Archivist | San Angelo, TX

Classified Job Listing,


Revised Date: May 2023
Grade: 15
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.


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· Organizes, catalogs, shelves, tracks, and preserves various types of collection materials including historical documents, books, newspapers, journals, maps, blueprints, photographs, artwork, and microfilm.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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