops, or making media appearances

    5. Collaborating with community leaders and organizations on outreach, programs, and projects.

    6. Conducting oral history interviews with individuals.

    7. Assisting in planning and coordinating exhibits and programs to promote the collections.

    8. Coordinate and supervise volunteers for events and various activities.

    Required Qualifications:
    • 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, plus two (2) years professional experience working in an archives, library, museum, or other cultural heritage institution
    • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience engaging with Mexican American and Latine communities in the Austin/Central Texas area.
    • Record of developing cultural and/or historical programming focusing on or geared towards the Mexican American and Latine communities.
    • Demonstrated coordination of outreach efforts to the Mexican American and Latine communities.
    • Experience speaking publicly and presenting to a variety of ages.
    • Bilingual Spanish/English ability.
    • Experience in processing archival records and donations.
    • Experience working in an archival, public, school, or university library setting.
    • Coursework or degree in Mexican American/Latine studies.
    • Ability to travel to more than one location in the course of a workday.
    Salary Range$27.16 – $32.87 per hour

    Job closing: June 30, 2024

    For more information and to apply, please visit this link

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