Archivist | San Angelo, TX
Revised Date: May 2023
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $34,659 - $35,830
GENERAL PURPOSE: Manages and maintains the Fort Concho Research Library and archival collections; provides historical research assistance to fort staff and the public; prepares various publications, handouts, materials, and brochures; provides assistance with special events and ongoing site programming; and performs other related duties as assigned.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
· Oversees and provides for the maintenance and development of the Library’s collection; conducts research; acquires archival and/or other collection items through purchase and donation.
· Organizes, catalogs, shelves, tracks, and preserves various types of collection materials including historical documents, books, newspapers, journals, maps, blueprints, photographs, artwork, and microfilm.
· Evaluates collection materials for re-assignment; reviews donations for addition to the Library’s collection and archives.
· Assists fort and city staff and Library patrons in performing historical research and compiling/interpreting data.
· Creates and/or assists in the research, development, production, and installation of Fort Concho exhibits and public programs.
· Working with site manager, local/regional universities and other resources, interviews, selects, & manages interns and volunteers for ad-hoc projects and general internships.
· Provides assistance in coordinating and/or implementing Fort Concho special events as required.
· Designs, develops, and produces various types of Fort Concho publications and brochures.
· Participates in appropriate training and professional conferences.
· Writes and edits various site publications, newsletters, and other promotional materials.
· Provides assistance in promoting and publicizing Fort Concho’s programs and special events.
· Assists staff and city contractor in ad creation and placement for events and programs.
· Conducts research and identifies grant opportunities; with site manager prepares grant applications/proposals.
· Works with site manager on annual reports and managing various city data bases.
· Maintains special mailing lists.
· Assists in troubleshooting and resolving minor computer issues.
· Prepared and makes talks/presentations to groups and special audiences as appropriate.
· Participates in site living history program as appropriate.
· Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, History, or related field; AND three years experience managing and maintaining archival library collections and conducting historical research; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree is preferred.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
· Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Required Knowledge of:
· Principles of collection management and development.
· Various types of materials relative to living history collections.
· Methods for preserving and maintaining archival materials.
· Historical research methods and techniques.
· Marketing and public relations principles.
· Customer service standards and protocol.
Required Skill in:
· Overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of the Fort Concho Research Library.
· Organizing, cataloging, developing, and maintaining the Library’s archival collection.
· Providing research assistance to Library patrons and employees.
· Effective research, editing, writing, and verbal communication.
· Designing and producing various types of publications, brochures, and/or other marketing materials
· Assisting with special events and the installation of exhibits.
· Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other staff, volunteers, City departments, outside agencies, vendors, and the general public.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
· Work is performed in an archival library environment.
· Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, climbing stairs, and lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
· Occasional exposure to variable weather conditions is involved when assisting with special events.
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